Art for Self-Care When Times Are Tough (In Person)

June 4, 2024 @

7:00 pm -

8:30 pm

Laura-Jean Bernhardson

1694 Queen St West, Toronto, ON

Art-making can truly heal your soul. It’s gotten me through some of the toughest times in life, and I love turning others on to it as a form of meditation and self-care. 

I believe mental health self-care is vitally important for entrepreneurs. We don’t typically have the same kind of safety nets that corporate employees have, and we take huge financial and personal risks to make our businesses work. 

This watercolour workshop is designed to give you the experience of shutting off your inner critic, getting grounded and present and losing yourself in the flow of colours, shapes and lines. 

It’s not about results or technique; it’s about curiosity, discovery and self-expression. My hope is that this sets you on a path of more art-making in your daily life, whether it’s doodling, sketching, painting or whatever else helps you relax and feel creative. 

And while it’s not about improving the outcome of your artworks, nothing helps you do that more than practice. So using the processes in this workshop to do art more frequently will undoubtedly help you learn and discover new techniques, your unique style and help you have more control over your results as an artist. 

All supplies are provided. Come and enjoy! 

If you have any questions, please email me at

Here’s what past workshop participants have said about this workshop:

Thanks so much for sharing your arts skills, Laura-Jean – for helping me know where to start, and giving me the permission just to do my own thing!

This event was so relaxing and it was nice to get out of my head and just create. I have been looking for a creative outlet for some time and this was perfect!

I loved the simple instructions. I always feel a block when thinking about using art as a mindfulness practice. I would have never painted what I did if I was on my own. I’m excited about including more art as self-care in my life 🙂


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