“Sharing and preserving life stories uplifts the spirit, deepens self-knowledge, strengthens family ties, and builds bridges across generations.”

Welcome

Family Heirloom Arts is dedicated to helping you and your family celebrate life stories and significant life milestones through the creation of illustrated heirloom books and custom art.

We work with you to record your stories, turn them into polished written narratives, and illustrate your stories with personal photographs and custom illustrations. Have a project in mind? Get in touch – we’d love to hear all about it and see how we can help.

Family Heirloom Arts also offers life storytelling presentations, workshops and retreats throughout the Pacific Northwest. Join us for an upcoming program so you can learn how to get started on your own personal storytelling project.

Check out the newly released book Coming Home to Myself by Family Heirloom Arts founder, Lisa Kagan, exploring her own life stories through poetry and art. This book is now available for purchase in our online store.

Check out this video to learn more about Family Heirloom Arts services and programs. Meet Family Heirloom Arts founder Lisa Kagan as she shares her passion for helping families celebrate and preserve their life stories.

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It is amazing to see all of the pieces come together in one place. You helped turn our collection of photographs and stories into a real storybook, weaving all of our lives together. It is so well written and beautifully illustrated. Decade by decade, my children can see where they come from and how the generations before them lived.

– Julie Leuvrey
Heirloom Book Client

Come create with us at one of our upcoming hands-on art and writing workshops or retreats. As a group we will delve into 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.

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Infuse your inbox with creative inspiration! Our monthly email newsletter features tips to help you get started on your own personal history project, art and poetry exploring topics central to the life storytelling process, and updates on our upcoming workshops and retreats.

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Registration is now open…CELEBRATING YOUR LUMINOUS NATURE: A Summer Garden Retreat, July 22nd, 2022

Soak in the brilliance of summer while honoring the light within you. We will reinvigorate our curiosity, reengage our imaginations…

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Registration is now open…EMERGENCE, A Journey of Renewal & Regeneration, An Art & Writing Retreat, April 9, 2022

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Registration is now open for our February 2022 full day retreat! Nurture and nourish yourself with a day of creative connection, renewal, and inspiration as we move through this period of isolation...

Registration is now open…Coming Home to Myself, An Art & Writing Retreat

Registration is now open for our February 2022 full day retreat! Nurture and nourish yourself with a day of creative connection, renewal, and inspiration as we move through this period of isolation…