Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


1. Where is H’Art of Ottawa located?
2. Which days is the studio open?
3. What are the program hours?
4. Can the fees be subsidized?
5. Can you describe what a day in the program is like?
6. What are the benefits of this program?
7. Do participants have community contact outside the studio?
8. Who is eligible to become a participant?
9. How do participants travel to the studio?

1. Where is H’Art of Ottawa located?
H’Art of Ottawa is located at 211 Bronson Avenue (east side), 2 blocks north of Somerset Street. The studio is located in the Bronson Centre on the 3rd floor, Room 304. For a detailed map click here (Google Maps)

2. Which days is the studio open?
H’Art of Ottawa is open 5 days a week from Monday to Friday.

3. What are the program hours?
Incoming participants enrol for a whole day program.
The day program runs from 9:30 to 3:00.
Participants are asked to arrive by 9:15 as our program starts at 9:30.

4. Can the fees be subsidized?
Yes. Payment for the program is paid by participant/parent or guardian. These payments can be reimbursed through Passports. You will need to make contact with Passports, who will guide you through the arrangements.

5. Can you describe what a day in the program is like?
While there are variations to each day, in general the program is divided as follows:

Morning
9:30 – 10:30 Group Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Journaling, Drawing
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Painting

6. What are the benefits of this program?

H’Art of Ottawa endeavours to provide participants with a safe entrepreneurial environment where our participants are:
• Given the opportunity to reinforce and further their skills (literacy, art).
• Given the opportunity to foster life long learning.
• Introduced to social and artistic networks within the studio and greater Ottawa community.

7. Do participants have community contact outside the studio?
Yes. Outside the social networking within the studio the participants are involved within the Ottawa community. Through art shows H’Art Studio is an important part of Ottawa’s art community and network.

8. Who is eligible to become a participant?
Participation is open to developmentally disabled adults in the Ottawa area. Many of our participants are referred by local agencies, as well as families, friends, and self-referrals.

H’Art of Ottawa looks for individuals who are able to participate, and do so in an enthusiastic and behaviourally appropriate manner. Participants must be independent when eating snacks and lunches, using the bathroom facilities and taking medications. Arriving and leaving the studio independently is also a requisite.

To enrol in the program, an individual and family member or guardian participates in an intake interview with our art director.

If all parties are in agreement that the participant will benefit from the program, the participant attends a trial session.

At the present time, program enrollment is full and the individual will be added to our waiting list.

9. How do participants travel to the studio?

OC Transpo
613-741-4390
www.octranspo.com

ParaTranspo
613-244-1289
www.octranspo.com/acc_menue.htm

Driven by family/guardian member/friend

About H’Art

H’Art of Ottawa is an innovative and inclusive visual arts studio that supports and facilitates the creative practice of artists with intellectual disabilities. The studio’s unique art and literacy program fosters and promotes creative and cultural experiences, collaboration, self-expression, and self-determination. Exhibiting their work through the studio, galleries, and community venues, the artists participate in society in a meaningful way.

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