• Carrie Campbell & Kevin Birmingham

An Attitude of Gratitude

Beaux Arts Brampton is so grateful to have received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant from their Resilient Communities Fund!

This allowed us to offer not one but two workshops to our membership: Empowered Through Art and Video Making for Artists. They were led by two of our own members: painter Carrie Campbell and photographer/videographer Kevin Birmingham (pictured left and right above). They both focused on building resilience in different ways.

Empowered Through Art taught artists how to harness the healing power of creativity. Paired with discussions around wellness, the same drive they already use to make art can help strengthen their mental health and foster human connections. Video Making for Artists helped artists add the craft of video creation to their palette of skills. In the age of social media, artists who want to stay flexible must learn to leverage these platforms’ powerful video features to better promote or teach their art.

You can hear more about the workshops from the facilitators themselves:

Empowered Through Art: Carrie

Empowered Through Art (ETA) is a wellness + art program that explores creative strength and its positive impact on mental health, while creating and connecting with others. We focus on wellness topics and the ways in which various creative avenues of art can help us express our own emotions and optimize our well-being. At ETA, we coupled our thoughts and talks surrounding mental health, with art activity and creative expression.