A Word about Studio Hours

Serene Abundance Studio Space (SASS) occupies multiple roles in one physical location- an art therapy office, studio to working artists, a gallery and special event space, and group workshop/class space... So the hours the studio is "open" to the public vary depending on what is going on. And there's usually always something going on!

The Studio is open "by appointment" Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm, by calling or texting 503-839-6224 or emailing 

We host many activities and events throughout the year- most are ongoing, but some are limited-time only. Subscribe to blog posts HERE, visit the Studio page on Facebook HERE, or check out the Instagram feed HERE to keep up on the latest details!

You can also view ongoing group listings on my Psychology Today page HERE.

Group, Class & Workshop Descriptions

Any group that is not a drop-in group requires pre-registration at least 24hrs in advance via Paypal: 


(You may also use this button to pay ahead for drop-in sessions- please email or let the Studio staff know that you've already paid!)

If you're not able to pay online, please register by sending an email at least 24hrs in advance to:

In your email, you will confirm which class/group you are attending on what date. Please plan to pay for group via cash or check when you arrive. 

In the event of a class or group cancellation, any pre-payments will be refunded to you within 48hrs. 

No refunds will be issued on pre-paid groups or classes within 24hrs of the group. 


Open Studio- ages 15 and up
$5-15 suggested donation
Every Thursday, 3-5pm & Friday, 10am-12pm 

Drop in anytime during scheduled Open Studio hours, hosted by a professionally trained mixed media artist & Art Therapist. What can you do with SASS's Open Studio time? -Research or do work on your own project in a peaceful setting.
-Play around with art and craft supplies, play a brain-boosting game, learn something new!
-Get feedback, coaching, and technical advice about how to develop your creative idea, or your work in progress. -Mingle with other like-minded creative folks in a fun, supportive, encouraging setting.
-Receive guidance on how to start, or develop, your art or writing for personal healing and wellness purposes.
Studio amenities include: Access to a variety of basic fine art and craft tools & supplies, a library of art and craft books (instruction books, Artists' Way, inspirational reads, fine art books, etc.), coffee/tea/water service, and Internet/Wi-Fi access.

Journal Keepers Club

Group Type: Closed, ongoing group 
When: Monthly on every 3rd Wed. from 5-6:30pm
Where: Serene Abundance Studio 
Cost: $15 per session 

Do you keep a journal, or want to learn how? Looking for more ways to add richness, creative exploration, personal expression, and self-development into your practice? In this group, we focus on sharing our work (as much or as little as you're comfortable with) in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, and learning new creative writing, self-reflection, and art journaling techniques to enhance your personal journey. Open to teens and adults 15 and up. 
Eating Disorder Support Group
Group Type: Drop-In Support Group 
When: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6-7pm
Where: Serene Abundance Studio 
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can

A safe, non-judgemental space for you to learn from others' experiences, share your own struggles and success, receive support and guidance, and get information and referrals for you and those you love. You'll also have a chance to try out creative and self-soothing exercises you can use on your own. Discussion and group activity moderated by a professional therapist with experience and training in Eating Disorder assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Open to all adults, age 18 and up, with eating/body image/weight anxiety concerns. 

Creative Recovery Group
Group Type: 8-week closed group, repeats 
When: TBD
Where: Serene Abundance Studio 

**NOW SCHEDULING INTERVIEWS- Please call or email to find out more and RSVP**
This civilian therapy group will use a blend of current best-practice approaches to help you identify, manage and get relief from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Anxiety, C-PTSD, etc. Open to adults age 18 and older. Referrals welcome, but no diagnosis necessary to come to group. This will be an 8-week class series that repeats, can take more than one time as needed. Pre-group interview necessary before you will be allowed to start the group for the 1st time. 

Ongoing Event Descriptions

2nd Saturday Gallery Tour- 3-5pm 

The Studio will be open each 2nd Saturday as part of Florence's monthly Gallery Tour, featuring local artists' studios, galleries, and arts venues all across the city. During the hours of 3-5PM, you’ll enjoy great local art, interactions with fellow patrons of the arts and artists, receptions, refreshments, live entertainment and community.

Look for the colorful 2nd Saturday banner in the window at participating locations. Visit for the most up-to-date information! 

Quarterly Art Exhibits

Approximately every 3-4 months, the Studio will host a new art exhibition that will feature topics and themes such as art as a healing force, personal expression and narrative, works by local and regional artists, and more. Check the SASS calendar above, blog, or visit Serene Abundance Studio on Facebook to learn about upcoming exhibits and calls for art, and view photos of past events.

Art Swaps

Offered a few times per year, Art Swaps are your chance to pass along any extra or unused art and craft supplies, tools, patterns, etc. and potentially pick up new-to-you goodies you might just love! 

Free and open to the public, Art Swaps encourage re-use of materials rather than throwing them away. They also provide access to arts enrichment for those folks who might not be able to afford to buy materials on their own. SASS also occasionally partners with other groups in the Florence area to bring you Swapping activity, such as at Earth Day on the Boardwalk