What We Are
… is a NEXUS for a renaissance
A studio classroom, a fine art gallery, a venue for performance, a gathering place for artists and visionaries, musicians, film-makers, dancers, poets & playwrights… a laboratory for exploration and collaboration.
Awakening Arts Academy has two centers- near Assisi, Italy and near Portland Oregon USA.
• A STUDIO CLASSROOM offering classes in all modalities of the Arts – taught from the perspective of Heart, Soul and Spirit. We nurture authentic, joyful creative expression in all people regardless of talent or experience. Our hands-on studio classes are heart opening and transformative. Our unique approach to the arts awakens our dormant CREATIVE GENIUS and catalyzes our innate intuitive and visionary capacities.
• A RENAISSANCE The Academy is a honey filled hive for ‘Artists of vision who will pollinate the future’. We are a gathering place for visionaries and troubadours of transformation who serve the awakening of higher consciousness in humanity.
• A GALLERY AND CULTURAL CENTER and venue for performance and exhibition, serving both a local and international community: offering concerts, exhibitions, performances and special events; hosting diverse workshops and symposiums that explore the emerging culture & consciousness.
• PILGRIMAGES that combine travel with creative and spiritual inspiration.
The Academy has a center Italy (In Umbria near Assisi) and a center near Portland Oregon USA (Ananda Laurelwood) – in addition we offer programs through traveling workshops.
Concert at the Academy in Assisi
Preparing for a performance at the Laurelwood Campus near Portland Oregon
The culmination of exploring our inner archetypes- with Ananda College at Ananda Laurelwood