Learning, healing, and connecting through art
Youth Expressive Arts is a program designed to help youth discover and connect with their identities through artistic self-expression in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Today’s world may seem confusing to many adolescents, one in which trying to find any semblance of a “true self” may appear difficult. Low Entropy believes that engaging in art while having fun with peers will help to lighten the load and serve as a means to self-discovery. As a creative medium, art provides an opportunity to try on different identities to see which ideas resonate. Your imagination is the only limit.
Youth Expressive Arts is free and accessible to all because of the generosity of our donors.
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Diving into different worlds
Each session will last an hour, and will focus on a type of art (e.g., painting, mask-making, drawing, tiles) and a daily theme in tandem with self-reflective questions. During these sessions, participants will learn to better understand themselves and others by exploring their headspaces through art.
If your organization or school would like to host our Expressive Arts program, please contact Ness Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Best Day Vision Board
Create a vision board of your best day! The purpose of this activity is to allow that magical excited thinking shine through.
This jar will remind us of what motivates us during our lowest days. You can fill up the jar with reminders of what makes you happy.
Internal/External Weather Report
Reflect on what is going on in the world around you, and how you are feeling internally.
Self-Care Assessment Wheel and Response
Assessing your self-care needs and where you are at currently for each. Come up with your own sections of the wheel.
Meet the facilitators
Our facilitators are comprised of practicum students and volunteers who love to give back to the community by supporting youth.
They’re compassionate, creative, and caring.
Click the photos below to learn more about each facilitator.
Marissa is a graduate student at Adler University in her master's of counselling art therapy. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Visual Arts in 2023. Her favourite mediums are drawing with markers and acrylic painting, and also loves collage work and journaling.
Nikoo is a self-taught artist and an art practitioner based in Vancouver. Canada. Nikoo uses art as a therapeutic tool to help people of different ages.
Nikoo's goal with her artworks is to create intuitive and healing artworks pieces that inspire a feeling of home through colour, movement and texture.
Nikoo uses layers of products including acrylic paint, ink, gouache, and gold and silver leaf. All the elements in nature are her inspiration.
My name is Alleah and I am a Masters of Counselling Art Therapy student at Adler University. I love working with all types of art media including pottery, paint, and digital media. I have taught yoga to youth and people of all ages for the past 5 years, and I love to be in nature and learn new things through finding adventure in life!
My name is Paige. I love art making, DIY, and storytelling, and I'm particularly fascinated by how these can impact and improve our mental health and well-being. I am a Master of Counselling Art Therapy student at Adler University, and I can't wait to start making art with you!
I am a student at Adler University, studying Master of Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at KPU in 2022. I am active in my community by working with young women in the downtown east side. My favourite form of art is embroidery, and painting, I love the repetitive aspect of it and how calming it can be and I love to go on nature walks with my cat!!
I am a graduate student in the Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy program at Adler University. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking, with a minor in psychology from Oregon State University in 2021. My main passions include art-making of all kinds and community care - outside of that - hiking, swimming, and trying new foods!