The Willow offers Arts Training Programs at no cost to the membership, delivered by professional arts instructors and working arts professionals, many of whom are living with mental illness/substance use.
Workshops, seminars, & classes are designed to introduce new art forms & skills to aspiring Member Artists, and refine, diversify, & professionalize the arts practice of emerging & established Member Artists.
Click here to view examples of our previous Arts Training Program Seasons:
When & where are the classes, workshops, & seminars?
The Professional Arts Training Seasons are Fall (Sept-Nov), Winter (Jan- March), & Spring (April-June).
Times & dates often change season to season & are based on the availability of our program partners, instructors, & feedback from our Member Artists & staff.
Classes typically run during the afternoon & evenings Monday – Friday & all classes are held in creative and cultural spaces in & around downtown St. Catharines, Ontario.
Seasonal Arts Exhibitions
At the end of each Professional Arts Training season, Member Artists present their work in group performances, publications, & visual art displays. They serve to promote our Member Artists to a wider audience, leading to recognition, earned income, & additional opportunities to launch or further their careers. Free & open to the public, seasonal exhibitions help to facilitate dialogue, reduce stigma, & celebrate social integration.