I'm trying to figure out the "best" way to do a lesson with a stained glass feel to it. I was unable to find a condensed discussion on various methods. I'm wondering what any of you have tried and liked.
For younger grades, I like coloring a picture and rubbing baby oil on it to make it transluscent. But we'd like to try something different in the older grades.
We've tried using overhead transparencies, but struggle with what to use on them. Sharpies seem to temporarily dry out after just a few strokes. Other permanent markers seems to end up very streaky looking. I tried a sample with acrylic paint which looks nice on the table, but not so nice when hung in a window. One time we used the puffy paint tubes which wasn't too bad, but they sure went through the tubes in a hurry.
So I don't know if I'm expecting too much, or if I've just not figured out the right method to use. Thoughts?
The specific lesson we're doing this time is The Last Supper, so we're wanting to show the bread and the wine.
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Some lessons, found here at Rotation.org that use stained glass methods are:
- "The Last Supper" Art Workshop written by Jaymie Derden, State Street Church."
- The Birth of Jesus Art Workshop written by Carol Hulbert and Sherry Stone, First United Methodist Church. use stained glass method on Glass Votive Holders.
- Moses & the Parting of the Red Sea Art Workshop written by Rev. Ron Shifley, Scotland United Church of Christ, Scotland, SD, USA