The creation of liturgical art—art that is capable of illuminating the mysteries being celebrated—is a communal, spiritual practice which must never be rushed.
Before a single idea is developed, before a pencil touches paper, Art Committee members must make time to reflect together on the scriptures, season, feast, or event for which the art is designed to serve. This period of exploration is best accomplished through some form of theological reflection.
Each community will want to design a process of reflection that is spiritually enriching, educational, and which allows creative ideas to flourish.
For the sake of example, two formal methods are presented: