Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg is located on Treaty 1 Territory - the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories. WHEAT Institute acknowledges current and past injustices committed against Indigenous peoples in Canada and globally, and resulting in genocide.  We are committed to actively support Indigenous resurgence as an institute that respects, learns from and celebrates Indigenous peoples, Indigenous languages, Indigenous knowledge, and Indigenous knowledge keepers.

Winnipeg Named A Top 10 Travel Region for 2019

Although the world may have been surprised when Manitoba was selected as the only Canadian destination on Lonely Planet's Top 10 Regions for Travel 2019, we weren't. WHEAT (Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Art Therapy Institute) is extremely proud to call Winnipeg, Manitoba home, as the first art and expressive arts school of it's kind on the Canadian Prairies. Our province is a beautiful combination of natural wonders and rich cultural identity. From the vast fields of wheat that gave our institute its name, to The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the gorgeous prairie skies, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (featuring the largest collection of Inuit art in the world) and our coveted status as the Slurpee Capital of the World for the 19th consecutive year, we love our province. 

Combination of Online
and In Person Offerings 

This summer 2022 we are pleased to offer a combination of in-person classes at our studio space on Lake Manitoba and Online classes for the remainder of the summer and the following academic year (September  - April ).

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Painted Sky Studio

Painted Sky Studio is located on Treaty One Territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Beautiful, tranquil, lakefront location!

St. Laurent (French: Saint-Laurent) is a vibrant community on the eastern shore of Lake Manitoba. A historically-Métis settlement, St. Laurent is one of the few remaining places in which the Michif language is still spoken. 

•    Boasts some of the best beaches in Manitoba
•    Memorable sunsets and night sky views
•    Panoramic view of the lake from the Studio space
•    Homeland of the Red River Valley Métis
•    Located 45 minutes North from the Winnipeg Perimeter on Hwy 6

WHEAT can arrange pick up and drop off from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. This service will be available for an estimated cost of $75.00 CAD


WHEAT will also support students in finding shared accommodation on the lake close to Painted Sky Studio. Room and Board are estimated at $150.00 CAD per night plus taxes. This includes the meal plan (optional) which will include healthy, delicious, home cooked meals. Contact us to learn more!   

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