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Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Zoom, pre-registration required

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.

Celebrated by many Buddhist and Taoists, and inspired by the insights offered by Thich Nhat Hanh, this session we will look at the Hungry Ghost!

Discover how there is a Hungry Ghost in each of us that we feed to ease our appetite. Join us to honour our families (both past and present), and create artwork based on a plate that is inherent to our ancestry and passed on through family. Create artwork to help keep the memory alive of those who have passed.

Sandie will teach us a meditation with the theme of the Hungry Ghost. There will be some movement involved to prepare for the meditation. This is a gentle practice that welcomes people of all experience levels. The gentle movement and mediation can be completed in a chair or on the floor.


  • Objects that spark your senses (objects you can touch, see, smell, taste, hear)
  • Plate
  • Paper
  • Mark-making tools (pencil, marker, paint)
  • Any materials you have at home
  • Optional: cushions and comfortable clothes/blankets
  • 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

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

Special Guest: Sandie Collins 

Artist, Print Maker, Yoga Instructor

I became interested in studying  yoga with Esther Myers and Monica Voss  2000 – 2003 and  I continue to practice with Monica, unfortunately Esther Myers passed away in 2004. I have explored several other teachers learning different techniques and practices but always return to  Esther Myers practice. I have taught through the City of Windsor and  I been fortunate to have have traveled to India twice  to studying yoga. I am currently living with an ankle injury that changed my life but my yoga practice  has connected  me to myself and how I can heal through yoga.

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