Bright Lights Open Studio
Oct
2
to Dec 19

Bright Lights Open Studio

  • Salvation Army, Drop-In Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays
1:30 to 4:30pm

Everyone is welcome to join this free, safe, and warm studio space at the Nelson Salvation Army hosted by experienced art therapist, Kate Leppard and her amazing team. You don’t need to be an artist or have any experience. 

Bright Lights offers a mix of artist-guided projects and spontaneous art making - all using high-quality art materials. We will hold quarterly art exhibitions across Nelson, with a chance to sell what you’ve made! 

The studio is yours to create whatever you feel inspired to make. Bring your ideas and we will support you!

For more info, contact Kate Leppard by email (openstudio@kutenaiarttherapy.com) or phone: (250)352-2264 x209

This event is a collaboration between KATI and The Salvation Army and made possible with funding from the BC Division of the Salvation Army and The Columbia Basin Trust.

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Open Art Studio
Oct
6
to Aug 31

Open Art Studio

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Explore your creative side at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute

Every Saturday 1pm - 4pm
191 Baker Street, 2nd Floor
FREE

Come discover different art materials and projects in a safe and supportive space. This free studio is open to everyone and no previous art experience is required. We kindly ask parents to remain with their children at all times.

For more information, contact Kate Leppard at openstudio@kutenaiarttherapy.com.

This event is made possible by funding from Columbia Basin Trust

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Child and Adolescent Art Therapy - Three-day Symposium
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Child and Adolescent Art Therapy - Three-day Symposium

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Presenters: Nicole Le Bihan & Karen Bedard

This three-day event will present different approaches to the use of art therapy with children, with support groups for parents and with the whole family. We will explore ways that art and play therapy can be used to support adopted and foster-care children. This will be a rewarding weekend for those who work with children as well as parents and caregivers.

Cost - $375

For more information, contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com

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Earth Art Therapy - Weekend Workshop
May
4
to May 5

Earth Art Therapy - Weekend Workshop

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Presenters: Monica Carpendale, Terence Buie & Will Parker 
May 4th – 5th - $250

Through experiential workshops and presentations, this two-day event will demonstrate the integration of Eco-art therapy, Environmental Education, and Eco-identity. Drawing on Joanna Macy’s inspiration, we will offer a Council of All Beings. This event is for educators, therapists, and those working with children and youth. Join us in building leadership, land-based citizenship and healing.

For more information, contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com

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The Art of Art Therapy Supervision - Three-day Symposium
Jun
5
to Jun 7

The Art of Art Therapy Supervision - Three-day Symposium

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Presenters: Monica Carpendale, Millie Cumming & Nicole Le Bihan

This will be KATI’s 1st Annual Symposium for training art therapy supervisors, and an opportunity to learn supervision skills and different approaches to supervision from highly experienced teachers in the beautiful community of Nelson, BC. Combining creative process enquiry and arts-based supervision, this event offers professional development for anyone already supervising or wanting to move into art therapy supervision.

Text: A Traveler’s Guide to Art Therapy Supervision by Monica Carpendale.

Cost - $375

For more information, contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com

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KATI Diploma Program: Summer Three-Week Immersion
Jun
24
to Jul 19

KATI Diploma Program: Summer Three-Week Immersion

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Includes the Groundwater Initiative option

This is the first part of KATI’s three-year distance format Diploma program, combining online studies as well as on-site experiential course work, theory courses, and individual clinical placements in home communities

For fees and more information, contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com

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The Groundwater Initiative: Nine-Day Program
Jul
2
to Jul 12

The Groundwater Initiative: Nine-Day Program

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Workshop Leaders: Michelle Reid & Rick Campbell

Groundwater is a KATI initiative for Indigenous-centred art therapy education within the context of decolonization and reconciliation.  Led by Indigenous art therapists, knowledge keepers and Elders, Groundwater explores the role of creativity and art in Indigenous approaches to healing, and the therapeutic value of our connection to the natural world.  Open to all, Groundwater offers space for anyone interested in healing the ongoing traumatic and intergenerational impact of colonialism.

Cost - $1,250

For more information, contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com

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Imagine Community: Arts-based Practice for Social Change - Two-Day Conference
Sep
19
to Sep 21

Imagine Community: Arts-based Practice for Social Change - Two-Day Conference

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Presenters: Frank Tester, Will Parker, others TBA

This two-day event will focus on the use of arts-based practices for working with community development to support social change. Combining international work on restorative justice, photo-voice, and the use of art therapy and environmental education, we will learn art-based exercises to help communities clarify issues and concerns.

Cost - $375

For more information, contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com

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The Art of Aging - Weekend Workshop
Nov
10
to Nov 11

The Art of Aging - Weekend Workshop

  • Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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The Art of Aging: Eight Gates in the Second Half of Life

A Weekend Workshop with Monica Carpendale

This weekend workshop goes deeper into exploring the “Eight Gates” of becoming an Elder, based on the teachings presented in Angeles Arrien’s book, “The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom.”

Cost - $250
Includes the Friday evening talk.

Evening Talk: Friday, Nov. 9 - 7-9am
Workshop Day 1: Saturday Nov 10 - 10am - 4pm
Workshop Day 2: Sunday Nov 11 - 10am - 4pm

For more information, contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com

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The Art of Aging - Evening Talk
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Art of Aging - Evening Talk

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The Art of Aging: Eight Gates in the Second Half of Life

An Evening Talk by Monica Carpendale

As we age, we experience many changes to our bodies, our identities, our relationships, and our legacy. This presentation will help you understand how art and symbolism can help us to discover meaning and value in these profound transitions.

Cost - $20

Contact admin@kutenaiarttherapy.com for more information.

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