I am so excited to BEE creating a community art space that is supportive and welcoming to all creators, from the very young to the young at heart. A space that is ALIVE with inspiration and fun and at the same time is cozy and embraces you in The Hive. As we hang out in group classes we endeavor to work together like worker bees in order to create beautiful group and individual works of art. We as artists and guiders believe that the act of being creative with our hands has so many advantages from brain development to spiritual awakening, strengthening our connection to self, each other and the natural world around us.
Our philosophy around beginner artist is to simply inspire, from our project ideas to how we guide them we aim to give budding artist the space to try new mediums and explore there own ideas and designs. Allowing beginners to create there own designs can have a variety of results but we feel the most important part of the process is honoring and allowing the ideas in the imagination to be expressed.
At The Hive we are local, from ownership to our teachers, mentors and artisans. Our “Queen” Bees are thrilled to be co-creating and guiding artists of the Cowichan Valley.
In The Hive our space is inspired by the bees and the natural world that they help to support. We owe a great deal to the bees and it is our goal to give back as much as we can. We will bee creating several Bee Projects to raise awareness and funds that will support local bees and bee keepers.