LAC Events, clubs, retreats and special workshops:

  Our Signature Course: Creating With Spirit runs Fall & Spring.  Scroll down for details about this and other programs we offer........A Day of Inspiration Event, Spring & Fall Retreats, Meditations, Drum Events & Classes, Jim Donovan, Jennifer Mills , Moon Circle Gatherings, Meditative Painting, The Artist's Way Course, Brene' Brown Course, John Bruna Programs, Sound Healing events, Advanced & Beginner Arts Courses and more. Scroll down the list; Upcoming events are at the top of the list...

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We meet Monday nights beginning

September 25th 6:30-8:30pm

5 Weeks of Inspiration...

Telling our stories can be an incredibly challenging mountain to climb especially when we can’t imagine where to begin. How can we dig in and write down or even speak our stories when it’s the very thing we spend our energy trying to avoid? Why would we even want to unbury the dark moments, the mistakes we can’t think about without self judgement and criticism?

Rising Strong by Brene’ Brown outlines why and how. It takes courage to rising after we fall

Meditative Painting with Sandra

All new! Pastels and color bring us to a fresh perspective, connect deeper, relax thru active meditation and discover your sacred self.

A Blend of Arts & Healing

Monday October 30th  6:30-8:30pm

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3 Experiences that will awaken your passion for connection and creativity. NOT JUST FOR ARTISTS & WRITERS! If you are looking for sacred space to enjoy, relax and connect with YOU again...try one or all of these....


Joy Journal Workshop, Meditative painting and Rising Strong   FALL 2017click button for date


Sat., Nov. 11th@ LAC



Kirtan Workshop 2-4pm



Live Kirtan 6pm-8pm







WHO: 100+artworks by 20+ artists/students from Liverpool Art Center
WHERE: The Tech Garden235 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202
WHEN:  October 6th 2017 - January 5th 2018 (during TTG hours)
           Open Reception: Fri., Oct. 6th,   5 - 7pm
Open to the public/ free/Most artwork for sale
Complimentary refreshments during reception


Join us as we will explore the unique combination of Kundalini Yoga and Meditative Art. Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness, of consciousness. It’s use of poses (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditations make it a great yoga for beginners to try (no experience needed). Kundalini Yoga paired with creative expression allows for a deepening of ones experience. 

  4 Mondays6:30-8:30pm

$25 per class or ALL 4 for $90...

Figure Drawing Workshop Mondays 6:30-8:30pm


Iver Johnson will help you on your quest for drawing the human form.  If you are just starting out in figure drawing, or need a tune up, or are looking for some extra inspiration he can be your guide in this 4 week workshop at Liverpool Art Center

 Jim Donovan events in 2017

PLUS    Jim's NEW program!...

Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat Nov 3rd-4th

Limit Seating

take part in an array of enjoyable and beginner friendly musical activities including:

  • Group Drumming & Expressive Music Creation
  • Whole Brain Drumming / Creativity Sparking Techniques
  • Invigorating World Rhythms 
  • Sound Healing Techniques
  • Drumming and Meditation
  • Opportunities for Community Connection


Retreat into nature for Arts & Healing Programs with LAC. Just 30 minutes north of Syracuse. Peaceful, secluded land offering healing water, peace and community space.          Information Page

Our fundraiser will be posted soon so we can build a community building for gatherings, sleeping space and events. Please check back or get on our email list.

Serenity Studios @ LAC

NEW EVENTS 2017:  Art-as-Therapy Meditations Reiki Classes Yoga & Art

Reiki Workshops   2017    

Traditional Usui Reiki Practice with Coaching for the Reiki Way of Life

REIKI Level I Class  -

REIKI Level II Class -  



**Students will need to register, study the PDF workbook prior to the class and provide proof of Reiki Level I certification if not completed with our center. The week prior to and follow the class will require self-care practices such as: eating well, resting/meditation and journaling.


1-2 day workshops offering healing, hands-on instruction and practice for energy healing, intuitive skill building and self-care as a light-worker. The class includes all supplies, workbook, journal, healing sessions, and charts for furthering your practice.
For more details contact Sandra: (315)234-9333       

Rhythmic Painting: Haudenosaunee Social Dancing TBA

This class will allow you to create art by listening to music, and to intuitively interpret the music with color and movement on canvas. We will be creating art through movement of our bodies, including dancing on our canvases.   "I am very excited to share what I love to do and share how I create my art."

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Earth Drum Workshop                              

 Frame Drum Design & Prayer Song Sharing


Blend rhythm & creativity as we discover and incorporate your colors, spirit animal and healing symbols on this easy to use, durable frame drum from Remo. Sandra Sabene will guide you through every step of design and creation. After these beautiful drums are created, we will pray-fully join in circle to bless them and offer prayer-song. Learn about drum bathing, healing and shamanic rhythms.

This workshop includes all supplies, drum, beater and guidance for creating your sacred prayer drum. (no artistic skill required!)

Women's Gathering    TBA

Monthly Drum Circle  Enjoy creative ways to experience rhythm. Est. 2005 family friendly   facilitated drum program/Beginners welcome<3


This event has been postponed

Click here to join just the online FB forum OR the book club that meets monthly at LAC (Sunday evenings)

SANDRA'S FALL CLASSES:  Learn Basic Drawing, Color Theory, Advanced Drawing, Understanding Color and more...    Sandra has designed these classes according to requests from students who are struggling in certain areas of painting and drawing. These classes are designed for you. Look through the descriptions listed on the page (click button) and register with Sandra. (no online registration)   

Call (315)234-9333OR Email:


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           Join this amazing group: Leap and the net will appear!

           Join this amazing group: Leap and the net will appear!

The Artists Way Book Club

Enrollment closed

  Not just for artists.....Join a creative community and discover your creative self!  Julia Cameron offers guiding activities and questions to get us jump started. As a group, we add inspirations from artistic and spiritual leaders of today. This is a Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.

Brene' Brown's e-course book club joining together to inspire, express, share & support

Brene' Brown's e-course book club joining together to inspire, express, share & support

Living Bravely Group

Enrollment closed       Brene' inspired us with the "Gifts of Imperfection e-Course" and now we gather again to offer safe space to express, inspire and support as we follow Brene's  lead.  Click here for details and more info:

$60 for duration (12 sessions total)

Creating with Spirit, Sandra's course inspiring connection,

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