A mosaic workshop for the Sorrento Centre
with Marina Papais and Daniel Collett

A mosaic is “a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.” Great beauty comes from individual diversity. In this workshop participants will work with Marina Papais and Daniel Collett to create a new mosaic that will be part of the enduring legacy of our beloved Centre.

Marina Papais and Daniel Collett have, since 2015, been working with others on a major mosaic project in Ashcroft, BC.

Tuition: $335

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Wild Church Sorrento!
with LeAnn Blackert, Lesly Comrie, Michele Walker

The Christian story starts in a garden with humanity in conversation with the Holy One. Somewhere down that luxurious path through the woods, structures began to be built and “church” became walled in. Wild Church is our attempt to return to the natural world to renew that conversation, while learning to see the natural world as our neighbour. In this time of climate catastrophe, Wild Church is a sacred nature-based experience to awaken deep love for self, earth and all living beings for the survival and healing of the planet. A typical morning will include a time for grounding, prayers and readings to help set our intention, and solitary time on the land. After returning we will share our experience and allow time for artistic reflection (journaling, drawing, painting, collaging). 

LeAnn, Lesly and Michele Walker began this Wild Church adventure two years ago. Their shared love of and deep connection with the sacred in nature led them to this ministry, funded by the Pacific Mountain Region of the United Church of Canada. All three call Kamloops home and can often be found roaming the parks and trails of the area.

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The biggest little watercolour class EVER!
with Karin Huehold

Venture into the amazing, beautiful and wondrous world of watercolour. In this fast-paced workshop, you will explore a wide range of watercolour know how! This class is designed to make your learning experience fun, rewarding, inspiring and boost your artistic confidence. You will have lots of fun learning many watercolour techniques in a no-pressure setting. Combinations of these techniques will provide you will a unique and surprisingly easy way to design and paint your own personal style. All levels.

We will get into colour variations and mixing, learn to simplify shapes, use value and line to enhance your design. And then let's see what magic your brushes are capable of! Karen will also share ideas on keeping a daily watercolour diary! Our inspiration will stem from imagination, still life, photos, found objects, fleeting impressions. 

Karin Huehold is a well-known Calgary area artist who has taught a multitude of workshops and is well-loved at the Sorrento Centre. 

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Romans disarmed: reading Paul in the face of empire
with Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat

What would happen if we were to read Romans as engaged with the most pressing questions of discipleship both in the first century and our own times? And what if we were to approach those questions through the lenses of some of the most marginalized people in the empire? Perhaps we might see Romans as the book of radical discipleship that it was meant to be. 

Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh live on an off-grid permaculture farm with a fluctuating number of animals and people where they care for a wide variety of animals and plants. They also offer educational programs, retreats, and workshops on resilient living.

Sylvia and Brian are the co-authors of the genre-bending and ground breaking books Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire and Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice. Sylvia is an adjunct professor at Trinity College, at the University of Toronto, and the Biblical Scholar in Residence at St James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls. Brian has recently retired after twenty-five years in campus ministry at the University of Toronto, where he pastored the Wine Before Breakfast community.

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