Awakening Spirituality: Art & Craft as Extraordinarily Sacred Landscape for the Ordinary Soul (In-Person)
- Friday 10/06/2023 - Saturday 10/07/2023
- Friday, Oct. 6 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm ET and Saturday, Oct. 7 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm ET
Engaging all of our senses, ART of all forms can awaken the soul, invite healing, and inspire joy.
Come retreat in sacred community to explore how arts nurture contemplative spirituality. Discover beauty and wonder through playful listening and creating. Whether you are seasoned or new in the arts, you will experience the weave of arts and spirituality through intentional hospitality, interactive presentations and explorations, supported contemplative arts-based play and prayer, and slowed rhythms for spiritual reflection and sacred sharing.
During this in person program at Dominican Center Marywood at Aquinas College. Snacks and Saturday lunch are included. Art materials provided and are yours to take home; the registration fee includes a $50 supplies cost.
We invite you to consider the spiritual potency of poetry and word play, fiber and mixed media, watercolor, and Zentangle.
Poetry & Word Play
Discover how one or a few words invite us into the contemplative depth and breadth of a sacred thought. We will practice slowing down and becoming open to Divine presence as we experiment with the shape, sound, or sense of words and delight in the gift of written or spoken word.
Fiber & Mixed Media: Using prompts and guides, practice listening prayer and free play with ordinary “fibers” from nature and life. Explore how branches, stones, shells or “cast-off” materials such as yarn, fabrics, paper, jewelry or buttons can be “upcycled” into wonder through a sacred, contemplative space with God.
Watercolor: Playing with watercolor is deeply enriching and absorbing. Our emphasis will be on “play” and discovery through mark making, mixing and combining these two elements of water and color. Each are powerful metaphors. We will approach these metaphors through our play. Water surrounds us, and is essential to all life, nourishing and sustaining. Color resonates, thrills us, and holds deep memory. Let’s enjoy this experience together and discover.
Zentangle: The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structure patterns (called tangles). As you create from a place of gratitude and appreciation, delightful surprises will emerge.
Dominican Center Marywood is located on the campus of Aquinas College.
1700 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506