Rosie Huart

art & spirituality


Japanese Papermaking

Posted by Rosie Huart on March 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Samples of Japanese Handmade Paper

A two day workshop learning the basics of Japanese papermaking.  Soaking, cooking, rinsing, hand beating will be part of this process.  The workshop will take place at Fairborn Art Association, June 7 and 8, 2013, from 9-4 pm. 

Participants will be limited.  Register early.  $150 for workshop, plus material fee for fibers, dye and additives and a $3-4 charge for each person for studio space. Material fee will be announced. Supply list will be sent after registration.

Submit a non-refundable deposit of $50 by April 30.  Balance due May 15.

Mail to:

Rosie Huart

4876 Harlou Dr.

Dayton, OH 45432

Art of the Carolinas

Posted by Rosie Huart on March 15, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been accepted to teach two classes at Art of the Carolinas in mid November, 2013.  The classes are called Textured Backgrounds and Mark-Making. It is part of Jerry's Artarama trade show.  More later.

Mercues Hotel in Cahors, France

Posted by Rosie Huart on April 21, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (1)

This is where we stayed the first night in France.  What a glorious old 12th Century castle in Cahors.  It was a retreat home for the Bishop of Cahors who later became a pope.

Connecting Art and Spirit Workshop

Posted by Rosie Huart on May 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Confirmed dates for 2011 Connecting Art & Spirit Retreat at Maria Stein.  The dates are May 13, 14 and 15, 2011.

Connecting Art and Spirituality

Posted by Rosie Huart on May 5, 2010 at 8:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Connecting Art & Spirit

an art workshop and retreat

Maria Stein Spiritual Center

Maria Stein, Ohio

April 30-May 2, 2010

The theme of grace was the weekend's creativity practice as we explored

the creative expression of grace through visual art.  Participants each had a blank

book in which to incorporate text and images.  The Book of Grace is a derivative

of the Book of Hours.  I directed the participants through meditation, reflection,

creative writing, painting and sharing.  It truly was a weekend filled with grace.

As a result, next year's connecting art and spirituality retreat is in the making.

Book of Hours

I made a copy of this book for each participant.  It is a

reminder of the hours in a day and a time to offer silent prayers. 

Permission was granted for printing by 

An example in the Book of Hours is Vigils:  The Night Watch—

before the day's noises begin, when it is still perfectly quiet.  "In the stillness

before my day begins, I open my heart to the gift of this hour; gratefully

I listen to the silence."

The prayers in the Book of Hours are:

Vigils: The Night Watch

Lauds: Coming of the Light

Prime:  A Deliberate Beginning

Terce:  The Joy of Living

Sext:  Commitment and Fervor

None:  The Shadows Lengthen

Vespers:  Lighting the Lamps

Compline:  Completing the Circle

The Wonderful World of Handmade Paper

Posted by Rosie Huart on March 28, 2010 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A 2-day handmade paper workshop was held at Town & Country

Fine Art Center on Marcy 27-28, 2010.  Nine participants made

paper from cotton and flax.  Pulp painting, casting, layering

and embellishing played a major part in this fun filled weekend. 

Beginning: Entering the Blank Page

Posted by Rosie Huart on July 4, 2009 at 8:38 AM Comments comments (1)

In the week long workshop at the 2009 Calligraphy Conference one of the exercises was to section a sheet of black Arches text wove into 6 different grids.  The paper was then enhanced with different marks by utilizing a variety of writing instruments.  It was made into a decorative box to hold our Book of Days.

A participant's sheet of Arches black text wove paper with grid is marked for Box of Days.

Preparation Sheet for Book of Days Box

Posted by Rosie Huart on July 4, 2009 at 8:31 AM Comments comments (1)

This sheet of paper was divided into 6 grids and designed to be a box for an accordian book titled Book of Days.  Each day we incorporated thoughts to remember, quotes or personal notes.

Steven Skaggs Workshop in Michigan

Posted by Rosie Huart on May 16, 2009 at 8:32 AM Comments comments (0)

Several artists from Ohio and Michigan gathered in Roseville, Michigan, for a weeklong workshop in May lead by renowned Louisville calligrapher and artist, Steven Skaggs.  Several exercises in the class connected the spirituality and art of each artist.

This is the background preparation ready for Jeannette Green's next step.

Millie Jarka's piece exhibits ways to manipulate pen strokes.

Renee Jarmolowicz's exercise in emotional contrast.

Rosie Huart's demonstration of emotional contrast.

Maria Stein Spirit of Creativity Retreat

Posted by Rosie Huart on May 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Prayer beads were made from fabric, beads and waxed linen thread along with our own personal projects.  Throughout the weekend we gathered around a beautiful plant garden to share thoughts and ideas that stirred our spirit. There is a labyrith on the property, beautiful gardens and running water over a rock garden.