Christian Artists Seminar

July 29 - August 2, 2018

Wiebe van Dingen

It was about 30 years ago that I came to CA for the first time. In those days, I artistically worked as a silversmith, making jewellery using precious metals and stones. In a certain way insecure and looking for answers, I attended the talent evaluation where I received serious and useful advice. It is so important to discover which way to go and to proceed in what is good. Over the years, this advice had a great impact on me and gave me much confidence. It also encouraged me to work with different materials on a much larger scale. I love to use found objects and put these together in a surprising composition.

The atmosphere at CA is one of great openness, respect for mutual art forms, skills and talents. It is also a place where I recognize the echo of God's voice. While working together in an international ambiance, I feel being part of a greater network. I need that space.

In the process of developing skills (in wood, metal, sensitivity and education) I see fruits that communicate. This leads to understanding and speaking a language that reaches hearts and opens doors. And that's what art is for.

Today, I work as a visual artist and as arts and craft teacher.

I love to teach about 'the creative process'.