Art - Open Studio Sessions

Alongside You Ladner

Alongside You is an integrated health agency in the heart of Ladner, BC. Our aim is to provide quality, competent, and equitable services in health care that are accessible across the full spectrum of abilities. We provide counselling, group therapy, occupational therapy, registered dietician services, and creative arts programs for the community.

WHAT IS THE CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM?

Our Creative Arts Programs seek to come Alongside You and:
  • Offer you an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing space to create art
  • Provide you with a variety of art materials for you to explore your creative interests
  • Encourage, facilitate and assist you artistically

Our Creative Arts Program is designed for EVERYONE! We offer a series of art and crafts programs in our art room where you can experiment with a variety of art supplies and craft materials (paint, pencils, pens, pastels, watercolors, clay, printing, beads, scrapbooking, fiber arts, etc.) based on your comfort level and interests. You don’t need to be an artist to participate. We will be there to give you gentle encouragement and artistic guidance if you want it.

Some common reasons children, youth, and adults join our classes are:

  • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
  • A variety of physical, emotional, and mental disabilities
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum, and many others,
  • Seniors services (keeping seniors minds active, addressing early onset dementia, caregiver respite)
  • Relationship enrichment (couples nights)
  • Family development (family days)

Our Open Studio Sessions are a welcoming, inclusive place to create art. You don’t need to be an artist to join. Everyone is welcome! The sessions are a place where people can gather, chat, experiment with new art materials and leave feeling encouraged. Our aim is to provide a space where people can connect socially, foster personal growth, and improve health-related concerns.

  • You have access to a wide variety of arts and crafts materials at your fingertips!

In our three-hour Open Studio Sessions, you can choose from our arts and crafts materials in the studio (watercolor, pastels, acrylic painting, beading, and much more). This allows you to try new things and see what you like. Art demonstrations on specific techniques or materials, such as air drying clay, plaster of Paris, speedball printing, and scratchboard etching will be held during the first hour of class for those who want to participate.

  • Our Programs offer flexibility!

There is no cancellation policy when you purchase session passes for our Open Studio Sessions. This allows for ultimate flexibility. Simply book yourself in or out of our online or over the phone calendar system and we will see you next time.

Our no-cancellation policy provides participants who may have mental, behavioral, or medical health issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, the option of coming to class that day or re-booking to come to another class. For those who may have difficulties accessing or using mainstream or standard arts or recreational programs, this is a great alternative!

  • Our Open Studio Sessions are not age/ability/diagnosis specific:

In our Open-Art Studio Sessions, people of all ages, abilities, and diagnoses are welcome to join in creating art. We encourage the culture of inclusion and sharing of knowledge between people of different ages, abilities and diagnoses. We acknowledge that everyone is wonderfully unique, and we believe we can all benefit from sharing experiences together.

A creative or artistic setting offers a more neutral and less intimidating setting, allowing for a more open environment for people of all backgrounds to be together. Making art is one way that everyone can connect socially with others and feel more empowered.

Prices:
  • $30+gst per session drop in (3 hours)
  • $85+gst for a 3 session pass(9 hours)
  • $150+gst for a 6 session pass (18 hours)
  • $10+gst for kids under 13 with a paying adult!*
  • Seniors discount is 10% off any session
  • $75+gst for families (max 4 persons), extra kids under 13 only $10+gst*
  • $15+gst for those on Income Assistance or Persons with Disability Benefits
  • Support attendants or professionals accompanying clients are free

No expiry to passes gives ultimate flexibility! 

Weekly themes and guidance provided!

*Please note: Kids under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Parents of kids over the age of 10 must sign a waiver form to leave them at our programs on their own. Attendants for those needing special assistance can attend free of charge.

Address / Contact Info

Alongside You
4840 Delta Street Suite 203 Ladner , BC V4K 2T6
Program Director : Meg Neufeld
We're located at the corner of Delta and Bridge Streets. Please find parking anywhere you see it on the street and come up to the second floor.

Phone Numbers

Main Phone : (604) 283-7827
Fax : (604) 259-0620

Hours of Operation

Open Studio Session Hours:: Mondays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesdays from 10am - 1pm

Please call ahead:: We invite everyone to come by to see the studio outside of these hours, but please call Meg ahead of time so she can be there to meet with you!

Amenities

Accessibility features: wheelchair accessible
Can I bring my child?: yes
Absolutely! Please note all children under 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children over 10 may be left on their own with a waiver.

Service Details

Cost structure: private pay
Referral criteria: No referral is needed. For more information, please contact Meg Neufeld or come to one of the session times listed.
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English

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Other Programs from This Organization

Counselling for Individuals, Couples, and Families Alongside You provides counselling for individuals, couples, and families at our office in Ladner, BC.
Craving Change Craving Change is a workshop with a Registered Dietitian to help you learn more about your food cravings and learn how to manage them in your daily life!
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group Therapy Program For patients struggling with: borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, substance misuse, and anger management difficulties.
Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy at Alongside You is a form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.
Pelvic Rehabilitation Private consultation with a Registered Fitness Professional for pelvic rehabilitation will help address often intensely private needs that people aren’t comfortable sharing in a group environment.
Registered Dietitian The Registered Dietitian (RD) at Alongside You is a healthcare professional that specializes in helping you meet your nutritional needs and achieve your health and nutrition goals.
Therapeutic Yoga Therapeutic Yoga at Alongside You provides individualized yoga programs for clients that may struggle with traditional yoga environments due to chronic mental or physical health conditions, trauma, or otherwise.

This program was last updated on 14 Jun 2016.

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