Assistant English Professor Tamara McGinnis knew Arts Week was vital to Corban University after a short conversation with a student.
“A student came up to me and said Arts Week changed her perspective on herself, on God and on life,” she said. “This is one of the most exciting things you can hear when planning an event like this.”
With this conversation and a desire to show students how God is present in the beauty they create and enjoy, McGinnis has put together the 2nd Annual Arts Week. The evening workshops bring hands-on learning to diverse disciplines such as stage combat, bronze sculpting, dance. cartooning and more.
“I wanted to have as diverse a program as possible,” McGinnis said. “I tried to think of all the different art forms, then used my 20 years of experience to reach out to artists within my network.”
Most of the evening workshops are free. The Basic Painting Principles and 3D Foundry Workshop are just $5 each. Additionally, Chapel services will feature guest speakers who will bring a fresh perspective on God and the arts.
“God has really burned in me that expressing ourselves in different ways is a way to more fully understand the character of God,” McGinnis said. “The students have expressed a desire for this. It gives them an outlet to encourage one another, and it is very exciting for me.”
To participate in any of the workshops, click on the Workshop link below, then click on the Workshop of your choice. Most workshops are limited, so sign up soon and be sure to attend. On January 31, any remaining open workshop spaces with be offered to Corban University faculty and staff.