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Marbleized Paper Bookmaking

Create marbleized-paper for a cover and accordion-folded pages to make a book for a personal journal or gift. Part of the contemplative experience will be filling the pages of your book with whatever materials or writings you choose: favorite scripture passages, personal affirmations, photos of loved ones or favorite scenery.

Fashion this lovely memento for yourself or as  a gift. Bring along photos, texts, quotes, or other items for your journal or book.

The pages are four inches square, but there are also smaller triangle pages that can be written on or decorated. Simple materials and methods will be used and no experience is necessary; bring your willingness to open your heart and be surprised!


Saturday, January 15, 2022; 9:00am—3:00pm

There is a waitlist for this program.

Cost of $60 includes $20 non-refundable deposit, mid-day meal, and art supplies.

To ensure social distancing, space is limited for this retreat. To learn more about our public safety protocols please visit

Siena Retreat Center is open for private retreats. We welcome you to add one or more overnights to extend your retreat experience. Meals are available with a five-business-day advance notice. Alternatively, you can bring your own food (fridge, microwave, toaster oven are available for use) or we can refer you to nearby restaurants.  Contact Nikki at or (262) 898-2580 to make your reservation.


Facilitator Patty Rass, SSND, has an MS in Art Therapy and is a registered/certified art therapist who teaches in the graduate art therapy program at Mount Mary University. She has been involved in both educational and clinical art practices, focusing on the spiritual impact of the arts on one’s growth in wholeness. She has also facilitated ArtPrayer retreats and workshops for various organizations. She particularly enjoys quilting and watercolor.


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Marbleized Paper Bookmaking - January 15, 2022 - waitlist

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