About The Art Studios
The Art Studios, now part of Lookout Society, is undergoing changes to help the program survive into the future. With Vancouver Coastal Health making the building on Victoria Drive unavailable after March, 2021, some activities will be held at other Lookout locations. We will post that information when it becomes available. Lookout is planning to bring all activities, and more, back together in the future.
The Art Studios has been recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a model of psycho-social rehabilitation for mental illness and addiction issues – because it works! It is a safe, respectful and accepting community where people with major mental illnesses and addiction engage with rehabilitation staff to recover and grow through art. The Studios offers free classes and workshops on painting, ceramics, printmaking and more. Currently 278 active clients, who have been referred by their medical professionals, enjoy the structure, warmth and hope for the future that The Art Studios provides. Close to 4000 clients have been helped since its beginning in 1994.
Recovery Through Art raises funds for The Art Studios and is committed to its future. The Recovery Through Art Society is a registered charity created in 2012 by instructors and clients of The Art Studios who witnessed the power of art in recovery from mental illness and addictions.