Using Art to Increase Wellness: Sheridan’s First Art Hive

How can art increase your health and well-being? Art Fundamentals Professor Susan Beniston and Sheridan Library and Learning Services recently partnered together to explore how creative forms of making can contribute towards one’s wellness. On February 22, Sheridan’s first Art Hive offered the community a chance to experience the transformative power of shared creativity. Participants were invited to upcycle and re-cycle arts and crafts materials. Based on the idea of an open studio space, an Art Hive welcomes everyone as an artist, supporting them in the exploration of their creative capacity while aiming to build a stronger, more inclusive community through the process of art-making.

Focusing on sustainable methods of creation, inspiration materials from the Library’s Material ConneXion collection were also featured. A global leader in material innovation and sustainability, the Material ConneXion Library features many materials that are manufactured to be sensitive to the earth and incorporate sustainable features.

The next Art Hive will take place at Trafalgar Library on:

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Participants are welcome to drop in for a few minutes, come for a break or stay for the entire event.

Photos by Susan Beniston.



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