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Taking Care with Ainslee Winter and Derrick Carl Biso

Time and Date:

  • Sunday, April 7, 2024, 11am-12:30pm, on Zoom
  • Tuesday, April 16, 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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Join Ainslee Winter and Derrick Carl Biso on the first Sunday and the third Tuesday of each month for a double dose of creative wellness. This month, we are exploring themes of renewal and hope.

As we transition into the season of spring, we are awakened from our winter slumber. What may have felt like a period of restful restoration, is now met with a resurgence of life. As the days begin to get longer, many tune into this rising energy with a sense of hope and optimism. This renewal of energy invites us to begin again and welcomes a fresh start. You may have planted some seeds over the winter months, doing the inner work with intentions to create something new for yourself.

Together, we will practice entering this season with a beginners mindset. Transitioning into this cycle as if it is our first time experiencing it, with endless possibilities. How can we begin to nurture our creative garden, and sprout into the season? Begin to explore what is awakening within you! Set an intention for yourself as you explore through the creative process with a beginner’s mindset!



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

 Optional Materials:

  • Anything you have at home or feel drawn to use.

*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.

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