Art: Vocabulary For the Soul Retreats:
Connecting with God Through the Arts
Theme: Riding the Waves of the Unexpected
Do you have a creative inclination? Are you looking for new ways to connect and listen to God?
Tap into your hidden depths as you still your heart amidst the beauty of God’s creation, quiet your spirit to listen to scripture, and respond with art: painting, drawing, writing, poetry and/or music. Whether you regularly practice art or not, this creative, restful retreat will nourish your soul.
This spiritual art retreat is for you if you want to
- Tap into your hidden depths
- Try something new
- Renew your spirit
- Listen to what God has for you
- Enjoy time in the foothills of the rockies
- Work on the art medium of your choice: i.e. drawing, painting, writing, poetry, song writing, etc.
- Meet new like minded people
All levels of art experience are welcome
We create the space for you to listen and respond to God the Creator with the art medium of your choice.
Spiritual Direction is offered during the retreat.
When, Where, and Cost
June 25 - June 27
4 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday
King’s Fold Retreat Centre, near Cochrane, Alberta
$455 + GST Individual rooms. Shared rooms are only for those of the same household.
$395 + GST early bird special until March 25, 2021
Cost covers accomodation in a beautiful location, 2 meals and a snackbar on Saturday, 1 meal with a snackbar on Sunday, and the program. Bring own dinner for Friday night's meal.
Limit of 12 people in our group. Social distancing measures will be in place to follow the Alberta protocol.
Refund Policy: Refunds of all payments except the $50 non-refundable deposit available until May 25, 2021. No refunds after May 25, 2021. ***If the retreat is canceled due to Covid-19, you will be given a choice of refund or putting your payment toward another retreat or class.***
Our retreat Last June (click link to see images and reflection on the June retreat) went well with the social distancing protocols that King’s Fold had in place. It was lovely to have that space to get out of the city and take that creative time with God together. We look forward to sharing that again with a new group in June 2021 to enjoy the spring colors in the Ghost River valley.
Comments from Past Participants:
“Julie and Sam,
Thank you so much for hosting a lovely, restful weekend at King’s Fold. I feel like I did a lot of creating... poetry and journaling and art. Through that, God and I also did a lot of soul work. I really appreciate how you two tie both together so the act of creating becomes an act of worship and an act of healing....For ourselves and others.” - M. Bell, Participant“
Julie is a gentle teacher and can help anyone with experience in the arts, or someone who is just beginning to let art into their lives. Julie also writes poetry and songs and uses those as part of the weekend retreat to enhance the creative process. She teaches respectfully, knowing that we all are creative in some form or another, and that it is to God that our creativity is lifted first.”- H. Seargeant, Participant