Jan. 26 - Feb. 23, 2023

Thursdays, 11am - 12:30pm PT
5-Week Virtual Course via Zoom

How is Art a Doorway to our Soul?

Have you ever wondered why we are drawn to beauty, balance, symmetry, and wholeness?

How are spirituality and creativity connected through experience?

Join Irene in this 5-week course to explore multiple ways to engage art as spiritual practice. We’ll touch on the scientific understanding of why art transcends the boundary of our mind engaging our conscious and subconscious bodily experience.

Together we’ll experience art-based spiritual practices. Topics will include the creative process, taming the inner critic, Visio Divina- observation and illumination, working with layers, uncontrollable media, and more.

No art talent or training is required. This is a brave/safe space to play and invite the creative spark of the Divine to flow through you. We will focus on process and attend closely to our embodied experience.

Your Guide

Instructor

Irene Dunlop

Irene’s fascination with how we, as embodied humans, experience the flow of divine love motivates her work. Irene is an artist, writer, yoga instructor, former pastor and current spiritual director. Injuries sustained in car accidents, necessitated a healing journey through which she encountered Iyengar yoga. As a practitioner for 10+ years, Irene found herself exploring the tensions between the embodiment she experienced in her physical yoga practice and her mostly thought-centered faith— both illuminated the holy. This exploration led her to Richard Rohr’s Living School. Study of the mystics and embodied spiritual practice continues to draw her toward a more fully integrated sense of self, spiritual and physical. Ascribing to the belief that God is revealed in all things, Irene delights in her family, faith community, creating with flowers, food, fabric and paint, hiking, sailing the Salish sea, and hot cups of ginger tea.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Incarnate Faith: Art as the Doorway to the Soul

    • A note from Irene

  • 2

    Week One: Exploring the Creative Process

    • Zoom Session:

  • 3

    Week Two: Practicing Close Observation

    • Zoom Session:

  • 4

    Week Three: Experimenting with Soul Collage

    • Zoom Session:

  • 5

    Week Four: Learning to Let Go

    • Zoom Session:

  • 6

    Week Five: Unfolding Our Inner Process

    • Zoom Session: