Group Discussion Guide: The Faithful Artist

Lesson 2 — The Maker Space

  1. Making sense of an artistic calling can be extremely difficult, as artists face skepticism about the value of their jobs and the pressure to actually produce the final product.  

    • How did you discern your vocation as an artist? Have you ever faced opposition to this career path from those who questioned the legitimacy of the artistic vocation? How did you respond?  

    • What practical challenges do artists face when it comes to pursuing art as a career?  

  2. The artistic journey is fraught with great risk and great reward. Every artist knows both the deep satisfaction of seeing a project completed and the bitter disappointment of a vision falling apart before coming to fruition.  

    • As an artist, what does it feel like to inhabit the “liminal space” Cameron describes here?  

    • What motivates you to take the risk involved in producing art?