After the first successful attempt at a weeklong art affair, another had to be in store. Professor Tamara McGinnis has put together the second Annual Arts Week, next week, from Monday February 7 to Friday, February 11, filled with interactive workshops including cartooning, sword fighting, dancing and more.
This week will include more than our local professors. Workshop presenters include Chuck Neighbors who is an actor, writer, and director who has traveled around the globe. He will be presenting a monologue on the Parables.
Janey Jefferson will be challenging her group to get up and move with her dance steps. The class will learn a few basic steps and even learn a dance routine.
For those who are not light on their feet David McGinnis will provide light-hearted fun. McGinnis will equip his workshop attendees with the tools necessary in cartooning. He will help make ideas into completed cartoon strips.
Jonathan Cole, Associate Department Chair at Willamette University and head of the Directing Program, will bring stage combat to life. Cole will help direct unarmed stage combat and single sword stage combat. Participating students will have the opportunity to learn and choreograph a fight scene.
Those are just a few. Dates, times and locations of each event are:
Monday, February 7
- 10 a.m. (during Chapel) – Living as a Christian in a Non-Christian World - Phillip Long in Psalm Performing Arts Center
- 7 p.m. – Introduction to Stage Combat: Unarmed and Single Sword – Jonathan Cole – Emitte Center
Tuesday, February 8
- 7:30 p.m. – Student Recital – Emitte Center
Wednesday, February 9
- 10 a.m. (during chapel) – The Path of Greatest Resistance: The Search for Significance – Steve Reinmuth – Psalm Performing Arts Center
- 7 p.m. – What Would Jesus Watch? – Kent Kersey – PV102
- 7 p.m. – Basic Painting Principles - Steve Hunt - PV101
- 5:30 p.m. – 3D Foundry Workshop – Steve Reinmuth – Off Campus (class will travel to his foundry in Eugene)
Thursday, February 10
- 7 p.m. – “Not the Way I heard It” Monologue Presentation on the Parables – Chuck Neighbors – Psalm Performing Arts Center
Friday, February 11
- 10 a.m. (during chapel) – “Destroying Her Body: What an Anti-artistic Culture Does to the Church” - Dr. John Mark Reynolds – Psalm Performing Arts Center
- 6 p.m. – Dance Class – Janey Jefferson – Psalm Performing Arts Center
- 6 p.m. – Cartooning 101 – David McGinnis – AC4422
- 7 p.m. – Whittling/Carving Workshop – Bill Mills – AC4424
To register, visit Corban.edu and check availability of classes and fees.
Beyond the fun and exciting aspect of the week, Arts week is really dedicated to learning more about the God we serve.
“God has really burned in me that expressing ourselves in different ways is a way to more fully understand the character of God,” McGinnis said in her online interview. “The students have expressed a desire for this. It gives them an outlet to encourage one another, and it is very exciting for me.”
Arts Week is unlike any other at Corban. A break from the long study nights and tedious technicalities of school, this week will shed light on the beauty and uniqueness of the God we serve.