The Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), a Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) based in Washington, D.C., will offer classes with continuing education credits at WFX 2011. Here’s a sampling of the IFRAA classes:
A Biblical Base for Sacred Space (AIA LU Credits)
Attendees will see how the definition of what constitutes a sacred space has evolved from biblical times up to the present. The talk will begin with creation and move through the centuries, ending with the current state of church architecture. While programs are important, how well do our buildings offer spiritual and bodily sustenance for the pilgrim in search of the sacred in a busy world?
Art, Artistry, and Architecture (AIA LU Credits)
Attendees will see the interdependence of all the arts in the design of a house of prayer. Who or what is involved in creating an imaginative and sensually pleasing place of worship? How does a congregation plan for a building that is functional, economic, green and aesthetic—all at the same time?
Using Media to Enhance Your Environment (AIA LU Credit)
Visual media is everywhere in worship—but how do we do it well? Learn how the right lighting, visual media, and room environment can enhance the worship moment and glorify God.
To find out more about the educational classes offered at WFX Dallas 2011, visit www.wfxweb.com.