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Arts in Education: Each art form as an Εducational Τool

Arts in Education: Each art form as an Εducational Τool

Art in Education

Course Overview

There is a growing need for new, innovative, alternative and attractive ways of educating students at all levels, with or without multiple needs and special needs. The lack of suitable and alternative teaching materials is being addressed by education through art, which aims to provide more effective teaching and training and to provide teachers with a sound education in this area. Pupils through arts adapted education, have the opportunity to express themselves in a new realm of existence beyond the boundary of stylistic and passive learning. Art becomes, through its global visual language, a helper in its universal dimension, creating an openness of soul and perspective for a meaningful life.

Education through the visual arts promotes and cultivates students’ spontaneous expression, the concept of empathy and solidarity, strengthens their critical thinking, non-verbal expression and communication. In addition, it makes use of the creative process, fosters cooperation among students and also between students and teachers, strengthens interpersonal relationships as well as social skills. Moreover, it invites teachers and students to get closer to each other emotionally and to mitigate any distance created by each other’s roles.

Through education adapted to art, students learn beyond knowledge to express their thoughts and feelings with courage, with empathy and a sense of understanding and solidarity towards their fellow human beings. Through education under the prism of art, students see learning as a pleasurable form of expression and knowledge, rather than as a compulsive activity. In addition, acceptance of and embracing diversity can be worked on and cultivated in an easier and more effective way through the use of the arts.

Target Audience

This course is addressed to teachers of all levels (pre-school, primary and secondary education), special educators, principals, headmasters, school management and administrative staff, school psychologists, school counsellors, speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and parents working in primary schools, secondary schools, vocational schools, training centers, adult education schools, higher education and NGOs.

Course Objectives

  • Improving the professional knowledge of employees such as teachers at all levels (pre-school, primary and secondary education) or special education staff in the field of special education
  • Solid scientific knowledge and methodology on the use of arts in teaching and education
  • Introduction to each art form and experiential workshops
  • Training in the use of visual art as teaching and education tools
  • Understanding students’ character, thoughts and feelings through art
  • Training and practice in intervention strategies for learning difficulties through art
  • Evaluation of students and the classroom as a whole and training in the creation of a teaching and learning plan with the use of art at its core


The course methodology will ensure the active involvement of the participants in all phases, that is, prior, during and after the delivery of the course. More specifically, upon confirmation that the course will take place, the participants will receive preparatory material (if needed), which will cover all important concepts to be presented during the delivery of the course. The participants will have the opportunity to exchange feedback with the organiser of the course and the trainer as well as to request any clarification related to the content of the course.

Topics Included

  • Adult education
  • Τraining
  • Students
  • Motivation to study
  • Alternative learning
  • Education programs
  • Arts
  • Primary/Secondary education
  • School psychology
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Music – motor skills
  • Cinematography
  • Museums

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Arts in Education: Each art form as an educational tool course, participants will be able to:

  • Create an alternative and effective teaching and educational plan while cultivating creativity, emotional release and empathy in their students
  • Use of visual art tools and intervention strategies for students with or without learning difficulties

Type of Certification

  • Certificate of attendance of the training course
  • Europass mobility certificate – to be issued by the applicant’s NA

Day 1 – Introduction

  • Presentations of participants’ schools
  • Introduction to the lesson, to the educational activity, to the psychosynthesis of the student – student profile, to the school context
  • Discussion focusing on the student, enhancing the motivation to studyArts in Education and the concept of diversity through art
  • Evaluation & reflection of the day

Day 2 – Painting and drawing as an educational tool

  • Painting – visual arts
  • Painting and visual arts as an educational tool
  • From doodling to drawing
  • What is a drawing, ways of composing a painting
  • Understanding students’ character and emotions through their drawings

Day 3 – Music and music motor activities as an educational tool

  • Music – music -motor activity as a way of expression for students and an educational tool for teachers
  • The experiential experience of music-motor activity in the educational context
  • Training in the expression of thoughts and feelings through sounds, lyrics and the use of musical instruments
  • The use of musical instruments as an alternative way of expressing emotions

Day 4 – Cinematography as an educational tool

  • Cinema – film screening
  • Understanding the profile of each student through the selection of films and their identification with the heroes of a film
  • Viewing and accepting the diversity of each individual through films
  • Selecting and watching films as an educational tool

Day 5 – Teaching and learning through a museum

  • Encountering works of art – visits to museums and archaeological sites and their usefulness in teaching learning
  • Development of students’ aesthetic sensitivity in relation to the distinction of artistic style in paintings
  • Visits to local museums; interactive groups of an experiential nature to apply the tools taught through art
  • Discussion

5 day course fee: 400€

The total cost includes:

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Administrative support before, during and after the training course
  • Course tuition and training materials
  • Training Certificate of Attendance
  • Confirmation of Europass Mobility Certificate
  • Administrative and organisational costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural activities


Additionally, we can arrange for:

  • Accommodation (hotels & touristic apartments)
  • Trips
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transport


For additional services such as accommodation, guided city tours, airport, local transfers etc. as well as for courses lasting more or less than 5 days, please contact us for further information.

For groups of more than 5 persons from the same organization contact us so we can offer you a group discount.

Available Dates

  • 19/09/2022 – 24/09/2022
  • 17/10/2022 – 22/10/2022
  • 22/05/2023 – 27/05/2023

The above dates can be flexible, whereas new ones can also be provided to accommodate the needs or availability of participants. Please contact us to propose dates that better suit your group.

Thessaly Region

Thessaly is a geographical region in the central part of continental Greece. Its land is basically a large plain surrounded by high mountains. It borders to the north with the periphery of Macedonia, to the south with Sterea Ellada and to the west with Epirus, while on the east it is bathed by the Aegean Sea.

Thessaly is a blessed place. Let’s not forget that mountain Olympus is in it, the tallest mountain in Greece, where according to Greek Mythology, the 12 Gods used to live. The verdant green plains, the majestic mountains, the magnificent forests and the crystal clear waters of Aegean Sea, introduce the visitor to a region of unique and unspoiled nature.

Thessaly Region

In this prefecture you can tour the archaeological sites, see unique prehistoric and historical findings, monuments, churches and monasteries, landmarks of the history of the area. In Thessaly you can select the discreet tranquility and seek inspiration in the diversity of the landscape.

Larissa City

Larissa is the capital and largest city of Thessaly region of Greece and capital of the Larissa regional unit. It is a principal agricultural center and a national transportation hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos, the city of Thessaloniki and Athens. Larissa, within its municipality, has 162,591 inhabitants, while the regional unit of Larissa reached a population of 284,325. Today, Larissa is a major commercial and industrial center in Greece. Legend has it that Achilles was born here, and that Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, died here.

Larissa City

Larisa is a modern city built on the banks of Pinios river, and it is one of the most historic areas of Greece. It is a busy city, throbbing with life and strewn with monuments and points of interest. The city has beautiful squares, neighborhoods and parks, along with numerous commercial shops and many options as far as food and entertainment are concerned. It is said that the city has more than 1600 cafeterias (!) and is sometimes called as “the city of coffee”. But except for relaxing and drinking coffee, you should spend some time on sightseeing.

Activities In the city

  • The First Ancient Theater of Larissa, one of the registered city trademarks is and the largest theater in Thessaly, having a capacity of 10,000 people and it is located on the southern side of Frourio Hill in Larissa
  • The Diachronic Museum which contains important collections, from Paleolithic fossils to Byzantine times, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures, with an increased number of exhibits.
Diaxroniko Mouseio
Main exhibition
  • The Mill of Pappas (Mylos tou Pappa) which is a cultural heritage museum and a living part of our city’s history.
  • The Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa – G.I. Katsigras Museum where you can find significant art collections.
  • River Peneus, the river that runs through the city.
  • Fortress where the metropolitan church of Saint Achilleus is built.
  • The famous recreation area of Alcazar Park.
  • Τhe monument of Hippocrates where the grave of the “father of Medicine”, a marble statue and the Museum of Medicine can be found.

More cultural information you can find here.

Activities In the area

After you finish with the city center of Larissa, organize trips to the coastal settlements with the beautiful beaches or to the inner mountainous villages with the rich history and cultural tradition.

  • The rocks formations of Meteora, a UNESCO monument, in the prefecture of Trikala, attract a large number of foreign and Greek visitors, due to their unique nature.
  • The ski lovers can take the route to the Olympus ski center or Pelion ski center.
  • The valley of Tempi, formed between the mountains of Olympus and Ossa (Kissavos), with its verdant vegetation consisting mostly of water-loving trees, is one of the most picturesque areas of Greece. According to the Greek mythology, Dafni and the goddesses Artemis and Aphrodite used to bathe in the sources of the area.
  • The architecture and folklore lovers can visit the picturesque villages of Pelion or Ampelakia with the characteristic architectural style and history.
  • In the prefecture of Larissa, you can also enjoy the sea and the sun in the great sandy beaches of the Aegean Sea and take on water sports and other related activities. Greece has ranked second in the world among 49 countries on the 2021 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches with a total of 545 of its beaches receiving the Blue Flag label and 26 of them you can find in Thessaly!
Voreies Sporades
Agioi Saranta Thessaly

Thessaly is Welcoming You!!!


About the courses

  • We can provide laptops or any other technical equipment needed in our classrooms as well as other premises that we may visit during the training course. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own laptop.
  • English is the official language of our training courses.
  • We have planned interactive courses for a duration of five days / Each course has an additional excursion day.
  • All our trainees are provided with a certificate of attendance as well as all the necessary Europass or Youthpass Mobility documents at the end of their course. For more information on the Europass Mobility documents, consult your National Europass Centre.
  • We are flexible to design a tailor-made course for your organization, if there is a minimum number of participants, so don’t hesitate to contact us to hear your needs and requests and adapt them in our existing courses.
  • You can express your interest in more than one course since the application is submitted by an organization. Therefore, you can choose different courses to be attended by several people from your organisation. Please check how many applications can be submitted by each organization and what are the aims of your organization in terms of the professional development of the staff.

About your application

  • There is not a deadline for expressing your interest in a course, however, there is a deadline for submitting your application for the Erasmus+ funding. The deadline for 2022 is the 23rd of February 2022. You can contact us before that, in order to help you with your application form.
  • You should apply through your organization (e.g. school, NGO, Adult Centre etc.) in order to be eligible for the funding provided by the Erasmus+ program, not as an individual.
  • The host organization that you may choose, must be located in a different country than your own organization. The mobility is approved only between two different countries.
  • Organizations, eligible for this kind of learning opportunities, are:
    • Any public or private Higher Education institution
    • Any public or private organization in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET)
    • Any public or private school
    • Any public or private organization in the field of adult education
    • Any Youth organization or NGO

    More information can be provided by your National Agency.

  • You do not need to send any money at this preparatory phase. Money needs to be transferred after the approval of your organization’s application by the NA of your country.
  • PIC number is the 9-digit Participant Identification Code that is used to identify organizations and it is provided after their registration on the Erasmus+ platform.
  • OID number is the 8-digit Organisation ID, which is prefixed with an E, and it is obtained in order to identify organisations. Organisations that have already participated in Erasmus+ projects and have a PIC number, have been assigned an OID automatically therefore, they do not need to register again.
  • The National Agency of your country is responsible to approve or not your application. Unfortunately, we are not the ones to do so.
  • KAINOTOMIA PIC 921613006 & OID E10137242 numbers

Here you can find useful links that may help you in your proposal submission:

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Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course as well as preparatory material (if needed), which will cover all important concepts to be presented during the delivery of the course.

If you don’t find a course that matches your specifics, please contact us so we can arrange a tailor-made course that better suits your needs and requests.

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