“I appreciated the prep work, the tender facilitating, attentiveness to persons, and the openness by facilitator, Janine.”

- Adult Art Therapy Group (currently a wait list).

 

“I enjoyed the discussions and sharing our stories. Janine is a very caring and supportive teacher. Felt like a very safe and supportive environment. After each class, I feel inspired to change my thinking and be who it is that I really am.” - Teen art-therapy group participant.

"I like meeting other kids and finding out [that] they worry just like me! We make art and talk, and it's pretty chill." - Pre-Teen Art Therapy Group participant.

Upcoming Courses:

Teen Art Therapy Open Studio Group

Alternating Wednesday evenings at 6:30-8:30

Ages 13-17

This small group is for creative teens who may be experiencing stress, worries, anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulty.  In a safe and welcoming environment, come and work on a project of your choosing, based on a theme or that has particular meaning to you. Some conversations will take place, yet the intention is that this is a quiet, reflective time. The art therapist/counsellor will go around and support each participant individually, and as a group.  All materials included, store your project with us until the following month! Sign up on Eventbrite!!

#2-2414 Main Street Vancouver BC (street parking).

$25.00 plus tax*

Dates for Teens:  2020: Sept. 16; Sept 30; Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Nov. 25, Dec. 9th.

Kids Life Skills for Emotional, Mental, and Physical Wellness (ages 7-11)

Does your child struggle with emotional regulation? Is your child anxious or worried? A kids 6-week program to instill helpful practices and develop skills to cope with thoughts, emotions, and maintain general health.  Art therapy, counselling, and mindfulness are the foundations of the class, and the program is delivered by students of the fields. Your child will benefit from an art group experience based on a weekly theme, where kids are taught how to support themselves and one another. Kids will work on projects based on the week's theme. The class is intended to foster happiness, self-esteem, and self-respect.  Themes are developed to provide guidance and wisdom and offer opportunities for discussion and sharing. Materials included. Sign up for the class! 

​It begins in the Fall of 2020. Register on Eventbrite.

 

#2 2414 Main Street Vancouver BC (street parking). 778-785-1485

 

Themes include:

  • Stress and Living Intentionally

  • Big Emotions and Connecting to Life

  • Problem Solving and Flexibility

  • Healthy Communication and Love

  • Self Regulation and Self Soothing - Self Care Principles

  • Nature and Exercise - Keys to Healthy Bodies and Minds

 

Dates:

 

2020: Sept. 20th; 27th; Oct. 4th; Oct. 11th; 18th; 25th

 

6 ​Sunday mornings, 9:30-11:30 am.

$250 plus tax per child for six sessions.

Work Through Your Stuff

 

Ready to sit and process what is happening for you? Take the opportunity to work through your stuff - once a month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once a month, join us for a by-donation, art-therapy group. Come into our beautiful space, and to a small circle, facilitated by two students of art therapy and counselling, and work on your "stuff."  This means that, whatever is going on for you, and wherever you are at, you are welcome to come, sit with your experience, reflect, and process your thoughts and feelings with our art supplies.  Most of the time will be quiet reflective time with gentle music, and the group starts with a brief intro and outro. 18+ All are welcome! One hour and 45minutes.

 

Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

 

Suggested donation per person is $20.00.

Dates: Once Saturday evening per month!

Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Location: #2-2414 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

This group is run by students of counselling and art therapy.

Please sign up on our eventbrite page: click here!

Spring Clean Your Mind: Creative Visualization Workshop

 

U N M O T I V A T E D ? S T U C K ?

I S  N O W  T H E  T I M E  T O  A C C E S S  W H A T  D R I V E S  Y O U ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you stuck? Do your thoughts keep putting you down or stamp out your dreams? Ready for swift and positive change? Join this workshop to "spring clean" your mind, and to welcome and invite in new and positive thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Visualization can be a powerful tool to attract more good and positivity into your life. Moreover, art creation can also be helpful in that we can sit in that frequency longer, and create more a habit in your thinking. This group will spend most of the workshop in a desired feeling state and visualization.  There will be a short mediation and then participants will create mini-vision boards to remind them of their visualization.
 
Photo from: https://www.yogatrotter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Visualization.jpg

Cost is $50/person plus tax

Dates: May 30th, 2020

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: #2-2414 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Janine is a counsellor, art therapist and west coast creative who uses playfulness

and visualization in her work to heal and inspire!

Please sign up on our eventbrite page: click here!

Adult Art Therapy Group Wait List
We are always taking names and emails for our an adult art-therapy group. When we have 6, we can start a group! Email info@artforchange.ca to get on the list, and let us know what type of group you are interested in.
Free or By-Donation Workshops/ Talks/ Events
Looking for something more affordable? Art for Change counsellors offer free or by-donation workshops and talks every month, and sometimes every week! Use Meet Up to sign up for these. Hurry! Spots fill up fast. Click here to find our Meet Up page.
Currently we have: Work Through Your "Stuff", Caregiver Burnout, and Courage to Be Imperfect. Email us, or go to our eventbrite page to find out more!
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"A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors"

Vancouver Art Therapy

Location: #2-  2414 Main Street Vancouver V5T 3E3

Mailing Address: 54 East 12th Ave Vancouver BC V5T 2G5

Vancouver Art Therapy

You may leave a voicemail at 778-785-1485

It is checked 3 times a week!

Vancouver Art Therapy

Email Us:

info@artforchange.ca

We acknowledge the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Stz'uminus and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) nations, and thank them for the generous use of their lands.

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