We are excited to welcome Liturgical Architect Paul Barribeau as new faculty this summer! Paul is a Senior Project Manager at Groth Design Group, an architectural firm in Cedarburg, WI, focused on serving religious clients and community-based organizations.
The class is an exploration of how spaces are created such that they can be encountered as sacred, whether these places are interior or exterior, natural or human-created, historic or contemporary, formal or informal, communal or personal, architectural or environmental.
Class time will involve presentations on sacred space, participant discussions, personal reflections, and excursions to surrounding locales.
The goal is to foster an understanding of how architecture, the arts, and natural or human-created environments encourage both spirituality and inspiration and how they facilitate communal worship and personal devotion.
This class does not require professional experience in architecture or design. All experience levels welcome. Ages 8-12 when accompanied by an adult; solo participants ages 12+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
Class time will be structured into three types of activities:
- Information and presentations based on Paul’s professional experience
- Group discussions on the topics presented
- Sharing by participants of images and sketches of spaces/places outside of class or examples of favorite sacred spaces brought
What can I expect to create?
Architectural or environment planning requires specific skills. This class is not geared for architects or designers who possess such skills. Instead, it is hoped that the class will attract participants with an interest in the elements of sacred environments, how they are formed and experienced.
Participants will not be expected to have architectural skills, materials or design equipment. The sketching and/or photography of places and environments considered particularly spiritual or sacred is encouraged, as is the sketching of examples discussed in class, but neither are necessary.
Participation in discussions is expected and sharing of examples of sacred encounters is desired.
What should I bring to class?
It will be helpful for participants to have access to a digital camera. As part of optional extra-curricular opportunities, attendees of this class will be encouraged to photograph and/or sketch examples of places or environments they find particularly spiritual or sacred. There will be opportunities to share and discuss these with the class.
Participants are also encouraged to bring to the class examples of spaces they have encountered, prior to coming to the Guild, that they have found sacred or inspiring.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $655-$1185
- Private Room – $1185
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $870
- Library Dorm: $735
- RV Hookup: $705
- Guild Tent $690
- Own Tent: $655
Commuter Cost: $410
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2019 Program: Opening. Learn more about the Summer Program.
July 21-27, 2019
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jul 21, 2019 until Jul 27 2019