I AM ART

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Shine 
brighter
than the scars ... 

Travel

Get outside the day-to-day bubble and experience the beauty of God's creation.

Explore

Meet new friends, explore culture, and learn learn new ways of seeing the world together.

Serve

Make a difference in the lives of at-risk children through creative arts and return home full of life.

I AM ART

I AM ART is a program of Athentikos that enriches the lives of at-risk children by using creative arts to show them the power of their true potential.

I AM ART teams help kids discover the uniqueness of who they are in God’s greater story, and unlock the possibilities of what they can be. Everyone can dream. Everyone has a story. Everyone is art. Our goal is to help each child find the art within so they can change the way they see the world around them. This changes their course. This changes their community. This changes EVERYTHING.

DETAILS

Creative Arts Program Development

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CREATIVE DIRECTION

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impact

I AM ART IMPACTS ARTISTS & CHILDREN

“If the pain of your story is not transformed, it will be transmitted.”

-Richard Rohr

conflict resolution

We cannot remove pain and conflict from our story, but we can change how we respond to it. I AM ART connects our personal story to God’s greater story of redemption, so we can rest in the peace of our true identity: Art of the Great I AM.

One of the most important parts of a story is the element of surprise – the twist in the plot that illuminates deeper meaning. Cognitive psychology recognizes the importance of the “discrepant event”: something with an unexpected outcome that is remembered because it engages our brain, encouraging problem solving and critical thinking.

I AM ART uses the surprise of conflict in a creative process to help us process the conflict in our personal story through external symbolism. This process allows us to safely explore conflict and challenges us to think about our healthy responses that will help heal trauma.

impact

I AM ART MODEL

1

CREATE BEAUTIFUL ART

2

ALTER ART THROUGH CONFLICT

3

cREATE SOMETHING EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL FROM THE BROKEN PIECES

BENEFITS OF CREATIVITY

  • COLLABORATION

  • COMMUNICATION

  • CONCENTRATION

  • CONFIDENCE

  • CURIOSITY

  • DISCIPLINE

  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  • EMPATHY

  • IMAGINATION

  • MOTIVATION

  • PATIENCE

  • PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS

  • PURPOSE

  • SELF-RESPECT

  • TOLERANCE

Team member training

We’ll equip you with everything you need to impact lives through creative arts, including how to:

• Guide youth to explore their story through creative arts

• Understand the cultural and spiritual context of the trip

• Collaborate with like-minded creatives from all over the world

• Empower through story and creative arts

• Raise funds using our media and crowd-funding platform

• Promoting your trip through strategic social media

• Preparing lesson plans for a 5 day workshop using our curriculum guide

• Research and produce inspirational stories

• Select gear for international production

• Pack strategically for a short-term vision trip

optional excursion

Reflect on your journey before you return home.

We believe it is important to take time to reflect on your journey with team members before returning home to normal life. We don’t require it, but we highly recommend joining the optional excursion. We handle all the logistics and take you to some of the most beautiful places on earth. 

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VIDEOS

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MERCHANDISE & BRANDING

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BRANDING

2018 Branding

The Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala and symbolic of liberty. Legend says the Quetzal dies in captivity. It is the perfect metaphor for freeing children from the bondage of abuse.

2013 Branding

Abstract Quetzal

Athentikos

Athentikos

Scott & Amelia Moore founded the nonprofit, Athentikos in 2008 to authentically give back to Guatemala, the birth country of their two adopted sons. After wrestling with infertility for over a decade, Scott and Amelia adopted two sons, Micah and Elliot. During their adoption process, they learned about Guatemala’s tragic history and met children who were still hurting. They couldn’t just adopt their sons and move on with their lives. They had to respond. So, they decided to use their creative talents to tell a story. That’s how it all began …

Shine Brighter than the Scars.

Logo Symbolism

Visually, the logo represents the Volcano Agua seen through the arch in Antigua, Guatemala. Thematically, the logo represents sanctification – the continual process of being drawn closer to God (and our authentic identity) over the course of life.

Creative Process

Feature-length documentary

Reparando

Feature-Length Documentary

Becoming Fools

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Healing through creative arts

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Branding

Website

Videos

Annual Report