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General News · 23rd September 2023
Painting with Spirit
A workshop with Kristen Scholfield-Sweet

Saturday October 14
3 pm – 5 pm
Pioneer Room Mansons Hall

“I consider myself trained by Nature to make drums. From drums I have learned to trust the wisdom of direct experience. One evening I sat with a newly dried drum, its patterned surface illuminated with candlelight. I gazed at it as one might do with clouds on a summer’s day. Gradually shapes took form and startlingly began to move. A story unfolded – one image transforming into the next: bears emerging from caves, skinny men falling down holes, bodies reconfiguring into something other. This became how I start a drum painting. I watch the drum face without asking to be shown anything, and images emerge. Creatures come, their eyes sparkle, we agree to see each other.”

Learn with Kristen how to invite the other than human world to show themselves, then paint a portrait of what appears on a deerskin disk with raw earth pigments.

Registration Required. Free workshop. Limited space.
Call Kristen at 250-935-6464 or email
to reserve a spot. No experience required.

This workshop is part of the Creative Series for Seniors that we will be offering this fall/winter.

With help from the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we can provide free fitness classes and free/subsidized activities for seniors. If you have an idea for a workshop, creative sessions or activities that would benefit seniors, please reach out:

All activities:
Chair Yoga
Painting with Spirit
Bodycare for Seniors