Salt, Hope and Blue: an Advent Art Experience

Saturdays: November 3, 10, and 17 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Come join us to make beautiful art banners for the sanctuary! Artist Katherine Parent will lead participants in a three-step fabric art process that explores advent themes of waiting, hope, grief and the color blue. We will use simple stencils, water-based resist, paints and salt, to create striking imagery.  You do not need any prior art experience to enjoy participating, and can attend one or all of the free workshops. Children are welcome with an adult. The art medium she will be using for our time together is textiles.

I believe art is for everyone. I love working with textiles and learning with others. These projects require no previous textile experience, just a commitment to imagination and play.  Textile techniques I have used in workshops include collage, quilting, painting, tie-dye, sun painting, and simple sewing, as well as screen printing and batik.
— Katherine Parent

About the Artist

Katherine Parent is a multimedia artist and group art facilitator.  Her workshops explore themes of spirituality, the body, and justice through play with paint, textiles and recycled materials. She has a BA in studio art from St. Olaf College and is currently completing a PhD in religious history from Luther Seminary.

Katherine has worked with kids and adults as artist in residence at Redeemer Lutheran Church since 2013, making group paintings, batiks, mosaics and puppets. As part of her community residency, she has facilitated group mosaics on the neighborhood bread oven and hosted protest sign-making sessions for local racial justice actions. In 2016 she helped host the Carnival de Resistance at Redeemer, an interactive performance and visual art residency at Redeemer of 30 local and national artists that explored themes of environmental justice and resistance. Check out her website.