The Expressive Therapies Summit (http://summit.expressivemedia.org/), now in its fifth year, is an impressive annual conference that brings together the various fields of creative arts and expressive therapies practice for 4 days of lectures, workshops, panels, and master classes. This year there were nearly a thousand attendees from around the world gathering to attend some 300 different events. And all of it in the heart of New York City.
Space and materials
On Monday, February 3rd 2020, I visited the Seniors/ Intergenerational Yellow Door Art Hive at the Galeries du Parc shopping mall, in partnership wih Association Récréative Milton-Parc. This Art Hive, located in the southwest corner of the Plateau Mont-Royal Borough, also known as the McGill Ghetto, is open on Mondays from 2 to 6 pm, at 3590 Jeanne-Mance street. During my visit, I chatted with Rocio, Mariam, Linda and Amritha.
What motivated you to start this art hive?
Tina Dealwis, Digital Communications Officer at Sheridan.
Button-making and brooch-making stations greeted people as they arrived, and helped ease attendees into the Art Hive experience. “The entranceway activities were a great ice-breaker,” says Patricia Buckley, Digital Curator and Special Collections Librarian. “They made people feel comfortable before they moved on to the other activities.”
Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organizations: Case Study of Art Hives
By the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, July 6th 2018
"Our western society separates out art from the everyday – so we bring it back together."
Concordia celebrated the launch of its first-ever campus art hive on June 11, 2018. The art hive will also serve as the International Art Hives Network Headquarters. Pictured are Janis Timm-Bottos, Art Hives founder and associate professor of creative arts therapies, and Stephanie Rossy, vice-chair of the Rossy Family Foundation.
Canadian First: Concordia opens campus art hive and International Network Headquarters
The Art Hives Network and the Emergence of Public Practice Arts Therapy
Saturday April 28, 4:40 pm - 5:40 pm
Janis Timm-Bottos, PhD, ATR-BC
Paige Asawa, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC, Discussant
Huit tonnes de déchets revalorisés en projets artistiques à l'université Concordia
Mercredi, 4 avril 2018
Depuis sa création il y a un an, un organisme de l’université Concordia a détourné plus de huit tonnes de matières destinées à être jetées pour les mettre au service de l’art.
Building a community through accessible art
Maggie Hope January 23, 2018
Le Milieu, a co-op art studio and vegan café, is a major part of the Montreal Art Hives network.
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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)
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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
Stay tuned for MINIBIBLIOS popping up throughout our Montreal locations!
On Monday, October 17, 2016 the LivingRoom Community Art Studio, an Art Hive in Oshawa, ON hosted Art Hives 101, a full-day workshop covering the founding principles and methods as well as the practical aspects (models and legal structures, financial, social and environmental sustainability) of starting an art hive in one's community or organization, offered by the Art Hives Network. This workshop is designed for people of all backgrounds interested in starting an Art Hive in their community and was facilitated by Rachel Chainey, Art Hives Network National Coordinator.
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.
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.
The Making of Signs for La Ruche d’Art Pointe-St-Charles
By Jessica Gardner
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.
At our Art Hives Symposium in June, we were all asked if there was anything we would like to share from our experience of setting up small site of community engaged art making.
I thought about what I could share after years of helping Janis start community studios (aka Art Hives) in various locations across the country. Every space requires a different set of parameters but how each space is set up has a major impact on what art is made there. For example, a carpeted space will not invite messy painting to occur or a dimly lit space will not welcome small scissor cutting.
To Combat Weak Social Ties, a New Way to Create
An 'arts hive' with focus on therapy puts expression before instruction.