Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
AWE presents ZOOM art workshops to participants in support of their mental health and overall wellbeing. Led by Ainslee Winter, professional art therapist and artist, AWE hosts 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, December 18: Belonging - A Space to Settle Into
This session will focus on our interconnectedness and our sense of belonging. Together, we will work with the circle: a symbol that is traditionally seen as inclusive, accepting, and whole. We will explore what it means to be a part of the circle, what it feels like to be anchored to what truly matters, and how we can continue to widen our circle through inner and outer actions.
Allow kindness and compassion to lead us in connecting to others, and repairing the severed belonging we have all experienced. It is easy to become seduced by “othering” and thinking patterns that categorize between “good/bad”, “us/them”, etc. At times, we forget that we all belong.
Join us in our virtual circle, to share our experiences, stories, and artwork, based on connection to self, others, and the natural world. As we take time to connect with each other, we practice widening our hearts and expanding the circle of belonging.
- Mark making tools: ink, watercolour, markers, pen, etc.
- Any materials you feel connected to!
*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!
- Workshops are FREE and open to everyone. Use the materials you have at home!
- Workshops are delivered virtually on ZOOM. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join the ZOOM call.
- Live, automatic closed-captions are enabled during the workshop.
- Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at email@example.com