Jul 29, 2013

The Studio - New Look for the Fall

For those of you who've been around Infused Arts and The Studio, you know that come each fall, The Studio has a "new" look in some way. Beginning in May, God starts speaking to me about the direction for The Studio for the fall. This May was no exception. This fall, what can you expect to see that's different at The Studio? Let me try to lay it out...(I'm SO excited!!)

First, The Studio is moving to Thursday nights, 6:30-8:30pm, still in the coffee bar, beginning Sept 5.

Second, each month will be one of three specific categories:
  • Engage - small group community/discussion of topics around faith and art
  • Grow - spiritual formation through creating art
  • Explore - play, new ideas, techniques, open studio time
More details on these categories:
Engage - artists, writers, creatives will meet at The Studio, watch a DVD or discuss topics from a book, that have to do with our walk with Jesus and how that intersects with our creativity and art work, writing. We will really engage with one another as a group of creatives in the context of Christian community and engage more deeply with the work of God in our lives and our art. Bring your sketchbooks too.

Grow - artists, writers, creatives will meet at The Studio and participate in a spiritually formative creative project that will cause you think deeply about your relationship with God. Grow months at TS are more about the process than the end product. This means it's really for anyone, no matter where you are on the artistic spectrum.

Explore - artists, writers, creatives will meet at The Studio and we'll have a mish-mash of cool and creative ideas, techniques, etc to explore. Open Studio's will also take place in the Explore months of TS. There will be lots of art being created! Explore months are also good for anyone, no matter where you are on the artistic spectrum.

Here's the schedule for The Studio:
  • September - Engage
  • October - Grow
  • November - Explore - not meeting on 11/28 - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • December - not meeting - Happy Holidays!
  • January - Engage
  • February - Grow
  • March - Explore
  • April - Engage
  • May - Grow
Now, if you know me, you know that I desire to move with the Holy Spirit. That means that the above schedule is subject to change depending on where He leads.

I am so very excited about fall at The Studio! I believe God is going to move in powerful ways in each of our lives, transforming our hearts and renewing our minds to be more like Jesus.


There are some other off-the-charts exciting things happening within Infused Arts this next year as well, like a quarterly sacred space! Yes, you heard that right! It will be called The Well | Refresh, Revive, Renew. O God, You are my God, I seek You, my soul thirsts for You. Psalm 63:1. A space saturated with the presence of the Lord for prayer, worship, reflection. Anyone who believes in Me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of Living Water will flow from His heart.’” John 7:38 NLT. I'm jumping out of my skin excited about The Well, a place to be refreshed in the presence of the Lord.

The Well is a ministry of Infused Arts, which means we, as a ministry community, own this and will make it happen. I'm looking for people who'd be interested in serving our church family's spiritual needs by partnering with me on The Well's installation team. More details to come on this!


Lastly, we'll be offering a Portrait Drawing Class on Saturdays in October. Cost is $25 and it's from 9am to 12pm. Spaces are limited. Very soon, a site will be set up for online registration for this workshop. I'll keep you posted!

As Christians and as artists, we need to be honing our skills, developing the talents God has entrusted us with. We plan to offer regular workshops that will help with this.

Okay, I think that's enough new news for now! Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

See you at the August Night of Art - 8/15!!

joy and peace in the Lord,

Jul 10, 2013

July | Night of Art

Yes, it's that time again! The July Night of Art, 7/18 from 6:30-8:30pm! Come stretch your creative muscles in the context of community filled with encouragement, inspiration, and fellowship.

For $5 you get an 11"x14" canvas panel and use of all art supplies. Or if you prefer, bring your own supplies and there's no fee. We'll be setting up some still-life vignettes for inspiration or jumping off points.

The next Night of Art is August 15th. Then starting in September, we'll kick off with our weekly creative gatherings, we can't wait!

Hope to see you on 7/18's Night of Art!

May you be blessed by God's presence this day.
Joy and peace,

Jul 5, 2013

Writer's Write | Retreat

God is bringing me lots of inspiration for the July 13th Writers' Retreat, focus: Writers Write. Classy title huh? :0)

Bring your writing notebook or laptop. This will be a time to get away from distractions to give time to your writing voice. If you have a project you are working on, bring it. Prompts will be given if you need inspiration or a jumping off place.

Pack a lunch. Breakfast sweets and coffee will be available.

I'm very excited to meet with other writers who desire to draw near to God through giving time to the gift He's given them.

RSVP to deAnn at 717-755-0089 x126 or via email.

Hope to see you there!
joy and peace,

Jul 3, 2013

July Night of Art

Hello Creatives and Artists!

Join us for the Night Of Art: Still Life @ OPEN STUDIO on 7/18!

Several still life vignettes will be set up and you can create from that inspiration using paints, mixed media, or textured papers.

$5 for a 11x14" canvas panel and use of all art supplies. Or bring your own supplies and there's no fee!

Come and create in the context of community!

Night of Art
Thursday July 18
6:30-8:30 pm
Coffee Bar at Living Word

Hope to see you there!