Erin and I attended a journal making class in La Crosse on Saturday, October 18. This is designed to integreate art into science instruction. We made one journal out of a cereal box and practiced taking field notes in that one. We drew leaves we found outside and we drew a pigeon feather. Next we made a nicer quality journal with book board and fine paper. It was a great class and the overlap of drawing, and other forms of art, to seeing fit right in what we want to do.
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Creating a place for reflection and renewal.
The events we offer will relate to one or more of these three areas.
- Nature, by which we mean all of the natural world around us including human interaction, both good and bad.
- Scripture, by which we mean the Christian Scriptures which include the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament.)
- Art, which we define broadly so as to include the disciplines of seeing and expressing in a multitude of styles, materials and levels of ability.
We are glad to say that the first Two Book Retreat event will have a class of at least 7, which is a great size. We do have room for a couple more in case you are siting on the fence.
Nancy Macgregor is an excellent teacher and she is bringing with her a number of her return students, including me! She will help us to see and paint what we see along the river.
I’ll be providing a booklet of selected “Two Book” texts. These texts help us to see in a different sense, the world around us.
Proverbs 3:19-20 (NRSV)
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
by understanding he established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
and the clouds drop down the dew.
We have a back up plan for shelter if the “dew” ever turns out to be more intense. So far we are optimistic.
original watercolor by Nancy Macgregor
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In collaboration with artist Nancy Macgregor (www.nancymacgregor.com) there will be an outdoor watercolor class that meets along the Yahara River in Madison. We are going to look and listen to the Word at the start and the Wold for the remainder of the course.
We want to create an opportunity to combine the areas of Scriptural study and the Arts.
We want this to be for everyone, not only for professional artists and scholars.
We hold that God reveals himself in Scripture in a specific way and Nature in a general way.
We want to emphasize the main stream of the Christian faith shared by all believers in all places.
We hold that observation and thought is needed both to read scripture and see nature.
The Bridges Over the Yahara – May 17 to June 21 –
Original Watercolor by Nancy Macgregor
Marquette-Atwood Artwalk – Sunday, May 5 – Dave’s woodcarving
Two Book Retreat – August 23-25 – exploring the Two Books theme in Scripture and Drawing