Activate your Artistic Sensitivity: Art Psychology and Video Making

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This course introduces participants into different ways of understanding and teaching creativity and arts, taking the best of the positive impact of Audio-visual production and art-related activities on their wellbeing.

During the first week the course will take a multidisciplinary approach to art and creativity. The course will analyse the creative process from a broader perspective, considering how creativity works at different ages and in different contexts. Participants will be involved in an active learning process, also focusing on personal experience and self-expression, combining cognitive and emotional elements to make the learning process easier and ensure long-lasting retention of the new knowledge.

During the second week, participants will focus on how audio-visual tools can support students and teachers’ involvement: participants will actively learn how to create and adapt audio-visual resources (photos, movies, music clips, documentaries, new videos…) to teach their subjects in a more effective way. All this helps students to absorb and retain ideas, and in the development of communicative, critical, social and creative skills.

Guided city tours and 1 full day cultural excursion (usually on Saturday) will also be part of the programme.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  
  • Be able to write a plot and a script for a video project in accordance with teaching objectives;
  • Know how to manage students’ teamwork to create a script and a video;
  • Be familiar with basic techniques for video-shooting, editing photos and videos, dub and add subtitles in a creative manner using web tools;
  • Make use of art and psychology of art theory and practice in a productive way; 
  • Maintain students’ attention and motivation throughout a creative class and learning process;
  • Improve creative attitude and stimulate lateral thinking through group and individual exercises.

Tentative Schedule

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Day 1 – Course introduction & Setting goals

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building.

Setting goals

  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.
  • Managing, searching and publishing images and videos; Introduction to the history of filming techniques using movie samples;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Movie techniques

Movie: definition of the subject; Definition of the story; Writing of the script; How to use a script to teach a subject; Shooting Techniques;

Day 3 – Making the movie

The movie: How to motivate the participants; How to use the camera; Making of the Movie;

Day 4 – Editing

Editing a Video;

Day 5 – Subtitles and dubbing

Writing subtitles and dubbing a clip; Film Vision.

Day 6 – Cultural activities

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Day 7 – Rest day

Day off

Day 8 – Art psychology

Foundation in Art Psychology: The artistic phenomenon (artist, viewer, artwork) and its relevant impact in art education and participation. Slides presentation, case histories and individual practical activities;

Day 9 – Well-being and art

Brain, Art, Society. A multidisciplinary approach to art pedagogy. Well-being and Life-Skills development through art practices. The creative process during the Life Span. Group discussion and focus group;

Day 10 – Lateral thinking

Teachers’ lateral thinking: Let’s exercise our creative attitude to best communicate with students!

Day 11 – Implementing art in the classroom

  • Hands on work / understanding and enjoying art in the classroom: art production, history, management. 
  • Role play/simulation by course members. How to actively maintain students’ attention and motivation;

Day 12 – Art beyond the classroom

Hands on work / understanding and enjoying art out of the classroom: visiting or organizing art exhibitions. Role play/simulation by course members. How to actively maintain students’ attention and motivation. (This lesson will be held outside the classroom). Conclusions, discussion, course evaluation and certificate ceremony.

Day 13 – Course closure & Cultural activities

Course closure

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion.
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.

Cultural activities

  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.


  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.


  • Activities: All courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Price: 820 €

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