Art in Support of our Heroes (Art Therapy)

Healthcare staff, police officers, supermarket attendants, janitors etc around the world are tirelessly responding to the growing number of CoronaVirus cases, while also preparing for a potential surge in cases in the coming days and weeks.

Community protectors, medical and hospital staff who are tirelessly and selflessly providing frontline services for the good and safety of the community, are invited to join a creative space which has been created solely for them to destress and connect.

This Platform is run by an Art Psychotherapist who has vast experience of supporting trauma. No previous art-making experience is required. Participants are advised to have a pencil and paper, or any other basic art materials available for use during the course.

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, 20 May, 2020
Wed, 20 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.