Sep
24
Tue
Embracing Motherhood – Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

A group for mothers of infants and young children held the second and fourth Tuesday mornings of each month, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Lap/nursing children welcome.

Contact Laura Chapin, LMSW, at lchapin@lifeprocesscenter.org or Georgia Schmitz,BSN, FCP, RN at gschmitz@lifeprocesscenter.org for more information.

 

Sep
25
Wed
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity.
Cost: $7.50
Sep
26
Thu
Douglas Fryer-“Unity and Variety: Simplifying and Expanding Compositional Possibilities” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm

Art 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 spacial 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.

Students will participate in discussions regarding:  the subtleties, variations, lines, textures and colors that enliven our senses and captivate our interest; the way our eyes perceive things and how we make choices regarding their relative importance; the suggestion of the passage of time; the relative states of motion and stillness; how the artist may represent nature in order to reflect on his or her perceptions, experiences and values while also contemplating the important power of symbol and abstraction.  The cost of this workshop is $520.

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LIFEfest @ Revel Center
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LIFEfest 2019 is sold out, thanks to our generous supporters!

Please attend Franciscan LIFEfest, an event that celebrates our programs and supports their continuance. For more information, please contact Sarah Kelly at 616-897-7842 or email mailto:skelly@lifeprocesscenter.org.

Proceeds will support our counseling program.

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Sep
27
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Sep 27 @ 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
1
Tue
Strong Wives, Strong Marriages – Grand Rapids Campus @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join our women’s group focused on the joys and challenges of married life at all stages held on the first and third Tuesday mornings each month, 9 am -10:30 am.

Contact Laura Chapin, LMSW, at lchapin@lifeprocesscenter.org or Georgia Schmitz,BSN, FCP, RN at gschmitz@lifeprocesscenter.org for more information.

SymptoPro Classes – 1 of 3 Sessions @ Grand Rapids Campus
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This 3-session SymptoPro class provides NFP instruction that can be applied to avoid or achieve pregnancy at any stage of a women’s reproductive lifespan. Couple participation is encouraged. All 3 sessions are required.

 

Oct
2
Wed
Franciscan Artists @ Lowell Campus
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

francsican-artists

The Franciscan Artists consists of a group of artists from the West Michigan area who meet from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday at our Lowell Campus.  Kathy Bechtel, art director, brings in an artist once a month to demonstrate new techniques and/or to get the artists started on a new activity.
Cost: $7.50
Oct
3
Thu
Kerry Dunn-“Still Life Painting” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm
This workshop explores the building stages of a painting from beginning to finish. Still life is ideal for this type of study because it provides a subject and light source that is constant. Every morning the instructor will demonstrate from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To lead the class with what they will work on for the day. The first day drawing construction will be explored. The second day value and color relationships and the third day we will focus on finish modelling. Students will leave with a greater understanding of the how to build a painting from start to finish and a 3 day still life painting.  The cost of this workshop is $450.
 
Mary Qian-“Edges and Color” @ Franciscan life Process Center
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm
Each day will start 8:30 -9am with lecture. 9-12 Demo. 12:30 –3:30 Students painting time. Value will be the basic starting point on day 1. Day 2, based on the principle of value, we will introduce Edges as an additional concept. Day3 will add color as the focal point on top of value and edges. Each day will have one pose. Painted in alla prima technique.  The cost of this workshop is $420.

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