The Creative Christianity Summit is a conference hosted by Cheerfully Given with the aim to create an exhilarating experience that explores amazing ways people can engage with who Jesus is through the creative arts. Ordinarily this inspiring event is held physically in London, but due to the pandemic, the event went virtual for 2020. Over five days, various speakers, business owners, artists, graphic designers and more, hosted 35 sessions exploring faith and creativity.
I had the opportunity to host a creative workshop for the event, and jumped at the chance to get involved in something that encourages people to experience Jesus through creativity – two of my favourite things! With my calligraphy, one of the most common questions I get is ‘how do you do it?’ So, I decided it was only fitting to do a brush lettering workshop.
There are so many elements to calligraphy and hand lettering, so I started simple with a how-to in cursive brush lettering, including which tools to use, how mix paints, how to write each letter of the alphabet in upper and lowercase. It also included a step-by-step so that by the end, those who took part would have created their own print. This was such a fun project to do, and even more fun to see the creations that attendees made! If you want to check them out, see them here in my highlights.
The Creative Christianity Summit was a truly incredible event, and if you’re wanting to explore more about art, creativity and Jesus, I would definitely recommend it if it’s due to make an appearance again in 2021. One thing I have learnt from this pandemic and making so much of life virtual, is that you are never short of an opportunity, or a chance for God to use you in some way. Doing lettering workshops, and creating more video content has been an idea on my mind for a while, so being thrust into it was a big blessing! I look forward to sharing more content with you via my YouTube channel, so make sure to subscribe and stay tuned!