Arti Gras! Celebration of Art and Spirit
Engaging in any creative activity enriches life, and yet most people are intimidated by the very words “art” and “creativity.” Arti Gras! provides a safe, judgment-free space to explore creativity and spirituality. We focus on the creative process rather than on the finished product.
This event offers a wide range of possibilities for exploring the creative elements of the life journey, featuring a menu of mini-workshops that include art journaling, gentle dance/movement, written word and poetry, simple sculpting, paint, mixed media, and collage. This is a grassroots, hands-on experience open to all. Children under the age of 16 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Arti Gras! is held the Saturday before Ash Wednesday.
February 6, 2016, 9am-4pm, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 East Main Street Columbus
Art is the highest form of hope. ~ Gerhard Richter
Registration will be open on our website by January 4, 2016.
Engaging in creative practices can open up your capacity for greater hope by providing avenues to new perspectives, deeper understanding and greater compassion. Creativity is God’s expression in and through us. What better way to deepen your life than through art making as a spiritual practice? Come and explore your inherent gift of creativity with us at the 16th Annual Arti Gras! Celebration of Art and Spirit. This event provides a safe, judgment-free space to explore creativity and spirituality as we focus on the creative process rather than on the finished product.
We will explore the creative elements of the life journey, featuring mini-workshops including:
• Soul Collage
• Prayer Beads
• Simple Sculpting
• Written Word and Poetry
• Paint and Mixed Media
• Art of Play and Playful Drama
This is a grassroots, hands-on experience open to all. Preregistration is required. $40 prepaid, $55 at the door, includes all materials, lunch, and two raffle tickets. Groups of 6 or more receive reduced rate. Please call 614/228-8867 for details.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Amanda Cushing at The Spirituality Network, 614/228-8867.