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Quintessence: The Fifth Element | St Meinrad Archabbey

  • St Meinrad Archabbey 200 Hill Drive Saint Meinrad, IN, 47577 United States (map)
Draw Us Near –  Laurie Doctor St Meinrad Archabbey exhibit

Draw Us Near – Laurie Doctor St Meinrad Archabbey exhibit

The theme for 2019 is Quintessence: The Fifth Element.

There are many names for the invisible force that moves makers. The title here comes from my background in Greek mythology, but it is a universal theme for the mystery, for what we cannot measure or sell.

At St Meinrad, the focus is on lettering in a natural and contemplative atmosphere. Our western calligraphic heritage is soaked in the monastic traditions, where the art of calligraphy thrived because of monasteries and nunneries in the Dark and Middle Ages. Now, in the time of keyboards, the art of calligraphy has been re-ignited. Nothing replaces the touch of a hand.

At St Meinrad, we get to practice being scribes, and improvising with ink, paint, paper, graphite and pens.

This class is full. To get on the wait list contact Guest Services: 812-357-6611.

Fee: (Room, board and workshop): $675

All registration is handled through St Meinrad Guest House: 812-357-6611 or