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Happy Holidays

Happy  holidays from H’art School! At the end of another successful year, we gratefully pause to wish you an inspiring holiday season. Thank you for giving the gift of art and education to people with intellectual disabilities in your community. H’art School

Reflections on Able Artists 2012

“Do people have expectations of you?” It was that direct question from a friend that stunned award-winning singer-songwriter Justin Hines many years ago. And, as he told the 150 people who attended H’art School’s Able Artists 2012 on November 21st, he didn’t have a quick answer for it. Instead, he had to reflect on the…

Access Award Winner

H’art Wins Access Award International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3, 2012 At a reception today, the City, in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), honoured H’art School as this year’s recipient of its International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award. H’art was nominated for “The Box,” a fully accessible,…

Able Artist Evening

A special thanks to everyone who joined us for the second annual Able Artist event on November 21st at Memorial Hall. http://www.ckwstv.com/news/kingston/story.aspx?ID=1825083  

Justin Hines Joins Stellar Speaker Line Up

H’art School is pleased to announce award-winning singer/songwriter Justin Hines has joined the Able Artists 2012 speaker lineup. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council, H’art School will once again host the Able Artists forum on Wednesday, November 21st from 6-8  p.m. at Memorial Hall, Kingston City Hall. And it is shaping up to be an…

Inside The Box Thinking Behind Art Space

Inside The Box Thinking Behind Art Space By Tori Stafford, Kingston Whig-Standard Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:36:42 EDT PM Kathryn MacKay, artistic director, works with a student during a theatrical lesson at The Box, the recently opened creative arts space designed by H’art School. The Box will serve as a space for theatrical, musical and dance…

Hart School Opens The Box

H’art School Opens The Box Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:02:43 EDT AM Rob Mooy – Kingston This Week H’art students and instructors enjoy some line-dancing as they warm up in The Box a new fully-accessible performing arts studio for people with disabilities at H’art School. “This expansion nearly doubles the size of our facility,” Katherine…

Learn More About Our Programs

From September to December, students learn fundamentals and apply them to artistic projects. From January to March, the artistic streams collaborate and work towards a public performance in April. The summer is a time to experiment, take field trips, and learn from visiting artists. Classes are offered in a classroom, art studio and box performing arts studio setting.

iPad Research

A recent research study showed that, without exception, all H’art School participants found an iPad assisted them in their participation in H’art’s Inclusive Post Secondary Education (IPSE) program at Queen’s. Some participants said that they found their semester was more successful at Queen’s than in the past, due to the iPad. Many participants spoke about how they used the calendar application to…