Arts In Wellness

Empowering the Individual

Strengthening the Community
Check back regularly to see our current schedule of workshops and other programs. We offer
  • Instructional workshops in painting, drawing, and other mediums
  • Expressive painting sessions
  • Soul Collage® workshops
  • Creative exploration via our signature Creative Groups
  • On-going support for creative projects in our Creative Completion Group

Plein Aire Painting

Tuesday, August 29th & Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

10am to 3pm



Summer goes by so fast and there’s no better way to capture the beauty than sitting in the fresh air and painting or drawing. Come join artist Susie Alexander on Tuesday, August 29th or Wednesday, August 30th - or both days - to learn and practice some traditional and new plein aire skills.


  • This workshop is limited to eight participants.
  • Art supplies are provided.
  • Meeting location provided after registration.
  • “What to bring” list provided after registration.


Facilitator: Susie Alexander

Workshop fee: $30 per day

Scholarships available

Fall Creative Group ~ The Four Agreements
Thursdays, October 12th – December 14th, 2017

9:15am to 11:30am

For Goodness Sake, Truckee

For years, Arts In Wellness Creative Groups have provided a forum that fosters personal reflection, creative inspiration, and significant growth. Participants find that the accepting and supportive environment allows them to discover their unique pathways to creativity while bearing witness to others’ creative exploration. “The depth of awareness and connection achieved in the Creative Group is quite remarkable” says one Creative Group alumnus, “one that must be experienced to be truly understood.”

This fall we will be reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz – a small but rich book. We will be studying how these Four Agreements are interwoven on a conscious level into our personal, family, and community lives. As we read and discuss each chapter we will be doing creative processes on the weekly topic through drawing, painting, and collage. All supplies are provided and no prior experience required.

Facilitator: Susie Alexander  

Suggested donation: $20 per week

Scholarships available

** No class on Thanksgiving, November 23rd **

Summer Squirrel Sketch Club
April - October 2017

Here's a great excuse to get out into nature and unleash your wild creativity!


  • Weekly prompts will encourage you to explore your natural wild environment and the animals that live in it and sketch your impressions.


  • Share your sketches with the other Squirrels at the online Club House. 


  • Receive bi-monthly instructional tips and tricks for improving your technique from the Super Squirrel.


  • Monthly Club Meetings (field trip gatherings) the last Saturday of each month exclusively for Club Members.

Suggested Donation: $60

Facilitated by Susie Alexander

Creative Completion Group

Creative Completion is about ACCOUNTABILITY. Participants are invited to pick a project that they intend to complete and come up with a strategic plan and timetable for getting the project done. Projects can be anything from estate planning, small home remodels, or learning a language to finishing a painting – anywhere creativity comes into play (which is basically everywhere!). Hurdles and challenges are all part of the process, and acknowledging these is easier with encouragement from monthly online group support.



Call or Text

"The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them"

- Elizabeth Gilbert

by Brooke Bishop

“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

by Ann Huisman