Friday, April 19, 2013

Maryvale Offers Summer School Studying Catholic Traditions in Sacred Art at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, England

The Maryvale Institute has introduced a new series of short residential summer schools which include one that gives you the chance to study Catholic traditions in art. Called Teaching the Catholic Faith Through Art it is held at Buckfast Abbey in Devon. It is taught by Dr Caroline Farey and myself and those who attend have the option to deepen their studies afterwards by enrolling on the degree level diploma, Art, Inspiration and Beauty from a Catholic Perspective. The cost for the weekend including tuition and full board is just 275 GBP and the dates are August 15-18th.

Readers on the other side of the pond who might feel that its too far to go need not be discouraged: this course is also offered in the US also. The residential weekend is in July at the Maryvale Center at the Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas. As well as this course about art theory in Kansas they are offering a 5-day course in which students can learn to paint in the style of the illuminations of the English gothic psalters, such as the Westminster Psalter. Beginners and experienced artists welcome (I have mentioned this course before). Posters for all three are shown below, and from these you can get the contact details.

The Maryvale Institute is the only Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in the English speaking world that has full pontifical status.

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