This free home-based creative experience is for Indigenous youth from northern British Columbia who are between the ages of 12 to 18 and are interested in arts and culture in wellness or who may be interested in pursuing careers in a health or social service field.
What will the Experience Involve?
You will receive a creative wellness package that contains all necessary supplies and instructions (more information will be provided to you about delivery and/or pick-up options post-registration). You will also receive a written creative prompt that will lead you through that month’s art activity and a related reflection question. You will be encouraged to use artwork to explore and express your own personal and community strengths, creativity and culture as essential components to enhancing your own health and well-being and reaching your goals.
We hope that through this home-based creative experience you will experience increased knowledge, awareness, and pride of Indigenous knowledges you already possess around health and wellness, and inspired to potentially pursue a future in health and science education paths and professions.
Your package will contain both printed instructions as well as links to video instructions. You will also be offered the opportunity to share your unique creative expression experience on the Health Arts Research Centre (HARC) website (www.healtharts.ca
) and social media pages.
This registration form is for the month of July. Workshops involve different art projects and are planned to occur monthly through July and August (with new registration forms for each month). There are 50 registration openings each month and there is no cost to participate.
Registration for July will close on July 25th, 2020- be sure to sign up early!
Tune into our new YouTube mini-series 'Creative Wellness at Home with Marion Erickson'. Marion will be creating and uploading various episodes to promote and encourage wellness for Indigenous families, the first of which is now released! The series is available on the Health Arts Research Centre YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNuToEZ9dB3sl7h9qcADQpA