Thursday 18 April 7:30 p.m. – Sunday 21 April 3:00 p.m.

A new resurgence of creativity in the kingdom of God is underway –

– a Renaissance if you will, highlighting again the importance and significance of the arts in the body of Christ and to the world. Many artists with a living faith in Jesus Christ have existed only on the periphery, many are isolated, and many are underground. Still, yet, there are many in art schools and in the marketplace, and there are also many rising in their God-given identities returning to the purpose of creative expression.

The definition of what it means to be creative and a follower of Jesus is far broader than what we might encounter during a Sunday service, it is far more powerful than what the term ‘Christian art’ could ever signify, and far more necessary than what many forms of Christian expression would give credence to.

To be creative is to worship. Creativity is an expression of devotion to God – it is not only a means to an end, but actually an end in itself – making is enough.

Creativity breathes the intimacy of heaven into an environment. From galleries to street-art, digital space to the intimately tactile, the touch of the eternal breaks into the mundane, and art shifts the soul before the mind can rationalize it away.

Creativity challenges the status quo, it stands up – it has a voice. Justice and righteousness flow like a river through the voice of creative expression.

In a world where the power of art is often used for negative means, artists of faith have the unique and timely opportunity to connect, support one another, develop their craft, and become more aware of the territory available for them to influence.

MAJESTY calls artists of faith together, to engage in a greater devotion to the One, to release a greater purpose through their making, and to reveal a greater promise – the heart of God. Held at ATELIER Studio|Gallery in Nelson, New Zealand over the Easter weekend of 2019, visual art-making workshops, times of worship, new ideas and discussion, prophetic input, and plenty of ‘making time’ all flow together to release a new fire in the creative soul.

Consider participating in MAJESTY, an Art & Faith Incubator.

Worship + Workshops

Workshop sessions will be held each day that provides diverse visual art-making approaches, skill development, and personal and spiritual reflection under the leadership of established artists. Time and space will also be made available throughout the day for participants to consolidate their learning and continue to develop their work in the studio with others. Each day will begin with time in worship and prayer – the furnace of creative endeavour.

Click on a profile image below to view more details about each workshop:

Amanda Watson

Workshop: Drawing – Pushing the Boundaries


Workshop: Opening up 3D Space


Workshop: De-Generate – Processes of Disruption


Workshop: The Power of Images


Worship Sessions

Price & Registration

$360 per person – includes all workshops and materials.

$700 per couple – includes all workshops and materials.
Group discounts may apply – please contact ATELIER to discuss.


ATELIER Studio|Gallery is situated in the CBD of Nelson city. Many accommodation options are available in close proximity to ATELIER to suit all budgets. However, due to Nelson being a popular destination for Easter weekend, we would encourage you to secure accommodation as soon as possible.

Some accommodation options include:

  • Airbnb – there are multiple accommodation options available through Airbnb within walking distance to ATELIER, including apartments, residential properties, and Bed & Breakfast hosts.
  • The Inn Between – Lodge and Backpackers is situated directly behind ATELIER, which has a variety of single, double, and group rooms. See their website at
  • The Rutherford Hotel – Luxury Accommodation. Within 5 minutes walking distance from ATELIER. See their website at

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