Connecting to the Christmas Story through Painting

Paint the Story: Christmas Edition Workshop

What if you could be present and connected this Christmas Season all season long?  What if you could enjoy Christmas up to AND including Christmas Day? This workshop is designed to help you do that....

The focus of the Paint the Story Workshop is to connect to the Christmas Story through painting.  In this workshop, we spend time thinking about the foretelling of Christ's birth and His birth story, and paint the story through the lens of what His coming to earth as a baby means to us.  During this 3 hour workshop, participants can paint a warm-up painting exercise followed by 3 paintings.

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The Paint the Story Workshop was developed by Anna Elliott, as a response to feeling frustrated that she was trying to do all the things to make a great Christmas for everyone else, but feeling like she was missing out on it herself until the Christmas Eve service when she would connect with the story, with Jesus as God with Us, and then feel like the season was over so soon.   She knew there had to be a better way, one where Christ's birth and what it meant to her, was at the forefront of her mind all season long, and the Paint the Story: Christmas Edition Workshop was born.  

 

What is Paint the Story?

 Paint the Story is an experiential workshop designed to help you connect with the Christmas Story, the story of Christ's birth, the season celebrating Christ's birth, that God is with you.

 

What do I mean by the Christmas Story? I mean the story that was foretold

in the Old Testament of God coming to earth, and then centuries later, it

actually happening.  You know, the one with His mother Mary marrying

Joseph, traveling to Bethlehem, the Wise Men in the East coming to

worship Him and King Herod being jealous and wanting him dead.

And yet, He came.  He came anyway.  And 2,000+ years later, we have a

few weeks dedicated to celebrating it, with many family and cultural

traditions added on, and either the initial story gets forgotten, or

we get distracted. 

 

The goal is to experience a deeper connection with God through

connecting with the Christmas Story.  

It is also designed to help you put in perspective the Christmas Season, and to put in the forefront the story of Christ's birth, God with Us, as you go through the Christmas Season.  It is designed to help you enjoy the season as you focus on the reason for the season.  

Each person's Paint the Story: Christmas Edition experience is unique to them.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for individuals interested in having a deeper connection with the Christmas Story, God with Us, and His perspective on sending His Son, Jesus, as a baby.  This workshop is an opportunity for you to explore the Christmas Season at the beginning of the Christmas Season, so you can appreciate the Christmas Story all season long.  This is also the opportunity to document what part of the Christmas Story impacts you the most, and also what it means to you specifically.  

What if I am not an artist or a painter?

No artistic talent is required for this workshop.  This workshop focuses on the meaning behind the painting. 

 

For general workshop and instructor information, click here 

Four word exercise used with permission from Laurie Zaigon, Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc., Laguna Hills, CA.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Paint the Story: Christmas Edition is the workshop I always wanted to take.  I wanted a way to connect with the Christmas Story at the beginning of the Christmas Season, so I could connect with God through His sending Jesus as a baby, focus on the meaning behind it, and reason for the season, and frankly, enjoy it.  

I hope you find this workshop as meaningful and helpful in aligning your Christmas Season with what matters most - Jesus' Birth, and your loved ones and serving others - in a way that supports you, so you can connect with those that matter to you most this Christmas Season."

Anna, Paint the Story: Christmas Edition Creator

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This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only.  It is being provided to you to educate you about connecting through art and as a self-care tool for your own use.  It is not medical, psychological or religious advice (I am not a pastor or clergy member).  This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgement.  For my full disclaimer, go to: www.annajaneelliott.com/Disclaimer.