StART Health & Wellness Workshop Series: Mindfulness and Holistic Wellness | Art for Healing

Artwork by Claire Browne (@clairebrowneart).

StreetARToronto (StART) Health & Wellness Workshop Series
Workshop #3: Mindfulness and Holistic Wellness
Workshop #4: Art for Healing

About StART:
Since 2012, StreetARToronto (StART) has been supporting local artists through a suite of innovative programs designed specifically for streets and public spaces, reducing graffiti vandalism, and replacing it with vibrant, colourful, community-engaged street art. StART programs make our streets beautiful and safe, encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), showcase local artists, mentor emerging talent, and reduce overall infrastructure maintenance costs and more.

StART Health and Wellness Series:
For the past 3 years, StART has hosted an annual virtual Health and Wellness Workshop Series facilitated by a mental health educator, to help artists cope with the pandemic situation. This year, we have modified the program to be spread out across four months, partnering with local professionals and organizations along with StART artists, addressing mental and physical health and wellness geared towards helping artists. A new topic is explored and discussed each month. The workshop series is curated by Tanzina Amin, visual artist, educator, curator, and Reiki Master.

We have already held two successful online Health & Wellness Workshops in 2023 and look forward to hosting two more this season.

Artwork by Claire Browne (@clairebrowneart). Photo by Jason McCullough.

What to Expect:
Although the workshops primarily focus on the health and wellness of mural artists, the presentations and activities can easily be applicable for everyone. The main presenters start with a presentation and/or interactive workshop, and then the artists lead the participants through some simple activities.

You are invited to join the workshops wearing something comfortable, and please bring a sketchbook or paper and any writing/drawing/colouring supplies you have at home.

Workshops are free to attend, however, registration is required.
Please follow us on Eventbrite for registration links.

Workshop Schedule:

Workshop #3: Mindfulness and Holistic Wellness
Friday April 14th, 2023
10:30 am – 12:00 noon EDT (Virtual)
Main Presenter: Elisa Hatton (IG: @elisa.lifecoach.hatton)
Featured Artists: Pam Lostracco (IG: @pamlostracco) and Claire Browne (IG: @clairebrowneart)
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Workshop #4: Art for Healing
Friday May 5th, 2023
10:30 am – 12:00 noon EDT (Virtual)
Main Presenter: Natalie Very B (
Featured Artists: Victoria Day (IG: @artistvictoriaday) and Moises Frank (IG:
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For more information or general questions please contact or visit StART’s website at

Facebook: @StreetARToronto
Instagram: @start_streetartoronto
Twitter: @StART_Toronto