Become an Artist

Our Program

BEING studio is open to adults with developmental disabilities who are interested in exploring their creativity. No previous art experience is required, only a desire to create and engage in the artmaking process. In the studio, artists are supported by our staff, who provide one-on-one mentorship and facilitate workshops with guest artists.

The studio offers creative support and guidance in media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, fibre art, printmaking and creative writing. Along with our core Monday- Friday daytime programming (10:00am-2:30pm) BEING offers online, evening and weekend participation options.

BEING also provides opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their work.


The Bronson Centre is an accessible venue. The studio is located on the third floor and can be accessed by elevator. Attendant care workers are always welcome. We also offer online programming for those who want to get creative in comfort of their own home.



In-Studio Programming

Monday-Friday Daytime Studio Programming


BEING’s Monday-Friday daytime programming is open. Learn new art techniques, develop your own artistic goals and get creative in a supportive space. If you are interested in being added please contact the studio email and we can provide more information and arrange a visit!

email: [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Tuesday Evening Art Workshop Series


Tuesdays starting January 16th, 6pm-8pm (24 weeks)

Start date: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024End date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2024Duration: 6pm-8pm (2hrs)

Registration Form link

Saturday Morning ARTS Programming (SM:ART)


Saturdays starting January 13 – June 29, 9AM – 12AM (24 weeks)

Saturday Morning ART at BEING studio is a space to explore, imagine and express through the arts.Participating artists will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of art materials and share their artistic goals and practices. Art supplies and materials will be provided. These 3 hr sessions will provide a space to:·         Work in a community with other artists·         Explore the arts through demonstrations·         Develop your artistic goals and skills·         Explore and experiment with a variety of art materials

Registration Form link

Saturday Afternoon Arts (S.A.A.S)


Saturdays starting February 10 – June 29, 1pm-4pm (20 weeks)

This programming will bring artists together to work on personal and collaborative projects. Artists will be provided with a chance to: Engage in performance – dance, singing, play-writing and music. Artists will be able to work individually or collaboratively with others.

Registration Form link

Online Programming

We continue to offer BEING Home programming. BEING Home is an online art program designed to keep our community connected, creating and sharing. Online programming currently runs on Mondays between 10am-12pm and includes invitations to our afternoon workshop subscription. Current fees are $220 per month. You’ll love all the wonderful things about BEING Home. Meet new people in weekly video chats, browse accessible arts-based content, share your experiences and find a supportive creative community of people like you, who want to stay connected and creative from home.

Click here to download a PDF information package on the virtual program and fees, or contact the studio for details.

BEING Home afternoon subscription: This online programming offers opportunities to join creative sketching tours and hosted visits to galleries and museums from the comfort of your home. You can join us on Tuesday afternoons between 1-2pm for just $100 per month.

Email [email protected] to register.


Monthly membership fees start at $100 per month and are eligible for reimbursement under the Ontario Government’s Passport Program. Please contact your local Passport agency directly for more information: Passport Program

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Interested In Joining?

Please contact us to schedule a studio visit:
613-234-8497 or email [email protected]