Christmas Cards Creations

Christmas Card party 12-21-08 2:00pm
The arts ministry group will be making Christmas cards together like these after the second service at Vineyard Columbus. We are making cards to send to our artistic friends, come out, be creative and make a special card for some one you know. Community Center room 203A

Pumpkin Fun

Pumpkin Fun this October!
We started out on the 19th with Oversized Coloring Book design for the Havest Bash! The next week we had a pumpkin decorating workshop. At the harvest bash the following week we used the backdrop we made for a photo opportunity. Many families had cameras and left with great shots of their little ones. We took photo's for families who did not have a camera that evening. They are able to download their photo's from our website. Some photo's will be color corrected so check back for more on this event.
Photos available on flickr site, click this link

Thank you so much for coming out and joining the launch of our seasonal workshops. Also a big thanks to some of our local business' who donated 100 pumpkins & gift cards for our event.

Please email us to recieve your prize. More photos will be uploaded by next week from Mike Lovette (so check back). .............................

Harvest Bash was a blast check out photos on the flickr site under Havest Bash.
Questions about the photos? Check back for more photos from our other photographers and for photo edited images.

Photos by Joshua Correa

Art Workshops

Workshops & Classes
Welcome to our wonderful world of workshops! We are glad you took the time to find out how you might get involved. Our community creates art on location in the spring & summer, but during winter we create opportunities for the community to learn. We offer one day workshops as previews to our 5 week classes. These workshops offer an opportunity to create a piece of art with little commitment. However you might get hooked and come back for the art classes. Register by emailing

November - Drawing Workshop!

December -
Holiday Ceramic Workshop
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January - Digital Photography Workshop

Recycled Art Project

Photos from Kate Purnell

Recycled City - Eco & Art Adventures
On October the 12th our groups built a city out of recycled material for a recycling drive. We set up shop on the side walk around 9 am and got to work creating a city out of cardboard, candle packaging, glue and tape. We had high school helpers construct the city, while several little hands brought color to the city. Folks stopped by to enjoy the art, and several kids had a blast helping. It was great to talk with big and little people about what we are doing. A few of my favorite little people quotes were "Wooe, this is so cool" and "This is like the coolest thing ever!" This truely was a great project. It was also a fun and creative way to encourage recycling. And a great opportunity for two different ministries to work together. All materials were recycled after the city was disassembled at 6 pm.

Photo by Mike Lovette

A Creative Creation Story

Story by - Alex Ferree

photos from Kate Purnell now on:

top Photo by Kate Purnell
Check out the photos on Picsa site. Large images available.

For more about Creation Care Ministry

Painting on Jasper Street

Jasper Street photo by Mike Lovette

This past Sunday we painted both little kids and big kids faces to support Sarah DeAngulo's mural opening. Jasper Street is a huge mural made up of colorful characters in whimsical settings installed at Vineyard Church of Columbus. The mural was painted by Sarah DeAngulo with the help of several volunteers. The theme of Jasper Street is taken from a passage in Revelations describing the New Jerusalem. Sarah's interpretation is alive with color, texture, humorous characters, creative settings, and delightful details.

Jasper Street was a fun reason for artists to come together.

Everyone who helped feels a sense of pride because the mural is absolutely amazing.

Top photo- artist Sarah DeAngulo, right- friends helping out, left- a camel with a beard you can touch! Photos taken by Kate Purnell.

We were able to get in on the action and support Sarah by offering face painting at the opening of Jasper Street. Kids lined up to become their very own piece of art, well others crowded around to watch. Alex even painted a portrait of our friend Mike, on his arm!
Face Painting
Face painting is a simple way to engage people where ever we go, and always popular!
One Sunday in August we went to the Park of Roses and set up a sign that read "free face painting".
Though we set up with the intent to paint kid's faces, we ended up painting as many adult arms as we did faces.
It was a fun opportunity to share what we have with the larger community & several of our neighbors took advantage of our offer. Josh painted some beautiful designs on a couple of faces and arms, and we had a good time getting to know new people.

.......Face Painting on Jasper Street

............. Faces from Sarah's opening.

It is very rewarding to see the children light up when they get to see the results. As I speak with my little guest its funny when they're deciding just the right color for their mouse or butterfly. It's beautiful to see a little personality forming on the simple decisions made in the chair besides me. It is also very rewarding to see adults jump in on the fun and show the world they are still a kid at heart.

Check back for more video of Sarah's opening!

Over-sized Coloring Books

August 31st we went to Schiller park with a 4x8 feet coloring surface. We brought 20 gallons of paint and a box of pastels. Unfortunately there were more dogs then kids at the park. So we were unable to finish the first panel and did not use the paint this time around. However it does not take many kids to make this art adventure a blast!

We choose to do this event at Schiller park to help raise awareness of the group show happening at ClaySpace. The next location we are scouting out for this event is the children's hospital park.I love this event because it's great way to interact with the kids. Most people are surprised to see us out there with a large art project and a huge tarp covered with paint cans. But the children know an opportunity when they see one and jump right in as soon as they get the green light from mom or dad. Even a few adults and teenagers had some fun with the over-sized coloring book.
This is the first of many panels that we are going to produce. Each one will be colored/painted on location together with an unsuspecting group of little artists.


ClaySpace 831Gallery is a gem hidden away among the brewing culture just south of downtown. If you are interested in Ceramics then prepare to fall in love with this delightful studio/gallery. Currently on display is "Cultivating Growth" or as we like to call it the grow show. We are very glad to have partnered with 831Gallery to host this event. They are community focused and we hope to help them grow.

ClaySpace is a for profit business that exists to provide a creative venue to artists of all ages and levels. Owner Tami Knight wants to give people a chance to pursue their love for ceramics, at an affordable cost. She has created a "Space" like no other in the city.

We are in the process of organizing a one day workshop near Christmas time. The focus of this event is to produce gifts for family, friends, or for charity. If you're interested in being part of the workshop then email us with "Info on Clay Classes" in the subject box. by email @ MSTUDIOARTWORKS@GMAIL.COM
We are still looking for dedicated people to help lead this event alongside other ceramic artists. If you are interested in helping out send us an email with "Teaching Clay Classes" in the subject box.

Figure Drawing Opportunity

Feel the need to break out in your ability to draw the human figure. Patrick Crawford has opened his design studio to artists who want to grow in their drawing ability and are interested in figure drawing.

For those of you interested in figure drawing bring $10 and sketching materials Friday mornings 7-10am 2487 Summit St Columbus Ohio 43202 (just south of Hudson)
email for more information and ask about flickr site & for more happening in Clintonville Central Vineyard check out


Art work by (left) Deidra Comrie, (right) Deborah Correa
Labor Day show 2008
A community event

1-9 Tues - Fri
2-6 Sat- Sun
We put on this group show to cultivate the artists in the community. Sometimes you just need to put one foot in front of the other. This show allows artist freedom to continue on with out the burden of putting a whole show together. The broad topic encourages the artist to produce work that is hopeful/positive in nature. Whether it is the growth of a child, personal growth, spiritual growth or simply a landscape that represents botanical growth. This show is diverse in styles, medium and growing themes........
Christen Nelson's (right) "Wisdom" acrylic on board won the Crimson Design award.
We plan to make the Labor day show annual and to grow the amount of "growth awards" we give out. If you are interested in participating next year or helping with the show please contact us.

................................................................................................................................................................................ Sculptures by (top) Andew Oswalt 11&12 mixed media.
Curated by Deborah Correa, the show features work by artists Deidre Comrie, Alex Ferree, Christen Nelson, Andrew & Ginny Oswalt, Kate Purnell, Amy Rose, Noel Acevedo, and Paul Tepper. Best of Show went to Deidre Comrie and the Crimson Design award went to Christen Nelson.
Jen with locally grown treats. Art work by Noel Acevedo/Photo by Mike Lovette.

This show is truely a community event. Jennifer Johnson helped us put together the food for the event, all the food was locally grown. Tongsue Ly and Matthew Flegle also provided some of the beautiful produce from "To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong?"garden project. This project is a year-long exhibition of the transformation of an underutilized parcel of land located in a concentrated urban environment. If you want to learn more about what these artist are growing check out ....
Noel Acevedo and Joshua Correa designed the promotional material. Deidre Comrie and Wes helped me hang the show, their input and expertise made this show impressive. Diana Lynd helped with framing. Cheryl Beachy sponsored the Crimson Design award. John McNeal & Adum Kimura contributed their musical talent to the show. Sarah D, Tyson, & Erin handed out cards and spoke with people at CCAD. Mike Lovette captured the show on film. And many other hands pitched in on Labor Day, not to mention the many of you who have prayed for me and encouraged me in-regard to the show. THANK YOU!! - Deb

2007 Prayer Nights

In 2007 we gathered each Sunday night to pray for the arts community in Columbus. We met Sunday evenings at 7:00pm, ate together and prayed for the community.

We prayed for individual needs as well as the communities needs. We prayed for arts in the church and in Columbus. We prayed and we listened.

Plein Air Painting in the Parks

Do you love to get out on location and paint... bring a guitar a few drums and you might just have an art adventure. Getting out to the parks in the Columbus area is a regular part of our scheduled events. But Plein Air painting is not the only event that takes place in the parks.

Earlier this summer we went to the Rose Festival at Whetstone Park for our Sunday afternoon outing. I took a gazillion photos of the roses while some of the group sat around a fountain and sketched. It was a very hot day and we all eventually migrated to a shady spot on the lawn, where we talked and painted and laughed and sketched. Behind us children played and infront of us roses danced in the breeze- it was just how a Sunday afternoon should be spent.
We visited Blendon woods on the North East tip of Columbus. It was earlier in August, that day the heat was not too extreme. We found a large shaded spot near the woods and and set up our art artillery. We all had our own projects and we were able to work along side each other. We also had the opportunity to pray for one of our artist at the end of our time together.
We joined potluck in the park on August 17th at Whetstone park. We brought food & drink and feasted & face painted. Our sign read free face painting and though we set up with the intent to paint kid's faces, we ended up painting as many adult arms as we did faces.
It was a fun opportunity to share what we have with the larger community. Several of the events we put on will happen again so don't put on sad face, but shoot us an email and we'll let you know when the event will happen again.

The more diverse our group gets the more opportunities we have to share and learn what God has given us. At Innis Woods Metro Garden we set up a spot in the shade. This time we had some boys and their father come. It was a joy to show them the joys of chalk pastels. They make a mess, but you sure have fun doing it. A couple of other people went out near the creek and drew the hillside.
Painting on location might feel like exercise but after you get use to it, exercise is so much fun. The image above is half painting and half photo (painting 100% Plein Air).

This video is made up of images from current and past outings. I've also included a few audio clips of from Sunday night prayer. In the future we would like post some of the sessions to encourage the community.
Plein Air painting is not restricted to park either, back in 07 we took many trips together to paint at the zoo. Personally I love the interaction with the children. It's like you get to be one of the attraction for one or more little person. We have wanted to take a group to the zoo this year so if your interested send us an email.

Trip To Central Vineyard Cincinnati

The third week of the arts outing we decided to take a trip to Cincinnati and visit Vineyard Central. We had a chance to explore a new place and build community. Two of our members had previously lived in Cincinnati and served as gracious tour guides. Besides visiting two Vineyard communities we also visited several museums and gardens in Cincinnati and Kentucky. (Alex) One of my favorite parts was the history museum in the Union Station Museums, it was like a portal into the past. You started from most recent history and ascended into the late 18th century. I also enjoyed the opportunity to draw historical objects.

When we arrived at the Vineyard Central we discovered we had arrived on a work day. Every fifth Sunday the church spends time working on their buildings and grounds. The church and the community was very inspiring and refreshing to be around. We were given a tour, fed and put to work. On the tour we were told of the communities history and learned that the church rents out studio space for artists in the neighborhood. The building itself is breath taking and it made us feel good that we could help restore such a building.

(Deb) We did a lot of fun things but the most meaningful was helping out at Central Vineyard. We served together, Mike and Alex cleaned the women's bathroom, then a whole mob of us cleaned the mens room. Ahh that was fun. Serving brings joy to the giver and reciever, both parties are blessed, it's just how God wired us.
We are meant to make a difference and influence change in the world around us. We are interested to see how God can use art as the catalyst for change. We live in a media driven culture and have such an opportunity to bring our culture foward into the light of purity and health.