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Vesna Matić
BFA, MEc


Contact:
vesna@vesnamaticart.com
+385 (0)95
 2222 888
Studio in Zagreb: Dežmanova 8
Online s
essions: available
Language: Croatian and English

www.vesnamaticart.com



 

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Vesna Matić is a versatile artist who graduated painting (BFA) in 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, completed four years bachelor program (240 ECTS).  She is an art therapist in residence who enrolled in the Art Therapy Program, Creative Arts Therapies, specialistic postgraduation studies at the University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia (120 ECTS) that corresponds with 7.2. level (HKO).  She is also a graduate student of Integrative Gestalt in CITIS from Zagreb, Croatia.. 

 

Vesna actively paints and advocates for art as a catalyst for change in individuals, society, and the environment.  She organized an exhibition titled "Dive" in 2022, where she openly revealed and celebrated the transformative power of an artistic process.  She also organized exhibition "The Blue Connection" in the gallery of Lenka Franulic of the Chilean Embassy in Zagreb where she exhibited artworks and poems exploring the theme of immigration and immigrants (2023).

Vesna integrates the creative process with psychotherapeutic techniques and has extensive therapeutic experience in working with clients. Her approach to art therapy is holistic and humanistic while emphasizing the individual's unique experience and self-expression.  She developed cooperation with various institutions for group as well as individual therapy (Psychiatric Hospital Sv. Ivan - Jankomir, Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, Caritas, Association MI, Association Touch - for blind and deaf, etc.).

She continuously learns and enhances her knowledge and she completed pedagogical-psychological-didactic-methodological education at the Faculty of Philosophy in Osijek (PPDMI), acquiring the teaching competencies necessary for conducting lessons (60 ECTS) in 2013.  She completed an intensive and interactive Applied Behavior Analysis course in St. Louis (USA) specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum. Additionally, she enriched her expertise with an 8-week mindfulness course in Zagreb blending therapeutic techniques to promote mental and emotional balance.  

She also completed a university education program in Business Economics with a major in Organization and Management, earning a Master's degree in 1998 (MEc). She uses the acquired knowledge and experience in working with corporate clients (group or individual therapy and team buildings).

Memberships: 
European Federation of Art Therapy (EFAT)
Croatian Art Therapy Association (HART)
Association of Gestalt Integrative Psychotherapists in Croatia (DGIPH)

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Vesna Matić
bacc. art.,  univ. mag. econ.


Kontakt:
vesna@vesnamaticart.com
+385 (0)95
 2222 888
Studio u Zagrebu: Dežmanova 8
Online s
esije: da
Jezik: hrvatski i engleski

www.vesnamaticart.com



 

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Vesna Matić je svestrana umjetnica koja je diplomirala slikarstvo (BFA) 2016. godine u Ljubljani, Slovenija, završivši četverogodišnji preddiplomski program (240 ECTS). Specijalizant je art terapije na poslijediplomskom specijalističkom studiju art terapije na Sveučilištu J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku, Hrvatska (120 ECTS). Također je apsolvent integrativne gestalt terapije pri CITIS-u u Zagrebu, Hrvatska.

 

Aktivno slika i zagovara umjetnost kao katalizator promjena kod pojedinaca, društva i okoline. Organizirala je izložbu pod nazivom "Zaron" 2022. godine, gdje je prikazala transformacijsku moć osobnog umjetničkog procesa. Također je organizirala izložbu "Plava veza" u galeriji Lenka Franulić Čileanskog veleposlanstva u Zagrebu, gdje je izložila umjetnička djela i pjesme istražujući temu imigracije i imigranata (2023).

Vesna integrira kreativni proces s psihoterapijskim tehnikama i ima bogato terapijsko iskustvo u radu s klijentima. Njezin pristup art terapiji je holistički i humanistički, ističući jedinstveno iskustvo pojedinca i samoizražavanje. Razvila je suradnju s različitim institucijama za grupnu i individualnu terapiju (Psihijatrijska bolnica Sv. Ivan - Jankomir, Psihijatrijska bolnica Vrapče, Caritas, Udruga MI, Udruga Dodir - za slijepe i gluhe, itd.).

Nastavlja kontinuirano učiti i proširivati svoje znanje, te je završila pedagoško-psihološko-didaktičko-metodičko obrazovanje na Filozofskom fakultetu u Osijeku (PPDMI), stječući kompetencije za vođenje nastave (60 ECTS) u 2013. Završila je intenzivan i interaktivan tečaj Analize ponašanja u St. Louisu (SAD), posebno osmišljen za djecu s poremećajem iz spektra autizma. Dodatno je obogatila svoje stručno znanje osmotjednim tečajem svjesne prisutnosti (Mindfulness) u Zagrebu, spajajući terapeutske tehnike radi promicanja mentalne i emocionalne ravnoteže.

 

Također je završila sveučilišni studijski program Poslovna ekonomija, smjer Organizacija i menadžment, stekavši magistarski stupanj 1998. godine (univ. mag. econ.). Koristi stečeno znanje i iskustvo u radu s korporativnim klijentima (grupna ili individualna terapija te izgradnja timova).

Članstva:

Europska udruga art terapeuta (EFAT)

Hrvatska udruga za art terapiju (HART)

Društvo gestalt i integrativnih terapeuta Hrvatske (DGIPH)

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