I AM ART

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

I AM ART

CREATIVE DIRECTION

I AM ART MODEL

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. 

I AM ART

VIDEOS

I AM ART

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

I Am Art – Spring 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/96016283″][mk_padding_divider size=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left”]DESCRIPTION[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]A documentary short about the Athentikos I Am Art Mural project in spring 2014.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]FILM DETAILS[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]FORM: Documentary, Short
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Social Issue, Biography
NICHE: Third World, Social Justice, Latino
RUNNING TIME: 7 Minutes 30 Seconds
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
SUBTITLES: English[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]PERSONAL CREDITS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list margin_bottom=”30″]

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Music

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Senior Portrait – Amelia J. Moore

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GENRE: Commercial
NICHE: Music Video
RUNNING TIME: 3 Minutes[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]PERSONAL CREDITS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list margin_bottom=”30″]Producer
Director
Editor
Writer
Creative Director
Music[/mk_custom_list][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Athentikos – Art Camp 2011

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/33044907″][mk_padding_divider size=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left”]DESCRIPTION[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]A documentary short about Athentikos taking children from one of Central America’s largest largest slum communities to a week long Art Camp on the Guatemalan coast.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]FILM DETAILS[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]FORM: Documentary, Short
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Social Issue, Biography
NICHE: Third World, Social Justice, Latino
RUNNING TIME: 5 Minutes
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
SUBTITLES: English[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]PERSONAL CREDITS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list margin_bottom=”30″]

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Motion Graphics

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Made New

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/70885202″][mk_padding_divider size=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left”]DESCRIPTION[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]A documentary short about a woman in Guatemala city who repairs dolls scavenged from the dump and sells them as new in a local market.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]FILM DETAILS[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]FORM: Documentary, Short
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Social Issue, Biography
NICHE: Third World, Social Justice, Latino
RUNNING TIME: 5 Minutes
LANGUAGES: None[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]PERSONAL CREDITS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list margin_bottom=”30″]

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Musical Score

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Faithful Provision

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1mTakTHLPk”][mk_padding_divider size=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left”]DESCRIPTION[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]After several life changes including, children, leaving a fortune 500 company and being laid off, the Hancocks reduce their grocery budget from $1100 / month to $250 / month. Coupons enable the Hancocks to save and be generous despite their reduced income.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]FILM DETAILS[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]FORM: Documentary, Short
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Biography
NICHE: Coupons, Budgeting
RUNNING TIME: 5 Minutes
LANGUAGES: English[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]PERSONAL CREDITS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list margin_bottom=”30″]

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Music

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Surrender At the Water’s Edge

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Melanie’s story is told through the visual metaphor of photography.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]FILM DETAILS[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]FORM: Documentary, Short
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Biography
NICHE: Wrestling
RUNNING TIME: 6 Minutes
LANGUAGES: English[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]PERSONAL CREDITS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list margin_bottom=”30″]

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Music

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The Wrestler

Description

After years of wrestling with God, Bradley decides to change the rest of his story.

Details

FORM: Documentary, Short
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Biography
NICHE: Wrestling
RUNNING TIME: 6 Minutes
LANGUAGES: English

Painting Through the Storm

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The story was captured on a green stage and the virtual set was produced in After Effects.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]FILM DETAILS[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]FORM: Documentary, Short
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Biography
NICHE: Art Therapy
RUNNING TIME: 8 Minutes
LANGUAGES: English[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_fancy_title style=”alt” tag_name=”h3″ size=”13″ line_height=”18″ color=”#696969″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ font_family=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ align=”left” border_width=”5″]PERSONAL CREDITS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_custom_list margin_bottom=”30″]

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Motion Graphics
  • 3D Animation

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