The Art Studios have been recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a model of psycho-social rehabilitation for mental illness and addiction issues – because it works! Under the new management of Lookout Society/MBAC, we aim to ensure a safe, respectful and accepting community where people with major mental illnesses and addiction engage and grow through art. We offer free classes and workshops on painting, ceramics, printmaking and more!
NOTE: The Art Studios will be offering classes in a format that follows WorkSafe BC’s COVID-19 plan of care and prevention.
Currently an estimated 300 active clients, who have been referred by their medical professionals, enjoy the structure, warmth and hope for the future that The Art Studios provide. Close to 4000 clients have been helped since its beginning in 1994 (Stats Source: VCH).
To become a member of The Art Studios, or if you are a health care provider and would like to refer someone, please fill out our application form below. If you are unable to open this Application, please ensure your internet settings are not blocking pop ups or have any restrictions”
The Art Studios Updates
The Art Studios Updates – Nov 27, 2020
The Art Studios Updates – Nov 26, 2020
The Art Studios Updates – Nov 13, 2020
• November 16-20 – Last Week of Classes for Fall Semester
• November 16 – 19 – December Open Studio Lottery Registration (schedule WED/THUR am & pm sessions).
• November 24 – Member’s Meeting Registration required – phone or email (11am – noon)
• Wed Art Workshops & Jewellery class continues – max 4
• Wed Zoom – Q&A Interm Drawing (goes to Dec. 2)
• On-line Winter Art Sale …coming soon
The Art Studios Updates – Nov 2, 2020
Attention all The Art Studios members – join Hazel in virtual beginner yoga classes every Friday, from 2-3pm.
These beginner hatha yoga classes are open to all individuals regardless of experience and are suitable for beginners.
This class is offered virtually – however there are 3 spaces available for students that would like to participate in person at our MDABC location – 789 W Pender St #480, Vancouver, BC V6A 1H2 – take the elevator to the 4th floor.
Please bring your own yoga mat, towel, and water bottle. Please also bring a mask.
If you would like to attend in person call (604) 558-3394 to register.
The Art Studios Updates – Oct 29, 2020
NOTE: There will be no class on Nov 11, Remembrance Day
The Art Studios Updates – Oct 22, 2020
Announcing… Intro to Jewellery Making With Marianne
Artist Bio: With a college degree in Fine Arts and a graduate’s degree as a fashion designer, I never cease to be amazed by how materials can express our creativity and our need to express and adorn ourselves and our surroundings.
I have been a jewellery designer for over 20 years. I love wire work, beadwork, and silversmithing and my pieces have been juried into prestigious to craft fairs in Vancouver and sold to private clients.
I look forward to giving my students the “bug” for this magical craft and the tools for satisfying their curiosity, enthusiasm and love of artisan-made work.
Starts Wednesday, November 4 – Dec. 9
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ MDABC
789 W Pender St #480, Vancouver, BC V6A 1H2
Call to register – 604-558-3394