The Arts Academy

Growing through the ARTS word

The Arts Academy at First Christian Church serves to develop the next generation of artists – trained with excellence for the task of ministry. It also serves as an avenue for growing disciples of Jesus Christ and expressing his love for people in our community.

ArtShare 2020


PROJECTS DUE APRIL 30, 2020

We are preparing for a virtual ArtShare this year! Below you will find projects for each art subject. Parents/students, please send a picture of you creating your art and a picture of your final project to Andrea at agrunden@firstdecatur.org by Thursday, April 30. Please be sure that any photos or videos are in LANDSCAPE format (phone held sideways). Also, your instructors are happy to help with ideas or feedback so feel free to contact them!

Arts Exploration

OPTION 1
Utilizing what you have learned this year, create some artwork or cards to send to local care facilities or to an older loved one. The address for local care facilities are included below.

Hickory Point Christian Village
Attention: Laurie Brown, Executive Director
565 W. Marion
Forsyth, IL 62535

Imboden Living Center
Attention: Robin Luna
180 West Imboden Drive
Decatur IL  62521

Imboden Creek Gardens
185 West Imboden Drive
Decatur, IL 62521

OPTION 2
Create a musical instrument. Sing and play along with your favorite worship song. Have mom or dad film it and send it to friends and family.

Art Classes

OPTION 1
Utilizing what you have learned this year, create some artwork or cards to send to local care facilities or to an older loved one. The address for local care facilities are included below.

Hickory Point Christian Village
Attention: Laurie Brown, Executive Director
565 W. Marion
Forsyth, IL 62535

Imboden Living Center
Attention: Robin Luna
180 West Imboden Drive
Decatur IL  62521

Imboden Creek Gardens
185 West Imboden Drive
Decatur, IL 62521

OPTION 2
First Christian Church is beginning a sermon series on the Psalms. Utilizing what you have learned this year, create an art piece based on one of the Psalms. Take a picture and send it agrunden@firstdecatur.org by April 30. Our hope is to incorporate some of these into our upcoming services. Here are the Psalms we will be using in this series:

  • Psalms 27
  • Psalms 91
  • Psalms 84
  • Psalms 44
  • Psalms 121
  • Psalms 51

Culinary Arts

Choose your favorite recipe from Culinary Arts Class. (If you are unable to find your copy of the recipe, feel free to contact your instructor). Make your favorite recipe to share with your family, neighbors and those who might need some encouragement. Create a note that you attach to your dish or treat and let people know you are thinking of them and praying for them. Deliver them to your neighbors, family or those who might need some encouragement during this time. (Be sure to ask and adult for permission and help)

Dance

Create your own dance to your favorite worship song. Have mom or dad film it and send the video to friends and family or someone who needs encouragement during this time.

Drama

OPTION 1
First Christian Church is beginning a sermon series on the Psalms. Psalms are songs that we have the lyrics for, but not the music. They talk about the trials the psalmists were experiencing, but ultimately praise God for his sovereignty and provision for them. Write your own Psalm. Have a parent of sibling record you reciting your Psalm. Your instructors would love to see what you have come up with and help you with your final presentation. Send the video and a copy of your Psalm to Andrea at agrunden@firstdecatur.org by April 30. Our hope is to incorporate some of these into our upcoming services. Here are the Psalms we will be using in this series:

  • Psalms 27
  • Psalms 91
  • Psalms 84
  • Psalms 44
  • Psalms 121
  • Psalms 51

OPTION 2
Create your own drama. You can write your own script or use a book or story. Have mom or dad film it and send the video to friends and family.

Music

Play your favorite worship song, have mom or dad film it and send it to friends and families or those who might need some encouragement.

Sewing & Fiber Arts

OPTION 1
If you have a sewing machine at home, see the pattern below and be a part of making masks for the hospitals and care centers in the area.

https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask

OPTION 2
First Christian Church is beginning a sermon series on the Psalms. Fiber Arts can also be works of art. Use some different types of fiber or fabric to create a piece of art based on the Psalms. Take a picture and send it to Andrea at agrunden@firstdecatur.org by April 30. Our hope is to incorporate some of these into our upcoming services. Here are the Psalms we will be using in this series:

  • Psalms 27
  • Psalms 91
  • Psalms 84
  • Psalms 44
  • Psalms 121
  • Psalms 51

Questions? Contact Andrea at agrunden@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.