Art Hive @Agnes uses art and community to relieve stress

29 March 2019

This past winter, Agnes launched a pilot program focussing on art and wellness for young adults (ages 18–24). The free weekly sessions were facilitated by arts educator and certified art therapist Harper Johnston and offered participants a chance to relax and recharge in a creative studio setting.

Art Hive @Agnes aligns with Queen’s University’s focus on health and wellness. “In today’s times, where young adults are needing increasing amounts of mental health supports, it is important for them to have access to various types of therapeutic outlets and opportunities,” says Rina Gupta, Director, Counselling, Queen’s University. “The idea of being able to offer students the opportunity to express themselves through creativity and art is fantastic as it acknowledges the holistic needs of individuals.” Due to the success of this pilot program, and the great interest from Queen’s staff and adults in the Kingston community, we are offering an Art Hive series for all adults this spring on Thursdays, 9 May–13 June, 4–6 pm.

Art Hive @Agnes was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous benefactor: donors do make a difference!

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