Creative Connections (previously Drop In Art Group) is a safe place for any youth to come and express themselves in any way they feel comfortable. We have been offering this group going on four years and will continue to in the future due to its great success.
The purpose of Creative Connections is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for youth to learn and practice social skills within a fun, social environment while making connection with other youth and be engaged in a no pressure, safe and creative place. And the bonus part is that they turn out some pretty amazing art projects! Along with lots of painting and drawing one of the projects the youth did was a stop motion film using clay figurines that they had sculpted one week and then made the movies with them the following week. There were also many seasonal projects such as pumpkin carving, Christmas cards, some fun random projects like sock teddy bear making, knitting, anime drawing, mandala’s …
With an average of 8-10 youth attending weekly, the kids learn valuable social skills such as kindness, acceptance, how cool differences in people are and patience. The conversations range from video games to bullying issues at school and so much in between. The strong bonds that are formed within the group have transferred to the home and we see youth contacting and getting together outside of group time. This year we will also begin offering guest speakers to come and talk about a topic the youth are interested in.
Thursdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm 13-19 years
Call 250-748-0232 for more information.