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Explore Theology and the Arts This Spring

This semester, United is offering some engaging opportunities to explore the intersection between theology and the arts! Perfect for pastors, artists, and community members alike, this is your chance to bring artistic expression and learning to your ministry and spiritual practice.

Learn more about each offering and register below!

Exploring Zentangle Inspired Art

zentangle-1168570_1280 (2).jpgWorkshop led by Sue Swanson
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
In the Intersection Art Studio
$25 general public; $10 students (includes supplies)

Tangling uses simple lines and curves to build patterns that are repeated and combined to make a small works of art. The process is very easy, meditative, relaxing and fun. Tapping into your inner spirit while doodling can give you another way to commune with your faith.

Sue Swanson is interested in how we can learn to use artistic creativity to express our faith through practice and repetition. As an alum of United (’05), she understands the transformation that can happen when we start to engage our hands in artmaking.


Writing as a Spiritual Practice

Pamela_Wynn_web_version.jpgWorkshop led by Pamela Wynn
Online only

March 6-April 15
$75 general public; $25 students

Writing as a spiritual practice is a centuries old tradition that can help ground, sustain, and enhance our lives as people of faith. In a back-by-popular-demand encore of our first-ever online offering, this six-week class with Pamela Wynn, poet and United Adjunct Professor of Writing, Poetry, and Theological Interpretation, will focus on journal writing as a spiritual practice that mines our daily lives in the search for a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.


Transformational Stories through Bookmaking/Collage

Altered_Book_2.jpgWorkshop led by Hortense MacLeod
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
In the Intersection Art Studio

$25 general public; $10 students (includes supplies)

Altered books are art objects created from existing books. Pages of these books are transformed using paint, collage, stamps, doo-dads, gems, you name it, adding an artistic and fanciful twist to the existing words. Unleash your creativity and let the spirit move you.

No experience necessary!

Hortense MacLeod is an artist and theologian who is called to arts ministry, the facilitation and celebration of the creative spirit within all. Her mediums include music, painting, collage and performance art. She has a M.Div. with a concentration in Theology and the Arts. (United ’05)


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