A TREASURE AS BIG AS THE VAST NIGHT SKY
I love art made by young hands that expresses their understanding of the scripture lesson. I also love it when an art project feels like the perfect "fit" for the meaning of the scripture we're trying to capture and express. And that's what this THIS Psalm 8 Art Lesson "treasure" does.
The Bible study in the lesson teaches Psalm 8's wonderful and embracing imagery: (excerpts)
how majestic is your name in all the earth!...
You have set your glory above the heavens...
what are human beings that you are mindful of them?
...and crowned them with glory and honor
Then the lesson helps them capture God's message with a painting technique that mimics the "surrounding embrace" (what 'crowned' visually means in the Psalm) and places them in that starry embrace (an embrace they can see every starry night). To do so, kids are introduced to the crowning swirls of “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh so that this famous painting may always remind them of God's loving and honoring embrace. (What a great example of the Writing Team's efforts to "go the extra mile" in developing art projects that uniquely express the scripture!)
This Psalm 8 Art lesson from our Writing Team includes lots of how-to details, extra resources, and excellent suggestions for adapting for age and class time. This is a lesson that could easily be an at-home lesson as well. Video links for art techniques and some special Psalm 8 music-video imagery make this lesson impressionable and FUN!
Because the Psalm 8 Art lesson is a Writing Team lesson it is only open to our supporting members. For more about the Rotation Model's POV on Art, read the Art Workshop's "Guiding Principles."
Have fun teaching with this treasure and please share some of your artistic ideas and results!