In today’s conditions with no prevailing architectural style, what can we say about the relationship between stained glass and architecture? Is stained glass still architecture’s handmaid or architectural afterthought? How do we design new buildings to accommodate old windows so that they are not mere archaic survival?
The ACLS Webinar Committee has arranged a member Showcase for some of our members, many of whom are newer to ACLS. It is an opportunity for our organization to meet and discuss our member contributions to Liturgical consulting and design.
This webinar will brighten your appreciation of Easter, deepen your respect for bees, and inspire you to go forth and spread the Paschal Light of Jesus Christ to the world through the work of your hands.
April 20, 2021 Webinar: Pam Hardimann – “Celebrate! Planning for Welcoming Seasonal Fiber Art both Inside and Outside”
Seasonal fiber art done well both inspires and invites us to enter and celebrate liturgical seasons more deeply. Let’s explore how it is possible to bring a joyful welcome and life to liturgical spaces through fiber art, whether indoors or outdoors.
Guy Kemper will provide insights on architectural theory. He’ll show images explaining the distinction between art, ornament, and architectural art, and the relationships between art and architecture regarding scale, light, composition, color, psychology and movement.
Linda McCray, liturgical artist, will share her abstract spiritual original paintings to illustrate how abstract art can work in sacred space and ways to help your congregation connect with abstract art. Linda will also present a case study and experience Linda’s creative process through her abstract Stations of the Cross project.
January 19, 2021 Webinar: Roberto Chiotti – “The Architecture of Eco-Theology: Beyond Sustainable Liturgical Design”
Roberto Chiotti will present on the Architecture of Eco-Theology: More than just applying sustainable design strategies to sacred space, Roberto’s church architecture and liturgical designs attempt to tangibly, realistically, and meaningfully embody the tenets of eco-theology such that the architecture itself becomes a form of catechesis.
Heather Craig, a professional archivist, will provide an overview of the kinds of information she has found to be helpful to preserve your collection; as well as, provide suggestions for retention, organization and documentation of a personal collection of research.
Christine Reinhard, a liturgical consultant, will share from her experience and insight how our design for sacred theologies is balanced with guidelines by church leaders. Christine is and always has been a Spirit led consultant. She will talk about the ramifications as well as the joys of being Spirit led.
This is a brief history of a journey through the design and creation of mosaic art for liturgical settings. The presentation will discuss the process of creating an artwork for a spiritual space and how this differs to secular architectural commissions. The mosaics are created through a collaborative process which involves conversations with the pastor, the architect and the community using the space.