My Artists Corner Studio Assistant
CMHA - MAC
"My Artists Corner" Director of Submissions, Studio Assistant
An art studio for people living with mental illness that provides a space for community, interaction and positive expression in a welcoming environment.
My volunteer experience with CMHA at "My Artists Corner" or MAC, was a great experience to see adults coming together as friends and creating something together, being social and have the self esteem and the confidence to continue their art practice. It is often reported as being a relaxing activity and is something they are proud of. My favorite days at MAC were learning new techniques and planning for the annual exhibit. Everyone had to work together to make art, prepare the art for display and sell the artist cards. This was a culmination of all the great work and it was a wonderful experience to meet the people in the group and to be a part of it. I would discuss the art work, provide encouragement and inspiration by introducing new artists and new materials at the studio.