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Experiments at the Edge Workshop (Fridays, 6:30-8:00pm)


Join Art Therapists Andrea & Mindy in a Series of Workshops on Friday Evenings in April, to Explore the Edge of your Self-Discovery through Intuitive Collage-Making.

Tap into your own Creative Spark and the Energy of your Community through Process-Based Art-Making and Self-Reflection.

Through a Mindful Practice of Collecting, Selecting, and Reflecting on Images from Magazines, you will Leave with 5x7 Cards that you can Turn to for Inspiration, Gifts, or Leave in a Public Space to Share your Expression with Others.

Who is this for? 

  • People who Want to Tap into their Creative Spark and the Energy of the Community.   Recommended for Ages 16+


  • Using Art to Mindfully and Intuitively Explore One’s Self


  •  Collage Workshop to Create 5x7 Cards


  • Urban Art Collective Art Gallery, 1088 Somerset St. W., Ottawa


  • 6:30-8:00pm
  • Fridays in April (April 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th)


  • 1.5 Hour Session
  • All Materials & Supplies
  • Art Therapist Guidance

Meet the Art Therapists...

Andrea Steinwand works in Multiple Disciplines as a Rideau Award Winning Set Designer, a Professional Scenic Artist (Painting for Theatre), a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and Art Therapist. They bring a Knowledge of Both the Aesthetics and Practicalities of Artistic Creation and a Mindful yet Playful Attitude to Creation. 

Mindy Alexander is a Visual Artist, Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist with an Independent Practice. She brings many Maker Skills such as Experience with Weaving and Sewing, Installation and Experimental Art, as well as use of More Traditional Wet and Dry Media. As a Therapist, Mindy is well Attuned to the Needs of Participants and Prioritises Supporting Artists "Where They Are At" to Facilitate Self-Discovery.

Andrea and Mindy have been Working Together Since 2019, and have recently Established Leap of Faith, Art as Therapy, based on the Understanding that Engaging in the Creative Process Requires a Leap of Faith into the Unknown, Yielding many Benefits for Overall Well Being.

They are able to Support Artistic Creation with a Variety of Populations, and Work Hard to Support Individuals' Strengths and Capabilities, Helping Overcome One’s Perceived Limits. They Find Joy in Seeing People Begin to Identify Themselves as Artists at Any Stage in Life or Never Having Touched Art Materials Previously.

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