Paths to Peace
Category: 2012-13 Retreat Programs
Date: January 11, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Paths to Peace I

A time for quiet, slowing down, and the beauty of art-making, especially that of Chinese brush painting. Using practices of the East and West, come to your own peaceful center. Reflect on how to be an instrument of peace. Experience meditational practices you can use for your everyday life along with learning to make beautiful Chinese brush paintings.

Steve will teach the contemplatie approach to ink painting with watercolor. After a brief application of the fundamentals using bamboo, we will extend our knowledge to flowers, birds, insects and animals in free compositions. We will focus on breath and brush to create stress-free paintings. No previous art experience is necessary; all are welcome.

Steve Rys and Pat Shutts
January 11-12, 2013, 7:30pm on Friday - 5:00pm on Saturday
$195 includes $40 non-refundable deposit, supplies, accommodations and meals

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Steve Rys is a graduate of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied Eastern and Western painting methods. He has been developing and teaching art programs for adults and advanced children for the past 18 years. For the past 10 years he has taught at the Racine Art Museum; he also teaches at the Peninsula School of Art in Door County. Steve is currently developing an extensive art as meditation program combining the benefits of East-West contemplative practices.

Pat Shutts has a BA in Theology and an MA in Pastoral Studies, and received certification in spiritual guidance from Creighton University and bereavement ministry from the Diocese of Joliet, IL.  Pat brings her gift of compassionate listening and openness to the Spirit, and companions seekers as they acknowledge and discover God's presence in all of life's journey. Pat is a lay covenant member of the Wheaton Franciscans. She loves art, play, and prayer.

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