Creative & Contemplative Journaling

July 24th - 30th, 2017
Full Package: $895
Class only: $330
Image by Vonda K Drees

Journaling can be practiced as a spiritual discipline and prayer: a way to process the Spirit's stirring in our lives. Paying attention to moments, words, music can nudge us toward creating, so that we too can participate in the conversation. A journal is a way to mark this holy work.


In this class, we will explore imagination, attentiveness, and creative process.  We’ll use a journal as a spiritual tool.


All experience levels welcome. Ages 16+



What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?


We’ll practice journaling while working with prompts that inspire contemplation and creativity. We’ll experiment with text as graphic information, explore the use of alcohol-based markers in blending and coloring. Our class will be small enough to allow for individual coaching. Students will not be required to work outside of class; however, the studio will be open throughout the day and students are welcome to continue working if they choose.


What can I expect to create?


Each participant will establish a personal journal filled with questions, observations, insights, and imagery. Participants will also develop skills and methods to continue using the journal as a practice for deep listening and personal formation after the conclusion of the class.



What should I bring to class?


All necessary materials will be provided; however, students with prior art experience are welcome to bring a favorite sketchbook and drawing media. Students are also welcome to bring favorite devotional material.



This class is part of the Grünewald Guild's Summer 2017 Program: Wonder, Discover, Begin. Click here to learn more about the weekly rhythm as well as alternate housing options. 


DISCOUNT: Save $50 when you pay in full by December 31, 2016 for a week long 2017 summer program class with room & board.


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July 24th - 30th, 2017
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.