From The Top has been achieving positive creative and artistic impact since 1992. This has included such areas of the performing and visual arts as drama, physical theatre, photography and other art forms that expressed through From The Top Arts. It also includes olo Creative Community - which is our research, writing, teaching and facilitation arm. From The Top operates from a Christian worldview. From The Top has been a registered Canadian charity since 1996.
Part of the service of From The Top is Kev Wood facilitating churches learning more about a variety of creative options that can be added to their worship services, events and programs beyond, and complementary to, spoken word and music in a way that connects holistically with those present.
Kev and/or the troupe From The Top Arts are booked to perform or teach in services, events, programs, conferences, workshops and more.
What people are saying about the ministry of From The Top:
"You have a real gift. Thank you for using it to spread God’s abounding love to His people.
"I highly recommend Kev W Wood of From The Top Arts. Students from JK through Grade 8 were engaged in the message that Kev gave and the way it was performed." - School Principal
"I am so glad we were able to have you at our school. I have heard nothing but positive comments from students and staff about what a blessing this morning was." - School Principal
"Way beyond awesome"
"Powerful and beautiful" - Worship Leader
On our blog page you can subscribe to and follow Kev's blog - 'The Restless Artist' - where he shares his reflections on the arts from nearly 40 years of training and experience in the arts and with what he is interacting now. This includes what Kev is reading, researching, watching, interactions with people and other experiences. Posts are written with the objective of not taking more than 1-2 minutes to read.
Kev writes, "I read the following words by Janice Elsheimer in her book The Creative Call: 'Our gifts are not from God to us, but from God through us to the world. When we fail to use these gifts, we suffer the same way a person accustomed to regular physical activity may feel pent up, out of sorts, and off-balance after going for several days without exercise. When we try to live without exercising our artistic gifts we may feel RESTLESS [emphasis Kev's] and empty. Life lacks fullness. Something buried deep within longs to emerge.'