Art of Being
Art of Being
Mindfulness and creativity are at the heart of the Art of Being program at Wellspring Women’s Center. This innovative and unique program offers something for everyone, from a 30-minute blast at the Craft Club table to a 10-week commitment in an intensive expressive therapy group. Whatever creative goals women have, we strive to meet them through our workshops, coaching, outreach, and sharing. Painting, Drawing, Crochet, Sewing, Knitting, Henna Design, Jewelry Making, Beadwork, Silk Scarf Painting, Paper Crafts and Ceramic Art are just a few of the art forms our participants have explored in 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 are team-taught by a licensed clinical social worker and an artist, and will be limited to 16 participants. Open to all women, and art experience is not necessary.
Next Expressive Therapy Group:
Join us every Thursday morning for fun projects like crocheting, knitting, beading, card making, origami, 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.
Wellspring offers a variety of workshops, including Wireworking Jewelry, Sewing, Glass Fusing, and more. Some of the workshops are drop-in and weekly, while others are are only offered a few times a year. Some are drop-in, while others require registration. Our most popular classes have waiting lists. Please read the class descriptions carefully for details. All materials are provided free of charge.
We rely on the kindness and generosity of the community to help support this program, and donations of art & craft supplies or the funds to keep it going are much appreciated. We also invite women with a creative skill to share to become involved as a volunteer teacher.
Take a look at our current needs here:
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
916.454.9688 x 210