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Creative Community

  • Venture Campus - Worship Center 16845 Hicks Road Los, Gatos, CA 95032 (map)

Wednesdays at 7pm  |  March 1-29

Creative Community is series of exciting, creatively-focused workshops designed to develop your abilities while deepening your walk with God. It'll be a great opportunity to learn, interact, share, and grow through this semester. Take a look at the workshop descriptions, pick your class, and register by clicking below!




If you are a middle school or high school student currently involved or would like to be involved in the 678 or HSM Worship Team or Production Team, join Murph as he provides a fun, interactive time of learning how to grow as a musician, worship leader, vocalist, or production volunteer.



Want to learn how to make your own lightsaber fight scene, create psychedelic video effects, or animate your own movie titles or lyric video? Learn the basics of Adobe After Effects in this class, as we explore beginner techniques for Visual Effects and Motion Graphic Animation. No previous experience is necessary for this introductory class. A USB thumb drive (8 GB or larger) is recommended so you can work on projects at home if you choose, but not required.



This five-week course will begin with basic sketching concepts and progress toward increasingly finer work. We’ll work in graphite, charcoal, conte crayons, pastels, and watercolor pencil as Venture artist Clyde Beck helps us to progressively define a subject toward making it a work of art. If you have a concept you want to work on, that will be great, otherwise Clyde will suggest some subjects for you to choose from. When you sign up for the class Clyde will provide you with a list of materials you will need to bring or buy for this class.



Get ready to stretch yourself vocally and expressively as we dive into this exciting class! In Vocal Leading, we will cover healthy vocal technique, vocal parts in harmony, worshipful posture, expressive leading, and stage movement. No materials are needed for this class. Just bring yourself and an open and encouraging attitude, as this will be a collaborative and interactive experience.  



We will be discussing composition and design as you create your own objet d’ art journal and learn Japanese Notan design. No experience is necessary, just a love of creative activity. Class materials will cost $15.



When asked about the Production team, we tend to think of the most obvious aspects: lights, cameras, and... sound. But it actually takes a lot of people behind the scenes to make services run smoothly. In this course, we will explore those less-technical areas for anyone who might be interested in joining the team. Topics will include service producing, stage management, lyrics and slides, and live video directing, taught by team members and church staff. Sound intimidating? Each week will be designed to show how easy it can actually be to get involved in production arts.



Whether you are marketing for your business, supporting church activities or someone with an important message, a well thought out platform using digital and social media is an effective way to get your message out to your community. So what is a platform? A platform can be a plug-and-play model that allows multiple participants (producers and consumers) to connect to it, interact with each other, and create and exchange value. This is an introductory workshop, and we’ll identify and explore the best platforms for your message.

Earlier Event: February 24
Hume Lake Winter Camp
Later Event: March 4
Group Run - Martial Cottle Park