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In watercolors, once the white paper has been painted, there is no white watercolor paint that can cover it up again. So, watercolor artists must be very intentional about keeping “white space” as they go along. Similarly, in our spiritual lives, we must create space for re-creation and beauty, not allowing that space to be filled up by frenetic scheduling and avoidance activities. In this relaxed studio workshop open to all levels of ability (including “none”), learn from expert watercolor artist and teacher Kathleen McElwaine as she leads a fun and meditative watercolor class that will help participants practice creativity, move past fear of “failing” at art, and provide space for noticing God in the details. Participants will leave with knowledge of the basics of watercolor painting, and a completed, original painting.

Presenter: Kathleen McElwaine

Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center

100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705

Cost: $30 per person

>Qualifies for 0.3 Clergy CEUs

(Contact ebw@austinseminary.edu.)

Recommended for anyone interested in connecting head and heart and faith and art. Also for congregations interested in joining the 787 Collective.

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About Kathleen McElwaine

Kathleen McElwaine spent most of her childhood in the front seat of her fathers's '54 Chevy pickup truck with sketchbook in hand, illustrating the ranching world around her. Today, she is a celebrated artist and the creator of countless original paintings, fine art posters and print, "Keep the White Space®" water coloring images and products, and much more. Known for her whimsical style, her art has delighted and inspired the world for over three decades. Students flock to Kathleen's classes for her uncomplicated step-by-step method of watercolor painting that imbues the same spirit of play she found through art as a child. Kathleen believes that everyone can find joy in exploring their creativity. She encourages that exploration by giving to her community through her art and teaching. 

See Kathleen's work here.


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