New Arts Health Network Canada Website! November, 2011 Dear: AHNC/ AHNC-BC Friends, We are delighted to inform you that Arts Health Network Canada and its first provincial chapter, Arts Health Network Canada-BC, have launched a new and improved website www.artshealthnetwork.ca. Please visit our new site and send us your feedback; we would love to hear [...]

Now you can learn what you need to know to prepare for and facilitate Learning Through Creative Play.  Take a look at the Work Book link.  I will be adding chapters as time allows.  Please subscribe  and let others know about this resource.  I hope you find it useful and inspiring.   You CAN do it [...]

I am excited to welcome Music Therapist Heather Price as my co-facilitator for our fall Creative Arts program for teens. Heather brings a wealth of musical experience with her, and several of her M.T. students who are doing a practicum with the Alexander Society. This program takes place in Wolfville, N.S. every Monday afternoon and [...]

Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly   Monday, December 6, 2010 Resolution No. 2783 Whereas the Alexander Society of Wolfville celebrated its 10th Anniversary on November 19, 2010 and Whereas the Alexander Society was founded in 2000 by Kathleen Purdy and Kim Smith of Canning to enhance learning opportunities for children and teens who require special care [...]

  March 16, 2011 The participants of the Creative Arts for Teens after school program are preparing to set sail for the land of Colchis.   Everyone helped decorate the boat and lace it together. Jason and his men prepare to sail for the Kingdom of Colchis. As we move the boat around the room we [...]

Based on a story by Guido Visconti, The Enchanted Kingdom is a desert kingdom where dry winds  blow. Years ago, all the trees were cut down to build a beautiful castle, but then the rains stopped because there were no trees, the flowers did not grow and the birds stayed away.  Through the desire of [...]

May 27, 2011 These are sand pictures depicting the desert with the hot sun in the deep blue sky.  Onto a piece of blue card stock the teens glued a piece of shaped brown card, covered it with glue and sprinkled fine art sand over it. “What dark magic made the beauty of nature vanish [...]

I am sure you have all been sitting on the edge of your chairs wondering whether the magic has continued.  And indeed it has.  The rain not only made the birds sing with joy, it  awakened the seeds that lay dormant in the earth for many years.  They sprung to life.  The kingdom was covered [...]

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