Making Art. Changing Lives.
At The LivingRoom we believe that EVERYONE is an artist and that when we make art together we change our world for the better, one creation at a time.
The LivingRoom Community Art Studio is a registered Ontario Charity that provides supportive opportunities for individuals and families living in and around Oshawa to express themselves and connect with others through experiences of art making, skill sharing and dialogue. Studio services are offered for free in order to ensure that all members of the community - including those who are most marginalised - can take part. The studio's mission is to promote positive self-identities, strengthen and build relationships, and inspire community driven action through providing an inclusive, non-judgemental space for meaningful creative social interaction to occur.
At The LivingRoom we believe that EVERYONE is an artist and that when we make art together we change our world for the better, one creation at a time. We believe that the processes involved in creative self-expression are inherently therapeutic and ultimately empowering for people and the neighbourhoods in which they live. At our storefront studio we offer:
- free open studio art making time
- a range of no or low cost workshops
- low commission community art exhibits and sales
- a one of a kind Art Shop where our community can sell their art and handicraft on consignment
- opportunities for vulnerable populations to book closed studio time with a studio facilitator
Our regular hours of operation are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am until 6pm - but from time time workshops and special events may occur outside of regular operating hours. Please see our Calendar Page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about all of our upcoming events and activities!
We're always looking for new and interesting opportunities to connect with our community so that we can learn how to serve your needs better. If you would like to learn more about us and how we can support the work you are doing with community please contact us at email@example.com and let us know!
What People Are Saying
""Everything else I was connected to here was pretty negative, the LivingRoom has connected me with a part of myself that I really take out into the community, and it's helped me be a better person and treat people the way I expect to be treated" "
— Don King. Musician, singer, songwriter, LivingRoom Community Member., Read More