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I only list classes that are available to the public. Here are the upcoming classes:
History and Use of Prayer Beads The word bead comes from the middle English word bede, which means to pray. We will talk about the origin and development of prayer beads throughout the world and how they are being used today. We will create a bracelet using a wide selection of beads including gemstones, glass, and metal. The Circle of Life Meditation design was created by me to demonstrate the principles of spiritual geometry that are present in many cultures. Each person will have an opportunity to talk about their bracelet and how they plan to use it. We will close by using the bracelets together. There are two upcoming classes:
White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Date/Time: Thursday, June 8 1:00-3:00 PM Registration Required, please call 651-407-0597
Synairea in Hastings, Minnesota Saturday, June 10 10:-12:00 Registration is $25 (includes all materials) To register email email@example.com
Zentangle Inspired Art Synairea in Hastings, Minnesota Friday, June 9 10:-12:00 Registration is $25 (includes all materials) To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Journaling Spiritual Practice Daily journaling is a way to give yourself time to clear your mind, set priorities, or record your personal history. Whether you are a novice at journaling or have been doing it for a long time, this class will give you some ideas and prompts to jumpstart your writing practice. R. H. Stafford Library, Woodbury, Minnesota Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:00-11:30 AM Registration is required at: R.H.Stafford Library website This is a free class that is sponsored by the Minnesota Legacy Fund.
Russian Lace Necklace This delicate choker is made of size 11 seed beads and 4mm round gemstone beads. It is adjustable to fit different necklines. The design uses a bead weaving stitch developed in Moscow. Registration is $38 member/$48 non-member with a $15 materials fee. White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Two Saturdays: July 22 and 29 from 1:00-3:00 PM Please call 651-07-0597 to register.
Women of the ELCA Triannual Gathering Minneapolis Convention Center July 13-15, 2017
Women and Spirituality Conference Rochester, MN September 15 and 16, 2017
St.Paul Art Crawl East Side Freedom Library October 13-15, 2017
Celebrate Art! Rosedale Center November 24 - December 23, 2017
If you wish to schedule a class for your group, please let me know.
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Sue Swanson MDiv, is an artist who helps people find Sabbath time in their busy lives by teaching them how to practice spiritual patterns together. She calls her work Prayercraft, which is combining craftwork with different patterns of prayer. She is interested in how we can learn to use artistic creativity both individually and in a group to express our faith. Sue teaches classes and retreats exploring spiritual concepts such as: prayer, breath, simplicity, creativity and Sabbath. Her beadwork has been published by Beadwork Magazine and Bead and Button Magazine. Her company, Purple Apple Arts, provides opportunities to explore traditional crafts including music, beadwork, collage, knitting and labyrinth walking. She studies traditional craft techniques in order to make them meaningful in our 21st Century lives.
Sue lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with her husband Roger. She is the mother of two sons, Jeremy and Matthew and Nana of Victoria, Robert and William. She holds a BA degree in Professional Communications from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. She is trained by Dr. Lauren Artess as an advanced certified Veridatas Labyrinth facilitator. Sue is a member of the Labyrinth Society.
Sue’s artistic vision is: as the beads are woven together, the thread disappears, but its presence provides all of the underlying structure. Similarly, the Holy Spirit invisibly, yet essentially, weaves together the fabric of our lives and connects us with our spiritual community.