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Sat, Apr 01



Community Event: Christianity & Art Seminar

Join us as we think biblically about art and how to use our creative giftings for God's glory. Choose from 3 workshop options to grow your learning in the areas of drawing, music, or photography.

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Community Event: Christianity & Art Seminar
Community Event: Christianity & Art Seminar

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Wellsboro, 458 Phippen Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901, USA

About the event

His Thousand Hills and Planted Gap Year welcome you to attend this all-day seminar on Christianity and Art. Join us on Saturday, April 1, as we think biblically about art and how to use our creative giftings for God’s glory.

A light breakfast, warm lunch, and workshop art supplies are provided. The event is free and open to all. Donations to offset event costs will be accepted. There will be kids games in the gym during the plenary sessions and also a workshop track for children (approx. ages 3-10).

Attendees will choose from 3 workshops for the day:

  • Observational Drawing – Tiffany Ohnmeiss (Lodge Classroom)

This workshop will include fundamental skills, exercises, and practice in drawing “what you see.” Blind-contour, contour, negative space, and upside down drawing will be explored as well as practice in composing and drawing from still-life setups. Supplies will be provided.

Bio: Tiffany is wife to Aaron, mother to Nicholas, and a recently retired public school art teacher of 20 years. She graduated with a B.F.A. and teaching certification from Kutztown University and is currently working on her eternal education with her church family at Covington Baptist Church.

  • Photography: Feel Confident in Any Lighting – Tai Petrofsky (Dining Hall, Lodge Porch, Around Camp)

(Bring your own camera.)

Learn about the role light plays in your photography - both positive and negative. You will gain the keys you need to take beautiful photos regardless of the lighting conditions, and then put your skills into practice with a styled couple's shoot during our second session amidst the beauty of our property.

Supplies needed: A camera. Phones will work if you don't own a camera yet, but a camera with changeable lenses is most highly recommended. A pencil for taking notes.

Bio: Tai is a photographer who is passionate about capturing the beauty of God's creation and the wonder of human connection. She loves incorporating LIGHT into her photos, to reflect the beauty of God's light and glory.

  • How to Listen to Music – Charles Truitt (Stone Chapel)

This workshop will be held in a conversational format, investigating how we listen to and perceive music, as well as theoretical aspects of how music is designed. No prior study of music is necessary.

Bio: Charles Truitt began studying guitar in 1965, initially pursuing popular styles, but turning to classical study in 1971. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Arts in musicology from Marywood University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. Until his recent retirement, Dr. Truitt taught on the music faculty of Marywood University for forty-one years, with adjunct teaching at the University of Scranton, Baptist Bible College, Lycoming College, and Alfred University

There will also be a craft for the children in the gym:

  • Kids Craft: Bean Mosaic Pictures (ages 3-10) – Michelle Polczynski (Phippen Lounge)

You may register right here on this site page using the buttons to RSVP, or email Tai Petrofsky at by March 27 & include workshop choice.


  • 1 hour

    Registration & Light Breakfast Available


  • 1 hour

    Opening Plenary Session - Charles Truitt

    Stone Chapel, Lodge
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