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Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness with Ainslee Winter

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, December 31, 2023 on Zoom

Join us for a heart warming gathering, as we reflect on our transition from 2023 into 2024 – an important time to look inward and focus on what truly matters.

Have you ever noticed that this time of year can be a time of deep reflection, yet also somewhat daunting when we face the analytics and inventories of what is and isn’t working in our lives?

This session aims to move out of the logical mind and into the felt sense to navigate where we are currently at and where we may be headed. This will be explored through a reflective imagery experience.

Tara Mohr describes that we often enter the beginning of a new year with “answers” opposed to asking really good questions. We think “this is what is needed to make positive change in my life”, and may not leave the spaciousness of possibility! This session will focus on how we can enter the new year with great questions – that shine a light on areas that may need our attention! The questions we ask point our mind in completely different directions – so let’s get curious about what we want to illuminate and how we can step into this new year in a curious, expansive way!

We are so grateful and excited to be able to connect during this very special time, and hope you will join us!


  • Paper/Journal/Sketchbook
  • Writing/Drawing Utensils (pencils, markers, pastels, etc.)


  • Poetry/poems that speak to you
  • Paint/Ink/Watercolour/Collage/Natural Objects,etc.
  • Clothing suitable for an outdoor exploration

*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.