Workshop 7: Soul Practices Part of Spirit in Practice In This Section Introduction From Spirit in Practice Our creative souls need nurturing and understanding. How do we remain creatively open? Where does our inspiration come from? How can we embrace our... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Spirit in Practice Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Sharing Names 5 Activity 2: The Story of a Painter's Creative Process 10 Activity 3: In... Spiritual Preparation From Spirit in Practice Leaders are encouraged to prepare for the workshop not only by gathering supplies and reviewing the workshop's activities, but also by engaging in a sou... Welcoming and Entering From Spirit in Practice Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet (see Preparation) Pen or pencil Name tags Bold markers Copies of Spirit in Practice Series Schedule (see Preparatio... Opening From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle Matches or light... Activity 1: Sharing Names From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Microphone (preferably cordless) Preparation for Activity Be sure that participants have made... Activity 2: The Story Of A Painter's Creative Process From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Story 1: A Painter's Creative Process (one copy for leader, plus several copies for participa... Activity 3: In What Ways Are You Creative? From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Clock, watch, or timer Bell Newsprint Markers Easel Optional: Microphone (preferably cordless) Descript... Activity 4: The Way Of The Artist From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1: Guided Meditation on Art "Art box"-a large cardboard box containing many different... Closing From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle Chalice... Leader Reflection and Planning From Spirit in Practice After the workshop, co-leaders should make a time to get together to evaluate this workshop and plan future workshops. Use these questions to guide your... Alternate Activity 1: Creativity Stations From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Several different sets of art supplies for "creativity stations" (see Preparation) Tables (see... Alternate Activity 2: Art Show From Spirit in Practice Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Easels, tables, or other ways to display artwork (see Preparation) Clock, watch, or timer Optional:... Taking It Home From Spirit in Practice As a way of continuing to explore the themes from this workshop, follow these tips for using your creativity as part of your spiritual regimen: Take tim... A Painter's Creative Process From Spirit in Practice A contemporary painter named Debora Jones-Buck has what many consider an unusual approach to her work.... Leader Resource 1: Guided Meditation on Art From Spirit in Practice Let yourself relax. Take in a nice, slow, deep breath. And then let it out. Breathe in. And out. Deep. Slow. Breathing in. And breathing out.... Find Out More From Spirit in Practice Cameron, Julia. The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1992. Sark.... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Spirit in Practice NEXT: Introduction Download all of Spirit in Practice (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.