Inspired by powerful therapeutic masks created by Ann's students at Pine River Institute a residential treatment program for youth between the ages 13 -19 years struggling with addictive behaviour and other serious life challenges. “The Mask Project” offers creative art clinics that validate the human experience.
Her students have given permission for her to share their artwork as a creative catalyst for others. She invites youth, parents, teachers, peer support workers, health care workers, first responders and social service workers to self-reflect and express themselves through art. Art exhibitions are organized to showcase this emotional work, bringing together and celebrating diverse communities.
Workshops and presentations have been facilitated with the following groups;
Home Horizon / Transitional housing for homeless youth / Collingwood
Mental Health and Addictions Consumer Survivor Project for Simcoe County
Peel Regional Police Organizational Wellness / First Responders Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health in the Workplace
Pine River Institute Student and Parent Art Therapy Groups
Dufferin County Child and Family Services / LGBTQ2 Youth Support Groups
The Arts Health Network Canada / Dufferin Arts Council / Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts
OCADu / Health and Wellness / Faculty of Design
Ryerson University Child and Youth Care Program / George Brown College Child and Youth Worker Program
Probus / Alliston, Orangeville, and Collingwood
Large groups can be accomodated with social distancing.