Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness
Working with CMHA Windsor-Essex, AGW will present weekly art workshops and activities over ZOOM to participants in support of their mental health and overall wellbeing. The AGW seeks to improve the mental health of participants by teaching new skills through art-making and art appreciation as a way to engage with others and manage social isolation.
The social distancing, and social isolation, that is occurring as a result of COVID-19 is having significant impacts on the mental health of many Windsor-Essex residents. Enjoying visual art, and engaging in visual art activities, results in positive mental health outcomes for many, as research increasingly indicates. Positive mental health leads to positive outcomes, such as the development of positive relationships, increased community engagement, better decision-making, and a healthier lifestyle!
Programs will be delivered over zoom, with advance registration. Information will be supplied in advance around what materials and supplies might be needed for activities.
- A microphone and camera-enabled (optional) computer, tablet or smartphone, earphones with a good internet connection.
- The program will be delivered via the video conferencing app Zoom. Please download prior to the event.
About the Instructor: Ainslee Winter, Professional Art Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Artist
Ainslee draws on 5 years of experience as an art therapist, community wellness program provider, and spiritual healer/teacher. Her involvement with at-risk youth in a custody/detention facility, practice with newcomer’s and assisting young adults with mental health concerns motivate and encourage her practice. Her ability to connect with her diverse clients helps support her holistic approach to wellness. Ainslee has begun her entrepreneurial practice over the past two years, by opening Revival Through Hands – which aims to provide compassionate care to individuals and communities through creative expression, holistic healing modalities, and outreach programming. Her business has developed meaningful programs with numerous organizations.
Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, WindsorEssex Community Foundation and the Solcz Family Foundation.