Open Studio SessionsMaking 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.
- Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm
- Wednesdays from 10am-1pm
To see what we’re doing for the day in Open Studio Sessions ahead of time, please visit our events calendar by clicking here, and select the date you’re interested in: Events Calendar
Due to the popularity and limited space in our studio, we now ask people to register ahead of time to guarantee a space in our Open Studio Sessions. We allow 10 reserved spots per session, and drop-in is available as space allows. We encourage you to register ahead as we would hate to have you miss out! Please use the link below to go to our online store to reserve your spot!
1. You have access to a wide variety of arts and crafts materials at your fingertips!
In our three hour Open Studio Sessions, you can choose from our arts and crafts materials in the studio (watercolor, 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.
2. Our Programs offer flexibility!
There is no expiry date when you purchase session passes for our Open Studio Sessions. This allows for ultimate flexibility. No expiry provides participants who may have mental, behavioral, or medical health issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, the option of coming to our Open Studio Sessions that day or re-booking to come to another class. For those who may have difficulties accessing or using mainstream or standard arts or recreational programs, this is a great alternative!
3. Our Open Studio Sessions are not age/ability/diagnosis specific:
In our Open-Art Studio Sessions, people of all ages, abilities, and diagnoses are welcome to join in creating art. We encourage the culture of inclusion and sharing of knowledge between people of different ages, abilities and diagnoses. We acknowledge that everyone is wonderfully unique, and we believe we can all benefit from sharing experiences together.
A creative or artistic setting 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.
- $30+gst per session for adults
- $15+gst for kids under 13*
- $15+gst for those on Income Assistance or Persons with Disability Benefits
- Support attendants or professionals accompanying clients are free
- $85+gst for a 3 session pass
- $150+gst for a 6 session pass
- Seniors discount is 10% off any session
- $75+gst for families (max 4 persons), extra kids under 13 only $15+gst*
No expiry to passes gives ultimate flexibility!
Weekly themes and guidance provided!
*Please note: Kids under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Parents of kids over the age of 10 must sign a waiver form to leave them at our programs on their own. Attendants for those needing special assistance can attend free of charge.
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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!
We will get back to you as soon as we can.