Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Thursdays 23 April–28 May 2020
4–5:30 pm

Art and wellness

We are moving Art Hive @Agnes online! Join us for this popular program using our new virtual platform. Adults (18+) will be invited to explore the artistic process through experimentation and play. If you are looking for more guidance, our art therapist and facilitator will be present to support your creative journey by offering inspired thematic projects. Art Hive @Agnes will address themes of empowerment, wellness and self-care, while fostering a safe space and a sense of community. No artistic experience is necessary. This accessible program is free for all adults.

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


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.

Weekly projects

23 April: Tiny Zines

30 April: Egg Carton Sculptures

7 May: Mail-A-Message

14 May: Altered Books

21 May: Black Out Poetry

28 May: Triplets – A Small, Unique Book of Your Art Work


We recommend our participants dedicate a space for creation. This space should have good lighting, a strong internet connection, and access to your materials. We encourage participants collect the following materials: Pens, Pencils, Paper, Scissors, Tape and Glue

Although not required or necessary, we encourage participants to gather some of the following materials: Markers, Crayons, Coloured Pencils, Sharpies, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Paper, Paint Brushes, Acrylic Paints, Cardstock, Canvases, Egg cartons, Yarn/String and Tin Foil. AGNES will be emailing registrants weekly material suggestions.

Art Hive @Agnes

Art Hive @Agnes

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