ArtHeart’s mission is to build self-esteem and self-reliance for children, youth, adults and families in the Regent Park Community by providing free visual arts education, materials and nourishment in a safe and supportive environment.
While ArtHeart at Daniels Spectrum may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team has been working hard to launch a new program: “ArtHeart Connects: Art Gets Us Through COVID-19” to support participants during social distancing.
During these very challenging days, ArtHeart Connects will involve several programs to keep the community connected and to support those practicing safe social distancing, including:
Art and Heart – Keeping Art Alive with DIY Art Activities
ArtHeart is creating newsletters for our Children and Youth Arts and Family Arts Program participants with several art activity ideas and links to online resources.
ArtHeart Challenge to Make Art at Home
Participants of ArtHeart’s Adults and Seniors Arts Programs to make a drawing, a mini sculpture or plaque of found materials within their home. Once our studio reopens, they will bring their artwork to ArtHeart to be displayed at our next exhibit.
Online Youth Employment Program
Weekly online training sessions for our six Youth Employment Program participants (i.e.: WHMIS, Safe food handling, resume writing) so they can continue building their skills in preparation for first-time jobs. The youth will be paid for participating in the training sessions conducted over Google classroom and Zoom.
ArtHeart Online Art Gallery
ArtHeart is creating an online gallery so participants can continue to show their work.
Livestream and Video Arts Education and Instruction
ArtHeart is hosting 5-minute creativity sessions that we’ll post livestream on Facebook or Instagram for those participants who have online access and are able to continue producing art.
To keep the community connected, ArtHeart is also calling more than 100 senior and adult participants to see that they are well and safe; and reaching 70 families from the community to share stay-at-home art activities.
Learn more about ArtHeart.