Spirited Art Studio

An invitation to creativity in the spirit

Robertson-Wesley Spirited Art Studio

Facilitated by Laura Foster

  • Mondays, 7:00–8:30 pm

The studio is a place to explore art and connect with others in a creative environment. Playing with various visual arts media and processes is central in the approach. The studio's purpose is to bring people together, to enjoy art and be in community. We are creative beings and art serves to encourage the spirit of creativity within us. Regular attendance is not required but registration via email is recommended to keep up to date!

Please join us on Monday nights, from 7:00–8:30p.m. weekly (except holidays) and after the Robertson-Wesley Community dinners. For more information, please contact Laura directly at spiritedartstudio@rwuc.org

space for creativity
flowers and masks

About Laura Foster

Laura was born in Edmonton, where she now resides. With her training in visual arts and architectural design, Laura has had varied experience as an artist, an art teacher, a graphic designer and an interior and residential designer. Since her childhood Laura has had a passion for art-making, with a focus on drawing and painting. Her enthusiasm for art has further developed over her years of sharing the experience of visual art making with others. Through her efforts facilitating an art program at the Mustard Seed, an inner city agency in Edmonton, she developed an interest in using her passion for art to make a difference. This drew her to St. Stephen's College, to study in the Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality program with an art therapy specialization. Laura feels honoured to have the privilege of gaining experience in her vocation through her practicum work at Robertson-Wesley United Church (RWUC). She feels equally glad to have been a part of the Spiritual Arts Collective (SAC) program at RWUC since its inception. This past year Laura initiated the Spirited Art Studio community drop-in art program, and looks forward to continuing with it this year. She is excited to be invited back to RWUC as an artist-in-residence with the SAC program again this year, as she finishes her studies for her degree. She believes maintaining an identity as an artist is an integral part of work as an art therapist. Laura is a proud mom of one son who is also a post-secondary student.

The Art studio allows for "the making of a space where creative powers can be activated and where in turn we can be healed by them..."
— S. McNiff

Art creates the form in which intensity of feeling can be contained
— S. Levine