Art: Vocabulary For The Soul

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This spiritual retreat is for those who want to connect with God. Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, or just curious to try something new, we are all able to connect with God creatively. Students will be encouraged to create in the art of their choice -- painting, writing, photography, dance, etc. Instruction for watercolor and drawing will be provided for those who desire it.

24 Jun 2022 -  26 Jun 2022
05:00 pm -  03:00 pm
Register to this event before 17 Mar 2022 and get a discount of $ 50.00 off each ticket.
Enter a Qty for your ticket(s):
Ticket Name Ticket Price Qty
Art: Vocabulary for the Soul: For a shared room $ 470.00
Art: Vocabulary for the Soul: For a single room $ 560.00

Event description:

art vocabulary for the soul retreat Location: King’s Fold Retreat Centre, near Cochrane, Alberta

Time : Friday, 5:00 pm to Sunday, 3 pm

Connecting with God Through the Arts  

Do you have a creative inclination?  Are you looking for new ways to connect and listen to God?

Tap into your hidden depths as you still your heart amidst the beauty of God’s creation, quiet your spirit to listen to scripture, and respond with art: painting, drawing, writing, poetry and/or music. Whether you regularly practice art or not, this creative, restful retreat will nourish your soul.

This spiritual art retreat is for you if you want to

  • Tap into your hidden depths
  • Try something new
  • Renew your spirit
  • Listen to what God has for you
  • Enjoy time in the foothills of the rockies
  • Work on the art medium of your choice: i.e. drawing, painting, writing, poetry, song writing, etc.
  • Meet new like minded people

All levels of art experience are welcome

We create the space for you to listen and respond to God the Creator with the art medium of your choice.

Spiritual Direction is offered during the retreat.


Instruction for watercolor and drawing will be provided for those who desire it. Supplies are available for a nominal fee. Coaching for the other painting mediums and writing will also be available. There will be solitude and group time in the schedule. King's Fold is a beautiful location in the foothills along Ghost River.


Retreat Presenters:

Artist Julie Drew and Sam Drew, Spiritual Director

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When, Where, and Cost

June 24 - June 26
5 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday

King’s Fold Retreat Centre, near Cochrane, Alberta

$470 +GST for a shared room. Shared rooms are only for those of the same household.
$560 +GST for a single room
Early Bird special $50 off until March 17, 2022
Scholarships and Payment Plans Available through Sam and Julie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Cost covers accomodation in a beautiful location, 2 meals and a snackbar on Saturday, 1 meal with a snackbar on Sunday, and the program. Bring own dinner for Friday night's meal.

Limit of 12 people in our group. Social distancing measures will be in place to follow the Alberta protocol.

Note: Until the latest restrictions are lifted, King's Fold will be requiring all guests to provide upon arrival: 

  • proof of vaccination, or
  • documentation of a medical exemption, or
  • proof of a negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of departure so that it covers your whole retreat

Refund Policy: Refunds of all payments except the $50 non-refundable deposit available until May 25, 2022. No refunds after May 25, 2022.  ***If the retreat is canceled due to Covid-19, you will be given a choice of refund or putting your payment toward another retreat or class.***

Our retreat from June 2020 (click link to see images and reflection on the June retreat) (click link to see images and reflection on the June retreat) went well with the social distancing protocols that King’s Fold had in place. It was lovely to have that space to get out of the city and take that creative time with God together. We look forward to sharing that again with a new group in June 2022 to enjoy the spring colors in the Ghost River valley.


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Comments from Past Participants: nov 2018ArtVocabRetreat

“Julie and Sam,

Thank you so much for hosting a lovely, restful weekend at King’s Fold. I feel like I did a lot of creating... poetry and journaling and art. Through that, God and I also did a lot of soul work. I really appreciate how you two tie both together so the act of creating becomes an act of worship and an act of healing....For ourselves and others.” - M. Bell, Participant“

Julie is a gentle teacher and can help anyone with experience in the arts, or someone who is just beginning to let art into their lives. Julie also writes poetry and songs and uses those as part of the weekend retreat to enhance the creative process. She teaches respectfully, knowing that we all are creative in some form or another, and that it is to God that our creativity is lifted first.”- H. Seargeant, Participant

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