A watercolor workshop  by Anna Friendt 



We are all on a personal journey, walking out our stories, day by day. Along the way, we will find that we do not only experience heartwarming moments, but we also experience hardships that break, black and bruise our hearts.

Maybe you have experienced trauma or abuse. Could it be that you are currently walking through an unspoken heartache and are feeling shattered in ways you cannot describe with words? Or quite possibly, are there things that you have already walked through that are still bringing your heart aches and pains?

This unique, watercolor experience will lead you in a series of independent, personal prompts to point your heart towards healing and restoration as you go through carefully thought out creative steps.



Do you manage or coordinate programs for a safe home and are interested in our workshop? Find out more information here about how we can partner with you in restoring the hearts of the women you serve



Did you know that we host public event workshops led by our team? We also work with organizations planning conferences and retreats where we can bring our unique, workshop to.



Can you envision yourself hosting a workshop from your own home? This is a great way to express yourself creatively, impact the hearts of those you decide to invite to your small gathering, and support survivor-led organizations.

A R T   W O R K S H O P    E V E N T

a watercolor workshop by Anna Friendt


Action169 is hosting an Anchor 13 Studio art healing workshop, recreated heART.

This unique experience is inspired by Anna Friendt's healing journey and how God has worked through her heart and mind for a soul-level healing.  An evening to express yourself creatively alongside your Creator, search your heart, and exchange lies for truth in a safe and intimate atmosphere of prayer and worship. There is no artistic talent required, nor is it necessary. All watercolor supplies are provided, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own!

This is a faith-based workshop and so the contents of the workshop will reflect that.



prompt 1 (reflecting) // the heart’s cry
prompt 2 (painting) // the heart’s burdens
prompt 3 (reflecting) // the heart’s quest
prompt 4 (painting) // the recreated heart
prompt 5 (taking action) // the believing heart


A B O U T   A N N A 

Anna is an artist and graphic designer who finished attending UNWSP for a B.S. in Graphic Design in 2012. She is a dreamer with a story, an explorer craving adventure, and a creative entrepreneur. Creating has always been at the very foundation of her being and has always known she has wanted to be an artist. As she grew, she discovered her creativity would grow with her. Just as it is with achieving any goal, there is always hardships, resistance, and obstacles. Hers came in the form of clinical depression and severe anxiety, which stemmed from a traumatic childhood and unstable young adult life; sexual abuse, foster care to adoption, and commercial sexual exploitation – all of which she overcame.


She sincerely cares for those marginalized and vulnerable and is passionate about using her gifts and her voice to make an impacting difference; helping people discover healing. Her life story, career path, and her personal faith walk eventually led her to the vision and mission of Anchor 13 Studio.

Anna also volunteers for Action169’s strip club outreach, Bella Daughter. One of her most favorite opportunities she is a part of.

Past Event Dates and Photos

MARCH 26th 2022

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