Workshop uses collage to connect with God

Suzanne Halstead will lead a collage workshop at St. Barnabas on Oct. 8.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Bay Village is hosting a series of workshops on reflecting, learning and experiencing different ways to interact with God. Each program will focus on a different way to connect. All are welcome.

The next workshop will be held Saturday, Oct, 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., titled "Adhering to the Holy through Collage." Collage means to paste, stick, connect, adhere. This workshop will explore several types of collage art-making processes. Engage in the actions of selecting and arranging colors, textures and images, then pasting these in pleasing ways as a visual vehicle for connecting with God. 

You will create personal and unique collage works by intuitively making visible what is within your heart, mind and soul, using the simple tools of scissors and glue with a variety of papers, "bits and pieces" and images. Reflective journaling and group sharing will be part of the total workshop experience. Please bring a journal. All art supplies provided; feel free to bring a favorite pair of scissors. Lunch is also included.

A suggested $20 donation is appreciated but not required.

Suzanne Halstead, the workshop facilitator, is an  artist, educator and museum professional who received a BFA in Studio Arts and Art Education from Syracuse University and an MA in education from Concordia University, with special emphasis on the development of creativity through the expressive arts for informal learning settings. Suzanne is co-author and illustrator of “Drawing Nearer: Devotional Workbook of Creative Prayer” with Wanda Schwandt. Suzanne believes art-making is like seining (netting) the soul to bring images into being. Her call as an artist and educator is to encourage, enable and empower others to find and explore their creative self.

Please register by phoning the church, 440-871-6200.

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