BCATA Continuing Education Workshops and Coffee Houses –
“The Expressive Therapies Continuum”
Incorporating Cultural Art Activities into the Art Therapy Session:
The Ukrainian Easter Egg: ‘Pysanka’
When: March 19, 2016.
Where: 1563 Elinor Crescent Port Coquitlam, BC
Time: 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Participants: 8 max
Presenter: Michelle Oucharek-Deo is a registered art therapist and horticultural therapist and runs her private practice, Van-Art Expression in Port Coquitlam, BC. Michelle has been an art therapist for 21 years and recently opened her new studio where she sees clients and hosts different kinds of workshops and support groups. She teaches at both the Vancouver Art Therapist Institute and Adler University and sits on the BCATA board as past president and FACT BC representative.
Michelle is Ukrainian in heritage and was raised in the culture. She still practices many of her traditions and is excited to be able to teach others about the art of making the ‘Pysanka’.
A short presentation will be given on how art therapists can incorporate art making techniques from different cultures into the art therapy session. (30 minutes) After the presentation we will begin creating a traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg called a Pysanka. We will be looking at:
Traditional Methods of Ukrainian Egg Decoration
Natural Egg Dying Methods
Optional Decoration Methods for Younger Children based on similar techniques.
The participant will leave the workshop with:
At least one completed egg
A booklet describing the egg making techniques and the historical meaning to traditional symbols used on the eggs
A copy of the presentation (electronic)
No previous experience necessary. Just come and have fun. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
“Images of Ethics”
Presented by Dr. Duanita G Eleniak BCATR RCAT ATR and Adler University MCP: Art Therapy Students
When: Sunday September 20, 2015
Time: 10am – 4pm (Lunch is included)
Where: Adler University 7th Floor
1090 West Georgia, Vancouver BC
An experiential workshop where participants will create a personal practical “image of ethics” that they can take into their art therapy office/studio and which will serve as a physical reminder to always practice at their highest level of integrity.
Examples of “images of ethics” in the past include masks, pictures, boxes, furniture, mobiles, aquariums, collages, terrariums, collages, waiting room books, coasters, wall hangings, tissue box, etc.
Join us for a lively discussion of ethics as we work together to ground our images of ethics in the field of art therapy.
(“Images of Ethics” by Adler University students)
Registration deadline is 8 September (the day after Labour Day).
Professional Development Seminar
“Art Therapy in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside(“DTES”), a Socially Responsible Service”
Hosted by The BCATA
Friday May 29, 2015.
Co-Facilitated by individuals who have worked directly with individuals accessing services in DTES: Debora Broadhurst, BA, DVATI, BCATR; the Union Gospel Mission “UGM”; the Women’s Health Collective “VWHC”, and Sharon Kravitz.
The seminar includes an overview of Debora Broadhurst’s article “Art Therapy: Opening Doors for Learning in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside” a creative enquiry of her experience providing art therapy to adults that face multiple barriers in the Downtown Eastside (DTES), over a five-year period. This article is included in Art Therapy as an Instrument of Peace, edited by Jaqueline Fehlner and William Fehlner for the 2014 Canadian Art Therapy Association Conference and was presented at the Nelson conference in September.
Union Gospel Mission has been offering Art Therapy for a number of years. Skye Walks and possibly two art therapists will be there to present how they have offered Art Therapy within their programs. They will explain the history of how they began with an artist and learned the need for an art therapist based on the needs of their participants.
The Vancouver’s Women’s Health Collective has offered Friday morning drop in art therapy sessions for many years. Their art therapists Katy Vinson and Nadina Dodd will present their program and benefits observed.
Sharon Kravitz, the founder of the DTES Arts Ongoing Community Arts & Culture Calendar will contribute her general knowledge and expertise of successful art activities in DTES.
– Victoria BCATA Coffee House on Friday, February 13th 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Open to all art and expressive arts therapists ‘Gems of Practice’ An evening to share and learn from your peers about something you are uniquely doing in your practice that excites you and really works for your clients. This ‘gem’ can be interpreted broadly. For example, it could be an intervention, a way of working with a group, an effective marketing approach, a supply or supply source, or…..
Dawn Olson’s home
Wine and tea will be provided. Please bring a snack to share.
– BCATA coffee house in the lower mainland January 30th, 2015 – hosted by the students of Adler University.
The evening will start at 7 p.m. and run through until 9 p.m. It is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and maybe make some new ones; have a snack, make some art and do a little networking.
1090 W. Georgia Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7
Coffee and Tea will be provided by BCATA , but if you have a chance to bring a snack or a treat that would be wonderful
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Vancouver Coffee House October 24, 2014
BCATA coffee house happening at VATI, Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, in October. A great opportunity to network and meet other art therapists in your community, share and make little art together.
– Victoria Coffee House Friday June 20, 2014
Friday, June 20th in Victoria from 6:30-8:30 at the home of Frances Bryant-Scott, and will feature an experience of the “OH!” deck of cards guided by Joan Lawrence, the widow (and partner in the development of the cards) of Ely Raman, the artist who created the OH cards. For more information on these cards and Ely, see http://www.oh-cards-na.com/artists/ely-raman/ Please contact Frances at email@example.com for address and directions! Bring some munchies or wine. Coffee and tea provided.
– Vancouver Coffee House Sunday May 25, 2014
– Sophia Schneider is presenting “Explore the Medicine Wheel” Saturday April 26, 2014
Explore the Medicine Wheel in an experiential workshop presented by Sophia Schneider BCATR, GCFPcm. We will use creative process and developmental theory to identify areas in our selves that can be balanced to strengthen our commitment to personal growth, wellness, and successful resolution of life tasks. The First Nations concept of the Medicine Wheel is an ancient model used to promote a balanced use of your physical, social/emotional,mental, and spiritual gifts and challenges for personal fulfillment of our life purpose. Cost $ 50 for BCATA or CATA members, $ 65 for non-members Student rate $ 30 Explore the Medicine Wheel
– Vancouver Coffee House Sunday March 9, 2014
Join your colleagues and friends on Sunday March 9 in the afternoon at YinStill Reproductive Wellness near 18th and Main, 2 to 5 pm.
This is an opportunity to meet other art therapists and make some art, share a recent effective art therapy technique or approach, or ask questions. -Gluten Free and Nut Free items will be available-.
Location: YinStill Reproductive Wellness
contact: Moorea Hum
3523 MAIN ST (near 18th)
– Victoria Coffee House Friday February 21, 2014
6:30pm until 8:30pm
Bring a story to tell about a recent effective art therapy technique or approach. Also, you may bring wine OR your favourite cheese and Dawn will provide tasty embellishments. Please contact Dawn Olson at Muse Art Therapy for details about location
– Workshop – February 8, 2014
Soft Touch, Strong Touch -The Therapeutic Use of Felting
Frances Bryant-Scott, RSW, Professional Art Therapist
A One-Day Workshop -Sponsored by the BCATA
When: Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Victoria BC; site TBA
Cost: BCATA and CATA members $50 (Others $65)
To Register: Call (250) 595-0405 or E-mail