illumiinated.graphic.jpgILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS: An Art Journal Workshop

Artist journals combine writing and various media (drawing, water color, pastel, collage, etc.) with the purpose of exploring ideas and making a written and visual record of experience. In this workshop series, we will mine elements of our own life story and experiences using various media and written reflections, all brought together and bound in a journal format. No artistic experience required, but a willingness to reflect, write, and engage with art media is essential. Expect some work outside class sessions each week.

The sessions will consider these themes through reflection and art:

  • What is my NOW?
  • Considering my Life in Chapters
  • How Place Shapes me
  • Who Made me what I Am?
  • My Body: Blessing, Boon, or Burden?
  • My Legacy: The Gift of my Life

Location:  Messiah Mountain Retreat Center, 5200 Parmalee Gulch Road, Indian Hills, CO, a short drive into the foothills west of Denver, just 8 minutes from C-470 and Highway 285. Google Map. In case of inclement weather, an alternate location will be announced, or a session will be rescheduled.

Three 2023 Saturdays: February 4, 11, 18

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. sessions with lunch provided

$175 Cost: all sessions, supplies, and lunch

ken.jpgWorkshop Host: Ken Phillips is our host and co-traveler in this workshop. He recently finished a 35 year career at Regis University in the areas of Ministry, Mission, and Art. He received his MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio in printmaking, ceramics, and creative writing. For over 4 decades he has worked in fabric art doing large scale hangings for churches, conferences, and events, as well as in a variety of other media.  He is the author of two books of liturgical and seasonal reflections and poetry and continues to produce paper and fabric works centering on myth and personal story. He has kept art journals in various forms for most of his life. Read more about Ken.

Registration deadline is January 25. The workshop is limited to 15 participants, so register early to reserve your place. Questions? Contact Kent Mueller.