sacred spaces

creating art together

We were designed to long for timelessness. We were made for eternity. Jesus' death and resurrection ensured that. Engrained within is the recognition of God's grace filling us to the brim that we might pour ourselves out.

"For we are God's masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 This speaks truth, brings healing, and facilitates worship.

God is the author and perfector of creativity in all its glory.

The mission of SACRED SPACES is to provide a sacred space and time for creativity and fellowship.

You are invited to this sacred space.

No previous painting experience is necessary.

Ages 12 and up are welcome.

There will be a different art project offered each month, September through June.

Dale Child, a retired art teacher, will be offering instruction.

There is a $5 materials fee which covers all supplies (including snacks and drinks!).

For planning purposes, it's helpful if you register ahead of time.

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2024 Project list

January: Skylines

Artists will learn/review basic perspective and architectural rendering to capture a skyline of their choice or a fantastical one from their imagination. Demos will be offered on various aspects of the composition. It would be helpful to come with a reference skyline in mind. The paintings will go on temporary display at the church.

February: Collaborative Flower Bouquet

Artists will be introduced to Georgia O’Keeffe and in particular her astounding close-up paintings of flowers. Artists will select a flower and paint one inspired by O’Keeffe on a wooden block. The blocks will be displayed as a grouping along with collaborative efforts to create stems and a bow. This piece of art will be on display at the church until another collaboration replaces it.

March: Clocks

Artists will design and paint old vinyl records being inspired by their favorite famous artwork. Then magically transform the records into functioning clocks by attaching clock mechanisms. This particular class fee will be higher due to the materials. It would be helpful to come with a favorite famous piece of art already selected. Artists will leave with their clocks.

April: Birdhouse

Artists will each paint and be able to take home a unique wooden birdhouse. Design choices will include but are not limited to landscapes, whimsy and abstract. Participants will learn how to take a 2D design and transition to a 3D masterpiece. Artists will leave with their birdhouses.

May: Kaleidoscopes

Artists will learn/review the color wheel and play with mixing colors to form secondary and tertiary colors. Artists will then select a kaleidoscope image to replicate as an abstract painting. The paintings will go on temporary display at the church.


June: Hummingbird

As the last Sacred Space for this year, artists will celebrate the beautiful PNW summers by painting hummingbirds. Artists will work to capture the effervescent beauty of the hummingbird. Techniques will be offered for painting. It would be helpful to come with an image picked out as a reference. This piece of art will go on temporary display at the church. Sacred Space will take July and August off and reconvene in September.