Arts Healing & Wellness

As students return to the classroom, how can the arts be used to support healing and well-being in young children? How can the wonder and joy of the arts help children make sense of the world after the life-changing events of the pandemic? 

Arts Commons is proud to steward programs for teachers and students that cultivate well-being through the arts as students grapple with the daily reality of the global pandemic.  

Te Rito Toi is a UNESCO sanctioned, free resource for teachers developed out of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Arts Commons is providing free teacher support as well as engaging artist led workshops for your students to champion this work. 

Teaspoon of Light Artist-in-Residency (Grades K-4) 
Calling all dream-makers! We need your help to take care of our dreams. Join Arts Commons Education for an interactive, virtual artist-led classroom adventure exploring storytelling, drama, visual arts, poetry and movement.

Includes two, hour-long virtual sessions. Your students will have some fun offline activities to do too as we shape and explore the story together.  

Cost $150 
Available virtually to classroom, or for Hub Online Learning 
To book or for more info email us at or call 403-294-7414 

Free Virtual Teacher Meet-Up 
Join us for a free virtual teacher meet-up exploring how you can work with the Teaspoon of Light lesson plan on your own. These meet-up sessions are designed to orient you around this lesson plan. Upon registration you will receive content-related links to review prior to the Zoom session. 

Next meet-up: Dec 2, 2020 04:30 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)  

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Teaspoon of Light was originally developed by Prof. Peter O’Connor of the University of Auckland