Art is the perfect metaphor for the contemplative experience
and walking a labyrinth is a perfect metaphor for one's spiritual
During the retreat, there will be time to explore the meaning
of the labyrinth as you walk the sacred space and as you draw
your experience of your labyrinth walk.
At each art session, you will have the opportunity to create
an oil pastel drawing. As you begin to draw with the oil pastels,
you will quickly discover you can trust your inner intuitive
process to create a drawing from your heart-centered perspective
you had no idea you could complete when you began.
Expressing your personal Spiritual Journey through contemplative
drawing provides a way to look at your life experience in
a non-linear, non-verbal and spontaneous way.
For participants with no art-making experience, you will
have the opportunity to discover your creativity in a safe,
supportive environment. For experienced artists, the retreat
will expand your creative experience to include a meditative
approach to your personal expression.
- Contemplative Art: An Introduction
- The Labyrinth as an Artistic Symbol
- What Color is Your Personal Labyrinth-
an exploration into Color Theory
- Drawing Your Personal Labyrinth Using the Concept of Mandala
Each sessin lasts 2 hours.
Photo at the top of the page is of the labyrinth on the grounds
of the Arvada United Methodist Church
on left of this page are drawings
by workshop participants.