Arts at All Saints

Arts at All Saints is an annual programme open to all, and happens monthly on Saturdays 10am - 12noon.  No booking is required and the sessions still to come are....

Third Quarter – The City of God

July 27th

‘I saw the Holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband’ (Revelation 21:2)

So we have lost Eden and face death with the hope of resurrection. What will we be resurrected to? - the city of God. Discussed in Revelation, All Saints has many images and pictures of the future city of God or new Jerusalem – indeed the church to some extent is to represent it. Today we will go out into the churchyard and try to capture the church from the outside – any side, any angle, any part. Can we start to capture the bride? We will sketch what we see and make paintings in the style of John Egerton Piper / Alfred Wallace.

August (date tbc)

‘And the wall of the city had 12 foundation stones and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the lamb (Revelation 21:4)

The city of God may include arches, of which there are multiple in All Saints. Today we will be looking at arches, pillars, ceilings and structure of the Church from the inside, all of which are pointing towards a wonderful and awesome future, something that will take our breath away! We will be trying to capture light and shade and the scale of our surroundings.

September (date tbc)

‘There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the most hight dwells’ (Psalm 46:4) ‘Glorious things are said of you, city of God’ (Psalm 87:3)

The city of God is pictured variously in the church windows so today we will be thinking about city images from the windows and re-creating them in tissue / black paper to create a cityscape. This may involve some natural objects as well (think tree of life / river).

Fourth quarter – the spiritual realm

October (date tbc)

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways (Psalm 91:11)

The turn from OT to NT is well documented as being full of angels and these heavenly beings are well attested to in All Saints Church and will be part of our future too. Today we will be identifying angels and their roles by looking at the windows and tapestry, and choosing some to draw and sketch. Look for – messengers, worshippers, watchers, protectors, destroyers.

November (date tbc)

Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will (Psalm 103:21)

‘In the centre, round the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and behind. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like and ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all round, even under its wings’ (Revelation 4:7-8).

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are often pictured with a matching spiritual animal. We can see this in the All Saints room and these remind us both of Daniel and Isaiah as well as the book of Revelation. They are depicted on both the windows here and on the pulpit. Find your favourite to sketch and draw - add other aspects if you want – eyes and wings abound! we will be adding these into the rouges gallery from February.

December (date tbc)

Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word’ (Psalm 103:20)

Angles in the style of Kilmt – December is a time when we particularly remember angels and what better time to make a picture in the style of Kilmt – lots of shine and other worldliness as angels bring to us. Using your sketches or the pictures already produced now is your chance to make something shimmer.

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