I co-led a class at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with The Rev. Karla Kincannon during Lent of 2018. We focused on the theme of sabbath and how art making can help us to practice sabbath in our lives.
The first week, we spoke about sabbath as reminding us to cease, to stop activity and create time and space to be. We created prayer candles to help us create a way to mark and honor setting aside time for sabbath.
The second week, we focused on rest. Participants were invited to create a mandala as a symbol for self and wholeness, to use colors to create an image of rest and renewal.
For the third week, we focused on the word embrace and took things a step further by asking participants to create in groups. It was delightful to see how each table formed community around making something together.