Art Studio

Art Therapy




My creative work represents
some of theā€¦

diverse experiences and seasons in my life

experiments in putting marks and materials to paper and canvas

stories and voices of those who hope and struggle

Art Therapy

What is Expressive Arts Therapy

Counselling and Creativity woven together to inspire individual or group work, experience, and process.




in Life

expressions of your life, your experience, and your story

in Process

practices using soul, spirit, and body to unveil solutions and resolutions

in Art

discovery using materials, processes, exercises, and creative un-blocking


Calm Body. Calm Mind.

This is a two-part workshop about practical and restorative practices helpful for managing anxiousness in one’s daily life. Hosted by Shari van Spronsen (Second Story Counselling). Due to the nature of the topic, no drop-ins please.

Pre-register at

Wednesdays, June 10 & June 17

Second Story


Shari van Spronsen, MC, RCC

Shari van Spronsen is an art therapist living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is a registered clinical counsellor and has studied mixed-media art at Emily Carr University. Along with her private practice, she has begun to look for intersections in life, process, and art that could be helpful for people struggling with life experiences and difficulties. Shari works out of her counselling arts studio in Vancouver. If you are interesting in counselling outside of art therapy, please visit her website.


To get more info or schedule an appointment

How To Get Here

169 E12 Ave
Vancouver, BC
V5T 2G8

Transit & Parking: There is pay parking around the building but, if you want to park for free, there is a big lot at Centrepoint Mall between 13 Ave & 14 Ave near the IGA.

The #3 bus stops right before 12 Ave, the #99 stops on West Broadway (9th Ave) and Main and there are bike lockups on the street.