Advent Retreat Day


Art is about using the physical substances of paint, paper, clay to encapsulate something more that just the physical. This reflective day will open up invitation to explore more deeply the mystery of the Incarnation (God Spirit embodied in human form) through the medium of art-making. No prior experience is needed just curiosity and openness to explore.

The day will include some brief inputs, space for making, reflecting and gentle sharing. All materials will be provided with guidance and demonstrations on how to work playfully and creatively with them.

Colin studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London and worked as senior lecturer at Leith School of Art for nearly twenty-five years. His background is in visual communication but he has always returned to his love of drawing and painting. He applies this knowledge of art and design to his teaching and continues to enjoy the dynamic of teaching and learning. Julia is director of St Bede’s with a particular interest in the connections between spirituality, embodiment and the creative process.

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Dates and Bookings

Event will be at St Bede’s on Saturday 11 December 2021 from 10am to 4pm (£30).