In 2014, our of collective of artists and art therapists 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 and community connection in the creative process.
We encouraged self-expression and creativity outside of formal art teaching methods, 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 free atmosphere to self-express in community and individually. In contrast to the perception of art as elite and expensive, we offered art as an accessible and natural expressive outlet for all.