The Art Studios - About Us

The Art Studios was originally created as a program of the regional health authority, (Vancouver Coastal Health). It started in 1992 and was called "Fiddle Faddle Art Centre" until it was named "The Art Studios". 

Almost 29 years later, the program continues today under the umbrella of Mood Disorders Association of BC, a branch of Lookout Housing and Health Society.  


The Art Studios is an art based program for people living with a mental health diagnosis.  Through art and mutual support, members develop their artistic talents, confidence and life skills. The Art Studios offers a safe environment and the sense of community that are so important for members who often struggle with isolation.  

How To Join Us


The Art Studios no longer maintains an application waitlist 

To self-refer, each participant  must:

*Reside in Vancouver

*Be over the age of 19 (unless youth group)

*Have a mental health diagnosis and supported by a mental health professional

*Be willing to respectfully participate in a group-learning environment

*Be willing and able to abide by the Guidelines for Participation

While physicians, case managers, support workers, therapists may recommend this program, all participants will self-refer and be responsible for themselves while active at The Art Studios. 


To join this program, please register on our classes and workshop page.

We encourage anyone without an email to have a support contact person assist with this process.

*Please note : Fall Registration (Sept-Dec.) is now closed.  Check back for Winter updates.