Creating with Nature focuses on the environment as an important therapeutic space. Learn about nature-based interventions for supporting various client populations while working both indoors and in alternative spaces.

This program does not require approval by the  Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Course Length: 18 instructional hours

Delivery: Online

Credential: Certificate

Cost: $975

Maximum Students: 12 per class

Amount of Homework: 4-6 hours

Participants will examine techniques, challenges, ethical and practical considerations for introducing non-studio spaces to their clients. Additionally, this course will allow participants to explore the role of symbolism, metaphor, and imagery in working with nature as the media. Through these learnings, participants will understand how to incorporate the use of nature-based materials to foster the therapeutic relationship.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of when the client should be referred to an art therapist
  • Interpret the theory and practice of nature-based therapeutic arts
  • Create and adapt therapeutic arts techniques to a non-studio setting and incorporate natural materials in the studio
  • Examine the ethical and practical considerations for working with clients in an outdoor setting


Participants must meet a minimum age requirement of 19 years.


We offer Creating with Nature a few times throughout the year. We accept requests for private groups at any time.

Studying with CiiAT is more than just an education,

it’s a personal journey within a supportive community.

Whether it’s through our small, intimate classes, or through our friendly administrative and technical support team, we strive to provide personalized help and attention.


“If you have a passion for the arts, helping others, and furthering your education, CiiAT is the perfect place to explore all of the above, regardless of where you are in the world.”

~ Anon ~

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