Options in the Arts is an art program designed to introduce adults with intellectual disabilities to art skills and knowledge that would support their employment in the arts. Options in the Arts is one of three programs offered by Options Mississauga to support the employment goals of our program clients. You will find information about the other programs on the optionsmississauga.com website.

Options in the Arts classes are held at the Port Credit Campus of the Christ First church building, 151 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga.

Karlene Bland an experienced, professional artist, instructs the Options in the Arts program.

Original artwork and art-based products are for sale through Options Mississauga. Options Mississauga acts as an agent for its art students. It displays and sells artwork and art products primarily through its website and at the Options Mississauga Print and Office Services store. Art students receive a portion of the proceeds when their artwork, and the art products developed by staff and student co-workers, are sold.

Please contact the Program Manager at optionsmississauga@gmail.com or dbyers.options@gmail.com to express your interest in joining the art program. Applicants attend an interview to determine their suitability to the program. Qualities such as creativity, motivation, listening skills, perseverance, independence and interests are considered.

Options Mississauga Print and Office  Services is a registered charity.