Art Windsor-Essex respectively 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 Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11am-12:30pm
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.
The Journey of Leaps and Landings
As we shift into the season of new beginnings and fresh energy, take the time to notice where you are currently at in your life. Are you feeling ready to leap into new patterns? Noticing old, stagnant patterns that are no longer serving you and are ready to be released?
This session, we will create a map journey that explores where you are currently at, what you are willing to leave behind, what leaps you are willing to take, and how to land safely. We will use old maps/brochures and alter them to create our imagined pathway and all that it encompasses. Allow this to be an exploratory, and playful process!
- Old maps, brochures, flyers…
- Markers, paint, pastels, etc.
- Scissors, glue
- 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.
- Workshops are delivered virtually on ZOOM. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join the ZOOM meeting.
- Live, automatic closed-captions are enabled during the workshop. For any other accessibility requirements, please contact email@example.com.
- Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.