Cultivating space for soulful experiences of creativity that                                     
                       invite, disrupt, illuminate the possible and nurture encounters with grace

HomeAbout UsWorkshops and RetreatsInstallationsAltars, Shrines and Memory Boxes

Art & Soul nurtures space to listen: to ourselves and others, to wrestle with what is happening in the world and in the midst of it all, encounter Presence, by what ever name, form or practice. Whether for a half day, a weekend, a series or a week, Art & Soul offers many compelling opportunities to engage through unique expressive art making with eclectic materials to discover or rediscover what is essential.  And, no, you do not need to be "artistic" or "creative" to find these workshops deeply meaningful.

Read more and browse the workshop catalog

April 17- 30, 2017, Springfield, MA
FLIGHT  Installation
A mixed media journey of lament and possibility using luggage as the foundational medium to embody the global refugee crisis. Opening Reception: April 19, 3-6pm, with a panel of refugee speakers from 4-5pm. 
Click here for more information.

April 29, 2017, Westfield, MA
Returning to the Tent: A Rediscovery of Wise Women from Scripture
An afternoon workshop at Genesis Spiritual Life Center.  Click here for more information.

Week of May 8-13
Excursion to Brimfield Antiques Fair
A daylong adventure to the mother of all found object treasure hunts: 5000 antique dealers over a six-day period of time! Come search for inexpensive funky things to inspire summer art/making. We will choose the day we go during the week depending on weather and peoples' schedules. Carpooling can be arranged.  Please pre-register at::

May 20, 2017 Pelham, MA     (raindate: May 21)
The Lilac Muse: The Art of Spring at Lilacland
May 20 from 10-12 or if rain, May 21 from 1-3
Wander the gardens in full bloom (and scent!) at Lilacland with the eyes and ears of your soul, listening contemplatively to the beauty of spring. I will then unpack the notebooks (for writing--Poetry? Prayers? A Blessing?) and maybe some pencils, pastels and sketch books (play with color? Start an art journal?) Let the lilacs be your muse! Suggested Donation: $10-20    Please pre-register at

May 24 and June 28      Northampton, MA
The Art Sanctuary
Has it has been only 3 months since the Inauguration on January 20 and the Art Love In? It's definitely time to be together again in nurturing space: to check in with ourselves and each other, and to continue to find strength and courage for the (unpredictable) road ahead through art/making, the making and sharing of food, the gift of bodywork and the healing sounds of gentle music sung and played. Sliding Scale of $10-20.  Click here for more information.

June 19 - 23, 2017, Montague, M
August 14 - 18, 2017, Montague, MA
(Art & ) Soul Summer Camp!
A Week of Adventures in the "country" exploring, art making and enjoying community. Click here for more information.

Look What's Coming Up
Susannah Crolius
(413) 348-2385
Workshops, Retreats and Experiences