Research

  • Art-Thérapie, l'art qui ''fait du bien''. Dossier spécial du magazine Vie des Arts incluant des entrevues avec les Art Thérapeutes Maria Riccardi (Ruche d'Art de l'AATQ), Stephen Legari (Ruche d'Art du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal) et Pierre Plante, ainsi qu'un encadré sur les Ruches d'Art.

    Vie des Arts no. 248, pp.30-35

  • (En français à la suite)

    Episode 1- La Ruche d'Art de l'AATQ (Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec /Quebec's Art Therapists Association)
    A new video episode will be released each week.

    ''Art Hives from Coast-to-Coast: Weaving a Collective Narrative'' is an academic research project conducted by Rachel Chainey, MA Candidate in Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University.

  • Incorporating Art In The Science Curriculum

    August 24, 2017 - Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights, Wonder-Full Links & Resources

    By Jailson Lima (Chemistry Department, Vanier College, Montreal, QC)

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

  • Dr. Leah Lewis is an assistant professor at Memorial University, counseling psychologist, creative arts therapist and project lead of the Open Art Studio or Art Hive in St.John's, NL.

    Art Hives are forms of community based practice, grounded is social justice and art therapy frameworks. Also known as open studios, art hives create publicly accessible spaces for people to gather, exchange, and make art.

  • Le Devoir, Montréal, 25 mars 2017

    Par: Martine Letarte

    http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/494587/ruches-d-art-des-ateliers-scientifiques-pour-rapprocher-les-gens

    Des ateliers scientifiques pour rapprocher les gens

  • Community Art Studio: Methods and Materials CATS631GD / ARTE398

    Instructor: Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos

    Course dates: June 7th-July 5th, 2017, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00

  • UrbanBodies series at the ART HIVES' SCIENCE SHOP:
    an exploration of what matters in our everyday lives and neighbourhoods. This series of public art making conversational labs will explore the theme of the body as it lives and dies, grows and ages, struggles and thrives in the urban environment.

    All conversations are free and open to all. 
     

    WINTER 2017 SCHEDULE

    Thursday, February 9th, 6-9pm

  • Beyond a counseling or psychotherapy practice, the future of art therapy demands a new type of creativity, solidarity, and social inclusion. This viewpoint explores the art therapy profession and the role of educational practices to envision change in uncertain times. Art therapists have the ability to offer expertise in the serious dilemmas facing humanity. In order to do so, art therapists need to learn to tolerate the messy margins of participatory experimentation, expanding conventional ways of practicing art therapy. 

  • Beyond a counseling or psychotherapy practice, the future of art therapy demands a new type of creativity, solidarity, and social inclusion. This viewpoint explores the art therapy profession and the role of educational practices to envision change in uncertain times. Art therapists have the ability to offer expertise in the serious dilemmas facing humanity. In order to do so, art therapists need to learn to tolerate the messy margins of participatory experimentation, expanding conventional ways of practicing art therapy. 

  • Discussing death in a positive way

    Posted by: Dominick Lucyk in Life November 8, 2016 

    University of the Streets Café hosts a discussion on embracing death

    http://theconcordian.com/2016/11/discussing-death-in-a-positive-way/

    Attendees and speakers discussed embracing and accepting death through rituals at the University of the Streets Café event held on Nov. 4.

  • Art Hives’ Science Shop presents Urbanbodies : an exploration of what matters in our everyday lives and neighbourhoods, in partnership with  University of the Streets Cafe.

    This series of public art making conversational labs will explore the theme of the body as it lives and dies, grows and ages, struggles and thrives in the urban environment.

     

    1. Bodies of water: what are our needs, our responsibilities?     

  • Memorial University in St.John's, Newfoundland, welcomes Dr. Timm-Bottos on Saturday October 22nd, 2016 for a one-day experiential workshop, introducing the methods practiced in a community art studio, aka Art Hive, developed over a 22-year sustained research practice by Professor Timm-Bottos. She will present how the engagement in ongoing community creative arts can have a positive impact on the physical, mental and social wellbeing of participants, support the inclusion of marginalized populations and be a vehicle for dialogue and social innovation. 

  • On October 20th, Inuk Art Therapist and Founder of the FreeArts4All Art Hive in Cape Breton, NS, Jennifer Vivian, MA presented her research on an aboriginal model of art therapy, first published as her MA thesis in 2013 and then expanded through her practice as an art therapist within aboriginal communities as well as learning from her elders and other community members. 

  • http://theconcordian.com/2016/09/treating-it-right-a-conversation-about-water/

    “Treating” it right: a conversation about water

    Posted by: Joshua De Costa 

    The first lab in the University of the Streets’ conversation series took place on Sept. 3

  • On Saturday, April 9th, 2016, Dr. Janis-Timm-Bottos, Art Hives founder and director, was a guest presenter at the Art Therapy Spring Symposium 2016 of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • From October 28th-30th a hundred community members and inter-sector organizations gathered at Moun Saint Vincent University and the Halifax Central Library to explore what is happening in community engaged arts in Nova Scotia, how we can connect to the international Art Hives movement, and what are the opportunities to use Art Hives in Nova Scotia to sustain and grow our communities and economy.

    This document is an attempt to capture three days of great connections, action planning and creative ideas for making positive community change through the arts!

  • Le Guide Pratique des Ruches d'Art a été créé en réponse a un besoin exprimé par plusieurs membres de la communauté qui partagent un désir de se regrouper pour répondre de façon créative aux enjeux auxquels fait face leur milieu de vie, et se demandent par où commencer. L’information que nous avons recueillie ici ne se veut pas un livre de recettes définitif, mais nous espérons qu’en rendant disponibles nos apprentissages jusqu’à ce jour, nous pourrons vous soutenir sur votre parcours vers la création d’une Ruche d’Art au sein de votre communauté.

  • The Art Hives How-to-Guide was created to address a need expressed by many community members who share a desire to regroup to respond creatively to issues in their communities, and are wondering “How do we begin?” The information we have gathered here is not a definitive recipe book, but we hope that by making what we’ve learned so far, readily available in an open source format, we can help make your Art Hive journey just a little bit easier. We want to support those of you who are inspired by the Art Hives model in making it your own.

  • Circle of Belonging

    by Hailey Tallman

    This art therapy research paper is about the universal human need to belong, and my autoethnographic attempts to answer how we can find and foster belonging in Art Hives and our communities.

  • Third spaces are in-between places where teacher-student scripts intersect, creating the potential for authentic interaction and a shift in what counts as knowledge. This paper describes a unique community-university initiative: a third space storefront classroom for postsecondary students in professional education programs, which also functions as a community art studio for the surrounding neighborhood. This approach to professional education requires an innovative combination of theory, methods, and materials as enacted by the professionals involved and performed by the students.

  • The model and practice of Art Hives have evolved through two decades of sustained practice research, continuous observation and adaptation, and experimentation with spaces and organizational structures led by Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos, who has developed and established six successful art hives in different locations across North America.

  • New York! The city of food, architecture, art, straight-talking people, non-stop walking, The High Line, jazz, Broadway, the five boroughs…And a city that takes its notions of community very seriously.

  • Between November 7 and 9, 2014, you are invited to the second Power of the Arts National Forum. This year’s theme will be “Acting Now for Social Change.”

  • To Combat Weak Social Ties, a New Way to Create

    An 'arts hive' with focus on therapy puts expression before instruction.

    http://thetyee.ca/Culture/2014/07/28/Create-Away-Weak-Social-Ties/

  • This hypermodal work draws upon the concept of third space as it serves to describe and explore La Ruche d'Art, a community art studio that also serves as a storefront university classroom. Hypermodality allowed for the creation of a third reflective research space (mirroring the role of La Ruche in the learning processes of participants).

  • A research team led by neurologists Anne Bolwerk and Christian Maihofner reports “the production of visual art improves effective interaction” between certain regions of the brain.

    What’s more, this improvement in brain function—found in a small group of new retirees who took a class in which they created paintings and drawings—was matched by self-reports of strengthened psychological resilience.

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