Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness

The AGW presents ZOOM art workshops and activities to participants in support of their mental health and overall wellbeing. Led by Ainslee Winter, professional art therapist and artist, the AGW seeks to improve the mental health of participants by teaching new skills through art-making and art appreciation as a way to engage with others and manage social isolation. 

The AGW hosts a safe creative space that brightens up the weekends of countless people who started as strangers but are now dear friends. Taking Care has meant more opportunities for our community to take pride in their creativity and time to rejoice in our beautiful community in a time where we need connection most of all. Participants create works of art that bring joy, wellness, peace, and tranquillity.

Join us for a variety of art-making and art-appreciation activities, including guided meditations, yoga exercises, poetry, discussions, prompt-based crafts and projects, journaling techniques, as well as presentations by guest facilitators. 

Each workshop begins with a well-being check-in, followed by a meditation, a slow-looking art exercise, and finally an art-making activity. 

 

Next Session 

SESSION 33: Reframing the StorySunday, January 30, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE 

Past Sessions 

SESSION 31: Community of Care

SESSION 32: What If?

Upcoming Sessions 

  1. Sunday, February 6, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  2. Sunday, February 13, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  3. Sunday, February 20, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  4. Sunday, February 27, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  5. Sunday, March 27, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  6. Sunday, April 24, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  7. Sunday, May 29, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  8. Sunday, June 26, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  9. Sunday, July 31, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  10. Sunday, August 28, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  11. Sunday, September 25, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  12. Sunday, October 30, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  13. Sunday, November 27, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  14. Sunday, December 18, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE

Requirements: 

  • Workshops are FREE and open to everyone. Use the materials you have at home! 
  • Workshops are delivered virtually on ZOOM. Pre-registration is required. You will receive instructions on how to join the ZOOM call once you have registered. 
  • The workshop description and a list of suggested materials will be posted online before the workshop.
  • A good internet connection, a microphone and camera-enabled (optional) computer, tablet or smartphone 
  • Live, automatic closed-captions are enabled during the workshop for accessibility. 
  • Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at shinch@agw.ca 

Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness is supported by the Solcz Family Foundation and by the Ontario Trillium Foundation