Wil Uitgeest

Foto van Wil Uitgeest, medewerker Antroposofische Gezondheidszorg

Wil Uitgeest, MSc, is a lecturer in the Art Therapy course and works as a researcher for the professorship. Currently, she is focussing on her doctoral programme, 'Methodic use of colour in art therapy'. 

Work experience

2008 - present: University of Applied Sciences Leiden, member of the knowledge network for the Professorship Anthroposophic Healthcare 
1991 - 2015: University of Applied Sciences Leiden, Art Therapy course, Lecturer, member of the teaching and examination committee, coordinator of graduation projects, (co-)author of various modules (e.g. Integrated art modules, Expressive techniques, Goethe's phenomenology, Foundation, Research skills, Art and Culture Development)  
1990 - 2000: Design and lecturer for the biennial curriculum "The Liberal Arts Years", art and culture centre "De Zonneboom", Leiden  
1984 - 1990: Art therapist, anthroposophic therapist, Leiden. 


2008 - 2009: De Nationale Vertelschool: Training in storytelling 2006 Course, The Science of Quality: Leonardo, Goethe and Bateson, Schumacher College, Dartington, the UK (10 UK Credits, accredited by the University of Plymouth)  
2002 - 2004: Studio 5. Training in acting method of Helmert Woudenberg, Stadsschouwburg/ De Engelenbak, [city theatre] Amsterdam  
1987: Academy for Fine Arts Wackers Academy, Amsterdam. Independent learning path in own atelier, along with lessons in classical figure drawing  
1984: Academy for Art Therapy De Wervel, Zeist, the Netherlands  
1980: MA Special Education, VU University of Amsterdam

Administrative and other activities

  • Storyteller of tales about art and colour (and their effect)  
  • Member of the Fine Arts Section of the anthroposophic association 
  • Visual artist