The LivingRoom Community Art Studio (Online)
The LivingRoom currently offers virtual programming on Tuesdays on Instagram Live from 2pm to 3:00pm and on Facebook on Wednesday's from 2pm until 3:30pm. Subscribe for Facebook alerts to learn about upcoming virtual Art Hive events.
The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is a registered charity that provides supportive opportunities for individuals and families living in Durham Region and beyond to express themselves and connect with others through experiences of art making, skill sharing and dialogue. Studio services are offered at no, or low cost in order to ensure that all members of the community - including those who are most marginalized - can take part. The studio's mission is to promote positive self-identities, strengthen and build relationships, and inspire community driven action through providing an inclusive, non-judgemental space for meaningful creative social interaction to occur.
At The LivingRoom we believe that everyone is an artist and that when we make art together we change our world for the better, one creation at a time. We believe that the processes involved in creative self-expression are inherently therapeutic and ultimately empowering for people and the neighbourhoods in which they live.
The storefront studio space closed permanently in October 2019, however virtual art hive programming continues to be offered online every week on the LivingRoom's Facebook and Instagram pages, with addtional programming on additional platforms planned for release throughout 2021. Archived programming can be enjoyed on the LivingRoom's YouTube channel as well.
The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is also excited to announce that they will be launching a Mobile Art Studio in 2021 with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Mobile Art Studio will offer:
- free open studio art making time onsite in community
- a range of no or low cost workshop take-away kits
- Travelling art exhibits and sales where community members can sell their arts and handicraft at low commission
- opportunities for organisations or communities to book private fee-for-service workshops
We're always looking for new and interesting opportunities to connect with our community so that we can learn how to serve your needs better. If you would like to learm more about us, sign up for newsletter updates or learn how we can support the work you are doing with community please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The LivingRoom is made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, on-going fundraising initiatives and private donations through Canada Helps.