In 2014, I was part of a collective of arts facilitators and art therapists that hosted monthly "Pop-Up" spontaneous creativity workshops in Vancouver, Canada.
We provided spontaneous art making opportunities for all ages in various community settings. We supplied a wide range of creative materials such as textiles, collage papers, paint, recycled items, and objects from nature to encourage freedom of self-expression.
We encouraged self-expression without the requirement of a specific end product. Loose guidelines were provided and spontaneous experimentation was encouraged.
Creating together on individual and collective art projects offered a warm and inviting atmosphere to self-express in community and individually.
In contrast to the perception of art as elite and expensive, we offered art opportunities as a natural expressive outlet for all.