Jan 9 to Mar 6 Winter 2013
Zan Lombardo and Jennifer Elam
In this Arts and Spirituality course, we will build community around sharing the stories of our lives. Perhaps there are stories in your life that need attention, or maybe you have stories that are ready to be celebrated; the stories of our lives will be honored. We will begin each session with worship and movement, inviting the Spirit to bless us in our creative expressions.
Through playful and meditative activities, we will create and present our stories using various art media, such as paste paper, simple water color projects, dyed paper, string art, and handmade paper. The special papers we create will be made into books using simple pamphlet-style binding, moving into more complex bindings such as the Japanese stab binding and beautiful Coptic bindings. Into these books will go the stories of our lives to be honored in beauty. We will share meaningful quotes and incorporate these into our books. At the end of each session, we will share what the muses have blessed us with that day, closing with worship and gratitude. No experience in art is necessary; all are welcome.
Wednesday 3:30 – 6:00
Zan Lombardo was the Minnie Jane Quaker Artist Scholar during the 2011 spring term at Pendle Hill and took part in the "Way of the Artist" lecture series. Read more...
Jennifer Elam works as a psychologist. While a student at Pendle Hill from 1996 to 1998, she discovered arts as a spiritual practice, which has been an important part of her life ever since. She has taught Arts and Spirituality courses in many places from prison to Quaker meetings.Read more...