Artworking the Steps Class – The Altered Book Project

Artworking the Steps is the first class NCADD Sacramento will be offering as part of our Evening Education Series.

A Journal for Your Journey Through the Twelve Steps

In each of the six sessions you will explore a new art material and/or art process so you can play and discover your favorite creative outlet in a safe and perfection-free place.  RSVP is required to participate.

When: March 4, 2014 through April 8, 2014

Where: NCADD Sacramento, 1446 Ethan Way, Sacramento

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm on Tuesday evenings.

Price: $50 plus supplies fee of $35 (Payment options include payment online to secure your spot, credit card onsite, check or cash onsite.)

Who is this for?  Open to individuals in recovery and AOD Professionals

12 CEU’s ($10) available for recovery professionals who complete the course

What will you experience?

  • Awaken your creativity
  • Delve into the concepts of the 12 steps
  • Play with several different art media
  • Create your own unique altered book – a visual journal of your journey through the steps
  • Friendly fellowship

All in a clean/sober and safe “perfection free” environment!

Sign Up for the Course   For more info…

Download a flyer for more information. Below, meet the instructor and view samples of the recovery inspired artwork that can be created in this course.


Meet the Instructor, Dena McKitrick

“Creative expression is my lifeblood. Doing art is somewhere at the very center of my being. It is not only what I do; it is who I am. It is the magic that binds my life together, and helps me to make sense of it all. It is a joyous, wonderful experience for me; a constantly expanding adventure that I feel compelled to include in my daily life.

I hold a B.A. and a M.A. in art from CSU Chico, community college credentials in Art and Related Technologies, English, and Dance, and an assortment of awards and recognitions. I am constantly upgrading my knowledge base.

A master at adaptability, by necessity, I developed independent creative thought processes. Most years our family had no TV. I loved to draw, read and write, collect rocks, and invent things, because these were things I could do irrespective of my surroundings and available entertainments. I developed a truly eclectic expertise in moment-by-moment life-fluency.

Artworking the Steps

Samples of artwork created during this class that teaches participants in recovery how to journal their journey through the 12 steps.