Like loving kindness, compassion, happiness, and peace,
mindful art comes from the heart!
We're on a mission to make mindfulness fun,
relevant, and accessible to children. Some of the lasting benefits of practicing creative mindfulness are:
More emotional and social resilience
More compassion for self and others
More confident creative expression
Mindful Artists After School
Weekly classes for 5 to 12 year olds in 6 week sessions
By integrating mindfulness and expressive arts, we engage children in fun, creative exploration of their hearts, minds, and relationships. Each class includes high quality art projects, movement, engaging dialogue, and mindful self-reflection. Children come away with new skills and beautiful self-made tools for continuing their mindfulness practice at home. They also become familiar with Creating Compassionate Cultures' Seven Steps for Knowledge, Strength, & Compassion..
The next session starts soon!
Mindful Family Art Events
Pop-ups and workshops for children of all ages & their families
Quality family time and creative rejuvenation go hand in hand at these special events. Collaborate with your children to craft beautiful works of art and learn simple methods the whole family can use to create more mindfulness at home. Also, enjoy the opportunity to connect with other mindful families in the community. All ages welcome.
Stay tuned for more upcoming family fun!
Mindful Creativity Camps
Week-long immersion programs during school breaks & summer
Our camps give kids a great opportunity for personal growth and community building. They learn easy, effective mindfulness practices, great communication skills, new art techniques, and hilarious collaborative games. Camps culminate with an opportunity to put compassion into action with a community service project.
Summer 2017, we're excited to be leading an ART & PERMACULTURE camp for ages 7-12 at Tara Redwood School!
Who We Are
Wisdom Way was founded in Santa Cruz, CA by longtime teaching friends, Sage and Ami. Passionate about sharing the benefits of mindfulness education in the community, they designed Wisdom Way, a mindfulness-infused expressive arts program for children and their families. Their curriculum includes the 7 Steps to Knowledge, Strength, and Compassion, developed by Pamela Cayton, founder of Tara Redwood School and Creating Compassionate Cultures. TRS is a thriving private elementary in Soquel, while CCC offers worldwide trainings and tools to empower people to live happy, successful, and meaningful lives.
Ami has been nurturing families and children through her teaching and leadership for over 20 years. She started working at Tara Redwood School in 2007, where she was inspired by the profound difference mindfulness made as an integral part of classroom education. Now passionate about the benefits of social and emotional learning , Ami is devoted to sharing the wisdom of Creating Compassionate Cultures in our greater community and the world. With this work, she hopes to help children and families lead more happy, fulfilling, and enriched lives.
Sage is an educator and artist who's passionate about contributing to the well-being of people and planet. She discovered her love of working with children nearly 20 years ago and still believes they are some of the most wise and wonderful people of the world. In the classroom and community, Sage strives to inspire, empower, and support others to live open-heartedly and tread lightly on the Earth.
She is also the co-founder of
Green Seed Arts, offering projects for community building, ecological education, and creative empowerment in the Bay Area and LA.
We love how mindful art brings people together.
What is happiness?
When we get together to make art about causes of happiness, we can see that we have a lot in common.
What are you grateful for?
Everyone we ask is grateful for something. Sharing our ideas reminds us of even more things we can be grateful for.