“Words cannot begin to express how much this class has infused and transformed my whole way of creating, as well as looking at the world. Along with the generous techniques that were given, Alena taught us so much more that day than just art-making. Do yourself a favor to your heart and your creative spirit: learn from this gifted teacher.” –Miranda Wilson

Read more testimonials about my teaching here.

I am not any more offering any more workshops outside of Asheville for 2014. I have three very special retreats planned for 2015, if you are interested in being notified when it first opens (space will be limited), please sign up for my muse newsletter.


Studio Crescendoh: Painting Bold as Love: Tapping into the Wild Muse. March 29 + 30 in Santa Ana, CA. SOLD OUT

Art & Soul: Nature as MuseRemember to PlayLayer Love: Paper, Paint, & Mark Making SOLD OUT April 7, 8, & 9th in Portland, OR.

Magic Making and Inspired Vine: August 28 – 31 in the totally magical Magadalen College of Oxford, UK. (NOW CLOSED)

Painting in Italy at Bliss Bass + other artful adventures! September 3 – 5. SOLD OUT

Art & Soul: Remember to Play, (SPACE STILL AVAILABLE)Layer Love: Paper, Paint, & Mark Making. SOLD OUT  September 29 & 30 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Serendipity 2014: Uncovering Grace: Collaging with Soul (a painting and mixed media workshop). October 22-25 in Nags Head (Outer Banks), NC. (MY CLASSES ARE FULL)

Past workshops:

Teahouse Studio in Berkeley, CA // Lemoncholy Studio in NJ // Squam and Squam by the Sea in NH and NC // Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, NC // ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC //  Plus many other magical locations.