Art and Prayer Workshops

Private Group Workshops

The majority of ‘previous 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.

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)


I Have Called You By Name

A Taster Art and Prayer workshop

11th August 2020. 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, Isaiah 43:1-5 – ‘I have called you by name’ – a passage that speaks of identity, vocation and journeying.



Touch The Earth Lightly

Tuesday 25th August


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.



A New Way: Isaiah 43

Tuesday 22nd September


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.


Reflecting on the Psalms 1

A series of four Art and Prayer workshops

10am-1pm (9.45 registration)

See feedback from Wk1., Group 1.

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.

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?

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?

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.



Reflecting on the Psalms 2 

A series of four Art and Prayer workshops

10am-1pm (9.45 registration)

See feedback from Wk1., Group 2 .

Wk.1: Psalm 111. The Divine Attributes of God

This psalm reminds us that despite the darknesses of our world and the strange times we find ourselves in, God is there. We must look and acknowledge the divine attributes of God in the world and give thanks.

Wk. 2:Psalm 25:1-10. Teach Me Your Paths

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.Guide me in your truth and teach me.’ We are made in God’s image, who are we called to be, how are we called to act?

Wk. 3: Psalm 45. The Essence of Jesus Christ

The psalm describes Jesus Christ in many ways. We are called to be like him, yet throughout time He has been given many names and artists have depicted him in many different guises. Who is Jesus Christ to you today? 

Wk. 4: Psalm 4 ‘Search your hearts and be Silent’

We are called to find peace, to trust and to search for joy despite the struggles of the broken world we live in.


Advent Workshop 20Pathways in the Wilderness

A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God

A quiet reflective workshop at the beginning of Advent, a season of hope. Whose roads are we following? What paths are we walking? What furrows are we ploughing? What is our journey of Hope?



Lent Workshop 21: Frameworks, Foundations and Freedom

Reflecting on the balance of rules, frameworks and foundations and how we are required to grow and work out of them. The Ten Commandments: Exodus 20:1-17 and Mark 2:27/ Mark 3:4


Extra-Ordinary Meals

Summer 2021 

A Series of Four Art and Prayer workshops based on the gospel meals of Jesus, offered as a series or taken as individual workshops: May – August 2021 

1. The Wedding Feast

John 2: 11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

2. At Levi’s House

Matt 9: 9-13 “Why does he eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”…On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

3. At the Well

John 4: 25–26 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.”

4. The Big Picnic

One small boy’s offering and Jesus, together they feed the masses.

John 6: 35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”


Autumn 2021 

Reflecting on the Psalms 3 

A series of three Art and Prayer workshops

Wk 1. Psalm 8

8: 4,6. What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? …You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet. 

Reflecting on God’s gift of the Earth and our role in looking after this gift that sustains all life.

Wk 2. Psalm 146

146: 5-6. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them – he remains faithful forever.

Who is this God in whom we put our trust?

Wk 3. Psalm 72, Advent

72: 6–7. He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing,
like showers that water the earth. In His days the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace until the moon is no more.

The promise of the coming of the Messiah.


Spring 2021


Online Spring Workshops 2022 

A series of four Art and Prayer workshops

GROUP SERIES: Participants can sign up for all four workshops as a series, thus creating an ongoing group: Tuesdays 8th Feb / 8th Mar / 5th Apr / 3rd May 2022 (9.45am) 10am-1pm. Participants need to sign up for all for dates. FULL

Full price £120, Conc. £100 for workshop series

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS: Wednesdays 9th Feb / 9th Mar / 6th Apr / 4th May 2022 (9.45am) 10am-1pm LIMIT SPACES AVAILABLE ON ALL INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS

Full price £30, Conc. £25 per workshop

Wk 1. Loved into Being: Genesis 1: 1-5

‘Creation is the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things.’

Laudato Si, Pope Francis.

Tuesday 8th February – Group series Wk. 1 FULL

Wednesday 9th February – Individual Workshop FULL

Wk 2. Water(s) of Life: Genesis 1: 6-9

The earthly elemental water of Life and the metaphorical spiritual Water of Life are essential for our being.  
Be thirsty for the ultimate water
Then be ready for what will come pouring from the spring.

Tuesday 8th March  – Group series Wk.2 FULL

Wednesday 9th March  – Individual Workshop. FULL

Wk 3. Consider the Lilies: Genesis. 1:11-13, Matt.6: 25-34

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Tuesday 5th April – Group series Wk.3 FULL

Wednesday 6th April  – Individual Workshop. FULL

Wk 4. The Light(s) of the World: Genesis 1:14-19, John 8:12

Light is a strong symbol both in the old and new testaments not least the Sun Jesus declaring “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” This symbolism and its meanings will be explored in this workshop.

Tuesday 3rd May – Group series Wk.3 FULL

Wednesday 4th May   – Individual Workshop. FULL


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 anything you can find – brown parcel paper, lining paper, cardboard etc.

To reserve a place on the workshops please email: