An Artist's Guide to Socially Engaged Art

Do you have a vision for your city's restoration? 
Are you looking for creative ways to engage your local community with art?

A Conversation with Jason Leith, Visual Artist
Sacred Streets & Director of Visual Arts, Saddleback Church

An Artist's Guide to
Socially Engaged Art

Join Joey O'Connor as he has an inspiring conversation with visual artist and Saddleback Church Art Director, Jason Leith, about how artists can develop socially engaged art that impacts communities and people's lives.

In this Grove Online Course, you will...

  • Learn what socially engaged art is.
  • To identify opportunities and threats in social practice.
  • To interact with our culture's thirst for socially engaged art.
  • Understand how the Church is the perfect vessel for socially engaged art.
  • See video and visual examples of how Jason developed a phenomenal socially engaged art program in downtown Los Angeles.

Artist Statement - Jason Leith

"My passion lies between art and social engagement when they come together as one movement. My art practice gets me most fired up when it is harnessed as a means of connection and service.

One reason I have stuck to drawing and painting is that there is no immediate capturing of an image. Instead, both the subject and the artist sit with each other for extended periods of a slow-paced creation environment. It is a type of work that is personal and powerful. I desire to use art on a person-to-person basis, to bridge personal differences and cross spiritual divides."