Art Program

The Franciscan Life Process Center Artist Retreat Center is located on 230 acres of farmland in Lowell, MI.

  • We provide artists with an opportunity to learn from nationally known  instructors in a workshop setting.
  • We invite artists, writers, musicians and other artisans to use our overnight accommodations to renew their creative spirits.

Art Program Staff

Kathleen BechtelIn January, 2014, Kathleen Bechtel joined the FLPC staff as Art Director. Kathleen works in oil and pastel and her work is found in two galleries, The Nines in Holland and Treeline Gallery in Sutton’s Bay. She is a member of Grand Valley Artists, Great Lakes Pastel Society and Women Artist of America. Kathleen attended Kendall College of Art and Design and has taken workshops with nationally known instructors whose work she admires.

Workshops and Retreats

Art Workshops

Art Workshops

Learn from experienced artists who practice in a variety of media not only their techniques but what gives soul to their work .

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Retreats for Artists

Retreats for Artists

We invite artists, writers, musicians and other artisans to use our overnight accommodations to renew their creative spirits. You will find several special spots on the land for reflection.

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Franciscan Artists

Franciscan Artists

A group of artists who meet weekly to share insights and techniques.
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Guardian Galleries

Devoted to beautiful artwork

On Both Campuses

Visitors are welcome to stop by the Lowell Campus 9-5, Mon-Fri; Grand Rapids Campus 12-5:30, Mon-Thu. New artwork is displayed every three months.

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