Art: Vocabulary for the Soul Retreat (with Julie and Sam Drew)

This June, from 24th to the 26th, a small group of creative souls will gather in the mountains at a hidden oasis called King's Fold. There will be riverside strolls. There will be fireside chats. There will be Southern Alberta beauty in every direction, and perhaps a few wildlife sightings. There will be, I'm told, very good food. 

Most importantly, there will be opportunity to explore and expand your creative soul. Vocabulary for the Soul retreats have been running for some time now and I'm honoured to join veteran leaders Julie Drew and Sam Drew for this weekend retreat to focus on the 'thin places' where faith and art interact. Perhaps dance is a better word. Or blend. Or weave. Or harmonize.

We'll have a canoe full of metaphors waiting for you to unpack and apply as you find meaningful. 

I hope you'll join Julie Drew, Sam Drew and Dave Von Bieker for this June weekend to invest in your creative soul. King's Fold looks to be a beautiful place, and the early bird price is in effect until April 30.Register at

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The early-bird deadline puts registration at $375, which is not a bad investment for a weekend of creative and spiritual focus, along with great food and shelter in a pristine natural landscape.

The weekend blends directed group time with individual project time (time to breathe!). Julie will be on hand to help with painting, Sam will be offering help with writing and I am fairly certain spiritual direction, which is a specialty of his. I'll be working with those of you who want to work on your songwriting. All skill levels are welcome - from the professional artist looking for a refresher to the creatively curious looking to dip a toe. The water should be fairly warm come June.


If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'd really love to spend the weekend growing together in art, faith, hope and love.  

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