Creative Arts / Ealaíona Chruthaitheach

Everydat spirituality

Everyday Celtic Spirituality – Lent and Easter - Cancelled

Come explore the treasure trove of material in the Carmina Gadelica (Latin, “Gaelic Songs”), an extraordinary 19th collection of Celtic prayers, hymns, charms and rituals for everyday activities collected by Scotsman Alexander Carmichael in the western islands of Scotland.  Using an interactive style and music, instructor Kathryn Wehr will explore how this material links to the older and on-going features of Celtic Christianity, particularly recognizing and welcoming God’s presence in our everyday lives.

This class will follow the pattern of the recent “Everyday Celtic Spirituality – Advent and Christmas” class, but will cover new material for the liturgical season and is open to everyone.  We will be reading the prayers and poems in English (and links will be given for those who want to explore them in Scots Gaelic).

1 Session. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11th.

Class fee

  • $27 discounted rate when you pay online. Help with online payment will be available at the first class.
  • $30 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the first class.

If you plan to pay at the first class (either online or by cash/check) please email the instructor, Kathryn Wehr at katywehrmusic@gmail.com

Graphic image of red haired woman holding a crow. Hair is tangled and knotted and two horns stick up above the top of her head. The full moon appears behind her similar to a crown or halo.

Drawing Celtic Mythology: Ancient Origins

This session will explore the Tuatha de Danann. Learn how the haunting and magical gods, goddesses, heroes, magicians, and landscapes of the Celtic realms can be given creative expression and re-interpretation in a class for beginners, returning students who have taken the class before, and enthusiasts at all levels. The principles of formal composition and color theory will be applied to this inspirational mythic and iconic imagery.

Note: students should bring paper, or a drawing notebook and preferred drawing materials (pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, etc.) Due to the delicate nature of the library, paint, charcoal, and pastels are not permitted.

4 Sessions. 8:00-9:30 p.m. Thursday January 16, 23, 30, and Feb 6.  There will be a booklet of assignments for $10 at the first class.

Class fee

  • $108 discounted rate when you pay online. Help with online payment will be available at the first class.
  • $120 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the first class.

If you plan to pay at the first class (either online or by cash/check) please email the instructor, Carrie Finnigan at carrie.finnigan@gmail.com

Brand of You mage

Brand of You

Brands, websites and social media. What brand are YOU communicating online? Whether we like it or not, the information we share on social media platforms builds our personal brand. However, few people take the time to clarify what exactly they want to communicate. In this practical workshop we’ll explore the important dimensions that make brands strong, and use hands-on activities to help you clarify your brand identity. This workshop is perfect for small businesses and non-profit organizations, independent contractors, writers, artists and musicians. Please bring 2-3 magazines to the class that you’re willing to cut up.

1 session. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23. 

Class fee

  • $27 discounted rate when you pay online. Help with online payment will be available at the first class.
  • $30 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the first class.

If you plan to pay at the first class (either online or by cash/check) please email the instructor, Julia Van Etten at jerseygirl5311@gmail.com

Haunted Saint Paul

Haunted St. Paul 

A History Told Through Its Ghosts. Join us for a special presentation that will celebrate the history of St. Paul…by featuring its ghosts. The paranormal investigative team, Paranormal Services Cooperative, has investigated several notoriously haunted properties in St. Paul. They will share stories from these investigations, and in doing so, celebrate the incredible history of St. Paul. They will share paranormal evidence from iconic properties like the historic Schmidt Brewery and the former Forepaugh’s restaurant, a historic mansion built before the turn of the century by Joseph Forepaugh. 

1 Session. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, January 24. 

Class fee

  • $27 discounted rate when you pay online. Help with online payment will be available at the first class.
  • $30 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the first class.

If you plan to pay at the first class (either online or by cash/check) please email the instructor, Natalie Fowler at njfowler@mac.com

Natalie Fowler

Spiritual Readings - Cancelled for March 12.

Natalie Fowler is a practicing medium with the ability to connect to her client’s guides and angels to offer guidance from a higher perspective. She only works within her client’s greatest and highest good to offer a positive and optimistic perspective on life’s challenges and struggles.

Once a month, she will be offering 15 minute drop-in readings in the CJAC library at a special, discounted rate ($30 for 15 minutes). While no appointment is necessary, receive a discount by paying online ($27).

Sessions are once a month: Thurs, January 16 or Feb 13 (canceled) or March 12. Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Fee

  • $27 discounted rate when you pay online. 
  • $30 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the session.

If paying in advance online, please email Natalie at njfowler@mac.com with your time preference to reserve your appointment. 

St. Columba at Iona

Celtic Pilgrimage with St. Columba

Come join us for a two-session “pilgrimage” in the footsteps of Saint Columba, a 6th-century Irish monk and missionary to the land we now call Scotland.  We will discuss what is known of his early life and banishment from Ireland, his mission, his founding of monasteries at Iona and elsewhere, his miracle-working, and – importantly – his central and on-going place in Celtic Christianity in Ireland and Scotland.

Instructor Kathryn Wehr will lead us with an interactive blend of information, music, poetry, and visual arts, while building on her own visit to Iona and her years of tutoring in Church History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

2 Sessions. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29th and February 5th.

Class fee

  • $54 discounted rate when you pay online. Help with online payment will be available at the first class.
  • $60 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the first class.

If you plan to pay at the first class (either online or by cash/check) please email the instructor, Kathryn Wehr at katywehrmusic@gmail.com

Absolute beginner Yoga and meditation for everyone

Absolute Beginner Yoga - CANCELLED

Create your own daily meditation and gentle yoga practice to foster self-care and stress-resiliency in this four-week beginner series. Develop a clear understanding of essential yoga postures, proper alignment to prevent injury, and explore a handful of meditation practices to strengthen your mental mindfulness muscle, reconnect with your sankalpa, and true soul self. Students will learn: basic yoga postures and proper breathing techniques. Four meditation practices including: seated, moving, body scan, and mantra. Common challenges when starting new mindfulness practices and how to overcome them.

Students will bring: yoga mat, blanket and/or pillow to sit on, notepad and pen, water bottle, and a beginner’s mindset :). Students will wear:  loose fitting clothing and/or yoga pants.

4 Sessions. Noon -1 p.m. Thursdays January 30, Feb 6,13, and 20 and take place in Studio 2. 

Class fee

  • $108 discounted rate when you pay online. Help with online payment will be available at the first class.
  • $120 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the first class.

If you plan to pay at the first class (either online or by cash/check) please email the instructor, Brianna Harrington at Brianna@seekunited.org

Rory Gallagher

Irish Blues Legend Rory Gallagher

His Music. His Ireland. His Legacy. This course will tell the story of the internationally-renowned blues guitarist Rory Gallagher, from his early days growing up in an Ireland that had just discovered rock'n'roll, to attracting the respect and admiration of musical giants like Jimi Hendrix and Brian May. Fellow Corkman Patsy O'Brien tells Rory's story, places him within his times and culture, and performs many of his songs in this unique portrait of a unique figure in Irish culture.

1 Session. 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, January 31. 

Class fee

  • $27 discounted rate when you pay online. Help with online payment will be available at the first class.
  • $30 by cash or check (made out to 'Celtic Junction Arts Center') at the first class.

If you plan to pay at the first class (either online or by cash/check) please email the instructor, Patsy O’Brien, at patsysongs@gmail.com