Art of Being

The mission of the Art of Being program is for women to experience wellness through creativity. This happens through expressive therapy sessions, crafting classes, and art workshops. Any woman in the community is welcome to participate, and all activities and materials are offered at no cost

See what women who participate in our program have to say about it!

(A huge THANK YOU to Futures Explored for their help in filming and editing this video.)

Art of Being Expressive Therapy Group Intensive

Creative expression is a powerful tool to cultivate the positive qualities of mindfulness and insight. Being present in our lives can help us to tap into our inner strength and wisdom and increase our feelings of well-being and joy.

In this innovative 10 week program, we explore our creativity using a combination of activities such as art, poetry, dance, music, journaling and more.  Using a different area of focus each week, we will work to discover imaginative ways of expressing our thoughts and emotions. Sessions will be team-taught by a licensed clinical social worker, an MSW intern and an artist, and will be limited to 16 participants. Open to all women, and art experience is not necessary.

Click here for information on the upcoming group:

AOB Summer 2017


Creative Art Workshops

Get your art groove on! This series of art workshops are open to all women in the community, and will include clay sculpting, silk scarf painting, jewelry-making, and more. Days and times will vary, and sign-ups will be required in order to help us plan for adequate materials and assistance.

These workshops are offered free of charge and materials will be provided at no cost.

This month’s workshops:


Craft Club

Join us every Thursday morning for fun projects like crocheting, beading, card making, origami, painting ceramic tiles and more. Craft Club is a drop-in activity, and all women are welcome to participate at no cost. Materials will be provided free of charge.
Click here to see Craft Club activities for this month:

Click here for a complete calendar of Women’s Wellness activities for this month:
Wellspring Women’s Center April 2017 Calendar

Supply List

Please help keep the supplies flowing. Take a look at our current needs here: AOB_Supplies

If you have questions about these programs, or would like to sign up for one of our art workshops, please contact the Art Program Coordinator.

Art Program Coordinator

Missy Kinder
916.454.9688 x 210

About me: I am an artist with over 30 years experience coordinating art programs and curating exhibits for the State of California and in community settings, including seven years designing and facilitating art classes for teens experiencing homelessness at Wind Youth Services.

I am thrilled to be part of the Wellspring team and look forward to sharing the joy of creative expression with the incredible women who walk through the open doors of Wellspring.