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The Gallery will be closed January 29th, January 30th & January 31st for an exhibition changeover. We will reopen again February 1st. Thank you for your understanding!

EDUCATION

JCHAC is a sacred jewel in the centre of urbanization waiting for children to walk on the grass. We provide inspiring year-round education programs with an emphasis on the creative arts, nature and mindfulness for kids and families. Our philosophy, Art comes from the Heart and it is deeply Rooted in Nature.

It is our mission to connect children and families to art, nature, themselves, and each other. We offer a range of programs that foster compassion and curiosity, to embrace art and the natural world, giving participants space and time to foster both. In a time where people look at a screen more often in a day than the birds and plants in their backyards, we believe it is crucial for people of all ages to unplug from technology and to mindfully reconnect with the earth.

Upcoming Programs

The Mindful HeART Program

Mindful HeART 9 - 13

For Ages 9 - 13

6 Week Program

Join us for our six weeks program(s) unleashing children’s artist within, exploring nature, and building self-esteem through our playful mindfulness programs.

We meet  Mondays from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

The Mindful HeART Program

Mindful HeART 5 - 8

For Ages 5 - 8

6 Week Program

Join us for our six weeks program(s) unleashing children’s artist within, exploring nature, and building self-esteem through our playful mindfulness programs.

We meet Mondays from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

PA Days at The Creek

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For Ages 6 - 12

Dates coincide with most PA Days of local school boards.

Make your children’s PA day a fun and exciting one with art activities and outdoor play!

These half-day workshops are suitable for kids with a passion for art and nature who are looking to stimulate their creativity and learn about the land here at Joshua Creek.

Weekend Wonders

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Every Saturday Starting June 15th | 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Designed to ignite the spark of learning in children, Weekend Wonders offers a diverse array of engaging activities tailored to cater to their academic needs and interests.

Discover subjects such as Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Robotics, Calligraphy, Arabic Language and Culture, Islamic Studies, and French Language, each offering a unique opportunity for growth and enrichment.

The Mindful HeART Program

Mindful HeART 5 - 8

For Ages 5 - 8

6 Week Program

Join us for our six weeks program(s) unleashing children’s artist within, exploring nature, and building self-esteem through our playful mindfulness programs.

We meet Mondays from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

PA Days at The Creek

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For Ages 6 - 12

Dates coincide with most PA Days of local school boards.

Make your children’s PA day a fun and exciting one with art activities and outdoor play!

These half-day workshops are suitable for kids with a passion for art and nature who are looking to stimulate their creativity and learn about the land here at Joshua Creek.

Partnered Programs

Through the support of our local partners and board members JCHAC offers a variety of educational workshops and events that will  offer kids and young adults to explore their creativity, get in touch with nature and develop wellness skills.

Wacky Science Jr. Workshop /w STEAMULATION Lab

For Ages 6 - 10

Starting April 11th

Fun and exciting workshops of discovering slime, volcanoes, bubbles, growing crystals, sensory fun, chemistry, all with fully hands-on fun experiments and projects! This Wacky science classes makes unique experience for kids ages 6-10.

Indigenous Beginnings

Create your own stylized version of your inspiration in puppet form.

Creative Expression: Ages 13 - 15

Tuesdays September 13th - November 8th @ 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Students will explore theatre exercises, simple trust exercises and lifts. They will choose themes and work in small groups to build performance pieces within a larger project. Students will focus on improvisation, look at scripts in class to improve skills lost over the past two years in vocal expression and performance confidence. We will perform our group performance projects for family friends and the arts centre community at the end of each term! 

What We Offer

Community Living Art Classes

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Every week, clients from Community Living Oakville gather at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre to unleash their creativity. In just two hours, these talented artists craft personal masterpieces, brimming with laughter and joy. Our classes blend mindfulness, outdoor activities, and art-making, all guided by skilled instructors who cater to each individual’s needs and abilities. Join us in embracing the philosophy of art from the heart.
 
For inquiries, please contact Matthew@joshuacreekarts.com

Mindful Heart - Youth Programs

Mindful Heart - Youth Program
The Mindful Heart Youth program incorporates art, wellness and nature-based learning into its curriculum. Here, art not only becomes a form of creative self-expression but as a tool for mental/emotional wellness and a way to bring individuals closer to nature. In these classes, students explore various artistic mediums, from printmaking, painting, crafts and other creative ways to create art. Time around the grounds and the labyrinth are also built into the program. Guided by our experienced instructors who trained in both are and wellness/mediation, the program emphasizes self-expression and joy. This program is highly customizable depending on the needs of the group.
 
For inquiries, please contact education@joshuacreekarts.com

Senior Art Classes

Seniors Art Classes
Our art classes for seniors is tailored to ignite creativity and foster community engagement, whether conducted onsite or offsite. In these classes, participants are encouraged to explore various artistic mediums, from printmaking, painting and other mixed media art. Guided by our experienced instructors sensitive to the unique needs and abilities of seniors, the program emphasizes self-expression and joy. Whether held within the comforting walls of a senior centre or amidst the inspiring landscapes of nature here at JCHAC, our program provides a space for seniors to unleash their creativity, share stories, and find joy in the process of artistic creation.
 
For inquiries, please contact education@joshuacreekarts.com