Arts Approaches to Conflict
Conflict is an emotive subject. This day course is about finding new ways to look at it. There will be a variety of practical art exercises to gain insights into different aspects of conflict, conflict resolution and mediation, including:
• First reactions to conflict
• Handling conflict non-verbally
• Conflict arising in sharing space
• Using drawing/painting as a step towards resolving conflicts
• Working in pairs on others’ conflicts
Participants will acquire a greater awareness of different aspects of conflict, and how to work with conflict constructively.
Marian Liebmann has worked in art therapy with offenders, with women’s groups and community groups, and more recently in the Inner City Mental Health Team in Bristol, where she has developed work on anger issues. She lectures on art therapy at several universities in the UK and Ireland. She also works in restorative justice, mediation and conflict resolution, and has run Art, Conflict and Anger workshops in many countries.