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Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness

Date: Last Sunday of the month
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, November 27: Wise Hope

Together we will create our own concertina sketchbook based on Tara Brach’s theory on “Cultivating Wise Hope”. Wise hope is what matters most to our awakened heart and what our heart trusts is possible!

Wise hope may become clouded by the weight of our concern and anxieties related to the future of society. It is important to come back to the larger truths as a way to guide ourselves through our clouded experiences. This is possible by practicing presence, and engaging with what is. Tara Brach describes that if you want to get from here to there – “here” is presence. Presence is the ground to the path forward.

Explore the three practices for nurturing wise hope: aspiration to what you love, attending to what you love, and activity toward experiencing what you love.

This session aims to ground us in our personal values and provide tangible practices to reconnect us with our wise hope. This helps us to tap into our social activism and regain personal power and vitality.


  • Paper (8.5×11 inches or larger)
  • 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

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

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