What is MAC?

MAC is a group of artists who live with mental health issues.

Mission of ‘My Artist's Corner’

MAC’s mission is to support its members to fulfill their artistic potential in their journey toward mental health & wellness.

‘We find that creation of art can be deeply healing and is often a powerful force for recovery’

MAC Co-ordinator

What we do

MAC helps members build meaningful lives by creating and maintaining a culture of belonging and recovery. Our Studio Program provides a safe and welcoming environment to create art, with high-quality instruction in art techniques, using artist-quality materials. There are many opportunities for exposure, engagement and leadership in the community at large. Members take pride in producing & selling their art pieces & art cards, as well as hosting their Annual Art Show and Sale at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Our Objectives:

- our artists will have an inspiring art studio environment

- we provide quality instruction and use artist quality materials,

- there will be opportunities for exposure, engagement & leadership

in the community at large

MAC Membership:

is open to adults living with mental health issues who reside in Burnaby or New Westminster.

How to Join MAC:

We have prepared a checklist. The steps are:

  1. Become a member of ECHO (referral, orientation, 1:1 with ECHO staff)
  2. Attend 1 session of ‘Actively Artistic’ (first & third Thursdays at 1:30pm)
  3. Attend 1 other ECHO program (your choice!)
  4. Have the checklist signed off by a Staff member AND THEN…
  5. Bring the checklist with you for a ‘Free Trial’ day at MAC!

Questions? Email Teresa at myartistscorner.1@gmail.com to get more information.


Monthly Membership Fee is $20/month (regardless of how often you attend), and every member contributes 30 minutes of volunteer time each month.

Members may apply to the Rehab Fund for help in covering the Monthly Fee.

MAC is a member-driven program with many volunteer opportunities - promoting

the group’s art & art cards, helping with setting up or taking down art shows, leadership, instructing classes and raising funds.

Vincent Van Gogh

"What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?"


Vincent Van Gogh



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