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Absence and Presence | St Meinrad Archabbey, IN Apr 9-13, 2018

Painting in process, begun on retreat at St Meinrad,  L Doctor

Painting in process, begun on retreat at St Meinrad, L Doctor

The theme for 2018 is absence and presence.  The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

Absence is the creative force, the initiation, the spark, for the making of anything "new".

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy.

This class is full. To get on the waiting list or to inquire about cancellation/refund policies for this workshop:

Contact the Guest House at St Meinrad: 812 357 6611