Spirited Arts Movement

2017–2018 Spirited Arts Movement Programming

Spirited Art Studio

with Laura David Foster

Robertson-Wesley Spirited Art Studio

Spirited Art Studio

  • Mondays, 7:00–8:30 pm, beginning September 18
  • Tuesdays, 1:30–3:00 pm, beginning September 19

The studio is a place for people to explore art and connect with each other in an informal creative environment. Each time we have various arts media and processes to explore. Feel welcome to drop in any time Some people like to work on their own ongoing projects, and this is encouraged as well. The studio’s purpose is to bring people together, to enjoy art, and be in community. We are all creative and the studio community nurtures creativity, authenticity, and friendship…and it’s just a fun place to hang out!

Regular attendance is not required but registration via email is recommended to stay informed with studio developments! For example, this fall we have expanded our program times, and we’re looking at new possibilities like exhibiting our art.

Please join us on Monday nights (except holidays) Tuesday afternoons and after the Robertson-Wesley Community Dinners. For more information, please contact Laura at spiritedartstudio@rwuc.org

Artistic Justice Workshops

with Brooke Leifso

Gendered? Just Human?

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 7:00–9:00 pm
  • further dates TBA

Is your spirit gendered? We will explore expressions of gender and its relationship with our humanity and spirit through the arts. How do we define masculine/feminine? This will be explored using stereotypically gendered art forms as well as visual arts, movement, photography, film and more.

Artful Responses to Justice Issues

with Brooke Leifso

Artful Response

  • Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:00–9:00 pm
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 | 7:00–9:00 pm
    Speak our Words
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 | 4:30–6:30 pm
    Don’t Shop Till You’ll Drop - Dance

Artful response is a yearlong series of single time, art-based workshops dedicated to community building within our current political climate. Using a variety of arts (pottery, paint, voice work and more) people will reflect on current injustices within our society.

Artistic Healing Workshops

with Laura David Foster

Remembering Self

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017: 10:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018: 10:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018: 10:00 am–2:30 pm

These workshops focus on being intentional in remembering self. Self-care is important for all people, we need to prioritize our own health and wellness. We will explore mindful creative arts practices, as ways to manage stress and find greater self-compassion.

Contemplative Practices

with Karen Bridges


Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 7:00–8:30 pm

remember loved ones, remember companions and pets, remember those who came before.

Seeking purpose and meaning

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 7:00–8:30 pm

a time of discernment

Broken relationships, broken dreams

Sunday, February 4, 2018 | 7:00–8:30 pm

path to healing

Caring for the care giver

Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 7:00–8:30 pm

a night to recharge

Earth Day, Healing Creation

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 7:00–8:30 pm

caring for the earth

The World Vigil

Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 7:00–8:30 pm

holding the world in prayer

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 7:00–8:30 pm

a night to give thanks


To register for a collective, please click on the link below to access our online registration form.

Spirited Arts Workshop Registration

Please note that each workshop has a date that is predetermined. All registrants are asked to keep their commitments to participate in the workshop.

Memorial Hall