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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

North Van City Mosaic


Digital & new media Drawing Intercultural Interdisciplinary Photography
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Welch street studios

North Vancouver, BC



Offered in English and French.


The North Van City Mosaic is a community public art project developed by the members of the Mayor’s Healthiest Small City Social Resiliency Collective.

Local visual artist Sandrine Pelissier and expressive art therapist Sophie Babeanu invite everyone who lives, works, or plays in the City of North Vancouver to contribute to building an online digital mosaic; submit an image of a drawing, painting, or photograph, along with an optional description, to represent your experience living in the time of COVID-19!

It is a way for the community of North Vancouver city to come together, share and reflect on their experience of living in a time of pandemic. It is also a way to document and remember these extraordinary times.

Because the project is online based, it allows a wide audience to participate in a safe way.

We will hold 2 live stream events on Zoom to present the project, explain how to participate and give ideas to participants about what pictures or text they could share.


OCT 3 SEP 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:

Join our team for a presentation of the North Van City Mosaic Project. We will show you some examples of entries and explain how to participate.

There will be a live demo of simple drawing techniques to warm you up and give you ideas, like drawing with your non dominant hand, blind contour drawing, scribbling.

We will also show you a simple monoprint technique that you can use to draw a self portrait. It is a very easy and fun technique that everyone can do, including children.

You can just watch or participate live. If you chose to participate, you will need:

Paper (printer paper is ok)

Pencil, markers or fine liners, or any art supply you have

A small mirror

A spray bottle with water

Washable felt tips pen in a few colors.

A subject to draw, like a coffee cup or a vase, a plant…..

Armed with all those ideas, we will then give you some time to think about what you want to share on the mosaic. The following zoom session on Oct 4th will give you all the information if you need help with uploading your form.

SAT 4 OCT 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: We will show you on the computer screen how to fill out the form, the notification email, how to find your picture on the mosaic, and how to share it on social media. We would then take any questions you might have.

SUN 4 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:



Sandrine Pelissier and Sophie Babeanu

Sophie (expressive art therapist) and Sandrine (visual artist) have been working as a team for many years offering opportunities for the public to participate in collective art projects or to simply enjoy the benefits of being creative. Our philosophy is that everyone is an artist and could benefit from expressing themselves and sharing their experiences and their stories. For us, art is not only the prerogative of the socially privileged to enjoy or the skilled craftsman to make, but it is also for the local community to make and to enjoy.