Art Vocabulary of the Soul Retreat

Connecting with God Through the Arts

Oct 28-30, 2016

 

Time : Friday, 6:00 pm to  Sunday, 3 pm

 

 

Theme: Saturation - Ephesians 3:16-20

Time : Friday, 6:00 pm to  Sunday, 3 pmcount me in

Recently, I had the privilege of joining a dozen fine folks at King's Fold Retreat Centre, just outside of Cochrane, Alberta, for a weekend of faith and art. Julie and Sam Drew have been leading Art: Vocabulary for the Soul workshops for a number of years and I cannot imagine a better place to put creatives in touch with their Creator. (Read the full blog post: Photos from Art: Vocabulary for The Soul)
              Posted by Bleeding Heart Art Space on Monday, July 18, 2016

Do you have a creative inclination? Are you thirsty for God? Do you think: "How can I use my creativity to connect with God?" How do you listen to God, hear his voice? Are you looking for new ways to connect and listen to God?

This Spiritual Retreat is for those who want to connect with God. Whether you are an artist or writer or just curious to try something new, we are all able to connect with God creatively. Students will be encouraged to create in the art of their choice -- painting, writing, photography, dance, etc. Instruction for watercolor and drawing will be provided for those who desire it. Supplies are available for a nominal fee. Coaching for the other painting mediums and writing will also be available. There will be solitude and group time in the schedule. King's Fold is a beautiful location in the foothills along Ghost River.

 

 

Retreat Presenters:

Artist Julie Drew and Sam Drew, Spiritual Director

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Cost:

$360 by Sept 9, 2016
$410 after Sept 9, 2016

$65 extra for a single room

Payment Plans Available

Refund Policy: Refunds of all payments except a $50 deposit available until Oct. 1, 2016.
No refunds after Oct. 1, 2016.

Cost covers accomodation in a beautiful location, 3 meals on Saturday & 2 on Sunday, and the program.

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Sam Drew

samSam is a spiritual director and Christian teacher. He has taught and led numerous one day retreats and week-long courses on topics of spiritual formation, including "Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography", "The Theology of Spiritual Formation," and the "Institute of Spiritual Formation" through the Urban Sanctuary in Edmonton. He also preaches regularly as part of the Teaching Team at Calvary Baptist Church in Edmonton. Sam has a Master of Divinity and Certificate of Spiritual Direction from North Park Seminary in Chicago, as well as a Certificate of Spiritual Formation from the Urban Sanctuary.

 

 

 

Celebrating the Art: Vocabulary for the Soul Retreat 

an Art and Faith Retreat

What a great group to spend the weekend with!!

group picture- art and faith retreat june 2017

 

Friday night creating and getting to know one another:

 

Friday Night teaching with Sam Drew

Taking a walk, enjoying the views

beauty of a roseview kingsfold  walk kingsfold

We had a great time creating, listening and resting.


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We filled the walls with our creations.

Friday Night artwork Creative space to paint in

john 15 -Abide In Me as I abide in You- weekend theme

We even learned how to play the ukulele at a campfire with Linnea Good.
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I want to say a BIG thank you to each one who came for the blessing  they gave us of their presence, their time, and their creativity as we shared and created together.
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Did you miss this retreat?...The next Art: Vocabulary For the Soul Retreat is in October and sign up has already begun. Early bird price through July 11, 2017.

Don't miss out..sign up today.

Studio Location: 6724 - 86 St, Edmonton


Morning Watercolor class, Wednesdays  count me in
8 week session $180 

Drop in for $25/lesson pay in cash on the day

9:30 am-11:30 am;  Oct 10 - Nov 29, 2018

 

City Arts Centre at Terwillegar Rec Centre: (register: call 311 or visit edmonton.ca/eReg)

Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media 1-4 pm, 8 Thursdys,Sept 27-Nov 15, 2018, $155  (register: call 311 or visit edmonton.ca/eReg course code #635333)

Sharpen your observation and drawing skills in this mixed media class using watercolor pencils, watercolor, pen and graphite. We will explore the process of sketching and capturing a mood, a place and an idea. These techniques will increase your overall paintings and give you tools to sketch and paint on the go, taking your creativity outside the studio!

 

Workshops at Artelier: 10032 81 Ave


Floral Watercolor Workshop bloomwhereplanted opt
Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 10 am -4 pm, $80 ea Supply list provided upon registration. 

We will work on  two paintings during this one day workshop. The first will be an exercise in pouring watercolor and using creative techniques to loosly establish a field of wildflowers. This is an excercise to loosen up and play with what turns up, working with the unpredictability of watercolor. 

The second painting will be a more traditional approach of composition, and techniques to paint translucent petals and leaves. We will alternate between the two paintings, allowing one to dry while we work on the other.

 Registration call the Paintspot 780-432-0240

 


river of delightWatercolor Workshop: Painting the flow of water (Landscapes with Waterfalls)
Nov 24-25, 2018, 10 am -4 pm, $160 ea Supply list provided upon registration.

Painting water: how it flows and moves over rocks and tumbles to the river below. This intense two day workshop uses a lot of basic techniques to capture the movement of water. We will work on one main painting and several exercises for creating movement in water. The exercises can be turned into mini paintigs by adding the landscape around the river or waterfall. Bring your favorite waterfall pictures for reference photos. 

 

 

 

Art: Vocabulary for the Soul Workshop  Art Vocabulary For the Soul Retreat-student work
Sat, Dec 1, 10 am -4 pm, $80 ea $15 supply fee

Art has a way of allowing us to see what is on the inside of us, our thoughts and feelings, and even the things we keep hidden from ourselves. In this workshop, we will use different exercises to engage our inner self, by drawing on the artist within. We will begin by fingerpainting, letting our inner child come out to play.  The exercises will progress through the day utilizing different mediums that will be available to choose from: watercolor pencils, pastels and oil pastels.

Optional: pencil, color pencil, 9 x 12 sketchbook, eraser

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A Personal Development Retreat

Oct 19-21, 2018  $165 
(Additional optional fees including accommodation)

Star of the North Retreat Centre, St Albert

enneagramshadow150wThe Enneagram is an incredible tool for helping us truly see ourselves.  It is a map that guides us into our hearts and souls, bringing to light the desires, motivations, and fears that drive our choices and actions.  Often we get stuck in these choices and actions, circling in repetitive life patterns without knowing why.

The Enneagram gives us a hand up toward true and deep self-transformation, improved relationships with others, and a more authentic relationship with God. 

 

Art: Vocabulary for the Soul Workshop
Nov 9, 4pm  - Nov 12, 2018,  2pm, 
Early Bird $265 shared room, until Oct 21, 2018; $300 after Oct 21

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Prayer GardenThis spiritual retreat is for those who want to connect with God. Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, or just curious to try something new, we are all able to connect with God creatively. Students will be encouraged to create in the art of their choice -- painting, writing, photography, dance, etc. Instruction for watercolor and drawing will be provided for those who desire it.

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