VISION


Art is a door to spark the imagination, ignite the heart and illuminate the world around us.  Illustrators are visual communicators that tell a story, illustrate a concept or convey a message. There is a passion in God’s heart to speak through your art. Through God’s creativity you have the power to illuminate the world.

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OUR FOCUS


Grow closer to the Lord and use your artistic talents to share God’s love through illustration. This training is for those who want to grow in godly character and apply biblical principles in their lives, in addition to broadening their artistic skills. Strong drawing ability is recommended.

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SCHOOL INFORMATION


Dates

Jan 5th – Mar 29th 2017

Costs

$4,965

Languages

English

Prerequisites

Completion of any YWAM DTS and outreach.

Dates

Jan 4th – Mar 28th 2017

Costs

$4,965

Languages

English

Prerequisites

Completion of any YWAM DTS and outreach.

SCHOOL TOPICS


Biblical foundation of the arts

Drawing concepts

Composition

Perspective

Color theory

Painting techniques (watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media)

Art exhibit and presentation skills

OUTREACH / INTERNSHIPS


Internship

The internship provides an opportunity for working experience in a design studio or missions setting abroad. Students excel in their artwork, and may have the potential for publication of their illustrations and further portfolio development. Internships are individualized for business or ministry according to abilities and area of interest.

 

 

Karen Chamalian (Founder)


Karen prayed a simple prayer to “Make A Difference” while living in California. That led her do her Discipleship Training School with YWAM Kona in 1995.  She has a BFA degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Her favorite media are oil and acrylic and she likes to do Cultural portraits reflecting the diversity of the nations. She also has a heart for social and justice issues and doing illustrations that bring awareness.

After being School of Illustration staff for several years, she began leading the school in in 1998 and also ran an illustration school in Kenya in 2001.

Karen teaches drawing, figure drawing, colored pencil, oil and acrylic painting and mixed media.

Karen’s heart is to encourage and motivate students to use their talents to glorify God. She seeks to inspire artists to grow in godly character, and discover the extravagant creativity of God to share with others, and bring hope and blessing.

Email: SOI@uofnkona.edu

Graham Fleming


Leadership Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOI@uofnkona.edu

Wayne Lo


Leadership Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOI@uofnkona.edu

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Accreditation


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.  Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.