ART, VOCABULARY FOR THE SOUL

Event Details

Nov 1-3, 2019
4 pm Friday to 2 pm Sunday

$300 regular price for a shared room
$240 early bird special until Sept 27, 2019

Payment Plans Available
Payments will be made through Covenant Bay

Refund Policy: Refunds of all payments except the $50 nonrefundable deposit available until Oct 11, 2019. No refunds after Oct 11, 2019.

Location: Covenant Bay Bible Camp on Pigeon Lake, Alberta

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. Participants will be encouraged to create in the art of their choice — painting, writing, photography, dance, etc. Instruction for watercolour and drawing will be provided for those who desire it. Coaching for the other painting mediums and writing will also be available. Supplies are available for a nominal fee. There will be solitude and group time in the schedule.

Spiritual Direction is offered during the retreat.

Art,Vocabulary For the Soul Retreat

Need a weekend to Nourish your Soul? Do you enjoy being creative? Join us for June 22-24, 2018 at the King's Fold retreat Centre near Cochrane, AB. Register at http://growingdeeper.ca/events/art-vocabulary-for-the-soul

Posted by Julie Drew, artist on Monday, June 4, 2018

Retreat Presenters:

Artist Julie Drew and Sam Drew, Spiritual Director

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

Friday night

4 -5:20 pm Arrive

5:30 pm Supper

6:30 – 9 pm Session 1: Invitation to co-create (We provide the supplies for the exercises for this session.)

10 pm quiet time – Noise carries in the gathering rooms.

Saturday

Breakfast 8:30 am

9:30-10:00 am Session 2: Listening – Fireside room

10:00am-11:45am Lectio Divina, solitude /journaling

11:45 – How did we hear God? (optional)

Lunch 12:00pm

1:00-4pm Session3: We express: Creating in your own medium (This is where I will instruct watercolor and/or acrylic for those interested. Sam will work with writers. There are a few minutes of instructions, but most of the afternoon is yours to create. Coaching available for other mediums.)

Spiritual Direction sessions. Sign up for a session.

4 pm Afternoon break (Take a walk or a prayer walk)

Dinner 5:30pm

6:30– Gather together for evening Prayers and Lectio Divina in the Fireside room

7:00pm Continue to create or take time for your self, or with others in the community

10 pm quiet time – Noise carries in the gathering rooms.

Sunday

Breakfast 8:30am

9:30-9:45 am Gather to pray, sing – Fireside room

10:00 am – 12:00pm: Continue to create or take a walk.

Lunch 12:00pm

1:00 – 2 pm Session: Sharing and Praise with communion. (This is my favorite part where we get to see how God has revealed himself to each of us.)

2 pm clean up and head home. Please fill out an evaluation before you leave.

This is a hands-on retreat. We will spend time listening and creating. I will be specifically teaching from a pictorial art perspective, but what I teach can be applied to other types of art as well, i.e. writing, photography, poetry, dance, music, etc. I write poetry, and songs as well as paint and the spiritual process for each is very similar.

Scripture for the weekend – ** to read ahead of time** to prepare your heart for the weekend.

(this will be sent out 1-2 weeks ahead of the retreat) Psalm 130 will be one of the scriptures.

What to bring:

  • (your personal items)
  • Bedding and towels
  • Bible
  • Journal/ sketchbook
  • Pencils/pen
  • Art supplies for your medium of choice (i.e. Supply list check lists below; instrument; writing implements, etc. This will be for Saturday afternoon-evening and Sunday morning.)
    • (I can provide watercolors and acrylics for a nominal fee, if you do not have your own supplies already. $15 will cover the supplies for the weekend for watercolor. $25 will cover supplies for acrylics. Let me know if you need this.)

Below is a checklist for those bringing their own art supplies of one of the following mediums:

watercolor

oil

acrylic

Brushes (at least the following)

  • 1” flat brush for Watercolor
  • ¼” flat brush for Watercolor
  • #6 & #3 round brushes for Watercolor

palette : for watercolor with several wells for mixing and separate wells for holding the color

Tubes of paint (minimum): (good brands –Holbein: Daniel Smith; Reeves, Graham)

Deep red

Lemon yellow

Cyan blue

Ultramarine blue

Violet

deep green

spray bottle

Arches Watercolor 140 lb paper

Green painters tape

3 cardboard boards (to attach the WC paper to cut to a size you like to work in

Rags

Brushes (at least the following)

  • 1” flat brush for Watercolor
  • ¼” flat brush for Watercolor
  • #6 & #3 round brushes for Watercolor

Palette

Tubes of paint (minimum):

Titanium white – large tube

Deep red

Lemon yellow

Cyan blue

Ultramarine blue

Violet

deep green

  • Gesso (small jar, white)
  • Walnut alkyd
  • Winsor & Newton Brush cleaner and restorer
  • Canola oil

stretched canvas or

gessoed masonite boards or

Canvas paper mounted on cardboard

Rags

Palette knife

(optional) easel for painting on

A box to put the wet paintings for your return trip

Brushes (at least the following)

  • 1” flat brush for Watercolor
  • ¼” flat brush for Watercolor
  • #6 & #3 round brushes for Watercolor

Acrylic palette

Tubes of paint (minimum):

Titanium white – large tube

Deep red

Lemon yellow

Cyan blue

Ultramarine blue

Violet

deep green

Gesso (small jar, white)

Mediums: matte, gloss, etc.

spray bottle

Support of your choosing:

  • stretched canvas or

  • gessoed masonite boards or

  • Canvas paper mounted on cardboard

  • Or watercolor paper

Rags

Palette knife

(optional) easel for painting on