This weekend nurtures imagination and creative work. Thirty years of Artists and Writers Weekends have taught us what extraordinary creative work we can do on a weekend away with friends and strangers.
On this creative weekend we will form together:
- an environment where beginning artists and writers and seasoned, disciplined practitioners can contribute to one another.
- respectful, appreciative listening or seeing new work that encourages the maker’s own inspiration and vision.
- a deepening of everyone’s creative discovery through sharing work and reflecting on what we see emerge through various media.
Daylight hours are time we work artistically. At meals we hear or see brief bits of new work. Evenings we share fresh work for feedback. Some of us are regular churchgoers, some not at all. Some are looking for new ways to explore the holy in art and stretching the boundaries of what that can include. Others are resolutely secular in their inspiration. What we share is the knowledge that creative expression flows directly from our ordinary humanity and honoring and expressing creativity makes it a wellspring of joy, refreshment, and meaning.
Outside Your Own Medium
What can a painter see from writing a short vignette? What might a writer discover sculpting and choreographing a non-verbal interaction with two other artists? Will a composer find melody, rhythm, and harmony in a paintbox? An optional two-hour Discovery Workshop will take participants outside their usual medium for a taste of “Beginners Mind.” If you’d like to help develop this part of the weekend contact Donald Schell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost & Scholarships Information
Base Fee: $240 (single occupancy, 2 nights, 6 meals)
$20 deduction for sharing a room and $45 for additional night
Scholarships are available to young artist and writers and seminarians. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Donate to All Saints Company to help sponsor young artist and writers, seminarians and others to experience our Artist and Writers Weekend.