Taking a class

Taking a class

I’ve been taking a class with Nancy Macgregor on “a bold approach” to watercolor.   We have worked on a few assignments.  Some has been fun, some frustrating, but all of it an adventure into the worlds of color and composition.  Below are some photos.  The students will be hanging an exhibit at the Madison Christian Community on Old Sauk Road in Madison  – this is a unique location where two congregations share a building.  I will be joining the fun as the amatuerist of amateurs.

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Drawing from Creation – To Be Rescheduled

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The Bible begins with creation.  We are most familiar with the majestic narratives of Genesis 1 and 2.  Creation is presented in a variety of viewpoints within the Hebrew Scriptures. It is further developed in the New Testament through the teachings of Jesus and in the book of Revelation.

In this weekend retreat we will explore the Bible’s rich witness. We will begin with Genesis 1 and 2.  Then individuals will select from other passages such as: Psalm 8, Psalm 104, Job 28, Proverbs 8, Isaiah 40, Matthew 6 and Revelation 21 and 22.  Participants will learn a new way to study scripture and will draw insights to our place in the world.

One way to deepen our understanding of Creation is to make a journal recording our personal responses in art and writing to our study of the texts.  Nancy Macgregor, a Madison artist and instructor, will help each participant distil their thoughts and experiences into simple pictures and words.  This way all will have a continuing memory, visual and written, of what has been learned.  This is possible for all, artists and non-artists alike.

 

Two Book Retreats

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.

Schedule

 The Bridges Over the Yahara – May 17 to June 21 –

Original Watercolor by Nancy Macgregro

Original Watercolor by Nancy Macgregor

Bridges over Yahara

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Marquette-Atwood  Artwalk – Sunday, May 5 – Dave’s woodcarving

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Two Book Retreat – August 23-25 – exploring the Two Books theme in Scripture and Drawing