Art & Collective Conversations in Crisis (Art Therapy)

You are not alone. In this course, Instructor Sara Powell invites you to a creative space where together participants will engage in artmaking, reflect on their emotional wellbeing, and on managing and mitigating the impact of the pandemic, while reflecting on transitioning with a lack of connectivity and uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. This course provides an avenue and opportunity to interact, ask questions, and collectively support each other. 


The session will be facilitated by an Art Psychotherapist. No previous art-making is required. Participants will, however, require some basic art materials which can be found at home. 

Class Outline

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Pencil, eraser, sharpener, 

paint selection and brushes

paper (sketch pad) ideally A3 size

x1 canvas

colour pencils

oil pastels and/or color markers

x1 packet of clay

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Wed, 13 May, 2020
Wed, 13 May, 2020
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm


Sara Powell (AThR)


SARA POWELL is the founder of ATIC Psychological Counseling Center. She is from the UK, a Third Culture Kid, growing up in the Gulf. She is an Art Psychotherapist and is registered with the Health Care Profession Council (HCPC) UK and a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). Sara has over 11 years of clinical experience and has provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families, and facilitated a variety of groups and programs. Sara is passionate about supporting women, specializing in child and adolescent-related disorders, and has worked extensively with people of determination and those who are non-verbal. Sara is a mother to a toddler and during her pregnancy observed a need for perinatal and postnatal mental health as well as an overall lack of early intervention services available for children 6 years and below, which led Sara to the introduction of ATIC’s Early Intervention and Child Development services. Sara has overseen numerous projects consulting Government agencies in Singapore and UAE (in forensic settings, with addiction as well as in medical settings, and with vulnerable children and young people). Sara is a published author and has presented at many national, regional, and international conferences.