“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” -Les Brown

2019 Winter & Spring Workshops:


Art of Resilience

Renewal, Mixed Media by Lisa Kagan

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”
– Albert Camus

In this workshop you will have the chance to explore what resilience and renewal mean to you in the context of your own healing journey. Utilizing creative writing, drawing, painting and collage you will learn how to create narrative images as a way to access your own inner wisdom and share your personal stories. No previous art or writing experience is necessary

Date & Time: Saturday January 26th, 1-5:30pm
Location: Family Heirloom Arts Studio, SE Portland (in the Woodstock neighborhood)
Cost: $80  
Registration: Contact Lisa Kagan at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or call (503) 347-1391.

The Art of Transformation, Exploring Life Milestones Through Art & Story

Metamorphosis, Mixed Media by Lisa Kagan

“Lost inside the great swell
we seek our point of equilibrium
sometimes it is the space between
that offers us the greatest gifts.”
– Lisa Kagan

Explore an important life milestone through utilizing drawing, painting, collage and creative writing to create your own narrative images. Discover how the creative process can support you as you navigate an important juncture in your life, or prepare to usher in a time of change. This class offers you the opportunity to focus on a turning point that is especially relevant and meaningful for you. Potential topics include: the loss of a loved one, getting married, becoming a parent or grandparent, celebrating a significant anniversary or birthday, moving, changing jobs, and discovering one’s passion and purpose. No previous art or writing experience is necessary.

Date & Time: Saturday April 13th, 1-5:30pm
Location: Family Heirloom Arts Studio, SE Portland (in the Woodstock neighborhood)
Cost: $80
Registration: Contact Lisa Kagan at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or call
(503) 347-1391.

The workshops listed above are offered in collaboration with Portland Women Writers. They are designed for women of all ages and life stages.

“Taking time for myself, reconnecting with the creative process, and finding common ground with other women were highlights for me.”
– Sara, workshop participant

“I loved the opportunity to be introspective through the written reflections and answering thought-provoking questions. Personally creating art was a huge challenge but very valuable. I really enjoyed gathering with an intimate group of women and hearing their stories.”
-Bea, workshop participant

Ready to begin your own life story project…

Contact Family Heirloom Arts to set-up a free initial consultation so you can learn more about how we can help you write and illustrate your own heirloom book for your family.

“Lisa’s acceptance and encouragement make it easy to get involved and enthused about embarking on a life story project.”
– Grace, Family Heirloom Arts Client

Oral History Interviews
Writing & Editing
Book Layout & Design