The Open Studio is a creative prayer ministry where people listen and reflect on scripture and oftentimes respond through art, writing or other creative expressions.
Sessions are held on a themed basis for Lent, Easter, Ordinary Time and Advent.
A variety of art and writing materials are provided such as paints, clay, fabric, wool, stencils, manuscript pens, canvases, twigs, beads, and lots more to be used in any way desired. Prayer art expressions are unique; some participants may doodle, journal, stencil, paint, collage, sew, knit, create sculptures from clay, while others may prefer to pen down their reflections instead or just pray and enjoy their time with God.
Freedom of expression is celebrated and the creative process is equally if not more important than the end product. We treasure the fruit of the creative prayer experience, as a highly personal and meaningful reminder of our encounter with the Lord, rather than an art piece for display.
A rough outline of the 3 hour- session is given below:
30 mins: Opening prayer
Welcome and Check in
Introduction of the session’s theme
45 mins: Settling into God’s Presence
Listening to Scripture
Imaginative contemplation or reflection on scripture
1 hr 15 mins: Personal prayer and creative expression
30 mins: Group sharing (optional)
No prior art experience is necessary. Love offerings are welcome to help defray church expenses.
Open Studio Sessions
Fridays, 9am to 12 noon
Lent (5 sessions), 3 to 31 March 2023
Easter (4 sessions), 14 April to 5 May 2023
Ordinary Time (5 sessions), 28 July to 25 August 2023
Advent (4 sessions), 27 October to 17 November 2023
Register for Lent Session at https://bit.ly/3x2cxsO
Registration link to other sessions will be made available nearer to the start date. Participants must be aged 21 years or above to participate.
Anne Tang: 9751 1854, email@example.com
Angela Lee: 9671 8788, firstname.lastname@example.org