Challenge Weekly Press Article 2011
Auckland Artist Graham Braddock is committed to assisting Christian artists to produce paintings that reveal something of God’s heart.
Last year he led a successful, 3 month Prophetic Painting School At Orama, on Great Barrier Island. As an Introduction to the 2011 Inspire School of Prophetic Painting, the Inspire Exhibition featuring work by former students, tutors and friends will be held at Liberty Church, 96 Landsford Cres, Avondale, Auckland on Saturday 30th July.
Graham plans an informal critique session, music & painting demonstration and an overview of the Inspire School in the afternoon. Interested people are welcome to bring their own art pieces for evaluation and encouragement.
Graham says, “The success of last year’s school has strengthened my resolve to encourage and pass on as much as I can to others. To me, Christian artists, both beginners and those who are already established, face big challenges when they desire to hear and communicate God’s heart in visual ways that truly touch and inspire people. Another challenge is very practical - How to produce art that is of a professional standard, and market it effectively.”
The 2011 Inspire School starts in September. It consists of 12, 1 week modules that build one upon the other, from pencil, to pen, to pen and wash, to watercolours, to acrylics and oils. Students can choose which modules they wish to attend. “While the School is too short to develop mastery in any one discipline, I believe it will give vision, valuable know how and opportunities to seek God for greater revelation of Himself and His creative anointing,” enthuses Graham.
The live action, painting and music demonstration is an idea that Graham has carried for a number of years. The project entitled, ‘Eyes2C’, involves marrying sight and sound – combining art, worship and easy listening music – and capturing it as a live experience on DVD.
Graham says, “My good friend Ray Watson, an experienced worship leader, songwriter and keyboard recording artist, is enthusiastic about the project. We plan to create and record simultaneously. I will sketch, splash and stroke a large painting into being while Ray produces an accompanying, spontaneous, musical sound track.
We aim to achieve this in 1 hour, at the Exhibition, starting on the Saturday at 1.30pm. All interested are most welcome!”
New Zealand artist Graham Braddock and recording artist Ray Watson team up for this live collaborative event. Watch this inspiring artistic journey unfold - an original christian painting drawn live - creating a unique and rewarding worship experience.
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