Art Lessons, Ideas, Activities, and Resources for the Empty Tomb and Resurrection.
Including: Jesus, Stone rolled away, angels, He is risen, Mary Magdalene, Women at tomb, and related stories. Matthew 28:1-18, Mark 16, John 20:1-18, Luke 24, resurrection, etc. Bible lessons for the Empty Tomb and Resurrection -with Art, craft, painting, construction, drawing, etc.
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Cross Art Project
One of our members came across this nice "cross art" project at ChristianityCove.com and posted it. We've added some notes.
You buy the framed blank canvas, then the kids use masking tape to create the shape of the cross, then paint, then remove the tape. Yes, you could have them paint on paper, but what are the odds of that painting making it out of mom or dad's car after church?? Create a hanging piece of art for the entire family.
Tip: use painter's tape that seals nicely. Brush a minimum amount of paint over the tape so as not to soak the edge in case the paint wants to run under the tape.
For teaching purposes:
The choice of colors, changes in colors, and changes in brush strokes can represent the Easter themes of dark to light, grey to colorful, sin to salvation, despair to hope, death to life.
These contrasts can be explored and discussed using paint on newspaper PRIOR to painting on the canvas. A teacher can paint an example and ask students "what part of the Easter story might be represented by grey or dark colors? By my bright color?
You could also invite your students to paint a tiny image of the Risen Christ standing with the student. Use the stick end of the brush to 'scratch' it into the existing paint before it dries.
As well, students could scratch-in meaningful words, such as, "Jesus is Alive," "He is risen" before the paint dries. (Scratching in allows for a more precise drawing on the canvas than attempting to paint letters or figures with the brush.