Pumpkin spiced everything. Changing leaves. Seasonal depression?
The return of cooler weather can be exciting for some, and can leave many others in a tough spot. Luckily, we don’t have to go through it alone. One way we can help ourselves during this time is to lean into creativity and connection.
The Willow Arts Community provides access for our membership to learn from professional artists in our community (many with lived experience of mental health/substance use) while fostering connection and collaboration with fellow Member Artists. This is what peer support is all about.
Here are a couple of ways to participate this season:
- We are offering four multidisciplinary Arts Training Courses that require a 6-week commitment and registration. Registration opens September 2 and closes September 9. All courses are delivered directly to your homes with weekly opportunities to meet with the Instructors and fellow Member Artists virtually.
- The 12-week Open Studio/Peer-Support and the Zine Project are great opportunities for Member Artists to connect, create, and participate with no commitment. Member Artists not enrolled in an Arts Training Course this season can stay connected through shared creative experiences.
We have room for new folks to join as Member Artists. If you are an 18+ artist or creative with lived experience of mental health/substance use in Niagara, please reach out via phone 905-328-9277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can schedule a phone chat and complete the membership process together. Membership is free, and there is no cost to participate.
I’m excited to co-host the Open Studio/Peer Support sessions each Monday and I look forward to connecting and creating with all of you soon.
With love and creativity,
Founder/Director and Fellow Member Artist