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Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Online
Thursdays 14 January–18 March 2021
4–5:30 pm (ET)

Art and wellness

Art Hive @Agnes is online!  Be part of this creative community as you recharge and get inspired. Adults are invited to explore the artistic process through experimentation and play. If you are looking for more guidance, our art therapist and facilitator is present to support your creative journey by offering inspired thematic projects. Art Hive @Agnes addresses themes of empowerment, wellness and self-care, while fostering a safe space and a sense of community. This accessible weekly program is free. No artistic experience is necessary.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.

Materials

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:

  • Printer paper
  • Pencil crayons or markers
  • Fine tipped black marker or Sharpie pen
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Scissors and tape and glue stick
  • Thick paper such as bond paper or recycled cardboard

*If you don’t have these supplies, we can adapt the activity to what you have.

Facilitator

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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Resources for Mental Health

Art Hive @Agnes, Fall 2019

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