The Trout Lake Youth Council owls! @HELPPBP outreach project #education

Last night, I had the pleasure of facilitating an introductory session to the Trout Lake Youth Council as part of the HELP YOUTH CANADA Outreach Project.  I am using creative engagement in order to dialogue on EDUCATION with youth and program leaders at a variety of organizations in the Lower Mainland- to learn from the…

Williams Lake/ Punky Lake Summer 2016 Diary- Part 5: Day 3 Celebration 

Recall: Preview Part 1: Preparation Part 2: Travel Part 3: Art Camp Day 1  Part 4: Art Camp Day 2 — Part 5: Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society Summer 2016 Art Camp Day 3- Celebration   — Sitting here in my lovely hotel room organizing supplies and reflecting on this week… — It was the…

Williams Lake/ Punky Lake Summer 2016 Diary- Part 3: Day 1

Recall: Preview Part 1: Preparation Part 2: Travel Part 3: Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society Summer 2016 Art Camp Day 1  Executive Director Sarah Jackman picked me up this morning… … and drove me through extraordinary scenery… … to the Old School Training and Recreation Complex in Riske Creek. First days are always about gaining trust and…

Williams Lake/Punky Lake Summer 2016 Diary- Preview

I leave on Monday for a new adventure!  I’ll be facilitating a 3-day art immersion camp in Williams Lake with Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society. Though I have a plan laid out and we have a goal- this will be a youth-led project, and no doubt the results will be surprising and magical! I’ll be…

FRAMES FILM PROJECT INTAKE 8 GRAD MARCH 28, 2015!

FRAMES FILM PROJECT INTAKE 8 GRAD MARCH 28, 2015! I am getting ready to hand over my position as program coordinator of Frames Film Project on March 28, 2015 to new blood!  I am off to new horizons including my art career and freelance therapeutic art facilitation (as opposed to coordinating programming). Come celebrate with…

Inside Out Project: Own Your Journey, Mountainside Pilot Project Week 5 of 5

Recall: LINK: MOUNTAINSIDE SECONDARY: Inside Out Project: Own Your Journey Youth-run initiative using the vehicle of portrait photography and street art to learn life and transferable skills while developing self-empowerment, peer to peer interaction and community connections. THEMES: Connection and Empowerment CO-FACILITATORS: IAN POWELL, KAT THORSEN Pilot Project: September 30, 2014- October 30, 2014 INSPIRED BY OUR…

Recalling the creation of the mural “Destiny Manifesting.” #youthart

My students and I started this mural in the art therapy room at Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary in North Vancouver in 2009… and on July 5, 2011, I dragged it to Kirkstone Park, North Vancouver… The mural was inspired by Doze Green‘s Galeria de la Raza, 1999, as found in the book Street Art San Francisco- Mission Muralismo: Here’s a photo journey…

Wounded angel. Haavoittunut Enkeli. #custodyart

WOUNDED ANGEL, 2008 [by “Steph” and “Vincent”] This unframed painting on raw canvas (65″ x 76″) was made during my therapeutic art classes at a youth custody centre. Read below to find out its creation. Many of the youth I currently work with are involved with the juvenile justice system in one way or another. I…

Saying Thank You through #streetart #wheatpaste

This post is dedicated to all the staff and students of Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary School Alicia and I began the process of saying thank you and goodbye to a special place by covering it with our art… This building will be torn down. This is where I worked with so many incredible students and…

Pouring my soul into a physical form… Emerging young artist: Amanda-Lynn Woodworth

When I draw it feels almost like pouring my soul into a physical form and charcoal pours the best. – Amanda-Lynn Film by Amanda-Lynn at Intersections Media

The paintings of Alicia Love- fierce young talent ready for the world! #youthart #arttherapy

TO PURCHASE SPECIFIC WORK BY ALICIA YOU SEE HERE, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT: Email — I have written about Alicia Love before: INTRODUCING ALICIA LOVE THE MAGNIFICENT EYE-BIRDS OF ALICIA NEW WORK BY ALICIA LOVE Today we did a photo-shoot of her current catalogue!  (Click on the images for larger views.) Just as she was an integral…

Introducing the beautiful work of young artist, Alicia Love

I originally introduced Alicia Love on my art therapy site.  Go to: THE MAGNIFICENT EYE-BIRDS OF ALICIA.  Alicia is one of my pilot project students for my YOUTH ARTISANS site on ETSY. Alicia stands out amongst all the talented young artists that I have worked with. She has a unique and natural approach to her…

Maturity in youth- the profound art of Maryellen #youthartisan #arttherapy

Young artist, Maryellen Groundwater, shows a maturity and mastery that is profound.  I am honored to play a small role in her artistic development.   As I write on my ETSY site where you can buy her piece “Flowers”, she uses her art not only for creative expression, but for dealing with anxiety. Her quiet demeanour…