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Art Play for Wellness



Tuesday Afternoons 2-4pm or Wednesdays 10:30-12:30 am join the Art Play group for relaxation and socializing. Enjoy expressive arts activities using a variety of media in a comfortable and safe environment. 

Begins Tues. Sept. 5 2023 

Join now by an email sign-up!


My name is Margaret McKenzie

I am a therapeutic arts practitioner, writer, and educator facilitating expressive arts workshops, community Pop-Up art events and art shows.  

Working primarily in acrylics and mixed media, I love to  explore the intuitive expression of emotion through art. Nature inspires me in all things art. I enjoy all genre from abstract expressionism to graphic design, small and large pieces, 3D and 2D. I happily recycle beach-found objects especially plastic debris into art forms!  My greatest satisfaction comes from helping others to discover their own creativity, explore hidden strengths, and heal through art expression.

This joy of inquiry is reflected in the workshops I offer. Everyone will find inspiration to unlock their creative potential through guided expressive arts activities. Working individually and as a group you will discover the healing power of creative action.  Research has shown that art can lower stress, improve mood, and help regulate emotions. 


A variety of art inspired by the lives of Canadian and internationally known artists, working outdoors or reading poetry provide jumping off points of expression for the participants. 


My love of combining poetry with art led to a published poetry book: “Raven Meets Wolf” a compilation of works which came out of the CoVid-19 pandemic years of 2020-2021. My poetry has been included in the Van Isle Poetry Collective Vol. 2, IEATA and CATA journals of Expressive Art Therapy, Quills Journal and at the Vancouver Island Regional Library.  I am currently working on a second book of poetry - publishing date fall 2023. 

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