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Mindful Art Corners (MAC)

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Created in 2014 at the University of Alberta, MAC reaches out to the greater student body and connects students with art. About 14,000 (~36%) students at UAlberta felt so depressed that it was difficult to function1. Half or about 20,000 students felt things were hopeless and over 60% (or about 24,000) felt very lonely1. We hope to give students an outlet to de-stress and socialize while trying to destigmatize the conversation of mental health. Our goal is to help all students from various backgrounds with art; therefore, our activities are made to be inclusive. With the help of various student group collaborations and our MAC volunteer team, we connect students to mental health resources and to the rest of their campus community.


Source: 1 Student Mental Health at the University of Alberta: An Overview, revised October 2015. University of Alberta's National College Health Assessment (NCHA) data, Spring 2013.
(To read in detail from this source, please go to the section with the "Learn more" button below and click on it.)







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leaving little time for us, while slowly making us tired, apathetic, sad, frustrated, and disconnected ...





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We help by using simple, mindful art activities and events to connect you with ...





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Providing everyone a safe and inclusive environment to unwind

Find out below what types of activities we host.

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Paint Nights

Henna Hands

Mood Boosters

Campus Art Sessions

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Night of de-stressing with seasonal art, led by Zoe Dunlop
Photo courtesy of Jeraldine Chong
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Preventing burnout in style while having fun
Photo courtesy of Jeraldine Chong
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Anyone else excited about henna art, cause we are!
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Our very own VP Events making henna art to fundraise for mental health (in collaboration with Jack.org)
Photo courtesy of Jeraldine Chong
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Fighting off temptation while making mood booster packs.
Photo courtesy of Chanel C.
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Spreading cheer with mood booster packs in ECHA!
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De-stressing with water-color painting.
Photo courtesy of Dev Dutta
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Cheer-up card making session.
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Reserve some time everyday just for yourself to grow and to do the things you love.

Making a difference in the world starts with us all.





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Arts for YoungSTARS (AFYS) is an officially registered organization at the University of Alberta.
Official email address: artstars@ualberta.ca.




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Mindful Art Corners (MAC)

Created in 2014 at the University of Alberta, MAC reaches out to the greater student body and connects students with art. About 14,000 (~36%) students at UAlberta felt so depressed that it was difficult to function1. Half or about 20,000 students felt things were hopeless and over 60% (or about 24,000) felt very lonely1. We hope to give students an outlet to de-stress and socialize while trying to destigmatize the conversation of mental health. Our goal is to help all students from various backgrounds with art; therefore, our activities are made to be inclusive. With the help of various student group collaborations and our MAC volunteer team, we connect students to mental health resources and to the rest of their campus community.



Want to know more about mental health?
Learn more ▸

Source: 1Student Mental Health at the University of Alberta: An Overview, revised October 2015. University of Alberta's National College Health Assessment (NCHA) data, Spring 2013.














Connecting you to your community with art

Learn how we use art to connect students.





How does MAC work?



Growing up, more of our responsibilities start to become stressors in our life ...

leaving little time for us, while slowly making us tired, apathetic, sad, frustrated, and disconnected ...

We help by using simple, mindful art activities and events to connect you with ...














Providing everyone a safe and inclusive environment to unwind

Find out below what types of activities we host.






Art-based Events



Campus Art Sessions

Paint Nights

Mood Boosters

Henna Hands



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Reserve some time everyday just for yourself to grow and to do the things you love.

Making a difference in the world starts with us all.




Stay in touch through social media.


facebook-link

instagram-link

Instagram


Arts for YoungSTARS (AFYS) is an officially registered organization at the University of Alberta.