Workshops & Retreats

Upcoming Retreat Schedule

Upcoming Workshops and Retreats

 

Cultivating the Fertile Soil of You

Be on the lookout for the next segment of my Free Online Painting Series, Joy in the Journey here at www.consecratetheday.com!

Art in Service to the Sacred- Lent 2017

I am so happy to have my Art in service this Lent.  

You can see my Art during Holy Week at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena

and on Good Friday in Sealy at the Lenten Prayer Vigil at First United Methodist, Sealy, Texas.

In November, I am pleased to partner with Rachel Stokes


and other Artists in Galveston, Texas  for a weekend of Creative Bliss as we paint, craft, meditate, cook and walk on the beach.
My Intentional Creativity Painting Session will be
Create Your Beauty Story.
This Retreat will be November 11-13th in Galveston, Texas.
For more information go to http://retreatreview.businesscatalyst.com/index.html

 

 

In October, I will partner with Jenn Bissett, PhD

for an

Expressive Workshop called Artful Acceptance.

 


ARTFUL ACCEPTANCE EXPRESSIVE WORKSHOP

ABSOLUTELY NO ART SKILL IS NEEDED!!!
ALL SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED!!!!

Often we find ourselves feeling emotionally drained and struggle with accepting ourselves as worthy and/or good enough. Our internal critic is a loud voice that tends to drown out the affirmations we have received. Too often we know the words we need to say to ourselves but somehow they fall short of expressing how we really feel. Expressive therapies that incorporate movement, art and spiritual meditation can help to diminish the gap between where words end and feelings begin.

Come and expressively explore your emotions related to self- acceptance and learn about the importance of authenticity and self acceptance to self-esteem, confidence, coping and happiness. We will use Intentional Creativity to release old thought patterns related to self acceptance and step into a new way of being that embraces the beauty of you!

Tentatively scheduled for- (Dates may change)
Fri., October 7th 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. &

Sat., October 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Psychology Resources 281-332-5100

Jennifer L Bissett, PhD Licensed Psychologist and Artist. Private practice providing psychotherapy services. Experienced in helping facilitate emotional expressions and growth through expressive arts activities.

216 N. Michigan Ave., League City, 77573

 

 

 

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INK AND HONEY WOMEN’S FALL STUDY GROUP

“Ink and Honey” is alive with women’s ancient wisdom and spiritual practices. We began our journey together this Spring with a study of “Ink and Honey.” This Fall we will dive into the heart of Belle Coeur Spirituality as we read and study “The Way of Belle Coeur- A Woman’s Vade Mecum” Our study will include guided discussion and experiential exercises to inform our lives.

THURSDAYS, 15, 22, & 29 Sept; 6, 20 & 27 October
6:30 to 8:30 PM
$60.00 for the series
Mellinger Room at Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Ave. at San Jacinto; Free parking across the street in the Cathedral Garage

Led by The Rev. Martha Frances and Mary Ann Matthys, facilitators of the original group in the spring.

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INK AND HONEY is the story of a sacred journey through the medieval French countryside with the sisters of Belle Cœur, a community of radically independent healers, visionaries, mystics and artisans who live by their wits and their prayers. Goscelin, the dedicated scribe, records her sisterhood’s stories, visions and prophecies in her community’s journal while surrounded by holy madness, suspicion and the imminent threat of death at the stake. While reading the original text is beneficial to the study of THE WAY OF BELLE COEUR- A WOMAN’S VADE MECUM, it is not a requirement. Our wonderful group of women will welcome you to our study with open arms.

For more information visit http://www.brigidsplace.org/event/ink-honey-womens-fall-group/

To register and for questions, call Martha at 713-203-2927.

 

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June 27-July 9, 2016

Artist in Residence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ink & Honey 6-Weeks Women’s Class
Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30, April 7 through May 12
Ink and Honey is the story of a sacred journey through the medieval French countryside with the sisters of Belle Cœur, a community of radically independent healers, visionaries, mystics and artisans who live by their wits and their prayers. Goscelin, the dedicated scribe, records her sisterhood’s stories, visions and prophecies in her community’s journal while surrounded by holy madness, suspicion and the imminent threat of death at the stake. The sisters guard a life-threatening secret as they navigate spiritual terrain where faith and creative passion forge the way to labyrinths and cathedrals, hidden rooms and honey drenched hives.

“Ink and Honey” is alive with women’s ancient wisdom and spiritual practices, this 6 Week Women’s Class uses the book along with guided discussion and experiential exercises to inform our lives today.

Lead by The Reverend Martha Frances and Mary Ann Matthys, MA, CSD

*Special Note: Author Sibyl Dana Reynolds will join us for our final class along with a book signing.

Women’s Class Schedule:
Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30, April 7 through May 12
Mellinger Room of Christ Church Cathedral at 1117 Texas Ave
Free parking across San Jacinto in the Cathedral parking garage.

The novel is easy to read and rather extensive, we encourage but do not require that participants read the Prologue and Book 1 before the first session.

Class Cost is $100.00 and includes final class with author.

For more information and to register visit BrigidsPlace.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master's Heart, Servant's Hands

Lenten Guided Retreat

(Co-Facilitator &  Spiritual Director)

Year of Mercy

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel

March 3-6,2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refresh Clergy Retreat

January 2016

Lakeview Conference Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beriah-Keeper of the Twin FlameSeasons of Your Life Fall Retreat

 

Come away to the Deep Woods Retreat Center in Smithville, Texas for a weekend of rest, relaxation, creativity and reflection.

Spend a few days creating a painting representing a Season of your Soul…

Create the one who knows the Road Map of your Soul.

No painting experience? No worries!

The Intentional Creativity painting process offers step by step techniques for all experience levels.

 

When:        November 13-15, 2015

 

We will arrive Friday afternoon and evening with our first session together beginning at 7 pm. We will stay 2 nights returning home on Sunday midday. Our time together will include small group sessions, painting, journaling, and relaxation. For those painting, most of Saturday will be spent painting.

 

Where:     Deep Woods Retreat Center, Smithville, Texas http://www.deepwoodsretreat.com

 

This retreat center will serve as our home for the weekend as we enter into rest, refreshing and creativity to renew our souls. This center sleeps 4 per room in twin beds and each bedroom has a bathroom. We will do our best to accommodate roommate requests.   The maximum number of participants is 20.Our Hostess Markie will provide lovely meals for us. Please feel free to bring snacks. You will need to bring linens for a twin bed .

Feel free to bring your own journal and creative supplies but know that everything you need to create a beautiful painting will be provided. If you don’t want to paint, there will be opportunities to journal, crochet, knit and just enjoy being in the country.

 

Cost:         $270 for the 2 ½ days (includes meals, instruction in Intentional Creativity, canvas, & painting supplies)

Register:             Call or email Mary Ann Matthys @ 281-797-0518/ mamatthys@gmail.com

Call or email Cindy Allen @ 832-646-1455/Callen613@earthlink.net

 

 

 

A Workshop with Mary Ann Matthys, certified Color of Woman Teacher and Intentional Creativity Coach.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Painted Guru Online Summit

Discover how Art can heal the heart, inspire the soul and soothe the mind.

Join me for this Free Online Summit!

Sign Up at The Painted Guru between May 29th and June 11th.

 

 

May 20, 2015

Everyday Pilgrims

Westbury United Methodist Church

1 hour session-

Sustenance for the Journey- A Pilgrim’s Journal

 

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We had a great time

and created some amazing paintings!

Spring Retreat
Calling Creative Souls!!!
 
Come away to the Deep Woods Retreat Center in Smithville, Texas for a weekend of rest, relaxation, creativity and reflection.
Come spend a few days painting your Muse
…the one who seeks your highest good.
…the one who knows the Road Map of your Soul.

 

When:        April 10-12, 2015

 

We will arrive Friday afternoon and evening with our first session together beginning at 7 pm. We will stay 2 nights returning home on Sunday midday. Our time together will include small group sessions, painting, journaling, and relaxation. For those painting, most of Saturday will be spent painting.

 

Where:     Deep Woods Retreat Center, Smithville, Texas http://www.deepwoodsretreat.com

 

This retreat center will serve as our home for the weekend as we enter into rest, refreshing and creativity to renew our souls.

This center sleeps 4 per room in twin beds and each bedroom has a bathroom. We will do our best to accommodate roommate requests.   There are 6 bedrooms total. You will need to bring food for light meals, linens for a twin bed and any personal art supplies that you want to bring. If you don’t want to paint, there will be opportunities to journal, crochet, knit and just enjoy being in the country.

 

Cost:         $200 for the 2 nights, canvas, painting supplies and snacks..

 

Register:             Call or email Mary Ann Matthys @ 281-797-0518/ mamatthys@gmail.com

                                    Call or email Cindy Allen @ 832-646-1455/Callen613@earthlink.net

 

            Registration of $100 is due by March 1st and final payment of $100 is due by April 1st.

 

 

 

            A Workshop with Mary Ann Matthys, certified Color of Woman Teacher and Intentional Creativity Coach.

 No painting experience? No worries! 

The Intentional Creativity painting process offers step by step techniques for all experience levels.

 

 

I am pleased to be a part of the Good Friday Experience at Friendswood Community Church again this year.  I invite you to an amazing Good Friday Experience you will never forget…

Cosmic Christ 600

Our Lady of Guadalupe 2013 600

Painting Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 3-4, 2014

St. Austin Catholic Church

with Rachel Rodriguez, Ruah Center, Villa de Matel

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October 20-24, 2014

The Way of Belle Coeur:

Sacred Practices, Prayers and Sisterhood

I am so happy to be a part of this Autumn Retreat.

For more information and to register, visit:

http://inkandhoneythebook.com/autumn-retreat-and-spiritual-program/

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Making Your Mark:  Printmaking

The Art Project Houston

Saturday, September 13, 2014

St. John’s Downtown

TYA

Artist in Residence

Texas Youth Academy

July 6-19, 2014

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas

Lenten Creation for The Way

Kidz Express

March 16, 2014

First United Methodist , Pasadena , Texas

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Prepare!

Advent Day of Prayer

December 7, 2013

at the Ruah Center @ Villa de Matel

Registration is now open.

Email me at maryann@consecratetheday.com

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Kidz Express

First United Methodist Pasadena, Texas

November 3, 2013

June 24-July 6, 2013

Artist  in Residence

Texas Youth Academy

Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

June 15, 2013

ReCharge…Priming the Pump of Silence

The Gathered Community of Spiritual Directors

Cramer Retreat Center

co-facilitating retreat

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Kidz Express

First United Methodist Pasadena, Texas

Afternoon  Excursion & Mini Retreat

Ruah Center @ Villa de Matel

April 21,2013

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I am so blessed to have images in three Sacred Spaces this Lent…

Lenten Stations

First United Methodist, Pasadena, Texas

These stations will be in our lovely sanctuary during Holy Week.

Master's Heart, Servant's Hands

Good Friday Experience

Friendswood Community Church

I visited this wonderful offering last year and found it to be a very sacred way to spend Good Friday.

 

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel

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February 16, 2013      

Lenten Day of Prayer

For First United Methodist, Pasadena

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel, Houston, Texas

 

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Spring Centering Prayer Session

January 2, 2012 to March 20, 2013

First United Methodist Church , Pasadena, Texas

1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 7 pm

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Ruah Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

January 1, 2013

Contributed Collages  

Advent Stations

First United Methodist Pasadena, Texas

Contributed images

December 8, 2012      

Advent Day of Prayer

For First United Methodist Pasadena

Weavings… based on Psalm 139:13

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body

and knit me together in my mother’s womb.  

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex.”

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel, Houston, Texas

 
 

June 25-July 7,2012   

Artist in Residence-Texas Youth Academy

Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Georgetown, Texas

Picture me doing my happy dance right about now as I prepare for TYA!


Kid’s Express @ First United Methodist, Pasadena

Facilitated painting in Contemporary Worship

Fantastic, Creative Elementary Kids! 

May/June 2012

Spring Day of Prayer- Renewal

Spring is a time of renewal

 April 21, 2012            

as the earth awakens from winter’s slumber.

Plants and trees burst forth with leaves

and flowers during this wonderful time of year.

This day of prayer will focus on refreshing

and renewal in our lives.

It is a time to step outside of our busy lives,

into an urban haven

in which we can slow down,

rest and find refreshment for our souls.

For First United Methodist, Pasadena

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel, Houston, Texas


 


Holy Week 2012

Stations of the Cross

First United Methodist, Pasadena, Texas

(contributed images)

 

 

March 24, 2012          

Bittersweet- A Lenten Journal

Join me as we immerse ourselves

in the stories of Jesus’s last week.

We will journey through these bitter moments

with scripture, reflection on sacred images

from the Renaissance and a clay experience

called “Can you drink this cup,”

knowing that the sweetness of Easter morning is yet to come.

Women’s Retreat

Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas

 

December 31, 2011    

New Year’s Eve Reflection

First United Methodist, Pasadena, Texas

November 21, 2011   

Advent Day of Prayer- Holy Sightings

For First United Methodist, Pasadena

Ruah Center at Villa de Matel, Houston, Texas

 

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