The following are detailed workshop descriptions for the area of Artist Development. For a class schedule, please return to the “Workshops by Timeframe” page.
Facilitators: Jim & Pat Banks
Timeframe: FRI AM & SAT PM
Description: There is within every human being a thumb print of God which is stamped on their spirit. It is created in His image and likeness. This same God is the most creative, imaginative, outlandishly full of life being in existence. Because His DNA is in us, we should be equally full of expression and life. Though all of us do not express this DNA in the same way, we should always reflect His nature.
Much of our lives have been spent trying to live from our soul man which is our mind, will and emotions. We have tried to be creative from this portion of our being and have missed the most important reservoir of creative potential.
This workshop is designed to learn to recognize and live from your spirit which is joined to the Holy Spirit. We will learn to minister to and nurture our own human spirits and others. The spirit is where our legitimacy lies, so in order to truly express everything He has put in us we must learn to live from a fully developed and big spirit inside of us.
Kit Fee: $15 - Will include a handout and the book, Blessing Your Spirit by Syvia Gunter and Arthur Burke
Facilitator: Pattie Ann Hale
Timeframe: FRI AM
Description: Accessing Your Creative Potential - Do you want to go further in your creative expression? In this multi-sensory exploration through the scriptures of Luke 14, we will uncover and process creative blocks, negative mindsets and strongholds, which hinder pure expression and your progressive journey as a creative person. Participants will symbolically and prophetically experience their own journey of encountering Jesus’ invitation to come to the table where there is access to all spiritual blessings. Creative blockages will be recognized and dispelled through a process of exploring our hearts and engaging Holy Spirit to bring healing and revelation. Through this experience, a piece of art will be created where each element is meaningful; each procedure is a prophetic act. One really experiences a journey – going places within your self and within the Kingdom. Pure expression – the ability to reach into Heaven and pull out the tangible expression of the Spirit and a clearer vision of your destined creative journey will be obtained. In the workshop, each participant will create a collage art-piece on a wood panel. The project will include working with various media, including acrylic mediums, various papers, cloth, fibers, pencils and markers, glue, metal, etc. Though the focus of the workshop is the process of moving into wholeness and empowerment, the unique artwork will be a special testimony of the journey.
Kit Fee: $20 – Will include all materials and tools needed.
Facilitator: Jim & Pat Banks
Timeframe: FRI PM & SAT AM
Description: Ever asked yourself, “When is this piece done?” As a former engineer that was always the way every project ended for me; wrestling with the interminable question of, “When will I be satisfied that this thing is finished?” We live in a society that idealizes perfection without ever saying so, and yet it has for so many become the standard to which we hold ourselves and others. On the surface, it certainly seems to be a worthy goal for anything we do. However, a closer investigation reveals that it is actually a killer of personal intimacy, a killer of personal fulfillment, a suppressor of creativity and a major contributor to burnout in any creative enterprise. If you have ever been accused of being a perfectionist, or recognize it in yourself, here’s the solution. This workshop will show you how to recognize all of its tentacles in yourself, provide a means to break them and help guide you into a method for establishing habit patterns and methodologies of thought that lead to excellence in your craft.
Kit Fee: $20, includes a copy of the book, “The Insidious Dance, The Paralysis of Perfectionism” by Jim Banks
Facilitator: Vivien Hibbert
Timeframe: FRI AM
Description: We are called to be Priest of His Presence. This class shows the importance of the requirements of the Old Testament Priesthood and its application for us today as artists and worshipers. When we step into our role as holy, royal priests we will impact community and nations around.
Facilitator: Vivien Hibbert
Timeframe: FRI PM
Description: This class is about making worship a priority in our lives as lovers of God first and artists second as we share principles of expanding your devotional life and passion for God’s Presence.
Facilitator: Matt Tommey
Timeframe: SAT AM
Description: This 3-hour workshop will explore proven techniques to empower artists to craft a unique brand and communicate that brand story to their target market via various mediums including print, online and social media. Participants are encouraged to bring their current marketing materials and internet-enabled laptop computer (Wifi available). There will be plenty of time for interaction, questions and implementation. Specific topics of discussion include:
Kit Fee: $15 includes a copy of Matt’s newest book “Crafting Your Brand”.