A paint and sip experience. Join Fr. Vincent Petersen (The Padre) in creating your own version of the works of famous painters.

Our Winter/Spring Season will feature a tour of our great National Parks, using travel posters and the artists and companies who created them as inspiration.  Each session will explore and recreate some of America’s iconic landscapes as we travel from East to West. 

June 21, 2024 – Olympic National Park

Students must provide their own sketchbooks, pencils, charcoal, or other drawing instruments. Each participant will be given an 11×14 canvas.  For any sizes larger, the cost of $5.00 will be charged that evening.  Painting supplies will be provided, along with snacks. Bring your favorite beverage to share with a friend.

Class Size:
Limited to 12 students per class

Meet Our Instructor

Fr. Vince Petersen, OFM Conv.

Painting Instructor

Friar Vince Petersen

Friar Vincent Petersen is an environmental artist who works mostly in the acrylic medium.  Since childhood, the beauty of the Earth held him captive.  Growing up in rural Minnesota, he credits the shapes, seasons, dimensions, and moods of creation for coloring his understanding of God and spirituality.

Friar Vincent’s work has been greatly influenced by the landscapes of the Southwest where he was involved in ministry from 1997 to 2015.  During a 2006 exhibition benefiting a local effort to preserve open spaces and vulnerable habitat in the area, his artistry was first noticed.

Friar Vincent holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from St. Louis University and a Master of Divinity from the Washington Theological Union. His activism has been extensive, including opposition to war and militarism, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Pax Christi, racial justice and protection of the environment.