Art Fix of Nipissing, in partnership with Workman Arts, is pleased to announce another season of Arts Training workshops including music, beading, creative writing, an artist talk about airbrushing, and abstract painting. Classes are free for people with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use, but you must be registered.
Registration for the spring season will occur on March 27th, 28th and 29th from noon until 5pm, or by appointment, for folks 18 years and older with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use. Registration will be at White Water Gallery (122 Main Street East).
This arts training program is being hosted by Art Fix of Nipissing with mentorship from Workman Arts, a Toronto-based mental health and arts organization for over 30 years, as part of the Workman Arts Scaling Project. The project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Through this initiative, the project partners aim to reduce social isolation among people with lived experience of mental health, and learn more about the benefits of participating in the arts as an effective way to increase the sense of belonging to a community, expand social networks and build social skills.
The first two seasons of Arts Training workshops have been a huge success, with registration exceeding targets. A core community of artists who laugh and share, while honing core artistic skills, has formed in the studio. Participants have reported appreciating the care and professional knowledge that facilitators bring to sessions, and excitement about workshops to come.
Members of the public are invited to the winter end-of-season Art Showcase on March 21st, 2018 at the White Water Gallery from 4 pm until 6 pm.
If you have participated in the Art Training Workshops or in Art Fix Open Studio this winter, contact the White Water Gallery by March 19th to learn how you can become involved in the showcase.