“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.” - Julia Cameron

Workshop Schedule

Come create with us at our upcoming hands-on art and writing workshops! As a group we will walk through the process of exploring personal storytelling through art and story. Learn techniques for creating narrative images, bring your story to life through the written word, and get started on your own illustrated heirloom book. We also offer a comprehensive set of workshop offerings, so please contact us if you are interested in bringing a Family Heirloom Arts program to your family, community or educational group.

Your calm and encouraging manner, combined with your artistic skills helped me learn to combine photographic images with other media to add layers of meaning to my project.

– Dan
Multnomah County Library Workshop Participant

We just finished a wonderful series of spring Family Heirloom Arts workshops throughout the Portland area. Though we don’t offer public workshops in the summer, we are always happy to set-up a custom workshop for your family or community group during the summer months. We offer two-hour one time workshops, multiple session classes and half-day retreats. Please check out our list of workshop offerings and contact us to get started setting up your own custom workshop.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

I really appreciated the dedicated time for creative work, the open and accepting environment in a safe group space and the provocative themes.

– Lyssa
Art of Motherhood Class Participant