Free Art Workshops
The Mission’s art classes encourage emotional expression through drawing, painting and collage. They offer a reassuring space in which participants can explore interior conflicts or simply express who they are through art. Participants also learn how to use the different techniques.
Community art is very empowering. It awakens the imagination and stimulates creative energy, self-awareness and the joy of creating something unique.
Classes are supportive and non-judgmental, and everyone learns at their own pace. Participants have been helping develop the classes since 2004.
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Lise: I’ve been learning about myself since 2004. I’ve become more tolerant towards people. I’ve learned to see the beauty in people and things around me. I’m becoming proud of what I do, of being able to keep on with a project right to the end. I’ve realized I am a creative person.
Marie-Claire: I’ve been learning about the different media and techniques for a year now. I’m building up confidence in what I do and discovering my inner self. I’m finding it easier to face conflicts. I recognize more who I am and what I want.
Joanne: It’s hard experiencing social exclusion day-to-day, whether for financial or medical reasons. You can’t follow the frenetic pace of life today without thinking you’re weak, lazy or unwilling – but it’s just that you live at a different pace. These workshops help me accept who I am, that I am different and that art can heal.