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The Vancouver Recovery Through Art Society believes in recovery from mental illness and addiction through art: learning about it, creating it, enjoying it.  We believe The Art Studios is the best available program of its kind and we want it to survive and thrive!   How You Can Help


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More than just an Art Class ~ Read Our Stories About Art & Recovery


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Please note: All programs are managed and run by The Art Studios.

For more information about The Art Studios and its programs, please call 604-871-9788


“I’ve been told that I have a little natural talent which always feels good but something else was going on and it seemed more important.  I began to meet people, talk and socialize: it seemed like my isolation had left me a little terrified of those sort of things but I stuck it out.  At …

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My name is Iris, I have a diagnosis of Clinical Depression, Anxiety and P.T.S.D.  I have been coming to the Art Studio for the last six years. At first I was very reluctant to go, it took me a couple of months just to be able to sign up for it. When I was called …

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Being connected to and a part of The Art Studios program has helped me tremendously throughout my recovery and journey to heal. I have been a member of the studios for several years now. Back when I first started as a teenager I was recognized as an agoraphobic. Attending the Youth Group was literally the …

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The Art Studios has given me motivation and inspiration, to work and create independently. It has taught me skills to transfer to other areas in my life and helped me in building relationship with others. I have the opportunity to work one on one with a deaf individual and use my A.S.L. skills. It has …

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I moved to Vancouver from Canmore AB, my home for nearly 30 years. I had friends, an incredible recovery community and good home to live in. My clinical depression had been successfully treated for about 10 years, but my daughter was in Vancouver, and we only saw each other once or twice a year, and …

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I am an Occupational Therapist and an artist who has worked at the Art Studios since its early beginning. For twenty years I have been privileged to work with many individuals who have a mental illness and/or addiction who are artists. They did not know they were artists before they came to The Art Studios …

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