Art Hive @Agnes

In-Person, Rideau Building, (Queen's University, 207 Stuart Street)
Thursdays, 24 October–12 December 2024
4­–6 pm

Get creative at Art Hive!

Drop-in to our weekly Art Hive that welcomes everyone as an artist! Artmaking is innately therapeutic and can improve general well-being. We invite folks 16+ to join us and explore the creative process through experimentation and play.
Art Hive is free, materials are provided and no prior artistic experience is necessary. If you are looking for more guidance, Harper Johnston, art therapist and facilitator, is onsite to offer support through suggestions, encouragement and an optional weekly activity.
Please note, this program explores the idea of “art as therapy” as a means to relax and increase wellbeing through creative expression. Art Hive @Agnes is not formal Art Therapy and is not a replacement for professional medical assistance or consultation.


Harper Johnston, RP, DTATI, MFA BEd BA has over thirty years of experience working as an arts educator with adults, adolescents and children. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, Professional Art Therapist, and a Play Therapy intern with her own private practice in Kingston. Harper also worked in film for many years as a stills photographer and camera assistant. Her film work, primarily with the C.B.C. and the National Film Board, took her all over the world. Harper has received numerous arts council grants and her photography has been shown across the country. She also has work in the Canada Council’s Art Bank permanent collection. Harper is friendly and enthusiastic and is always happy when called upon to share her creative ideas and studio knowledge.

Harper has been facilitating Art Hive @Agnes since January 2019.

Art Hive @Agnes. Two people sitting by each other and working on an art activity. Both are smiling.

Art Hive @Agnes. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Art Hive @Agnes. A scene of a very busy and active art studio.

Art Hive @Agnes. Photo: Garrett Elliott

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