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I only list classes that are available to the public. Here are the upcoming classes:
White Bear Center for the Arts Film: Saint Hildegard of Bingen,the Unruly Mystic Presenting a film by Michael Conti about Hildegard von Bingen born in Germany in 1098. She is the patron saint of creativity. The film evokes a calling, that sweet spot of creativity that we all yearn to play in, which is also spiritual in nature. She is venerated for her widely recognized impact on today’s theologians, artists, musicians, doctors and educators. CLASS ID: 5M01- register at 651.407.0597 or whitebeararts.org Date/Time: Thursday, January 19, 7:00-8:30 PM Tuition: FREE with registration Age: Adults & Teens
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. CLASS ID: 7M12 - register at 651.407.0597 or whitebeararts.org Date/Time: Sunday, January 15, 1:30-3:30 PM Tuition: $18 Member/$23 Non-Member Material Fee: $7.50 payable to instructor Age/Level: All Ages 8+, Under 10 with an Adult, Beginner
Exploring Zentangle Inspired Art Tangling and doodling is a meditative drawing method that uses simple repetitive strokes to build patterns that are combined to make a small work of art. Anyone who can draw a straight line and a curve can learn to tangle. The process is very easy, relaxing, and fun. Come and be surprised and delighted by the designs you create! CLASS ID: 7M13 - Register at 651.407.0597 or whitebeararts.org Date/Time: Sunday, February 19, 1:30-3:30 PM Tuition: $18 Member/$23 Non-Member Material Fee: $7.50 payable to instructor Age/Level: All Ages 8+, Under 10 with an Adult, Beginner
Gallery Shows There will be an exhibit of my felted and bead-embellished labyrinths during the month of February at Central Park in Woodbury. The exhibit is by the entrance to the Y next to the amphitheater. I will be displaying my work with the Artists of Woodbury during February and March at R. H. Stafford Library in Woodbury.
Art Sales I will have a vendor booth at the North Central Healing Touch gathering on Friday March 24 open from 4:00 - 9:00 and Saturday March 25 open from 10:00 - 3:00. It is in Plymouth, Minnesota. Let me know if you would like to stop by to shop during the conference.
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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.