Open Studio Sessions

Making art is one way that everyone can connect socially with others and feel more empowered

 

Sharing creative experiences with others can have a significant positive impact on your overall health and well-being and it can also help you live a vibrant and creative life!

Our Open Studio Sessions are a welcoming, inclusive place to create art. You don’t need to be an artist to join. Everyone is welcome! The sessions are a place where people can gather, chat, experiment with new art materials and leave feeling encouraged. Our aim is to provide a space where people can connect socially, foster personal growth, and improve health-related concerns. Weekly themes and guidance will be provided.

What are Open Studio Sessions like?

In our Open Studio Sessions, you can choose from our arts and crafts materials in the studio (watercolours, pastels, acrylic painting, beading, and much more). This allows you to try new things and see what you like. Art demonstrations on specific techniques or materials, such as air drying clay, plaster of Paris, speedball printing, and scratchboard etching will be held during the first hour of class for those who want to participate.

Our Open Studio Sessions are open to people of all ages, abilities, and diagnoses. We encourage the culture of inclusion and sharing of knowledge between people from all different backgrounds. We acknowledge that everyone is wonderfully unique, and we believe we can all benefit from sharing experiences together. A creative or artistic space offers a more neutral and less intimidating setting, allowing for a more open environment for people of all backgrounds to be together. Making art is one way that everyone can connect socially with others and feel more empowered.

Open Studio Session Schedule:

  • Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm (please register by 12:00pm)
  • Wednesdays from 10am-1pm (please register by 5:00pm on Tuesday)

Registration: Pre-registration for all open studio sessions is required. Please call 604-283-7827 ext. 0 to register. Payment is due upon registration.

Cost:

  • $30 per adult
  • $15 per child (12 and under). Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Parents of children 10 and over wishing to leave them on their own must sign a waiver form.
  • $75 per family (up to 4 members). Additional children $15 each.

Cost assistance:

    • $15 for those on Income Assistance or Persons with Disability Benefits
    • 10% discount for seniors
    • Support attendants or professionals accompanying clients can attend free of charge

All prices include applicable taxes.

Please note: Open Studio Sessions are not a drop-in format and pre-registration is required. If we do not have the requisite numbers registered to run the session, the session will be cancelled without notice.

 

Schedule
October 7 & 9, 2019Mindfulness-Based Abstract EmbroideryLearn the mindfulness concepts of non-judgment and process-focused creativity by making an abstract piece of embroidery. Explore stitching using different colours, shapes and texture to create a unique piece of art.
October 14, 2019CLOSED
October 16, 2019Drink Up!Picking your favourite beverage, use it as a starting point to create an art piece of the memories it brings. Is it tea, coffee, or wine, or is it lemonade, juice, or iced tea? Be inspired by the moments of sharing that have taken place with your favourite cup of…
October 21 & 23, 2019Creative Doodle BooksGreat for the introvert in us. Create a variety of pages with thought provoking prompts, doodle tasks, and colouring. Whatever your age, this is a great way to use those in-between moments throughout the day. Take it up a notch and decorate your doodle journal with washy tape, stickers, and thought-provoking quotes.
October 28 & 30, 2019Fall Watercolour Greenery And LandscapesCapture the beauty of fall and be inspired by the changing of the seasons. Learn how to compose landscapes using warm autumn colours.
November 4 & 6, 2019Chalk on CanvasExplore chalk on canvas! Make a vibrant art piece using wet and dry applications.
November 11, 2019CLOSED
November 13, 2019Finish That PicturePart collage, part drawing. Begin with a magazine image and add doodles, tangles and drawings to make a creative, one of a kind piece.
November 18 & 20, 2019Watercolour Night LandscapesLearn how to use watercolours to create a mystical night landscape scene using black for silhouettes.
November 25 & 27, 2019Alcohol Ink on CanvasExplore alcohol ink on canvas. Learn how to mix your own alcohol inks using acrylic paint, use gravity and other techniques to create an amazing abstract piece of art.
December 2 & 4, 2019Linocut Printing – Tree of LifeWhether it is a weeping willow, a great cedar tree, or a cherry tree, learn how to design, transfer, carve and print your own unique take on a Tree of Life. Make an art piece or several personalized cards.
December 9 & 11, 2019Wood BurningThis is an introduction to burning techniques and includes how to prepare wood, transfer images, burn/shade and colour the finished product. Create a unique piece of art or a special gift on boards, coasters, mirrors, and picture frames.
December 16 & 18, 2019Alcohol Ink on Tiles and BowlsBrush up on the basics in alcohol ink and take it to the next level by learning how do ink on ceramic tiles and bowls.
December 23 & 25, 2019CLOSED
December 30 & January 1, 2019CLOSED

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