Visual arts include banners and other types of textile art, painting and posters, sculpture, installations, worship centres, and flowers, as well as the whole area of film, photography and audio-visual displays.
These can all be used to inform or shape your worship and prayer experience, from bible studies and meditations to discussion groups. This section will offer a comprehensive and growing resource of ideas, reviews, recommendations and more.
Paintings are not only for looking at: they can be used to inspire group discussion; as a focus for prayer, either on their own or linked to a display or installation; as a focal point in workshops to inspire other art forms; or to link parts of a sermon.
Have you considered using your church to host an exhibition of paintings with a Christian theme?
Sculptures can be immensely powerful and moving works of art. For those with limited or no eyesight, the opportunity to touch and feel a sculpture can speak volumes. Have you considered using sculptures as centre pieces for your worship, or for a meditation?
installations & worship centres
This area of the website covers installations, worship centres, sacred spaces, and labyrinths.
banners & textiles
Banner-making is experiencing a revival in UK churches. Here we offer tips and advice to all who wish to explore this art form.
Have you ever walked past a church and not even realised it was open? Have you caught sight of a striking poster that made you stop and wonder?
This section of our website covers the art of creating stunning posters to advertise your faith to the public and also to create some wonderful pieces to display inside your church.
Glass art includes stained glass in all its forms, fused glass and similar techniques.
Flower arranging is a highly under-rated skill and often a source of strong debate! Here we would like to publish ideas and tips from experienced arrangers, with photographs and step-by-step guides to making arrangements for your church that will give pleasure to all who see them.
film and photography
Ideas for using film in church, suggestions for using film and TV programmes in discussion groups, and more. Good photography can be as poignant and as powerful as any other art form. You may already use images for meditation of as a focus for prayer. Have you considered hosting a photography exhibition in your church?
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