Advent Light Collage-Making Retreat (in-person and Zoom)


Sat Dec 17 2022 at 09:00 am to 03:00 pm


Franciscan Spirituality Center | La Crosse, WI

“I believe that in me lies an extraordinary radiance, and I commit to letting my light loose in the world.” – Jan Phillips
Creating art is a contemplative practice, where we find peace over perfection. Join us for this day of playful exploration, as you are guided through the steps of creating a collage featuring an Advent wreath with luminous candles. We’ll use hand-painted papers, music sheets and written poetry and prayer. This process is designed to provide a meaningful way to prepare your heart for the season. Using an intuitive approach to getting in touch with Spirit, our intention will be on the four Advent candles, which represent hope, love, joy and peace.
INSTRUCTOR: Mary Thompson
$60 in-person, includes supplies and lunch
$40 via Zoom (please purchase supplies on your own) | 608-791-5295
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• Support: wood painting panels (9-by-12 or 11-by-14 inches), stretched canvas boards or sturdy watercolor paper
• Acrylic paints and brushes
• Water container and rags
• Assemble found papers and personal ephemera, decorative papers along with vintage and music papers.
• Adhesive glues: GOLDEN Acrylic Medium, semi-gloss (available at Michaels) or Aleen’s Tacky Glue
• Old brush for glue
Mary Thompson has a degree in fine arts and a master’s degree in education. She has been an affiliate of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration for more than a decade. She has delighted in the creative arts since her first box of crayons. Besides teaching art to all ages, Mary has supported the healing of women in recovery through the practice of art therapy.

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Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St, La Crosse, United States

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