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Seasonal Tree Rock Painting at Prairiewoods

  • Details

  • 1/31/20
  • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • $13.0
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Community
  • Kid Friendly

Event Description

At different times in life and even various times within the same year, we may find ourselves in different seasons of the heart. We may be in the rush of promise, hope and possibility present in spring, or withdrawing inward during the challenges of grief, loss or turbulence in winter. In this contemplative and creative workshop at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha), facilitator Andi Lewis will read passages from John O’Donohue’s book Anam Cara to help us discern which season of the heart we are in. Then we will delve into that season and express our emotions through painting on smooth rocks. We will use a paint brush and fine dotting tools to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind seasonal tree. This is a fun, relaxing process that can be done by anyone, but it may be too contemplative for young children. (If you’d like to bring the whole family, consider coming the next morning to our popular Rock Mandala Painting instead!) This class is aimed at both those who have painted rock mandalas and those who are totally new to rock painting. Please register and pay by Jan. 29. The cost is $13 per person includes rocks and art supplies. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.