October 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Church of the Incarnation
Adults and teens
$30, includes lunch and all materials needed for one icon
“There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,” my mother explained shortly before she left me. “If you can remember me, I will be with you always.”
-Isabel Allende, Eva Luna
The urge to honor and remember is long and strong in the human spiritual story. From the ancient traditions of Hindu home shrines to Eastern Orthodox icons to Dia de los Muertos altars of Mexico, people through time and place and religion have created structures and images to remember and honor those we love and revere. To create a piece of art dedicated to a person or idea is to take the time to absorb, observe and remember, to put that person or concept foremost in our hearts and minds.
Join artist and teacher Lisa Thorpe* in a day of art and meditation and community building. The morning will be filled with story telling of saints old and new. After a lunch break, the making begins! Each person will make a decorative icon on a wooden plaque. Lisa will bring images of saints to use or you can bring photos of someone who has passed that you would like to honor.
To complete the day together we will assemble a beautiful Dia de los Muertos altar in the church to share with the whole Incarnation community.
Click here to register: https://www.jotform.us/form/62586590984170
Registration closes on October 24. Space is limited; don’t wait to register.
What to bring:
You don’t have to bring anything, as everything will be provided to make one saint icon, however, if you would like to honor someone important to you, be they famous, family or friend, you are welcome to bring a photo or printed image. The boards we are using are 6×8 inches so you will want your image to be smaller than that to fit on the board and leave room for embellishment. Don’t bring anything you aren’t willing to glue down.
Flowers may be brought to put on our altar. Marigolds are traditional but any would be nice.
*Lisa Thorpe is the Artist in Residence at The Bishop’s Ranch Retreat Center outside of Healdsburg. She has been making art and teaching to all ages for 30 years and loves merging art, spirit and community. Find out more about Lisa at her website and her blog: