G E T T I N G   S T A R T E D 

We consult with your team and collaborate to build an agenda that would best serve the needs of your clients. From a single session to a six week course, The Deep End offers a range of workshops equipped to address a variety of topics and outcomes. 


T H E   W O R K S H O P S

Using art as a vehicle for communication, workshops are designed to encourage participants to confront tough or uncomfortable feelings, addressing an array of common issues such as low self-esteem and destructive behavior. Through facilitated guidance and direction, participants are taught how to channel their feelings into creative expression while getting support in new and indirect ways. Workshops can be highly emotional and intimate and are never art class. They are also great for team-building and staff training.

Factors such as age and gender play a role in determining the ideal structure for the workshop.  The recommended capacity is 8-15 participants and between 2-4 hours. 

C O N T R A C T I N G 

Rates are customized depending on several variables such as location, length of contract and depth of curriculum. For questions and an in depth description of deliverables, please contact us at



Chacha Sands is a creative consultant and entrepreneur based in Portland, Oregon. She has led over 100 creative process workshops for teens, families and idividuals seeking emotional support and empowerment. Her personal experience and training has allowed her to guide participants with deep empathy and compassion that creates a safe and supportive environment for others to do their deepest work.


O T H E R   L I N K S

The following links are a collection of talks, articles and inspiration that promote and inform the benefits of integrating the arts with the practice of healing and self-awareness:

Art can heal PTSD's invisible wounds by Melissa Walker

How the arts help homeless youth heal and build by Malika Whitley

What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them? by Liz Ogbu

Compassion and the true meaning of empathy by Joan Halifax

A father-daughter bond, one photo at a time by Steven Addis

The lost art of letter-writing by Lakshmi Pratury

How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection by Alyssa Monks

The gift and power of emotional courage by Susan David

Why you should make useless things by Simone Giertz

You're fluent in this language (and don't even know it) by Christoph Niemann