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celticPirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE), Seton Hall's Irish cultural society, presents a Sacred Arts workshop for beginners: Painting and Gilding Celtic Spirals.

Join us for an all-new painting workshop to explore the sacred mystery of the Celtic spiral inspired by Ireland's Book of Kells.

At this event, co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Center for Catholic Studies, and the Department of Communication and the Arts, and supported by a grant from the Office of Alumni Relations, we'll time-travel to the Emerald Isle in brilliant colors and gold!

In just one Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Living Room of the Bishop Dougherty University Center, Seton Hall University, we will host our exploration of the mystery of the creation of Ireland's famous Book of Kells. Come to enjoy Celtic music and an introductory art film describing the symbols and techniques of illumination by the monks of Iona and Kells. Is this a book by the hands of angels or men?

At this workshop, we will learn from Workshop Facilitator Terry Galvin Anderson about the traditional art of manuscript illumination and the pigments and minerals that were ground to create beautiful, jeweled colors such as lapis lazuli, malachite and other brilliant materials. We'll also explore the mystery of Creation from the perspective of Celtic spirituality while you learn the art of gilding (laying 24K gold) and painting your own Celtic spiral. You will go home with a finished piece!

This workshop is for you whether you are a beginner or love to paint.

All instruction, materials, brushes, gold and lunch will be provided for a fee of $20 for full-time Seton Hall University students and $40 for all others.

To register, call PIPE President Carlie Wheeler at (732) 763-7221 or email

Space is limited to 20 participants; register today!

Please visit the event's Facebook page:!/events/522889454409873/.

For more information please contact:
Carlie Wheeler
(732) 763-7221


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