moontree@poorhandmaids.org   574-935-1712   9638 Union Road   Plymouth, Indiana

 

 

Facilitators

Facilitators

Maren Larsen

Maren Larsen specializes in drawing with pen and ink and water-soluble media, as well as watercolor painting. She leverages the advantages of the watercolor medium by using a loose, flowing style to bring out the beauty of nature. Maren studied drawing and painting at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and has taken classes from top instructors in Nantucket and New York. Her work has sold across the U.S. and internationally. Original watercolor paintings, prints, and notecards are available on her website: www.MarenLarsen.com.

Peg Coffey

Peg Coffey has been spinning, weaving, dyeing, paper- and basket-making for more than 30 years. She has facilitated craft demonstrations and workshops, judged and competed in Handspun and Sheep-to-Shawl contests, co-coordinated spinner’s retreats, and co-founded the statewide network SWIFT (Spinners and Weavers of Indiana Fibers and Textiles.) For 12 years she wrote the Spinner’s Connection for Spin-Off magazine. She holds an M.A. in Art from the University of Indianapolis.

Phil Coffey

Phil Coffey has woven and repaired many furniture items requiring caning with natural or plastic strand. He has converted chairs from hardwood bottoms to caned seats, constructed and caned seats for his custom-built canoe, and re-caned rockers, benches and chairs with broken cane seats.

Robin Edmundson

Robin Edmundson is an award-winning fiber artist with specialties in color theory, spinning, weaving, dyeing and watercolor. She has been teaching since 1985 and selling her hand-dyed yarns and spinning fibers since 1995. She lives in rural Greene County, Indiana where she keeps bees, gardens and makes all kinds of colorful things in her studio. You can see her work on her blog: www.rurification.com and on Etsy: www.robinjedmundson.etsy.com

Sister Coletta Wrasman, PHJC

Sister Coletta Wrasman, a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ, has been a spiritual/retreat director for 30 years. While as a Core Member of Cordiafonte House of Prayer in Indianapolis and Cordis House in Republic, MO, she led groups in Contemplative Prayer in weekly Prayer Groups and periodic Prayer Days.

Sister Mary Baird, PHJC

Sister Mary Baird is a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ and founder of the MoonTree Community. She’s an environmental artist who worked for the DNR as an Interpretive Naturalist, guided Flat Lake Watershed Group, and studied and documented the land around Ancilla.

Vera Smucker Shenk

Vera Smucker Shenk’s interest in mandalas began 17 years ago with a desire to find a spiritual practice that would help her stay centered and peaceful. She has been given a passion for holistic health and healing and believes creative expression is integral to deepening into one’s healing. She is a certified mandala teacher and a spiritual director, working as a part-time chaplain.

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