Holding Space for Kids- Using Art to Explore The New Normal

The Pincher Creek Allied Arts Council is excited to announce a new, free art program aimed at helping the children of our community adjust and adapt to their new normal.

This September some children will be headed back to school and into a classroom setting very different than the one they left in March. Others will be staying at home and adjusting to a new family dynamic as their parents become their teachers.

The Holding Space program is aimed at helping kids regain confidence and adapt to their new normal in a safe, enjoyable and creative way. With the guidance of Art Therapist Bonnie J. Martin kids will have the opportunity to express what they're feeling through art.


Be it anxiety from being separated from home, stress from having to remain socially distanced from the peers, or new fears and worries due to having to adjust to a new routine these sessions will help kids deal with all the changes in their lives.

The Allied Arts Council will be hosting free workshops starting in September, October and November. These three week one hour long group workshops will be for small groups of kids Ages Four to Six on Tuesdays, Ages Seven and Eight on Wednesdays and Ages nine to twelve on Thursdays. Each of these groups are after school from 3:45-4:45pm. 

Select the month of your choice, your childs age group and register them for Holding Space for Kids using the links below. 

We also know that some children and families may prefer individual, private sessions. Bonnie Martin will be available for free individual or family sessions this fall. Please feel free to call us at 403-627-5272 or email lebel.programs@gmail.com for more information.

Registration Links

September Sessions AGES 4-6:

Tuesday September 8th from 3:45-4:45

Tuesday September 15th from 3:45-4:45 &

Tuesday September 29th from 3:45-4:45



September Sessions AGES 7-8 :

Wednesday September 9th from 3:45-4:45

Wednesday September 16th from 3:45-4:45 &

Wednesday September 30th from 3:45-4:45


October Sessions AGES 4-6:

Tuesday October 13th from 3:45-4:45

Tuesday October 20th from 3:45-4:45 &

Tuesday October 27th from 3:45-4:45

October Sessions AGES 7-8 :

Wednesday October 14th from 3:45-4:45

Wednesday October 21st from 3:45-4:45 &

Wednesday October 28th from 3:45-4:45

November Sessions AGES 4-6:

Tuesday November 3rd from 3:45-4:45

Tuesday November 17th from 3:45-4:45 &

Tuesday November 24th from 3:45-4:45

November Sessions AGES 7-8 :

Wednesday November 4th from 3:45-4:45

Wednesday November 18th from 3:45-4:45 &

Wednesday November 25th from 3:45-4:45

September Sessions AGES 9-12 :

Thursday September 10th from 3:45-4:45

Thursday September 17th from 3:45-4:45 &

Thursday October 1st from 3:45-4:45



October Sessions AGES 9-12 :

Thursday October 15th from 3:45-4:45

Thursday October22nd from 3:45-4:45 &

Thursday October 29th from 3:45-4:45

November Sessions AGES 9-12 :

Thursday November 19th from 3:45-4:45

Thursday November 26th from 3:45-4:45 &

Thursday December 3rd from 3:45-4:45

The Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek would like to thank The United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta for funding this program and allowing us to offer these Group and Private Art Sessions to the children of our community at no charge.