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The Art Therapy Centre is now offering free art therapy programming. Online sessions are available to individuals of all ages (including parent-child duos) as well as a limited number of groups.   

Please click on the link below to make a request for services or call 514-317-6272. After receiving your request, you will be contacted to complete an information form online or by phone to help us understand if our services correspond with your needs. 

Art Therapy Request for Service Form: https://forms.gle/xwAbbnqRHWHnFop4A

The Art Therapy Centre planning team is continuing to develop partnerships in the community to address the need for accessible mental health support.

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy involving self-expression through art making, used as a remedial activity or an aid to diagnosis. Non-verbal and verbal communication and healing occur as thoughts, ideas and emotions are expressed through art. No art skills are necessary.
After having run a successful pilot project in partnership with Regroupement Naissance-Rennaisance in October 2019 with a group of women experiencing birth trauma, we launched our Art Therapy Program with three art therapists, Catherine Wells, professional art therapist and a founder of the school, Rachel Pochat-Selby, and Nina Pariser, Master of Art Therapy interns from Concordia University who, we are happy to say, are now professional art therapists working with the school.
As of fall 2021, the art therapy centre has provided 43 people with free art therapy sessions.
This year we are pleased to welcome Kelly Derstenfeld and Danielle Beaudet, Concordia Art Therapy interns to our growing art therapy centre for 2021-22.
As well, we are delighted and proud to be hosting an art hive at the school, The Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School Art Hive.

An Art Hive will start in November as part of the Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School at B7!

It will be a space to explore and make art with the community, and no previous art experience is necessary. Anyone interested is welcome to join! Participants must wear masks at all times, and social distancing will be respected. If you would like more information, you can email Nina at development@pointestcharlesartschool.org or follow our Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/pointe.st.charles.artschool/

Dates for the PSCAS Art Hive in November:

Saturday November 27th, 10:30-2:30 Grand Atelier
Tuesday, November 30th 3-6 pm 
Tuesday, December 7th 3-6 pm 
Tuesday, December 14th 3-6 pm 
Saturday, December 18th 1-4pm 

We can’t offer these programs without the generous support of our donors and partners.  To see how you can help visit our Support community art engagement page.

Chamandy Foundation
Canada Helps
La fondation McConnell Foundation
Concordia University
mission inclusion

The Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School offers affordable visual arts classes, workshops and art therapy for people of all levels and walks of life, and is a non-profit, registered charity.

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