shrine

This class is designed to celebrate nature, and to brilliantly display your meant-to-be-found treasures through artful curation and enchanting assemblage.


Collecting things from nature and assembling them as art is a long and honorable practice.

If you’ve ever read Ann Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea, you know how she describes different seashells as stages in a woman’s life – the oyster shell, covered bumps and lumps but still smooth and beautiful on the inside.

This is a workshop for anyone who has ever found a pine cone, a smooth rock, or a red and gold leaf and brought it home in gratitude and wonder.

What students say - "Thanks again, Lyn, you are a marvelous teacher and it’s great fun to watch and listen to you….almost as if we are together."

You'll learn how to create a natural, richly textured and layered background for your serendipitous finds and hand-crafted objects


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Composing three dimensional objects requires special insights and perspective - you'll learn all about it.


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Which of these are found in nature and which are artist-made? You'll learn to hand-craft replicas from clay and paper.


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SACRED SERENDIPITY: NATURE SHRINES & ASSEMBLAGES

Art inspired by the discovery of natural objects and a reverence for ourselves and the earth


Nature Shrines ad Assemblages



The English word shrine is derived from the Latin scrinium, meaning a box or receptacle. The shrine is the receptacle within the material world for the experience we feel in the presence of the objects within. Archeologists have found evidence of altars and shrines in nearly all places where there is evidence that humans have lived.

One way of engaging in a gratitude practice is through creating a shrine to honor the living earth and/or specific aspects of nature. In our modern world, collecting natural objects on nature walks allows us the luxury of quiet time and contemplation. This class is designed to help you organize and celebrate those small gifts of nature that come to us unbidden when we most need to remember the enduring beauty of the world around us.