Bring a workshop to your church or school!

What makes your workshops different?

The purpose of our workshops is to make meaningful use of the creative arts in faith expression and Bible engagement. We don’t just want to give you new creative skills, we want to introduce you to the joys of using creativity in your walk with God!

How much does a workshop cost?

Prices vary for workshops depending on length and the materials needed. Most workshops have a rate per person and a minimum number of participants. To keep costs down per person, your church or organisation might choose to subsidise or cover a flat fee per workshop. If pricing is an issue, please contact us and we will see what we can do!

Do I have to book during August?

No! We can flexibly deliver courses, so let us know when you would like to book us in!

What is the host’s responsibility?

The host is responsible for liaising with the presenter and providing a location. Depending on how you choose to run the event you may also collect money and provide refreshments.

 

Where do you offer your workshops?

We are currently offering workshops in the Sydney region and some other areas of NSW. Some of our presenters are willing to travel if expenses are covered, so don’t hesitate to ask.

Can the workshops be tailored to suit our needs?

Yes. We want you to have an experience that meets your needs. We can offer flexibility in length, style, target age and purpose. For example our workshops can be tailored to suit an outreach event, ministry/pastoral event or ministry training and some workshops can include a Bible talk or presentation separate from or integrated with the workshop.

What contexts are your workshops suitable for?

We have workshops suitable for outreach events, community events, ministry training, kid’s ministry/kid’s clubs, all-age worship services, youth groups and schools.

Can I combine workshops?

Yes, it is possible to host a creative workshop day and give people a taste of a number of workshops. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

Jennifer Gardiner

Jennifer is an artist and teacher with a wide range of experience teaching all ages. Her own artmaking practice is in painting, printmaking, drawing, paper making and collage and has exhibited widely. Her childhood was spent learning about Jesus in the NSW Riverina with the red dust of Griffith in her nostrils and stuck to the paint on her canvas. She now lives and works in the Blue Mountains and is very involved in her Church community. With a long association with Christian education, Jennifer is passionate about encouraging creative expressions of faith and life. Personally, her artmaking is an integral part of her own worship.
​ Philippians 4:8 – Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

Sonya Pascalini

Sonya has been dancing most of her life as well as enjoying the performing arts in theatre, film & music theatre. After finishing the HSC in 2009, Sonya graduated with a Bachelor of Dance Performance, majoring in Contemporary dance, from Excelsia College (formerly, Wesley Institute) in 2015, finishing her dance training through The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA). Sonya has also completed short acting courses through the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) as well as The Actors Centre, Sydney. Since finishing her studies, Sonya has worked as a freelance performer in theatre, film and commercials, performing alongside names such as Greg Page (original Yellow Wiggle). Among acting work, Sonya has also put her hand to choreographing for the Blue Mountains Musical Society in their 2015 production of Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat. Sonya is currently a full time mum, as well as managing a small dance studio in the Blue Mountains, Mountains Dance Collective, offering open dance classes in varying styles for adults

Tim Andrews

Tim is an animator, illustrator and puppeteer who has worked in creative fields for over 15 years. He has been involved in animation projects for Disney and Nickelodeon, and local Australian TV shows and films. He has created content for Western Sydney University, worked on video and animation projects for the Parramatta Eels and illustrated books and content for Hillsong, Anglican Youthworks and other Christian organisations. Tim is an experience puppeteer and voice actor. He has brought many characters (such as ‘Ryan de Lion’ and ‘Halloumi’) to life at Christian events. Tim currently works for an animation studio and runs Pacific Rock Productions. He enjoys writing comedy, bushwalking, watching Rugby League, and going on adventures with his beautiful wife and 3 boys.

Jenny Hanslow

Jenny is a mother, pastor’s wife and teacher who has been involved in teaching and ministry in Christian schools, church and mission contexts for over 15 years. She has felt privileged to formally study the Bible and has almost turned her Graduate Diploma of Divinity into a Masters. Jenny is formally trained in classical piano, completed subjects in drawing, painting and sculpture at UWS and has appeared in many lead roles in amateur musicals. Her experience across the arts has given her a love for using the Creative Arts to explore faith and engage with the Bible. Jenny is passionate about making meaningful use of creativity in worship and Bible teaching and hopes to inspire others to discover creative gifts they perhaps didn’t know existed!

Emily Fairbairn

Growing up, Emily has always been passionate about her faith in God and the Performing Arts. Whilst teaching in Sunday Schools and Beach Missions Emily discovered the benefits of the using Dramatic Arts in teaching. Not only can the Dramatic Arts be used to present a passage of Scripture to an audience but the process of creating dramatic work can open up discussion points, force alternate perspectives to be assessed and ultimately give a deeper understanding of the passage. Since studying a Bachelor of Music (Theatre) at AIM, Emily spends her time teaching Performing Arts to kids throughout the Blue Mountains, igniting their confidence, passion and imaginations.

Elizabeth Robilliard

After having a rewarding career in Diversional Therapy, Elizabeth followed her passion for flowers and began studying floristry. She sees floristry as an art form and takes great joy in laying her flowers out and going on a journey of creation with Jesus each time she creates an arrangement. Her floristry is inseparable from her faith, ‘I cannot and do not want to ever do it without Him. He said to me, “I have already made the flowers beautiful,” and watching Him create through me increases my joy and excitement.’ Elizabeth hopes to share this joy with others so they can see God creating through them too and so that they can experience the beauty of the smell, feel and vibrancy of flowers.