Cheryl-Ann Webster is the Managing Director, faculty member and student advisor at CiiAT – the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy. Under her leadership, CiiAT has built significantly on its existing online footprint. She has devoted her time centralizing the learning experience to be an inclusive, accessible, e-learning environment, which is as close to an in-person classroom experience as one can manage online. Cheryl-Ann has expanded CiiAT’s online presence and increased their visibility on the world stage and correspondingly their worldwide student body. She has worked closely with prospective students exploring the different programs available at CiiAT, and creatively advising them on the one that best fits their career goals.
Cheryl-Ann brings her experience as a Professional Art Therapist and a Professional Speaker to CiiAT. She blends her passion for learning, creative arts, and her interest in human dynamics to provide a deep learning experience for students, effective one-on-one Art Therapy sessions in her private practice, and group sessions for her audiences.
Cheryl-Ann holds a BA Honours in Culture & Communications from Lancaster University. She is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and is a Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers since 2008. She graduated as a Professional Art Therapist in 2018 from CiiAT, after over 20 years of experience as a Therapeutic Artist.
She is also the Artist and Creator of the family-friendly ‘Beautiful Women Project – the ART to loving life’. An exhibit of 120 life-sized clay sculptures of real women from ages 19-91. The exhibit aims to promote body confidence and raise awareness on the impact of body-shaming. It has been deemed a “revelation of truth” and has been showcased to over 70,000 people – through exhibits and 400 speaking events.
Cheryl-Ann believes Art saved her life, and states “Art is the voice of our soul, at times it sings, at times it screams; But it always needs to be heard.”
For more information about Cheryl-Ann’s work, please visit her website: www.cherylannwebster.com