Art Hive is a way to cope with isolation, a forum to share your art with an online
community, a window of hope, a place for inspiration, a place for belonging, known to be healing. An Art Hive also:
- Welcomes everyone as an artist and believes art-making is a human behaviour.
- Celebrates the strengths and creative capacities of individuals and communities.
- Fosters self-directed experiences of creativity, learning, and skill sharing.
- Encourages emerging grassroots leaders of all ages.
- Shares resources including the abundant materials available for creative reuse.
- Experiments with ideas through humble inquiry and arts-based research.
You don’t need to be an artist to join the community — you can simply be present and open
What you'll need:
1. Some paper - more than likely you have paper, but any of the following work too: envelopes, backs of form letters, brown paper bags, packing paper, sketchbooks, dollar store exercise books, etc.
2. A pen (or what I like to call mark making tools) - can include pencils, different coloured pens, highlighters, coloured markers, pencil crayons, black sharpies, paint and brushes, and crayons. (whatever you have on hand)
If you like, you may work on a knitting project in the group, or a journal with layers, or whatever you are working on.
You can attend any date(s) that work for you.
Art therapist Susan Spyker, '87 BA(RecAdmin), has had a life of eclectic adventure, following her heart and soul. She has lived in a number of culturally diverse areas by choice. Susan approaches life with imagination and creative methods, the fuel for courage. Her love of art and the process has led her to take courses and to teach courses wherever she is. Susan believes that community based art making opportunities is an invaluable path leading to a sense of belonging.