Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness

AWE 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, AWE 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. 

AWE 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. 


Past Sessions 

SESSION 31: Community of Care

SESSION 32: What If?

SESSION 33: Reframing the Story

SESSION 34: I Come From... with Ariel Clarke

SESSION 35: The Rise & Fall: Exploring the Depths of our Existence

SESSION 36: Soulful Art Rituals 

SESSION 37: Breathwork with Jason Parete

SESSION 38: Challenging our Perception & Choosing the Champion with Shelby McAnsh

SESSION 39: Rebuilding with Resilience with Linda Lord

SESSION 40: Holding Space: Accepting Yourself as You Are

SESSION 41: Compassion - Addressing Shame & Cultivating Pride with Derrick Carl Biso

SESSION 42: I stand for, I walk towards: Exploring Personal Values & Mission

Upcoming Sessions 

  1. Sunday, October 30, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  2. Sunday, November 27, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE
  3. Sunday, December 18, 11am-12:30pm / REGISTER HERE


  • 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