sketch & stretch | September 13th, 7pm to 9pm | Café Maillot

Healing through self expression



 

Corinne Blouin is a multimedia artist and yoga teacher based in Ottawa, Canada. She uses her art as a way to channel her emotions through the visual representation of her imagination. She approaches the creation process as a ritual for self-soothing. She focuses on the emotional work being done as she creates. For her, creating is about self reflection. She’s highly influenced by exploring the inner self through mindful living, nature connection and gentle movement. She uses her movement practice as a way to build trust within her physical and emotional body. This allows her to connect creative expression to wellbeing and empowers her to explore her creative abilities in a positive way. This also allows her to clear her mind of any barriers that might hinder her authentic self expression. 

Her personal practice also drives her to create in hopes of encouraging others to find safety in their own self-expression. She believes everyone is creative and can benefit from the process of creating. She loves to collaborate on a variety of interdisciplinary projects. You can often find her facilitating workshops with her community in the city of Ottawa, Montreal and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 Forrest Fillmore is Corinne’s roommate and Mew-se. He enjoys keeping her company as she creates and offers her a calming energy. His grounded spirit helps her stay focused and creative. When he is not napping on her art supplies, he enjoys dipping his paws in water, eating house plants and sniffing fresh air coming through the windows.