Creative Space for All

Silver Spring Studio is a creative space for ALL. People with different levels of ability are welcome at our studio. Experienced staff is ready to assist you in various creative activities including visual arts, crafting, gardening, and cooking. Let’s have fun and learn together!

To register or to learn more about each class, please visit My Community Hub, Silver Spring Studio.

To try a free trial class, email

  • We are really excited to be offering a summer camp Studio/Community experience!

  • Really looking forward to this week of fun! Your camp co-ordinators will be Sarah, Mel and our volunteer Adam!

  • Part of OCAPDD

    Silver Spring Studio is an initiative of the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD) that supports people with developmental disabilities holistically

    Learn more about OCAPDD 
  • Diverse Services

    We provide a variety of classes for adults with developmental disabilities who are 16 and older. Let us know what you are interested in learning!

    View the ever-growing list of classes 
  • Our Mission

    In a peaceful, welcoming environment, the Silver Spring Studio is dedicated to cultivating a vibrant and inclusive community of artists, where creativity knows no bounds. Our mission is to provide a tranquil and empowering space for individuals of all backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives to creatively express themselves while valuing fun and fostering relationships.

Six Elements of Our Program

picture of craft supplies


Creating is fun! You will have a fun time making and experiencing art.


Have fun with friends! You get to know people with similar interests. Attending classes of your interest is a natural way of making friends.


When you are interested in a creative activity but don’t know how to start, we are here to help you have fun and learn!


Through a creative activity, you get to learn a lot of different skills!


We have an online shop ready to help you sell your artwork. You can even learn to earn through our program.


All those processes will help you grow. You will have a chance to learn how to lead!

Introducing our studio!

Looking at the Silver Spring barn from the studio window

Relaxing Environment

Silver Spring Studio is located on the Silver Spring Farm where local community volunteers grow a bountiful crop of garlic.

The farm/surroundings/studio are all very peaceful, and a pretty view out of the window will inspire creativity.

Silver Spring Studio is not only about art but also includes cooking and baking using some of the seasonal crops from the Studio garden.

History of Silver Spring Farm
  • Step.0

    Explore our website and find your interests! If you have any questions or concerns before starting the enrolment process, please contact us using the online contact form (preferred) or email to We will get back to you within two working days.

  • Step.1

    If you have already decided to join our day programs, please fill out an intake form online. Once the form has been submitted, we will get back to you within two working days and inform you about the next process.

  • Step.2

    We will have a meeting in person, just to get to know you. Together, we will determine the level of support needed during the program. You can let us know all your specific needs at this meeting.

    After this meeting, you will have your online account.

  • Step.3

    Go to My Community Hub and login into your account. There, you will see a calendar with class schedules.  Select the classes and sign up from there. Please contact us if you have a problem signing up for classes through My Community Hub (after the meeting).

    My Community Hub 
  • Easels at the studio


    Make a payment and attend a class.

  • paint brushes


    Have Fun with Friends, Create, and Learn to Earn and Lead!

picture of volunteers

Volunteering Opportunity

Are you interested in teaching arts? Are you eager to help people learn through creative activities?

We have a perfect volunteering opportunity for you here at Silver Spring Studio!

Please apply through our contact form.
In the ‘subject,’ write ‘volunteer’ so that we know you are applying for a volunteering position. The contact form is also a great place to start if you have any questions about volunteering at Silver Spring Studio or OCAPDD in general.

Volunteer with Us!