Carla Orlando will lead this Ignatian journey inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. Past participants described Carla as “an amazing guide!”
In this retreat class, your interior world will come to life with color, words, line and form. Students will enjoy the freedom of quiet work, personal options, simple materials, and effective methods. Discern the movements of the Spirit; learn the practices of reflective writing and creative expression. No former art or writing experience is necessary.
Each morning, a new theme for our exploration will be introduced. We will spend quiet, contemplative time in outdoor spaces, as well as focusing on our own rich, interior landscapes. Carla will guide our responses to the theme by sharing techniques for using sketching, color, collage and reflective journaling, allowing us to explore each theme with both visual imagery and the written word.
Much like the notebook of St Ignatius, our sketchbook journals will become a record of our experience. Our patterns and discoveries, and the desolations and consolations we observe will help to bring to light our deep desires, discernments and direction in our everyday world.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 18+
Each day will include instructor’s presentations, guided meditation, creative responses, and reflective writing prompts around the day’s theme. While there will be time for group sharing, much of the focus of this class will be introspective.
There is no requirement for participants to work outside of class time; however, the studio is open 24 hours and participants are welcome to continue working in the afternoons and evenings if they choose.
Over the course of the week we will fill our sketchbooks with responses to themes, the words and images, observations, creative responses, and written reflections based on our own spiritual journeys. Our visual responses may take the form of drawing, sketching, painting, and/or collage.
What should I bring to class?
All necessary materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to wear suitable clothing for spending time outdoors each day.
Those with an established sketchbook or any preferred drawing or writing utensils are welcome to bring them. Please mark any personal art supplies clearly before the beginning of class.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $700-$1230
- Private Room – $1230
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $915
- Library Dorm: $780
- RV Hookup: $750
- Guild Tent $735
- Own Tent: $700
Commuter Cost: $455
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the Summer Program.
June 28 – July 4, 2020
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jun 28, 2020 until Jul 4 2020