May
4
Thu
Barbara Schilling-Taking Your Still Life/Floral to the Next Level @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
May 4 @ 9:00 am – May 6 @ 3:00 pm

schillingThis workshop is designed to encompass both the novice and the experienced Painter that would like to better understand how to work with all the elements involved in creating a successful still life painting in oils.  If you have taken a workshop from me in the past I will be introducing more information as well as reinforcing what was covered in the “Sculpting a Still Life in Oils” workshop.

As an instructor it is my goal to help each painter move forward from the level they personally are at.  At the beginning of the workshop I will be asking you to tell me what you are wanting to learn! Bring your questions!!

Some things I will be covering include:

  • Creating a successful composition
  • Understanding and working with transparent and opaque, thick and thin paint
  • Improving your drawing skills
  • Better understanding the importance of value
  • Using lost and sharp edges to create the illusion of depth and dimension

The workshop will include demos and hand outs based on what the class needs and wishes are.

Robert Spooner-Beyond Basics, The Search For Your Inner Voice @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
May 4 @ 9:00 am – May 6 @ 3:00 pm

spoonerMy workshops are about building skill sets. Whether you’re a figurative, plein air, still life, or landscape painter, you have to have a visual vocabulary, a foundation if you much on how to take a painting from concept to completion. I start with a lecture and demonstration on the first day where I take the class thru concepts of color, shape and value to point-to-point relationship drawing. This lecture provides a vocabulary for which the class is on the same playing field for the remainder of the workshop.

We begin with these principles and apply them a class participation painting. This piece usually is a still life (could be plein air) but most important is to direct the class thru the piece with a hands-on approach. Classes (paintings) are followed up with self and instructor critiques. Students are encouraged to critique one another’s pieces during this time.

Each day we expand deeper into the principles, take on bigger visual problems. So each day we have two paintings or problems to solve. Lunch is about one hour.

Each day concludes with a wrap-up, critique and review.

Website:  http://www.spoonerfineart.com/

May
5
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
May 5 @ 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.

May
6
Sat
Love Will Steer Me True: A Crash Course in Intergenerational Conversation on Faith @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Do you know a 20, 30, or 40-something person who is no longer attending church? Studies estimate that 83% of this age group are missing from the pews.

Do they even want to talk about it?

Jane Knuth and her daughter, Ellen Knuth, authors of Love Will Steer Me True: A Mother and Daughter’s Conversations on Life, Love, and God, (Loyola Press, 2014) talk about learning from young Catholics who are not in the pews. Topics include “How not to pray for a 20-something.” “Participant vs. Member” “If they aren’t in the pews—where are they?” “Worry and prayer are not the same thing.” “Intolerant of intolerance.” “In good standing vs. In good progress.” And “Taking faith to disaster zones.”

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Jane Knuth

Jane writes a monthly column for The Good News, the newspaper of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, and co-writes a column for a local newspaper, (coincidentally named Good News) with her daughter Ellen. She and her husband, Dean, volunteer in local food distribution efforts. They live in Portage, Michigan.

In 2011, Jane’s first book, Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 Cents at a Time, was awarded first place from the Catholic Press Association for Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith. Thrift Store Graces, her second book was published in 2012. She and her daughter Ellen, released Love Will Steer Me True: A Mother and Daughter’s Conversations on Love, Life, and God from Loyola Press in November 2014.

Ellen Knuth

Ellen Knuth returned to the USA after 5 years in Japan. Having already been an English teacher, a singer in a rock band, a dairy princess, a MC, a newspaper columnist, and a university relations manager for a study- abroad company, she now works as a headhunter for a multinational firm in the Detroit area.  She travels extensively, writes occasionally, and sings constantly. Love Will Steer Me True is Ellen’s first book.

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May
10
Wed
Springtime Bread Making, the Art of the Orange @ Lowell Campus
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Springtime Bread Making, the Art of the Orange:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Lowell Campus

Learn the art of making orange rolls, perfect for spring get togethers!

Cost:  $20    Number of attendees is limited.  Register today at www.lifeprocesscenter.org

May
11
Thu
Sidewalk Textile Sale: Stitchers and Crafters @ Franciscan Life Process Center downtown
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Baking with Rhubarb and Strawberries @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rhubarb and strawberries! They go together so well! Use fresh rhubarb and strawberries to create your own coffee cake or pie! Everyone will go home with a jar of jam that we will prepare that day also!

Cost:  $30 which includes a $10 supply fee.    Number of attendees is limited.  Click to register.

May
12
Fri
Sidewalk Textile Sale: Stitchers and Crafters @ Franciscan Life Process Center downtown
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
May 12 @ 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.

May
13
Sat
Community Workdays
May 13 @ 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.