Odes to Joy: Advent Through the Arts Four Saturdays: November 28, December 5, 12 and 19 10:30 am - Noon PST ( also recorded for later viewing)
$100 for the four part course
Registration closes at 8 am Saturday, November 28 for the live session. You can still join for the other sessions and receive a video recording of Session One- purchase through paypal below and you will receive a registration link.
Advent has historically been a time of waiting and longing, a time of introspection and quiet that culminates in the birth of joy. In this online course, we will explore the gorgeous heart-opening art, music, poetry across the centuries on the archetypal themes of Advent: hope, peace, love and joy. We will also introduce contemplative practices that can provide inspiration for you to create and that will help you listen more deeply to the still, small voice within at this inward time of year.
As part of the course, you will be guided to create your own Jungian inspired Advent book. Each week’s gathering will begin with a ritual of poetry and lighting of candles. We will then dive deeply into a one-hour lesson on a musical masterwork and an art history lesson that explores one of the key themes of Advent across the centuries. Small optional group break out groups (required for course credit) will follow where you will be invited to share your own creative responses you have created through art, poetry and reflection.
Week 1 – November 28, 2020 : The Week of Hope The Archetype of Advent: Opening the Heart
JS Bach Advent Cantatas BWV 61 and 62
How to create an Advent altar and wreath
Introduction to creating an Advent SoulBook for reflection
Ghent Altarpiece by Van Eyck, Inner Panels
Honoring Our Roots and Ancestors
Poetry of Mary Oliver and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Week 2 – December 5, 2020 The Week of Preparation and Peace
JS Bach Cantata BWV 140: Wachat Auf Van Eyck: Ghent Altarpiece, inner panels Juan de la Cruz, From Dark Nights to Love Poetry
Week 3 – December 12, 2020 The Week of Joy
Beethoven: Symphony No, 9 “Chorale” Klimt: Beethoven Frieze
Week 4 – December 19, 2020 The Week of Wonder and Love
O Antiphons, Hildegard Veni Veni Emmanuel The Annunciation and The Magnificat in Art and Music Sharing of SoulBooks
To register, please follow these instructions. Note that registration will close at 8 am Saturday, November 30.
1) Complete registration below 2) Pay through paypal link 3) You will receive a zoom link before class begins.