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Registration now open for Winter 2023 programs. Choose from online or in-person course formats, weekend or 6-week courses, all across a variety of media including jewelry-making, crochet, and more.  

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Shift*ing Perspective is a series of free, online Expressive Arts Therapy workshops for health care practitioners working or living in Cambridge. 


We are offering three 4-week workshops that each explore a particular set of materials and themes. Workshops are open to all healthcare workers - nurses, personal support workers, disability support workers, long-term care staff, mental health workers - who live or work in Cambridge. All abilities welcome, no previous experience required!

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Featured Class

Thursdays, Jan. 19 - Feb. 23 , 7-9pm

Just getting into art? Want to try a little bit of everything? We have it all in this special class. Sketching, Painting, Printmaking, Collage and Mixed Media - try your hand at everything and see what ignites your passion!

For ages 14+. All experience levels welcome.

Featured Image: Autumn by Roger Young, a Fine Art photographer from Cambridge, ON

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Handmade & local. Shop art, pottery, jewellery, natural beauty products, knitted goods, cards, and more! Shop online or in-store.

About us

Founded in 1994, Button Factory Arts is a non-profit, charitable organization offering a diverse range of arts programming.


To enliven Waterloo Region as an inclusive hub that inspires

and facilitates artistic exploration & creativity. 


To offer arts education and promote engagement within the arts in our community.

Button Factory Arts respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

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support art in your community!

Make a donation or become a member

We offer a safe and inclusive space for all members of our community to create, connect, and explore. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone! Without our community support, we would not be able to continue to do the work we do. Please donate in ways that you can. At this time, during COVID-19 closures, donations are more crucial than ever.


Joining as a member helps us to continue to meet the important goals of our organization, and can also help us financially during this time. Click "Join Now" to sign up, and learn about our member benefits.

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Contact Us

Heather Franklin, Executive Director:

Abigael Luke, Program Director:


Erin Stamoulos, Head of Operations:

Christie Shen, Digital Communications:

25 Regina St. South 

Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8


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