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Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness

Date: Last Sunday of the month
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Virtually on ZOOM. Registration required.


AWE presents ZOOM art workshops to participants in support of their mental health and overall wellbeing. Hosted on the last Sunday of each month, AWE holds a safe creative space that brightens up the weekends of countless people in our community in a time where we need connection most of all. Each workshop begins with a well-being check-in, followed by a meditation, a slow-looking art exercise, and an art-making activity.


Sunday, September 24, 2023 on Zoom

Strengthen our relationship to failure through art. We have all failed at some point in our lives (likely many, many times)! There are many different types of failures and we will explore and normalize all these experiences.  Explore how failure can be an invitation to discover who we are, beyond the expectations and limitations we create for ourselves. Using the famous philosophy “Fail, Fail again, Fail better” (S. Beckett), find freedom with a fresh perspective as we move through our difficulties and personal challenges.


  • Old artwork (considered to be a personal failure)
  • Paper
  • Writing/Drawing tools (pencils, markers, pastels, etc.)
  • Optional: Paint/Ink/Watercolour/Collage/Natural Objects, etc. 

*If you do not have these items, no need to worry! We can work with whatever materials you have at home or are inclined to use!


To Participate: 

  • Workshops are FREE, open to everyone, and delivered virtually via ZOOM. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join the meeting.
  • Live, automatic closed-captions are enabled during the workshop.
  • Questions? Accessibility requirements? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at

About the Facilitator: Ainslee Winter

Ainslee draws on 5 years of experience as an art therapist, community wellness program provider, and spiritual healer/teacher. Her ability to connect with her diverse clients helps support her holistic approach to wellness. Through her practice, Ainslee provides compassionate care to individuals and communities through creative expression. Ainslee hopes to continue to support self-discovery, connection, transformation, and inspiration with the continued efforts as she grows professionally. She believes it is through our self-growth process and commitment to healing, that we will begin to see ripples of growth throughout our community.

Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness is supported by the Solcz Family Foundation.