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Creative Arts Retreat – Painting & Prayer (Theme: Journeys)
Friday, 2nd August, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 9th August, 2019 @ 10:00 am£475 – £523
You can expect a warm welcome, space to reflect, to pray and to worship, as well as plenty of time to be creative.
We shall explore some journeys mentioned in the Bible, and their relevance for our own faith journeys, and enjoy painting as we meander through the House of Retreat, Pleshey’s gardens and surrounding countryside, relating our work to the Biblical journeys or our own if relevant.
Christine Phillips (Tutor) trained at Hornsey College of Art and Design and the London Institute of Education. She taught in schools until retiring. Christine tutors a U3A painting group and has been a practising printmaker for over 30 years. Christine sees her role as an art leader as someone who helps to enable participants to fulfil and enjoy their creativity during the retreat by offering ideas, guidance, suggestions and/or support if required. She will bring numerous art books and different art materials for people to use and for evening activities.
Margaret Stein (Chaplain) has been a CARM chaplain and art tutor for a good number of years since working at Carberry Tower, where she ran courses, offered spiritual direction and facilitated worship. She trained at the Edinburgh College of Art before studying theology. With her husband Jock, she is involved with the East Lothian Lantern Group which promotes Ignatian prayer.