Manuscript-Writing Advent Weekend Retreat

December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020
Single – $170.00 Double – $200.00 Family of 3 – $200.00 Family of 4 – $300.00 ADA-compliant Double – $200.00 ADA-compliant Single – $170.00
79 Lower River Rd.
West CornwallCT06796

With Susan Kelly vonMedicus

In illuminated manuscripts, like The Book of Kells and Dante’s Divine Comedy, text is supplemented with illustrations, decorated letters, borders, and figurative scenes in radiant colors and glowing gold and silver. The bright nature of these manuscripts helps us celebrate Advent and the symbolism of light during the dark, winter nights leading up to the nativity of the Lord.

Come to Trinity Retreat Center for a weekend of spacious reflection during Advent as we immerse ourselves in this practice by using the “white vine” motif of Renaissance Europe and humanist italic script technique. The workshop will use the same historic materials used in the middle ages: 23k gold leaf and ground mineral pigments. Through this monastic art form, we will reflect on Advent and engage in this wonderful pre-Christmas activity of the creative arts among the wonders of creation.

There is a $70 materials fee.

Led by Susan Kelly vonMedicus, artist, iconographer, and art faculty member at Villanova University.

This retreat is suitable for adults and for young people who are capable of participating in adult conversations and activities.


Susan Kelly vonMedicus

Susan Kelly vonMedicus is an artist, specializing in the sacred arts.  Her work is in private and public collections internationally.  Ms. Von Medicus teaches studio art at Villanova University and private workshops for the Prosopon School of Iconology.
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