AwareHouse is a space of acceptance, of learning perseverance, and of integrity. It is where kids can come learn how to express themselves creatively, and learn how to think. It is where everyone can practice peace.
AwareHouse is located in a warehouse in Chatham-Kent. It has been converted to an art studio on the second floor, so it is full of peace, energy and passion. AwareHouse is for students who have experienced bullying, anxiety, depression, been ostracized, had “frenemies,” and it is not limited to any particular age.
It is a place to connect with peers. This is not "instead of" homeschooling, or traditional school, or therapy. This is time for your child to learn more about him or herself through work with the arts.
AwareHouse offers fine art lessons to the youth of Chatham-Kent in a safe, positive, and understanding environment. Students are encouraged to take risks only after they are comfortable enough to reap the rewards of those risks.
Through our work at AwareHouse, your child can be expected to grow emotionally in many ways. This might include being more mindful, more creative, better able to resolve conflict or express positive and negative emotions better.
AwareHouse will give your child something to look forward to and will use arts education to boost your child’s self-confidence. Practicing gratitude and meditation daily will give your child a bigger perspective on the world around her or him; AwareHouse is a safe place for children of all ages to enrich themselves with like-minded friends.
While here, students will learn art techniques and try new things like pastels, abstract art, ink work, watercolour, oils, and art movements that appeal to each child’s wonder. Students may bring laptops/iPads on which to work, if they are creative in STEM or other ways.
Often, because students don’t seem to fit in, they feel alone which can lead to struggles with depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. Perhaps your child has a way of learning that isn’t being recognized or rewarded in school or maybe your child simply adores being creative and would love to find peers like him or herself? AwareHouse is here.
Growing up is hard enough without a break now and then to breathe and be yourself.