Programs

Arts Wellness

Self and community care through the arts, food access, tech support & referrals

Food

We serve healthy, homemade meals (vegan and with meat) at every onsite or in-person program. Artists coming to in-studio programs can access our Comfort Care Cabinet, filled with snacks and non-perishable foods to go. We can also offer limited emergency food supports to youth engaging with our programming.

For more information, email culinaryartsbotaddress@sketch.ca@sketch.ca

OPEN House

Are you an artist who wants to join SKETCH programs? Are you a referral partner who wants to learn how to connect with SKETCH? Join our Open House, March 28, 1-3pm. Sign up via this registration link!

Playful Parenting

Make art and connect with other parents. Childcare available and $50 honorarium for attending. Come to one or all sessions. Wednesdays, April 24-June 5, 1-4pm. Sign up via the registration link.

Artwork by @lilsun.draws 

 

Art and Community

Develop connections, meet other artists, and explore a variety of art practices – tie dye, seed acupressure, collage and more. Come to one or all sessions. Thursdays, April 25-June 6, 1-4pm. Sign up via the registration link.

 

Artwork by Vincy Lim @kiwimii 

Comfort Care Cabinet

Our comfort care cabinet is located on the lower level at the SKETCH studios, near the entrance and kitchen. It includes shared supplies and items that are free and open to artists participating in our programming. Supplies available often include toothpaste, winter accessory items, socks, deodorant and more. Availability is limited and changes depending on donations and season.

Mental Health and Harm Reduction Support & Referrals

Harm reduction: We work from a harm reduction framework, which aims to minimize judgment and recognize individual autonomy by understanding that people are capable of making the best decisions for themselves. We provide access to information and supplies in order to minimize potential risks with drug use. SKETCH has access to harm reduction supplies and naloxone in the comfort care cabinet, and sharps disposal bins in the washrooms. Our partners include TRIP, Parkdale Queen West CHC, and Pieces to Pathways.

Now and always, mental health supports are critical for our overall wellness. SKETCH works to connect young artists with community resources, self-care and wellness supports:

  • SKETCH assembles information about arts-based wellness practices here
  • Free harm reduction supplies and information – distribution with partners

For more information, email programbotaddress@sketch.ca@sketch.ca