events

Office Closed 01-01-2016 to 01-01-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day.

Office Closed 01-18-2016 to 01-18-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Holiday.

Office Closed 02-15-2016 to 02-15-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of President’s Day.

Volunteer Day 04-16-2016 to 04-16-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

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Spring Advocate Huddle 04-20-2016 to 04-20-2016 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our second Advocate Huddle of the year as we share all the ways you can play a role during this very special time in our history.

At this dinner meeting you will get to hear from Sally Stevens, a trained Windows Leader and Psychiatric Social Worker for the LA Unified School District. She will share her first-hand experience of how creating art makes a difference in the lives of the children and youth she works with. You will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

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Office Closed 05-30-2016 to 05-30-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Volunteer Day 06-18-2016 to 06-18-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

 

Art Transforming Trauma Conference 06-30-2016 to 06-30-2016 8am - 5pm California Endowment

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our first ever Art Transforming Trauma Conference on Thursday, June 30th 2016! The room was filled with trained Windows Leaders, artists, social workers, therapists, and advocates from across the country representing many different service populations and communities, and we are so grateful for each and every one of you. The conversations and collaborations that occurred, the connections that were built and the seeds planted for the future, were only the beginning of our work together using art to build resilience and transform trauma, on personal and community levels.

 

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This conference was made possible through the generous support of:

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Office Closed 07-04-2016 to 07-04-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Volunteer Day 07-16-2016 to 07-16-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

 

July Advocate Huddle 07-19-2016 to 07-19-2016 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our July Advocate Huddle as we share all the ways you can play a role during this very special time in our history.

At this dinner meeting you will get to hear from one of our program partners who will share their first-hand experience of using art to empower the clients they work with. You will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

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Art & Chocolate in Orange County 07-31-2016 to 07-31-2016 6:00 - 8:30pm ChocXO Bean to Bar Chocolatier, 9461 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618

Thank you to everyone who came out to this delicious event! It was a pleasure to share A Window Between Worlds with you, and we are so grateful for all of your support. To see photos from the evening go to our Facebook page.

Volunteer Day 08-06-2016 to 08-06-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for our making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

 

Children’s Windows Leadership Training 08-25-2016 to 08-26-2016 9am - 5pm TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with children and youth impacted by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving and profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of more than 200 children, youth and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:

  • Use art workshops and visualization techniques as an empowerment tool for children and youth.
  • Create a safe and healthy release for children and youth through art.
  • Build safety and closure into art workshops.
  • Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
  • Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary
AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Applications for this training are now closed. The next Children’s Windows Leadership Training will be in 2017.

Office Closed 09-05-2016 to 09-05-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

25th Anniversary Brunch 09-25-2016 to 09-25-2016 11am-2pm Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

We invite our old friends and new alike to join this special celebration of AWBW’s 25 years of healing and creativity. This event will feature a delicious brunch, opportunities to hear about the expansion of our programs, and awards for some of our advocates and funders from throughout AWBW’s history.

Volunteer Day 10-15-2016 to 10-15-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

 

Fall Advocate Huddle 10-18-2016 to 10-18-2016 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our final Advocate Huddle of the year and a very special one in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

AWBW has partnered with the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force to put on this event for our community to raise awareness about this important issue and learn how we can each play a role in ending the cycle of violence in our communities.

Dinner is included and as always you will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

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Adult Windows Leadership Training 10-27-2016 to 10-28-2016 9am - 5pm TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with individuals and communities affected by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving a profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of over 250 adult and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:

  • Use the art process to build emotional safety through empowerment and connection.
  • Facilitate trauma-informed visual art workshops and embodied healing techniques.
  • Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
  • Use strengths-based art interventions that cultivate resilience and hope.
  • Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary
AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Registration forms with scholarship applications are due 9/16/2016

Registration and Scholarship Application

AWBW partners with funders to proudly underwrite up to 90% of program costs for collaborating partners. The initial cost to AWBW is $5,000 to start a new program, with an additional cost of $2,500 for maintenance annually. The cost for Leadership Certification to implement a Windows Program is $500 per participant.
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please answer the following 2 questions.

Volunteer Day 11-05-2016 to 11-05-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

 

Office Closed 11-24-2016 to 11-25-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Office Closed 12-23-2016 to 12-30-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed for the holidays.

Adult Windows Leadership Training: March 9-10, 2017 03-09-2017 to 03-10-2017 9am - 6pm TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with individuals and communities affected by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving a profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of over 250 adult and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:

  • Use the art process to build emotional safety through empowerment and connection.
  • Facilitate trauma-informed visual art workshops and embodied healing techniques.
  • Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
  • Use strengths-based art interventions that cultivate resilience and hope.
  • Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary

AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Registration forms with scholarship applications are due 1/27/2017

Registration and Scholarship Application

AWBW partners with funders to proudly underwrite up to 90% of program costs for collaborating partners. The initial cost to AWBW is $5,000 to start a new program, with an additional cost of $2,500 for maintenance annually. The cost for Leadership Certification to implement a Windows Program is $500 per participant.
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please answer the following 2 questions.

Children’s Windows Leadership Training: April 20-21, 2017 04-20-2017 to 04-21-2017 All Day TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with individuals and communities affected by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving a profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of over 250 adult and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:
•    Use the art process to build emotional safety through empowerment and connection.
•    Facilitate trauma-informed visual art workshops and embodied healing techniques.
•    Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
•    Use strengths-based art interventions that cultivate resilience and hope.
•    Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary

AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Registration forms with scholarship applications are due Friday, March 10, 2017.

Registration and Scholarship Application

AWBW partners with funders to proudly underwrite up to 90% of program costs for collaborating partners. The initial cost to AWBW is $5,000 to start a new program, with an additional cost of $2,500 for maintenance annually. The cost for Leadership Certification to implement a Windows Program is $500 per participant.
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please answer the following 2 questions.