Elder writers watching the performance of their life stories from our Voices of Our Elders workshop at Summerplace

For Elders

Well Arts Institute provides writing-for-theatre workshops for the 60-and-over set through “Voices of Our Elders”.  These workshops provides basic and intermediate creative memoir and poetry writing skills to all comers.  We write and share in supportive, warm community!  Professional actors are auditioned annually to work with elders to put those stories on stage.  Our elder[…]


Partnering With Well Arts

Well Arts Institute partners with area organizations to offer writing for theatre workshops. We provide workshop facilitators, financial and logistical support.  We hire directors, actors, designers and technical crew to produce staged readings.  Partners are required to help with publicity, volunteer support, and additional financial and logistical support. We work diligently to make sure the[…]

Katy Liljeholm, A Touch of Well Arts

A Summer Intensive

University of Florida has one of the oldest Arts in Medicine departments in the country.  And they provide artists-in-residence for the university hospital, Shands (named after the Florida senator, William Shands, who was instrumental in founding the teaching hospital).  The Arts in Medicine department also partnered with the university’s Performing Arts Department to bring famous[…]

Well Arts Muse

Well Arts Muse

As a Well Arts muse, you are an important part of our monthly income.  You sustain our drop in classes, make it possible for those classes to have admin, marketing and volunteer management support, and show our large funders that our work is important to, and supported by, the community.  Click on the muse below[…]



  Beautiful Minds at NAMI This is a drop in workshop for people living with mental illness, as well as caregivers, family, and friends of people living with mental illness.  The current theme is: “My Eye”.  We’re working on metaphors, style, voice, and character to reveal the truths of mental illness, as well as, you[…]