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Prayer and Painting (Creative Arts Retreat Movement)


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Arrive 3.00pm Monday 10th September
Depart 10.00am Friday 14th September

Following our initial Exploring Creativity and Prayer retreat in the autumn of 2017, we are are delighted to continue our partnership with the Creativity Arts Retreats Movement (CARM) with this painting retreat.  Space to reflect, pray and worship and time to be creative.  Each day there will be silence, worship together, a meditation from the chaplain and plenty of time to paint.  help and encouragement is given to everyone, beginner or experience painter alike.  No previous painting experience is necessary and all that is needed is a willingness to open and to explore how creativity can be a vehicle through which God can speak to us.

Martin has worked for many years as a freelance book illustrator and artist using a wide variety of media.  he has also taught illustration and drawing at two different art colleges and had been a tutor with CARM since 2000.  He welcomes retreatants of all abilities (including those who feel they have none!) and aims to assist each take further steps of progress along their individual creative journey with a mix of instruction, enthusiasm and encouragement.  Martin has lived in Norfolk since 2003 where he delights in the sight of wide skies, secret reedy places, and the unparalleled multiplicity of the medieval church towers.

Christine was the Director of Adult Education for a diocese prior to her retirement.  She is a published author and a watercolour artist who has exhibited in the UK and in the USA.  Christine is also experienced in the use of other media including pastel and acrylics.  She is an experience spiritual director and retreat giver.

Led by Martin Cottam and Christine Dodd

Cost:  £330 to include full board and tuition

Earlier Event: August 19
Individual Guided Retreats
Later Event: October 1
Autumn Getaway