Awakenings Workshops

Join us at our next workshop

At Awakenings we believe healing is an ongoing process of restoration, and everyone’s healing journey is different. Healing through art is a powerful adjunct to other interventions on a survivor’s personal journey of healing. The healing power of artmaking can be amplified when we take the time to build and integrate into a creative community. The most valuable and effective programming allows our survivors to connect with other people through the communal practice of the healing arts, in our Ravenswood gallery space. 

We make art together at our workshops and open studio hours. We’d love to see you there.

Our workshops are open to all survivors, allies, and advocates.
All skill levels are welcome.
painting supplies on a table and two sets of hands creating with paint and threads


In this workshop, Writing Together, participants will be invited to write short stories and poems through prompts in response to survivor artwork on display in Awakenings’ gallery.

Sunday, February 5th, 1:00-3:00pm | In person

Friday, February 10th, 6:00-8:00pm | Virtual


Explore in this workshop, Collage Reflections, how the practice of visual reflection through collage can be an outlet to process the everyday. Participants are encouraged to bring materials found throughout their day to use in their visual reflection in addition to supplies provided by Awakenings for the in-person workshop.  

Tuesday, March 7th, 3:00-4:30pm | Virtual

Friday, March 17th, 6:00-7:30pm | In Person

painting supplies on a table and two sets of hands creating with paint and threads

Open Studio Hours

Anyone who is interested in creating art and who believes in our vision of a world where survivors thrive is welcome! (You do not need to be an Artist by profession or have taken art classes.) 
Come in with a project you’ve already started or come in and try any of the art supplies on our shelves. We will also have a few creative ‘starters’ out as options.  
The focus of our Open Studios is giving our community unstructured, unfacilitated time to be together.  
March Hours

Friday, March 10th, 12:00-4:00pm

Friday, March 24th, 12:00-4:00pm

April Hours

Friday, April 14th, 12:00-4:00pm 

Friday, April 28th, 12:00-4:00pm