Lent Workshop Series: Transformation


‘I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.’ – Pablo Picasso

Over these five workshop sessions, Colin Black and Siobhan Burke will invite you to creatively enter into and explore the theme of ‘transformation’.  

As a focus for this exploration, you will begin by selecting a second hand book (provided) and, each week, engage in and reflect on its transformation through various creative means. All materials will be provided and demonstrations will be offered of the different ways you can work with and ‘evolve’ the physical form and purpose of your book. Over the weeks, you will be encouraged to document the transformation and reflect on your experience of the different stages of the transformational process.  

“On a person’s journey, everything has its place. Our failures, heartbreaks, defeats, and victories; our wounds, dreams, and passions; our stops and our starts – all have a place in our story, and all have a plcae in our transformation. Everything has meaning, and everything belongs.” – Richard Rohr

No prior experience is necessary, just your natural curiosity and openness to experiment and see what unfolds.

Colin Black trained at Chelsea School of Art and was senior lecturer at Leith School of Art for 25 years. He currently runs the Seek Art School in York. Colin brings rich experience to his workshops and creates a dynamic teaching and learning atmosphere. 

Siobhan Burke is a member of the Spirituality Team at St. Bede’s. 

Dates and Bookings

In Centre, five Wednesday mornings in Lent 2024, from 10am to 12 noon – £75 inclusive of all five sessions.

  • 21 February 2024
  • 28 February 2024
  • 6 March 2024
  • 13 March 2024
  • 20 March 2024