Art and wellness
Virtual Art Hive @Agnes, winter 2021
Art Hive is a creative community that draws upon the innately therapeutic nature of artmaking. Make time for yourself to recharge and get inspired! Art Hive invites you to experiment and play as you explore the artistic process. Part of Agnes’s Wellness Program, this weekly program is free and projects are designed to use materials you already have on hand. All levels of artistic experience are welcome.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.
6 May Artists’ Trading Cards / Collage
13 May Op Art Cubed / Small Boxes
20 May Pop Can Portraits / Acrylic Painting
27 May Journeys / Recycled Maps and Embroidery Yarn
3 June Eggsquisite / Miniature Paintings
10 June Notes, Quotes and Inspirations / Worry Boxes
17 June Yayoi Kusama / Roll-a-Dice
24 June Design Challenge: Working with Popsicle Sticks
Virtual Art Hive projects are designed to use materials you already have on hand. However, if you are interested in purchasing some additional art supplies, we recommend getting the following optional materials from a dollar store or an art store:
*If you don’t have these supplies, we can adapt the activity to what you have.
Harper Johnston, Art Hive @Agnes. Photo: Garrett Elliott
Virtual Art Hive @Agnes
Harper Johnston, BA, B.Ed, MFA, DTATI has over thirty years of experience working as an arts educator with adults, adolescents and children. She is a professional art therapist, a play therapy intern and is currently completing the requisite hours to become a Registered Psychotherapist. 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.
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