Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 24, 2013

Getting in touch with oneself

Andover women have a chance to untap their inner artist while getting in touch with their spiritual side.

Resident Thea Shapiro leads a monthly art workshop called “Art and Spirit” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Locke Street, where she serves as the director of religious education. Shapiro is also a mixed media artist, and was recently ordained in Interfaith Ministry.

In the January workshop, she led participants in making non-traditional self portraits. Some portraits were based on words instead of drawing; in others, we used collage and stenciling from photographs.

The next workshop, to be held Feb. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m., will be devoted to making Valentines for friends, lovers, children or grandchildren, or anyone special in one’s life. “While we make art, we will enjoy chocolate, tea and wine,” according to Shapiro. The $15 fee covers supplies and refreshments.

This program will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke St, Andover.

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