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Sep
29
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Oct
6
Fri
Terry Miura-Plein Air Strategies @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm

terryIn this three day workshop, we will investigate the process of painting the landscape en plein air.

Painting directly from observation is a difficult task under the best of circumstances. When we are outdoors, the problems are amplified due to uncontrollable factors such as the weather and the moving light. The overwhelming amount of information that needs to be analyzed and translated into a visual language is enough to drive any student to want to throw in the towel. Sound familiar?  I believe that there are logical ways to solve most problems in painting, but first, you have to recognize what the problems are. By breaking down the process into smaller, manageable problems, solutions present themselves.  We will work on finding logical ways to solve problems of design, value structure, color, and edges, through demos and field studies.

If you find that you get overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated when painting the landscape, or if you simply want to get better at solving visual problems in a logical way, this workshop will help you get to the next level!

Website: http://www.terrymiura.com

Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Oct
10
Tue
Don Andrews-Landscape Color and Composition Workshop in Watercolor @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day

Learning to paint with watercolor should be fun! Don’s Landscape Workshop is geared specifically for artists eager to paint and study in a no-stress studio environment. Each day, Don will address a major visual concern; light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just a few subjects to be covered. Don’s class isn’t geared to any specific level of achievement; rather artists at all levels will benefit from a more personal understanding of the painting

possibilities available in the exciting world of landscape painting. This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help and personal and group critiques. The cost of this workshop is $440.

www.donandrewsstudio.com

Oct
11
Wed
LIFEfest 2017 @ Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center, Grand Valley State University
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please attend Franciscan LIFEfest, an event that celebrates our programs and supports their continuance. For more information, please contact Sister Colleen Ann Nagle at mailto:scanagle@lifeprocesscenter.org or call 616-897-7842.

Oct
13
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Awareness, Gratitude, and Imagination: An Ignatian Writing Day for a Healthy Soul with Vinita Hampton
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 4:30 pm

Awareness, Gratitude, and Imagination:  An Ignatian Writing Day for a Healthy Soul with Vinita Hampton

Through a variety of writing exercises, group discussion, silence, movement, and time alone, participants will experience sharpened awareness of God’s presence in daily life. They will explore multiple aspects of gratitude and use imagination as a prayer, and a playful way to ask, “What’s next?”  This retreat begins on Friday night  6:00 pm and ends at 4:30 on Saturday.

Vinita Hampton Wright has been a book editor in the religion market for 26 years. She is the author of numerous books, including Days of Deepening Friendship, The Soul Tells a Story, The Art of Spiritual Writing, and the novel Dwelling Places.

Cost: $240 includes presentations, room, snacks Friday evening, continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to stay at the Center to enjoy a time away from the responsibilities of daily life; however, guest rooms at the FLPC are optional.

Oct
14
Sat
Community Workdays
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for work on the farm while you enjoy the peace and beauty found on the land.  Activities take place in the morning followed by a communal lunch.  Work days are open to individuals, families, and church and business groups.

 

If there is a question about weather, call 897-5220 the day of the event.

Oct
19
Thu
Douglas Fryer-Suggesting Reality @ Franciscan Life Process Cener
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

October 19-21, Douglas Fryer-Suggesting Reality

Blogspot: http://douglasfryer.blogspot.com/

douglas-fryer-paintingArt reveals the evidence of our experiences and values; in observing and creating, the artist suggests themes that are essential to his character, and perpetuates the making and sharing of experience. Through art, subjects become significant to us in a unique ways, aesthetically and conceptually. The artist must be aware of the spatial and formal reality of the subject but also of subtle personal impressions, memories and symbols that may be inspired by the process, and which comprise the content of the work.

Through lecture and demonstration this workshop will not only reinforce an understanding of composition and form, but will also explore methods to break up and strip down the subject, then reconstruct it in new and perhaps surprising ways.