CREATIVE TRACKS INFORMATION
Our tracks are a part of the Creative DTS. During this 5-month Discipleship Training School, we are excited to partner godly discipleship training with creative tracks that will leave you inspired in the areas of coffee, photography, fine art, music, film & dance depending on what track you choose. Below is information about all creative tracks in our Creative DTS.
This track will touch upon making coffee drinks of all types, the basics of coffee roasting, running a cafe as a business and much more. We are lucky to be connected to JACU Coffee Roastery, Precious Beans Coffee Roastery as well as Lyspunktet Cafe who are all part of helping to make the Barista track a memorable experience.
Come and join our photography track and learn how to photograph with excellence while discovering God’s heart for the nations.
In addition to practical photography teaching, all students will have hands on opportunities to apply what they’ve learned by photographing locally (here in the gorgeous fjord region of Ålesund, Norway) as well as internationally while on DTS outreach. The goal of this track is to equip each student to understand their camera gear and to be able to create striking images that can be a voice for the voiceless across the globe.
Teaching can include : Camera basics (shutter, ISO, aperture… etc.), composition for portraits, documentary photography, working with natural light, working with off camera flash, various project assignments given throughout the the year.
fine art Track
The vision for the Fine Art track is to let the students explore what it means to do prophetic art inspired by God, how to bless others with what you create, and take time to learn new techniques and improve skills.
Teaching can include: the prophetic arts, painting, drawing, classical foundations.
The Music track focuses on songwriting & recording. Through many various assignments we want to inspire you to write songs and teach you how to produce and arrange them. YWAM Ålesund runs a KLAR Recordings Sound Studio that will assist students in their journey.
Teaching can include: song writing, recording, producing & arranging, improvising and the prophetic.
In the Dance track, you will further your gift of dance God has given you and learn how to bless others with it. Developing your skills in choreography and working with others through godly inspiration is part of this track.
While quality is important, technique is not the main focus of this school.
Teaching can include: modern, prophetic dance, hip hop, composition, choreography, improvisation. Dance styles vary from year to year.
OUTDOORS TRACK (new)
Outdoors adventures - every week of lecture phase we plan at least one activity. This could be for example a morning run on a track with a view, afternoon hike up a hill, bonfire on a beach, going to the bouldering hall, evening kayak paddle or exploring countryside etc.
Adventure weekends - about three weekends of the lecture phase will be spent in the outdoor scenery. Some examples of this might be a trip to a remote cabin, hike and tenting over a hill or across an island.
Boat expedition – we will use the old and renovated ferry “Parat III” to take the track to one of the fjords in the Sunnmøre region. The goal is to have fellowship/training onboard, and use the boat as a base to go on hikes to the different beautiful mountainsides surrounding the fjord.