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:

Zentangle Style Drawing Lab

Instructor: Sue Swanson Tangling and doodling are meditative drawing methods that use simple repetitive strokes to build patterns that are combined to make small works of art. It’s easy and…

Warped Square Contemporary Geometric Beadwork (Canceled)

J6J4 – Warped Square Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Instructor: Sue Swanson These little squares are used as a jewelry components or as the building blocks of sculptures. They are made of…

Gratitude Beads

November 11, 2023
Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $43 Member/$54 Non-Member