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 4:00pm on Tuesday)

Registration: Pre-registration for all open studio sessions is required. Please call 604-283-7827 ext. 0 to register. We require a credit card on file in order to register for your session.

Cancellation Policy: If you cannot make it to a session you are registered for, the same deadlines for registration apply to cancellation. Cancellations after 12pm on Mondays and 4pm on Tuesdays will not be eligible for a refund.

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
January 6 & 8, 2020Guided Imagery PosterNeed a place for your mind to be renewed after the holidays? Using collage, we will select images, colours, and words that give you peace into the new year.
January 13 & 15, 2020Image TransfersLearn the ins- and outs- of image transfers. Using gel medium, photocopies, and packing tape, learn how to create a multi layered art piece using images and paint.
January 20 & 22, 2020Vision BoardsCreate a vision board by choosing words, images and statements that will inspire you and push you toward your goals for the New Year.
January 27 & 29, 2020Art Journaling-Style Collage PanelsUsing small wooden panels, learn how to layer paper, words, and images to create an art piece! Fun for all ages and abilities.
February 3 & 5, 2020Abstract Landscape Painting with FoilLearn the basics of contemporary landscape painting with acrylic paints as well as how to incorporate gold, copper and silver leaf.
February 10 & 12, 2020Paper Maché HeartsUsing foil, tissue paper, newspaper and lettering, create a heart sculpture with inspirational words.
February 17, 2020CLOSEDClosed for Family Day!
February 19, 2020Sumi Ink MarblingSuminagashi, or “floating ink” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to create vibrant and dynamic printed paper. Learn about the materials and techniques of this mindfulness-based art activity that requires stillness, breath, and acceptance of being in the moment. Start with black and white ink marbling, and move on to more colourful and bright pages using an array of picks and combs.
February 24, 2020Frida Khalo Inspired Self-PortraitsCreate a self-portrait using a printed copy of your face to create a portrait that combines collage and memorabilia.
February 26, 2020CLOSEDClosed for today!
March 2, 2020Rustic Pebble ArtLearn how to use pebbles and other natural materials to create amazing collage images. Whether you create a collection of birds, a family scene, or a tree of life, you will learn how to mix and match different coloured pebbles, how to use different adhesives and how to compose a finished piece.
March 4, 2020CLOSEDNo Open Studio Session today! See you next week.
March 9 & 11, 2020Watercolour: Colours of the RainbowThe rainbow is seen as a symbol of pride in many traditions, of promise, and good luck. Create a series of watercolour paintings exploring the gradient range of colours found in rainbows.
March 16 & 18, 2020CLOSEDClosed for Spring Break!
March 23 & 25, 2020CLOSEDClosed for Spring Break!

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If you are interested in working together, take the first step today by sending us an email or giving us a call!
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