Art Hive @Agnes

Thursdays, 11 January–14 March 2024
4­–6 pm

Calling all adults, explore your creativity at Art Hive

Artmaking is innately therapeutic and can improve general well-being. We invite adults 16+ to join us and explore the creative process through experimentation and play.

Art Hive is free; materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary. If you are looking for guidance, Harper Johnston, art therapist and facilitator, is onsite to offer support through suggestions, encouragement and a weekly guided 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.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.
Art Hive at Agnes. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Art Hive @Agnes. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Art Hive at Agnes. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Art Hive @Agnes. Photo: Garrett Elliott

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