We are delighted to be launching our first series of online Art and Prayer workshops: Details below.

All Art and Prayer Workshops:

  • Will be led by Carol Marples, artist and development worker for the Soul Marks Trust. Carol has been leading Art & Prayer workshops for over twenty years in Scotland and beyond.
  • Will be conducted via Zoom and will each last 3hrs, 10am-1pm unless otherwise stated. You will be need to be online for the whole three hours in a space where you will not be interrupted by others in your household. You will be required to sign into the workshop between 9.45 and 10.00.
  • Combine practical artwork, images, music, word and silence. No artistic experience is needed;all are welcomewherever you are on your spiritual and artistic journeys.
  • Are not about learning to draw or paint but about how to use art as a tool to listen and pray in a non-verbal way. Being artistic is also not a restriction for these workshops!
  • Encourage sharing reflections on the theme and the work of the day, but no one has to speak, if that feels uncomfortable or inappropriate.
  • Will include a detailed Preparation and Notes sent on receipt of your booking and a PDF Handout specific to the workshop you have signed up for. We ask that you do not share these handouts with others.
  • Will be limited to 8 participants. Please note workshops will not run with any less than 4 participants. Should a workshop be cancelled you will be given a full refund.
  • To reserve a place on the workshop(s) please email: Carol@soulmarks.co.uk

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I Have Called You By Name

A Taster Art and Prayer workshop

Tuesday 11thAugust

10am-1pm

(9.45 registration)

This is an introduction to Art and Prayer for those who have not used art in this way before or are uncertain if this is for them.

The workshop will take its starting point from the reading, Isaiah 43:1-5 – ‘I have called you by name’ – a passage that speaks of identity, vocation and journeying.

Materials

  • Something to draw a black line with:
    • e.g. pencil/ black pen/ black Sharpie/ charcoal
  • A range of colouring materials:
    • e.g. coloured pencils/ pastels/ paints
  • 2 x A4 white paper – copy paper /even the back of a used sheet(s).
  • 1x A3, A2 or A1paper (depends on how large or small you prefer to work)
    • If working with coloured pencils, paint or oil pastels white cartridge paper or similar is preferable.
    • If you choose to work with chalk pastels you may want to work on a black or coloured sheet of sugar paper if you have any
    • Alternatively use any thing you can find – brown parcel paper, lining paper, cardboard etc.

Detailed Preparation and Notes will be sent when you register for the course.

A PDF Handout a day or two prior to the date of the course.

Cost:

  • Full price @ £30.00
  • Concession@ £25.00

To reserve a place on the workshop please email: Carol@soulmarks.co.uk

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Touch The Earth Lightly

Tuesday 25th August

10am-1pm

(9.45 registration)

The workshop will reflect how we are touched by Creation, celebrating this wonderful world that we have been gifted while noting the traces and marks our lives leave upon it for good or ill, something that is particularly important in this time of climate change and crisis.

Materials

  • A small lump of clay/ a handful of soil from your garden or nearby / a pot of water/ a small pot to mix the soil and water/ clay
  • 1x A3, A2 or A1paper (depends on how large or small you prefer to work)
    • White cartridge paper or similar/ black or coloured sheet of sugar paper
    • Alternatively use any thing you can find – brown parcel paper, lining paper, cardboard etc.

Cost

Full price @ £30.00

Concession@ £25.00

To reserve a place on the workshop please email: Carol@soulmarks.co.uk

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A New Way: Isaiah 43

Tuesday 22nd September

10am-1pm

(9.45 registration)

This workshop will take its starting point from the reading, Isaiah 43:1-7, 16,18-21. In this passage God promises to be with us no matter what we go through and to lead us forward in new ways.

Materials

  • A range of colour and black and white materials in the media of your choice:
    • e.g. pencil/ black pen/ charcoal
  • A range of colouring materials:
    • e.g. coloured pencils/ pastels/ paints
  • 1x A3, A2 or A1paper (depends on how large or small you prefer to work)
    • If working with coloured pencils, paint or oil pastels white cartridge paper or similar is preferable.
    • If you choose to work with chalk pastels you may want to work on a black or coloured sheet of sugar paper if you have any
    • Alternatively use any thing you can find – brown parcel paper, lining paper, cardboard etc.

Cost:

  • Full price @ £30.00
  • Concession@ £25.00

To reserve a place on the workshop please email: Carol@soulmarks.co.uk

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Reflecting on the Psalms

A series of four Art and Prayer workshops

Aug 18th /Sept 15th /Oct 20th /Nov 17th2020

10am-1pm

(9.45 registration)

Participants must sign up for the whole course

Tues 18th August

Wk.1: Psalm 19. The Voice of God

The natural world speaks daily of the work and nature of the Creator. A time to pause, reflect, listen and wonder at what it has to say.

Tues 15th September

Wk. 2: Psalm 91. Symbols of Hope

What is hope for us? What do we hope for, hope in? Reflecting and exploring on the varied metaphors or symbols of God’s promise and hope in the ancient poetry of Psalm 91. Are these helpful and what new symbols might we find or want to use today?

Tues 20th October

Wk. 3: Psalms 12 and 52. What Should we Pray?

In a broken world that so often can seem unjust, dominated by those who seek to deceive, corrupt and grow rich on the back of the misery and poverty of others, what should we do, where should we turn and what should be pray?

Tues 17th November

Wk. 4: Psalm 22. Trust.

God’s ways are not our ways and frequently not what we expect or understand, we doubt yet still yearn to believe. We are called to trust.

Materials

Basic art materials as below unless otherwise stated.

  • A range of colour and black and white materials in the media of your choice:
    • e.g. coloured pencils/ pastels /paints
  • A range of papers and sizes:
    • If working with coloured pencils, paint or oil pastels white cartridge paper or similar is preferable.
    • If you choose to work with chalk pastels you may want to work on a black or coloured sheet of sugar paper if you have any
    • Alternatively use any thing you can find – brown parcel paper, lining paper, cardboard etc.

Cost for workshop series:

  • Full price @ £120.00
  • Concession@ £100.00

To reserve a place on the workshops please email: Carol@soulmarks.co.uk

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Private Group Workshops

All the above workshops are also available for a group (independent or church) to book as a private online workshop. Please contact Carol to discuss details and possible dates and times.

Carol@soulmarks.co.uk

Cost per group: £180 

  • Minimum no. of a group: 4
  • Maximum no. of a group 8: (negotiable if screens are shared, but I would suggest no more than 10/12 people)