Prayer & Painting Workshops
"Artistic expression can bring us to remember God, to help us to pray or even to convert our heart!" Pope Benedict XVI
More than a painting class, it's learning the Art of Contemplation!
When was the last time you have picked up a paint brush? I have heard too many people say that they love painting or drawing but never do it. I feel we don't give ourselves permission to pause and paint.
Are you interested?
Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced and just want to pray and paint with others?
Gather a group of friends, your Bible Study or Encounter team and let's find a date! I'll come with all the material and lead you through this time of prayer, painting and sharing.
What do we do in a "Prayer and Painting workshop"?
It's an evening with a glass of wine and cheese or a morning with coffee and croissants... There are three main moments:
- a time of prayer and contemplation (30 minutes)
- a watercolor tutorial inspired by the season of the year (1h)
- and gratuitous time to pause and enjoy each other's company around a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
Date: let's set a date together! Reach out in the message box below or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll pick a date depending on my availability.
Where: at your home or the location you pick
Who: a group of 8 people maximum
Cost: Donation suggested $200
*The food and drinks are not provided. If you would like catering, I have an excellent recommendation!
**Watercolor material: I provide paper and lend a watercolor palette and paintbrushes to each participant.
In March 2021, I offered an "overnight painting experience" as an auction item of the Atlanta RC Gala, in gratitude for the generous support we received. The group of ladies who had bid on this item was a Regnum Christi encounter team (Bible study group). They shared that it was more than a painting experience, it was a spiritual retreat that nourished their soul with beauty, contemplation and the joy of friendship. It was a life-giving experience for me too. The comment that touched me the most was: "I see my surroundings with new eyes!"
"Gaetane! You went above and beyond by sharing your gift of painting. You taught us so much in 2 days that I never knew about watercolors."
"Not only did you teach us some really cool painting techniques, but you even took time to feed us spiritually. I really enjoyed the meditation you shared with us on the Art of Contemplation. Another visual that has stuck with me is thinking about the landscape of my soul. I love how these discussions tied into the painting experience." -Denise
"It’s all about 'the love right?' We certainly experienced God’s perfect love and grace! We entered a taste of heaven from the moment we arrived; first view of the cabin and surrounding mountaintops with the sunset and then entering the cabin to be greeted with the loving smiles. Gaetane’s gentle and talented guidance into the world of water color painting. My family of sisters, our focus on faith, and so much fun and laughter. Filled with heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be in Christ with my sisters. I’ll never forget it!" -Liz