A FREE monthly art journaling class exploring Scripture.
Facilitator: Amanda Jolley
Using the practice of Lectio Divina, we will explore Scripture passages and express their meaningfulness and depth on the pages of our art journals. I will be providing a monthly Scripture, will lead the group through the four movements, and then we will all dive in to express our experience via art journaling.
If you’ve not experienced Lectio Divina before, here’s a bit of what to expect. There are four movements of Lectio Divina.
The first movement, Lectio, is a process of quieting the soul and reading over a selected text, tuning in to a word or phrase that stirs the soul.
The second movement is Meditatio, a reflecting and expanding on that word or phrase.
The third movement, Oratio, refers to verbal prayer, a response of sorts to the prior two movements. (We will be praying silently in the group.)
And finally, Comtemplatio is resting in the thoughts and feelings that came to mind during this process.
We will be adding a fifth movement for this class, Responsio, in which we explore the experience through painting and collage in our journals.
If you’d like a more expansive understanding of the practice, a great book to read is Lectio Divina, the Sacred Heart: Transforming Words and Images into Heart-Centered Prayer by Christine Valters Paintner, but no book is required for this monthly class.
I will provide a passage each month, but feel free to use one that has captured your attention instead. This class is not about creating works of art in our journals, but rather about exploring and seeking more from Scripture and capturing our thoughts about the experience in word, color and imagery. We meet the second Sunday of each month with some occasional exceptions.
Please bring your own journal or paper that you can paint and collage on, so sturdy pages, and your own art supplies. We do share with one another, so if you forget something, you’ll be covered.