Programs

October

Painting

Monday, October 5,
9am - 3pm

"Watercolor Painting: Enhanced Watercolor Painting with Negative Painting"

One of the most difficult concepts to grasp in watercolor painting is negative painting. Negative painting is the process of painting around an object to make it stand out. In this workshop we will concentrate on developing the ability to preserve the lights in order to do so. Bring watercolor supplies and a stretched half sheet of watercolor paper. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch.
Register by Monday, September 28.
Facilitator: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Paint

Tuesday, October 6,
9am - 3pm

"Painting in Watercolor: Floral"

Register by Tuesday, August 25
Facilitator: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Keeping strong colors in watercolors can be a challenge. In this class we will learn one way of creating bold and vibrant watercolor paintings. Using a palette knife as well as a brush, we will work on distribution of color with watercolor media, practice some techniques, and then apply them to a painting. Bring paints, palette knife, brushes, paper towels, heavy watercolor paper or stretched half sheet of watercolor cold press paper, and photos of large, light-valued flowers. Fee $30. Bring a lunch.
Register by Monday, September 28.
Facilitator: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Wednesday, October 7,
9am - 3pm

"Unique Textures"

Often a subject for a painting is created and then the question arises “What do I do with the background?” To deal with this question we will explore ways of altering water to create unique and easy-to-use backgrounds that can be used in any watercolor paintings. Several techniques will be shown, practiced on a small scale, and then applied to a larger subject of your choice. Bring wa- tercolor supplies,140# cold press watercolor paper that is stretched or in a block pad, and small scrap sheets for practice. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Monday, September 28
Facilitator: Karen Kappell, FSPA

ONLINE
Tuesday, October 13, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Onsite

Tuesday, October 13, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

"The Ecological Wisdom of Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis"

More than ever our world is in need of ecological knowledge and wisdom – deeply in need. Let us explore the ecological wisdom of these two beloved men who dearly love God’s creation and call us to love and care for it with gratitude. Suggested offering $15.
Register by Wednesday, October 9
Presenter: Pat Pintens

ONLINE
Friday, October 16, 9:30 - 11:30 am

"Examining the Gift of Compassion"

A gift found in the gospels, sought during the pandemic and loved in surprises and heartaches is com- passion. We will look into this sought after gift and consider ways to grow our hearts toward more compassion and goodness. Have a copy of the gospels or your Bible handy. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, October 1.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA

ONLINE
Thursday, October 22, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Onsite

Thursday, October 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

"Reforming the Heart"

In the 16th century an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther made some bold proclamations that changed Christianity. This change is known as the Reformation. Influenced by people, times, and events the church continues to reform. As we grow and learn more about ourselves, our perspectives and lives change by the workings of the Spirit. How does the Spirit move in your life? What reformation is taking place in your heart? Suggested offering $15.
Register by Tuesday, October 14.

Presenter: Grant Van Lishout

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Wednesday, October 28,
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Onsite

"The Sabbath: God's Unopened Gift"

For many, keeping the Sabbath holy is seen as an obligation that interferes with their plans for a day off, rather than a good and great gift to us from a loving Creator. Let’s reflect on the goodness of the Sabbath and open ourselves to its many gifts. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, October 22
Presenter: Pat Pintens

November

Painting

Monday, November 2,
9am - 3pm

"Mixed Media Workshop: Collage painting with Hand-dyed Papers"

After we have created and dried wonderful colored papers to be used in collage painting, we will tear and glue them into a final art painting. The design will be sealed with a matte medium It can then be enhanced with drawn lines, shapes, and colors. Primed 12” by 12” canvases will be available for $2.50 or you can bring your own canvas of any size. Bring scissors, paper towels and Elmer’s glue. All other materials will be provided. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Register by Thursday, October 27.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Paint

Tuesday, November 3,
9am - 3pm

"Mixed Media Workshop: Create a Strip Design Composition Exploring Easy and Fun-Making Mixed Media Techniques"

We will create a composition that combines a number of created strip pieces that have been altered with painted cheese cloth on illustration board strips and 300# watercolor paper. The strips will be mounted on a 12” by 12” primed canvas available for $2.50 or you can bring your own canvas of any size, board, or a heavy stretched sheet of watercolor paper. The canvas or mounting board will be painted also. Bring scissors, paper towels and Elmers Glue. All other materials will be provided. Fee: $30.00. Bring a lunch. Reg- ister by Thursday, October 27.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Wednesday, November 4,
9am - 3pm

"Card Designs - Hand Made Cards"

Using leftover design papers from November 2 and 3 (there will be plenty to share for those who were unable to be there), we will create greeting cards. Bring inks, water- colors, and Christmas stamping supplies that you have. Supplies, Card Stock, and envelopes will be available. Fee: $30. Bring a lunch. Register by Thursday, October 27.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA

ONLINE
Tuesday, November 10, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Onsite

Tuesday, November 10, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

"Praying the Psalms"

The book of Psalms contains the voices of our common humanity. We will examine a few of those voices: trust - Psalm 10:1, stillness - Psalm 37:7, praise of God - Psalm 113:1-3, darkness - Psalm 23:4, doubt - Psalm 10:1. What words of a psalm especially direct your path? Have your Bible close at hand for this session. Suggested offering $15. Register by Monday, November 9.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA

ONLINE
Tuesday, November 23, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Onsite

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

"Spirit Filled Prayer"

People of all faiths pray. How does our faith tradition influence the way we pray? How are people praying? What connects us with the Spirit? All prayer is Spirit led. Every person of prayer has a comfort level that fits between the Spirit of Pentecost and the prayer of deep silence. Join us as we explore different prayer traditions as well as find out how others are connecting with the Holy One. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, November 19.
Presenter: Grant Van Lishout

ONLINE
Tuesday, November 17, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Onsite

Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

"When the Heart Waits"

In her book, "When the Heart Waits," Sue Monk Kidd explores the necessity, the difficulties and the blessings of waiting. Sometimes waiting is the only thing we can do. How can we learn to wait with peace in our hearts? What lessons does waiting teach us? Don’t wait to find out. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, November 12.

Presenter: Pat Pintens

Thursday, November 12, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

"Secretary's Day"

Church secretaries and office personnel are on the front line of ministry. You represent the parish/congregation in many ways. Your valuable ministry needs you to seek “time out” to renew yourself and share supportive ideas. This day is designed especially for you! Suggested offering $30 per person or $50 for two or more from the same parish. Includes lunch. Register by Thursday, November 5. Note: If COVID-19 prohibits gatherings, the program will be adapted to a Zoom offering. Cost will be adjusted accordingly.
Facilitators: Pat Pintens & Grant Van Lishout

December


Tuesday, December 1, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

"Big Brush Painting: Watercolor"

Using large brushes and broad strokes we will create watercolors that have the feel of minimal effort. Though minimal in appearance, there is much thoughtfullness in this approach to painting. Bring some of your colorful landscape photos that have some, but not alot of detail. Bring these references, watercolors, brushes you have, and stretched half watercolor sheet or large watercolor pad and smaller sheets for trial. Fee $30. Register by Monday, November 23.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA

ONLINE
Tuesday, December 1, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Onsite

Tuesday, December 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

"Where Is Christ Present and Experienced?"

After Christmas, after Easter, after Sunday Mass, etc. where is Christ present today? Where did the apostles and the women seek him after His Ascension? Where did you and I seek Christ during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let's take time to ponder together the seeking of Christ this Advent. Suggested offering $15. Register by Monday, November 30.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA


Wednesday, December 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

"Watercolor: Painting with Alcohol Inks"

We will be using Yupo Paper (provided), an ultra-smooth, acid free synthetic paper with a velvety smooth surface that takes pen, ink, pencil and marker. As a watercolor paper the unique advantage and challenge is its non-absorbent surface. Because the colors stay on top when they are dry, they remain more brilliant than standard watercolors. All materials will be provided. Fee $35. Register by Monday, November 23.
Presenter: Karen Kappell, FSPA


Friday, December 11, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

"Our Lady of Guadalupe"

December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe who appeared to an Aztec peasant, Juan Diego, in 1531 and blessed his tilma (cloak) with this image of herself. The image of Mary as an indigenous woman is sometimes associated with motherhood, sometimes with feminism, sometimes with social justice. How might Mary speak to us as she spoke to Juan Diego? Bring a bag lunch. Suggested offering $20. Register by Monday, December 7.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

ONLINE
Monday, December 14, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Onsite

Monday, December 14, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

"Hygge (Hoo-gah)"

For years, Denmark has been ranked among the happiest of countries on the planet. How does this country in the northern hemisphere with its cold and dark winters remain happy? What attitude or belief do the people have? Hygge! It's a lifestyle of seeking joy and comfort. During this time we will discover how the Danes embody this spirit of Hygge and apply it to our lives. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, December 17.
Presenter: Grant Van Lishout

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Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center
11195 Marywood Cove
Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin 54568
(715) 385-3750
marywood.center@gmail.com


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