Sue Swanson

Sue Swanson, MDiv, is a teacher and retreat leader who helps people find Sabbath time in their busy lives by teaching them how to practice spiritual patterns together. She calls her work Prayercraft, which is combining craftwork with different patterns of prayer. She is interested in how we can learn to use artistic creativity both individually and in a group to express our faith. Sue teaches classes and retreats exploring spiritual concepts such as: prayer, breath, simplicity, creativity and Sabbath. Her beadwork has been published by Beadwork Magazine and Bead and Button Magazine. Her company, Purple Apple Arts, provides opportunities to explore traditional crafts including textile arts, music, beadwork, and labyrinth walking. She studies traditional craft techniques in order to make them meaningful in our 21st Century lives. Sue lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with her husband Roger. They have two sons, Jeremy and Matthew. She holds a BA degree in Professional Communications from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. She is a certified Veridatas Labyrinth facilitator trained under Dr. Lauren Artess.

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WBCA Classes with Sue:

Fiber Open Studio

Jun 12, 2024 4:00PM—Aug 28, 2024 6:00PM

Zentangle Style Art

Jun 26, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Circle of Life Meditation Bracelet

Jul 13, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

Jewelry Lab

Jul 27, 2024 10:00AM—Aug 03, 2024 12:30PM

Decorating Frames with Doodles and Tangles

Aug 15, 2024 10:00AM—12:30PM