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
August 26 & 28 , 2019Painted paper collageCreate painted sheets of paper and use it to cut, design and collage your own art piece. You will learn how to create different textures using paint and how to layer different colour combinations to bring it all together.
September 2, 2019CLOSED
September 4, 2019Exploration Of The Studio And MaterialsJoin us in our session and learn about our art programs. Explore our vast array of art materials (some examples are: watercolour painting, crayons, and pencil crayons, chalk and oil pastels, air drying clay, scrapbooking material, acrylic painting, and pens, pencils and markers for sketching and doodling), and create a self-directed and personalized take-home piece. Gentle guidance and prompting is available.
September 9 & 11, 2019Fall Yarn WreathEase into the fall by making wreaths out of a variety of materials, such as yarn, fabric, burlap, beach wood, and more. Come away with a decorative piece for your space or give it away as a gift!
September 16 & 18, 2019Magazine Strip Silhouette Picture CollageCreate a bright and bold art piece using colourful strips of magazines. Choose from a variety of shapes and go home with an eye catching piece of art.
September 23 & 25, 2019Hand-Painted Wooden SignsCome and re-create your favourite quote or saying on a wooden board using different types of calligraphy. Great for any nook in your home or office!
September 30 & October 3, 2019Monochrome Paint-By-NumbersLearn how to create your very own paint-by-numbers monochrome picture from still life images. By looking at light and dark colours in a composition, we can break down the elements and remake them into easy paint-by-numbers paintings.
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.

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