Take advantage of this state-of-the-art green campus in the national park, right on Diablo Lake, with comfortable accommodations and terrific food. The view of lake and mountains over morning coffee or the first stars at night on a walk to Diablo Dam will awaken the creativity in you. I will be one of three instructors at "Diablo Creative Arts Retreat." Come express yourself in color on silk!
My second workshop will be part of "Liturgical Arts Week" at Grunewald Guild, near Leavenworth, WA. July 26-Aug.1. Do you make art for churches? This will be a time to exchange information and ideas, as well as to design visual themes for a chosen season. My focus will be on the Advent season, and from my sessions you will leave with finished silk pieces and a notebook full of ideas for Advent, as well as new support from others doing the same thing.
Four people are facilitating this week-long workshop:
Author Jan Richardson will be our keynote speaker, http://www.janrichardson.com
Gilli Sakakini from England "The Holy Week" Lent and Easter
Laurie Clark: The Tree Of Life" for the long green season
Kristen Gilje: "Advent and the Creative Void" Advent moving to Christmas
Come join me this summer to make colorful silk pieces together!
Interested in painting? I work with oils, acrylics,watercolor, silk dye on silk, and stained glass. My work tends towards realism, a titch towards magic realism, and definitely towards the colorful and emotional.
Interested in public art? I work a lot with churches, as I believe that art can change the world. Churches at their best are venues for radical cultural change. My artistic goal in making art for churches is to help tie the rhythms, beauty and wisdom of sacred creation back into our humanly constructed sacred spaces.