Art in Spiritual Direction
“If I could have told you what it means, I would not have needed to paint it.” Picasso
You do not have to be an artist! Artistic talent, no matter how people understand it, is less important than each one’s own innate creativity and willingness to plunge into the activity and ENJOY it! Let it happen! Whatever comes is gift!
This workshop hopes to:
- Sharpen awareness that the visual differs considerably from the verbal communication. A picture is worth a thousand words so often words are not enough.
- Encourage directors to allow the image to reveal itself, rather than trying to offer an interpretation
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- View on a Power Point: A variety of examples of art prayer offered by some examples of Directees’ prayer. Examples of art journelling, mandalas, dashes of colour or simple scribble. Commentaries include what happened for the person in creating the work, as well as its value in the direction situation.
- Learn by doing! Participants are invited to express: in line, color, shapes or tones a visual of themselves as a Spiritual Director.
Gather in pairs with their art, and take the opportunity to direct the other.
Therese Quinn RSJ (Williamstown Vic)