“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.
Teen Art Therapy Open Studio Group
1 Saturday every month! 11:30am-1:30pm
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 conversation 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! Email to register.
#2-2414 Main Street Vancouver BC (street parking).
$50.00 plus tax*
Dates for Teens: 2019: Sept. 21st; Oct. 12th; Nov. 9th; Dec. 7th 2020: Jan. 4th; Feb. 8th; Mar. 7th; Apr. 11th; May 16th; June 6th; July 11th; Aug. 1st
Kid's Art Therapy Workshop
1 Saturday per month from 9:00am-11:00am!
A kids open-studio style art therapy group. Your child will benefit from an art group experience, where kids are taught how to support one-another, and will receive one-on-one attention and support. Kids will work on their own projects that are meaningful to them. The class intended to foster happiness, self-esteem, and self-respect. The class will provide guidance and wisdom and offer opportunities for discussion and sharing. Classes on-going. Materials included. Sign up for the class!
#2 2414 Main Street Vancouver BC (street parking).
Dates for Kids Workshop: 2019: Sept. 21st; Oct. 12th; Nov. 9th; Dec. 7th 2020: Jan. 4th; Feb. 8th; Mar. 7th; Apr. 11th; May 16th; June 6th; July 11th; Aug. 1st
$50.00 per class plus gst*
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 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!
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.
Suggested donation per person is $20.00.