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Mental health, Creative arts

Art of Self-Care: Queer Colours

Date & time
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration is closed

Other dates

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024


Anni Jefferson


This event is free


Zen Dens


Jillian Ritchie


Guy-De Maisonneuve Building
1550 De Maisonneuve W.
Room 350.35

Wheel chair accessible


A six-week art therapy group for youth and adults who identify within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This group is a supportive and affirming space to creatively explore identity and expression through art making. Each week will focus on a different colour as a starting point to explore personal growth and develop connections with other queer folks. This group welcomes individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations to examine and celebrate their journeys of self-discovery. Whether you're seeking to better understand your identity or looking to connect with a supportive community of peers, this group is a space where your unique identity is celebrated, and your voice is heard.


This group is facilitated by Anni Jefferson, a queer and trans art therapy student working with the Concordia Arts in Health Center. Their goal is to provide affirming and empowering art therapy services to the queer community in Montreal.

What to expect:

Creative expression: participants will be invited to creatively engage with a different colour each week using a variety of art materials. All materials are provided and no prior art making experience is needed. This group will focus on the process of creating rather than the end result.

Safety and inclusivity:

This group is dedicated to creating a supportive and welcoming space where participants can share their experiences, concerns and successes free from judgment. Sharing and discussion is always optional depending on your comfort level.


This group is intended to be a safe and confidential space where participants can connect with other members of the queer community.

Self exploration:

Through art making and discussions, participants will have the opportunity to explore their queer identities, narratives and personal growth in a thoughtful and reflective manner.

Maximum 6 participants, must be Concordia students and come with a valid Concordia Student ID; consent forms will be provided at the start of each session

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses the creative process of art-making to help individuals express their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a therapeutic way. When words are difficult, art therapy can provide a non-verbal and visual means of communication, allowing participants to explore and understand their feelings and thoughts in a supportive environment. Art therapy can be a powerful tool for self-discovery, self-expression, and personal growth, making it a valuable approach to addressing a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.

Jan 23-Feb 27

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