When Words Are Not Enough: Using The Creative Process to Provide Space for God to Heal
Bring some food to share for a potluck at 5:30 PM
Seminar starts at 7 PM
Pain and suffering are unavoidable experiences of human life. We see artists depicting these pains in works of art. However, the creative process is not just a way to make fabulous paintings or write amazing stories. The creative process is also a means of engaging, processing, and inviting healing into spaces of pain--and it’s a process available to everyone. Learn how God uses this creative process to help heal our wounds and pain.
In this workshop, expect to hear personal stories of how God used the creative process as a tool for healing from author/painter Abby J. Reed and experimental photographer/spiritual director Carin Huebner. Experience a time for hands-on experimentation and discussion to provide space for God to heal.
No previous creative experience (or talent) necessary.
Abby J. Reed writes young adult science fiction and fantasy novels featuring characters with physical limitations. She has a neurological disorder called Chronic Migraine, a degree in English Writing, and a certificate in Spiritual Formation from Denver Seminary. Her debut novel, WHEN PLANETS FALL, will be released in May 2017 by Soul Mate Publishing. If her hands aren’t on the keyboard, they are stained purple and blue with paint. Find her online at www.abbyjreed.com.
Carin Huebner is a Denver-based Spiritual Director and Experimental Photographer interested in intersections between creative processes and the Christian formational Journey. She obtained her Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Soul Care from Denver Seminary and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. Carin is passionate about God’s continual creation in His people through transformation and how creative processes allow them to see God’s work in their lives. In May 2015, Carin completed her Master’s thesis in which she created her own formational journey model based in the artist’s creative process. See Carin’s work and a little bit more about direction at www.carinhuebner.com.