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Taking Care with Ainslee Winter and Derrick Carl Biso

Time and Date:

  • Sunday, February 4, 2024, 11am-12:30pm, on Zoom
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 6:30pm-7:30pm on Zoom

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 first Sunday and third Tuesday 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.

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Taking Care is back for 2024! Join us on the first Sunday and the third Tuesday of each month for a double dose of creative wellness. This month, we will explore the importance of the creative arts, and its ability to hold a safe space to process current feelings, emotions, and circumstances.

Do you ever noticed feeling more inclined to create art when you are moving through a challenging time? Creativity helps us move heavy emotions outside of our body and encourages us to cultivate a greater sense of meaning and understanding.

In past sessions, we have discussed having to “turn to face the strange”. These parts of ourselves that may be less pleasurable and uncomfortable. But perhaps through creativity, compassion, and gentleness, this process can be a supportive tool in helping us navigate our everyday lives!



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

 Optional Materials:

  • Clay,
  • Variety of different papers, q-tip/skewers, glue/modge podge, scissors

*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!

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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.

About the Facilitator: Derrick Carl Biso

Mx. Derrick Carl Biso uses they/she/he pronouns. They labour as an artist, community organizer, educator, and graphic designer. Derrick Carl is influenced by their experiences as a queer and nonbinary person from rural Prince Edward Island, her education in Philosophy and Diversity and Social Justice Studies from UPEI, and more recently from labouring in downtown Windsor, Ontario. He is particularly interested in aspects of human identity, expressions of creativity and culture, relationships and responsibilities, ethics, the erotic, history, conscientization, and the natural world. Derrick Carl recognizes that our liberation from oppression is a shared struggle that requires solidarity across identity categories. Derrick Carl is a Project Lead at Trans Wellness Ontario and the Program Facilitator with the QLink Windsor-Essex collaborative.

Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness is supported by the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund