September 2019


Drawing is beauty on its own, great help to painters.
September 2-4 Monday-Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Karen Kappell, FSPA

September 2 – Basic Drawing: The art of drawing while it begins with the eye ends with the heart. This day of drawing will introduce one to the materials and present ways to approach the making of meaningful marks that record visually what is seen and felt. Ways of gesture, contour, negative drawing will be demonstrated and tried.
September 3 – Perspective Drawing:  On this day of drawing we will concentrate on creating dimension in the drawing through the introduction of atmospheric and linear perspective.

September 4 -Tonal Drawings: Line is a very beautiful medium to work with on its own, but its range of representation can be enhanced by combination of tone (black and white). Through a combination of line, charcoal, ink, and white pastel, we will practice creating tonal drawings.
All materials will be provided. Register for the full session of three days for $80. Each day can also be attended as a separate session ($30 each). Bring a bag lunch each day. Register by Monday, August 26. 


September 5 – Thursday
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Facilitators: Pat Pintens and Grant Van Lishout

For many to speak of death is uncomfortable, even frowned upon. Still we have questions, feelings and wonderings about death that we would like to talk about. Death Café is an open, respectful and confidential space to express one’s views and beliefs or ask one’s questions about death. There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion or course of action. Donations welcome. Register by Monday, September 2.


September 5 –Thursday
12:30-3:15 p.m.
Presenters: Marla Lang, FSPA

The Cry of the Amazon is coming from the largest rainforest in the world. It is an irreplaceable source of fresh water, oxygen and biodiversity for the planet. Let us give a new response to these difficult earth situations and seek new paths together for this era. Suggested offering $15. Register by Wednesday, September 4.


September 10 –Tuesday
9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Presenters: Barb Kane and Pat Pintens

Over time, many of us accumulate ‘stuff’ that is no longer useful, helpful or needed. Instead of bringing joy it can have an unhealthy effect on body, mind, emotions and spirit. Let’s explore the nature of clutter and how to get rid of what takes away one’s physical, emotional and spiritual energy. Suggested offering $15. Register by Thursday, September 5.


Centering Prayer, Examen, and Lectio Divina
September 19 –Thursday
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Rev. Grant Van Lishout, FSPA Affiliate

Prayer involves speaking and listening. Prayer forms in the mind, comes from the heart, and is spoken with the lips. Centering prayer helps us to become grounded and settle our minds as we wait upon the Spirit. The examen involves our conscience as we notice what was stirring in us as we look back on our day, becoming centered and still in the mind and waiting upon the Spirit. Lectio Divina, also known as the “Divine Reading” allows us to ponder scripture in a unique way. Be renewed by some of the age old prayer traditions and make them a part of your life. Suggested offering $15. Register by Monday, September 16.


September 20 – Friday
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Anita Beskar, FSPA and Marla Lang, FSPA

Call 715-385-3706 for the book of the month. Suggested offering $10.00.


September 20 – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Pat Pintens

Nourish your body with a hearty soup and warm homemade bread while nourishing your spirit with spiritual reading and Gregorian chant. We’ll dine non loqui (without words), but share insights after the meal. Bring a robe to wear (your bathrobe wil do). Suggested offering $15. Register by Monday, September 16.


September 30 -Monday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Mist and the mood it creates are the subject of this pastel painting class. Any scene can be transformed into a painting which captures this hazy and illusive atmosphere. A perfect detailed photo isn’t needed for this painting, but only a captured memory and experience of a cool misty morning and sudden temperature change of land and water or field and air. Bring your pastel supplies. A sheet of Wallis paper and paints for an underpainting will be provided. Fee is $30. Bring a bag lunch. Register by Tuesday, September 24.