I have a key so I open the door and walk in. It is dark and I walk in. It is darker and I walk in. Mark Strand
Journey: Altar Making to Open the Door four week series, Saturday mornings, 9:30-12:00, March 9, 16, 23, 30
Loosely guided by Joyce Rupp's book Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self, each session in this series will build upon itself, one week at a time, offering the gifts of spaciousness for deep inner excavation through focused reflection and accessible creativity to open the doors of your heart and soul... until, at the end of four weeks, your handcrafted altar is complete and the story that needs to be told is finished...Through the soulful possibilities of vintage and eclectic objects (old wooden boxes, symbolic items, natural objects) your altar will emerge, embodying the memories, dreams, symbols and visions which will strengthen and guide you into a new season of discovery.
You do not have to be artsy or creative to work with these materials, nor "religious" in any way to find altar-making a powerful expression of the inner life. Participants will work with their own understanding of "the sacred."
Cost: sliding scale $25-$40 per session ($100-$160 for the series). Space will be very limited. Please register in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 413-348-2385.
altars from some previous Art & Soul altar-making workshops