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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Creative Start Open Studio Program is Growing

We just got the word that we have received a Cultural Opportunities for Youth grant from the NS Department of Tourism ,Culture and Heritage. This grant will allow us to offer another Creative Start Open Studio Program for youth with disabilities and related challenges. This open studio program will be offered in the Spyfield Area and will start in November 2009 for ten weeks. We will be posting the dates and location for the open studio program in the very near future

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Creative Start Open Studio Program

The Creative Start Open Studio Program will be offered to youth with disabilities ages 17 - 21 years of age. In this program youth will decide what types of art materials and processes they would like to work with. So if a youth wants to explore drawing for five weeks and painting for another five then we will facilitate this request. At the end of the ten week open studio program we will celebrate the accomplishments of the participants through an exhibition of their art works at Veith Street Gallery

Dates: September 11, 2009 to November 13, 2009
Times: 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Veith House Community Centre, Board Room
3115 Veith Street, Halifax

For information about registration contact Gerard McNeil by phone at
456 - 0861 or by email

Friday, May 22, 2009

Some Great News

We received some great news this week from the Halifax Peninsula Community Health Board that we have been awarded a grant to offer the Creative Start Open Studio for youth with disabilities.

This program will be different from the Creative Start Workshop we have been offering in the past, in that the open studio program will be more self directed. Essentially the way it will work is each youth in the program will decide on a medium or mediums he/she wants to explore during the ten - week period of the program. We will then provide the art materials and any training required for the youth participants.

The program will start in September and run to November, and will be offered at Veith House were Veith Street Gallery is housed.

We will be sending out information on how to register for the program in June and July.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Creative Start Workshop Participant Exhibition

Here are some images from the final exhibition of the Creative Start Workshop participant exhibition at the Pedway Picture Gallery on March 14th.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Creative Start Workshop Winter 2009 Update

Here are some artworks created by participants in the Creative Start Workshop. We are only in week two so there will be more work to profile.