"Almost always the creative, dedicated minority has made the world better." —Martin Luther King Jr.
This retreat will explore the ways that art is both an inward journey to our deepest selves and an outward expression of addressing injustice. Beginning artists, experienced artists and people who don't see themselves as artists are welcome. No art experience necessary.
Guest presenters will invite us to deepen our creative practices of artistic expression (including drawing, oil pastels, poetry, music, photography) and share their own stories of how their art speaks to justice issues of the day.
Participants are invited to engage with the following art supplies: paper, oil pastels, pen, photography (camera or phone), music, movement, and language. It will be up to you to engage with different mediums as you like.
We have a limited number of kits with a pad of paper, oil pastels and pen available for $10 ($18 value). If you already have these items, we encourage you to use your own. This retreat is free, unless you would like to purchase a kit. Scholarships for the kits are available.
Retreatants will receive a retreat booklet with readings and reflection prompts for personal prayer, reflection and creative practices throughout the week. Retreatants will need a zoom account to participate, as we will offer communal times for small groups. Participants can also opt in to meet one on one with a spiritual guide two or three times during the week. For questions, please contact Michelle Sherman.