Expressive Arts as a Spiritual Practice: An Experiential Workshop


God created our minds and our bodies to work together to process our stories, to live out our relationship with Him, and to internalize His Truths. In this experiential workshop, we will explore ways we can bring our whole person into our time of solitude with the Lord. We will begin with Lectio Divina, then we will engage in several expressive art modalities – poetry, art-making, and movement – to experience on a deeper level what arose during our time of prayer. No previous art experience needed.



When: Saturday Mar 27    9:00am-11:30am

Where:  Zoom  ( a link will be sent a day prior to the event)

Cost: $25



–      a journal or paper to write on & something to write with
–      colored pencils/crayons, and/or markers, and/or paint
–      a large sheet of poster board or thick paper (you can also tape together several sheets of paper) – 28 x 22 or              larger
–      brush(es) or something to spread paint on paper (you’ll be invited to use your hand(s))

–      non-expensive air-dry clay or Play-Doh
–      Mod Podge

Sheri Abel is a spiritual director, expressive arts facilitator, and French professor at Wheaton College, IL. She is a certified Open Studio Project facilitator (Evanston, IL), and received a certificate in Expressive Arts from Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy (Calgary, Alberta). She received her certificate in spiritual direction from the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation.  She can be reached at [email protected]