The Arts Ecclesia Christian Arts Academy
Here, people of all ages can experience the Christian faith through creativity, learn performance and fine arts skills, and develop leadership abilities: of value to all denominations.
Study is part-time. Streams are intensely practical, though there are some written assignments. All students are expected to work at developing their skills between course days. It is possible to opt for up two of these disciplines: Dance, Drama, Fine Arts, Music, Technical Skills, Worship Leading, Writing.
Basics of publicity and promotions, management of people and resources, are covered in plenary sessions. Students have the chance to listen and learn from a variety of professionals including: Actor Lance Pierson, Dancer and Writer Shirley Collins, Voice-over actor and technical expert Andy Turvey, Worship Leaders and Composers John and Nellie Gerighty, Simeon Wood and GOF the Clown: Rev John Guest.
A typical Course Day might include a talk and workshop by a visiting speaker, devising your own worship session using dance, drama and music, sharing of homework items, visit to a recording studio, making a short film, and prayer.
We can start a Christian Arts Academy where you live. You just need to find five other people, or more, who want to attend, and suggest a venue such as your own church buildings. FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 WE ARE RUNNING AN ACADEMY AT GATEWAY CHURCH, ABERGAVENNY. CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS!
Arts Ecclesia Resources
Shirley Collins, Director of Arts Ecclesia works with a team of professional artists. Arts Ecclesia can bring any creative skill to your church, we can provide advice on make-up and costume. Artist materials, all kinds of dance shoes, flags and banner supplies, can be ordered through us. The list below is a selection of other resources.