Why You Should Join an I Am Art Camp

Why You Should Join an I Am Art Camp Former Athentikos intern Courtney Noya reflects on her unexpected participation with I Am Art, and how anyone can join despite doubt and inhibitions. When I first began working with Athentikos in 2016, I didn’t quite understand what kind of path I was starting to journey down. […]

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The Best Prize

This post was written by Guatemalan team member Diego Armando, a Spanish teacher from San Pedro La Laguna. Diego served as a translator and photographer for the camp Athentikos’ is an amazing mission because it’s a way to know how much can I do for other people. My experience with Athentikos at the jungle school […]

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Still Working

This post was written by Athentikos Alumni Jen Galvin. She has participated in several I Am Art camps, both in Virginia and Guatemala, and returned this December to serve with Athentikos at The Jungle School. The Jungle School and the children that go there have really left me feeling like I need to do more, […]

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We Are the Light of the World

This Blog was written by Danny Rodas, a Guatemalan translator  who has participated in two I Am Art camps. “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” – ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭ Jesus told his disciples that they are the light of the […]

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Serve Each Other With love

This blog was written by Mafer Farnes, a Guatemalan translator who helped with the Casa Bernabae I Am Art camp in October of 2018. I give thanks to God because despite the difficulties that happened to me during the year, God has blessed me with experiences like this, and I can say that my year […]

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The Power of Story

This post was written by team member Bethany Cok who currently resides in Guatemala  I leaned against the concrete wall of the high-ceilinged room we’d decorated to the rafters with balloons, streamers, and chalk art, the explosion of color matching the explosion of chaos that descended on the room every afternoon at 1:50. I watched […]

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Why Are You Here?

This post was written by Chloe Hunsbarger who participated in the 2018 summer I Am Art Camp at Magdalena Milpas Altas Upon arriving in Guatemala, David challenged our whole team with the simple question, “Why are you here?” Right out of the gate. Before any of us had the chance to really sink our toes […]

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Creative Relationships

This post was written by Kelsey Beyeler, who has been working with Athentikos since 2017 and experienced her first I Am Art camp this summer as a workshop leader in watercolors.  It is my belief that a productive relationship is one that enables creativity and inspiration rather than stifling it. My relationship with Athentikos has […]

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Art. God’s Love. Children.

Art. God’s Love. Children. My passion is centered on these three. Being a part of I Am Art, I felt at home. The team worked together to shine God’s love through the tools of creating artwork we enjoy and were comfortable with. We were confident in what we were doing even if we found areas […]

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Learning New Steps

This post was written by Krissy Smith who led a dance workshop during the 2018 I Am Art camp in Magdalena, Milpas Altas. My workshop group presented a dance routine which was not the originally planned presentation—but we went with it. We had approximately 3 minutes and 20 seconds for a dance routine to sum […]

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