SoulCollage offered at local community art center

Ashley Reimers
Betsy McLain, far right, facilitates a Soul Collage class with a group of women at the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center in Westminster. The class is offered the first and third Saturday of the month.

SoulCollage is a new and unique class now offered at the Rodeo Market Community Art Center in Westminster. It’s a collage process in which someone creates his or her own deck of cards to be used to help answer life’s questions. The cards also promote self-discovery and a better understanding of one’s personality.

“SoulCollage is an intuitive process where people collect images to create a collage to demonstrate different aspects of their lives,” said Betsy McLain, the certified SoulCollage facilitator running the class in Westminster.

“Each card represents an aspect of someone’s personality and over time, the deck can grow to include as many cards as someone wants.”

The cards fall into four suits: committee, which reflects aspects of the personality, community, which represents people who are loved and inspired, companion, which represents physical energies, and council, which represents archetypes that are important to one’s one personal life. Once a deck is compiled, McLain said the creator can then use the cards to answer any range of question, except for yes or no questions. The cards can’t be “read” for others, and can only be consulted by the person who created the deck, McLain added.

“SoulCollage eventually leads to personal growth, that is the whole point,” McLain said. “I have had people tell me that they have gotten more out of doing SoulCollage than actual therapy.”

McLain teaches SoulCollage 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Rodeo Market Community Arts Center. The class on the first Saturday offers a brief introduction to the process and includes the initial materials needed for the class, which requires a one-time fee of $25. Card making is available at both monthly classes for the cost of $5 per session.

To register, contact McLain at betsymclain@yahoo.com or at 303-362-3180. For more information on SoulCollage, visit

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