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Jesus’ Birth through the Eyes of Isaiah

From the Book of Kells [a 1200 year old book in public domain) containing text from Gospel of John

Art Workshop

Summary of Lesson Activity:

Hear about the art form of illuminated manuscripts. Create an illuminated name for Jesus using some of Isaiah’s words.

Scripture Reference:

Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6

Objectives:

  • Children will learn the significance of names, especially those that we give to Jesus.
  • Children will give Jesus a name that means something special to them.

Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture for this lesson.
  • Read and reflect on the overview material provided for this lesson.
  • Gather the materials

Materials List:

  • Easel with paper, appropriate marker
  • For 3rd – 6th grades: Adventure Bibles
  • Leader's Adventure Bible with tabs (Law, History, etc.)
  • Bible tab writing kit: tabs, fine-line Sharpie pen
  • For 1st and 2nd graders: The Praise Bible
  • Paper – calligraphy parchment paper; scrap paper for rough sketching
  • 1st – 3rd grade: regular pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • 4th – 6th grade: colored pencils, regular pencils, art erasers, rulers, gold & silver glitter paint, paint brushes, clean meat trays
  • Books showing examples of illuminated manuscripts (see resources

Advanced Preparation Requirements:

  • In the provided library book, bookmark some pages to show examples of illuminated manuscripts.
  • Write Isaiah’s names for Jesus (Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace) on the easel. Leave room to add more names for Jesus.
  • Bookmark Isaiah 9:6 in the leaders purple Adventure Bible.


Presentation:

Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction

Greet your students warmly, welcoming them to the Art Workshop. Introduce yourself and any other adults.

Go around the room and ask the students to say their name or any nickname.

Say: Your name is pretty important – it says who you are. Naming a new baby is a process parents struggle with because they want to choose a name appropriate for their child.

Ask: Did you know that in the Bible, we find more than 100 different names for Jesus?
Say: God wanted an appropriate name for his son – born for us on the first Christmas. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, there lived a prophet named Isaiah. Isaiah told about the coming of Jesus! Isaiah also gave clues as to who Jesus would be, with the names he used for Jesus. Today we’ll be creating some special drawings using one of the names Isaiah gave for Jesus. We’ll be talking about Isaiah and what Isaiah had to say, but first, let’s start with prayer.

Ask for any prayer requests. Ask if anyone would like to lead the group in prayer. Use the Lord’s Prayer as the ending. [You may ask one or two students to lead the Lord’s Prayer.] A suggestion: “Holy One, at this busy season of Advent help us to focus on the reason why we celebrate the birth of Jesus. As we learn names for your awesome gift – your son, your wonderful counselor – help us to see that you love us. (End with the Lord’s Prayer) Amen.

Dig- Main Content and Reflection

Say: Each of you has one or two names, and perhaps a nickname but there are more than 100 different names and titles for Jesus.
Ask: Why do you suppose there are so many names for Jesus? (allow a few responses)

Say: Maybe Jesus had so many names because he has so many jobs to do! Or maybe it was because he was different for different people. If we think about the birth of Jesus through Isaiah’s eyes – it can help us to understand who Jesus is. Let’s find some of these names in the Bible.

Ask: If I told you that the prophet Isaiah had told us these names for Jesus about 700 years before Jesus was born, where would we find these names in the Bible? (in the Old Testament)

Bible Story:

For 1st and 2nd graders:
Say: The Old Testament includes stories and events that happened before Jesus was born.

Read the story on pages 219 – 222 of The Praise Bible. Show them the pictures as you read the story.

Say: I would like to read to you some words that the prophet Isaiah said about Jesus.

Read Isaiah 9:6 from the Adventure Bible.

For 3rd - 6th grade:
Distribute Adventure Bibles. Have everyone find Isaiah 7:14. Have them use the table of contents to find Isaiah or tell them that Isaiah is three books after Psalms. Remind them of the quick way to find Psalms (opening the Bible in the middle).

Ask the students to follow along as you read Isaiah 7:14 (include the footnote that defines Immanuel as “God with us.")

Ask: What does the word “Immanuel” mean?
Have the students look at the “Did You Know” note on the top of page 760. (“What does the word Immanuel mean? The word Immanuel is a Hebrew name that means ‘God is with us.’ It is used here to refer eventually to Jesus, who would come to earth and truly be ‘God with us").

Say: Now let’s find the list of names of Jesus that Isaiah gave us.

Have students find Isaiah 9:6. Ask the students to follow along as you read Isaiah 9:6.


For all students:

Ask: Did you hear some names for Jesus? (in Isaiah 9:6)
What do these names tell us about Jesus?
What does it mean if Jesus is a Wonderful Counselor? (good listener, gives help)
What does it mean if Jesus is the Prince of Peace?

Say: Another name that we know for Jesus is “Savior.”

[Add the word “Savior” to the white board.]

Ask: If his name is Savior, then what does that mean?
What is he saving us from? (our sins)

Say: Immanuel was a name for Jesus. [Add “Immanuel” to the white board.]

Ask: What did Immanuel mean? (God with us)
What about “Messiah” – has anyone heard that name? [Add “Messiah” to the white board.]

Say: Messiah means “Anointed one” or “Christ.”
[Add “Anointed one” and “Christ” to the white board.]

Ask: What other names are there that you know for Jesus? (accept a couple more names, writing them on the white board. Examples: Good Shepherd, Holy One, Lamb of God, Son of Man, Son of God, Light of the World, King of kings).

Say: These names for Jesus help us understand Jesus. Today you can choose one of these names and create what is called an “illuminated manuscript.”

Show a sample in the library book. A decorated initial from the Book of Kells

Say: A long time ago books were made entirely by hand. Each letter of each word was written out by hand. This kind of hand-made book was called a manuscript.

Say: If a manuscript included colorful artwork, it was called an “illuminated manuscript.” The word “illuminate” refers to light. Illuminated manuscripts used bright colors and even thin layers of real gold! The gold made the pages seem to light up!

Point out in the example books how the first letter in a paragraph was larger and decorative. Show designs in the margins.

Art Project:
Pass out paper and supplies. Allow students to design their own illuminated manuscript of a name for Jesus. They can use any name for Jesus – they are not restricted to only Isaiah 9:6. Encourage everyone to plan their design on scrap paper before they start!
If desired they may wish to cut the paper in half length-wise.

For 4th-6th grade:
Allow students to use the gold or silver paint to embellish their creations. Pour small quantities onto meat trays.


Discussion: (while the students are working)

Say: Immanuel means “God with us.”
Ask: When have you seen Jesus as God with you?

Say: Isaiah was a prophet.
Ask: What is a prophet? (God’s messenger)

For 3rd- 6th grade:
Ask: If a prophet is God’ messenger, what does prophecy mean?
Say: Prophecy is the message from God that a prophet brings to the people.
Isaiah is just one of many prophets in the Old Testament. The books of the
Old Testament written by prophets are all in a collection called “Prophecy.” If you brought your own Bible today be sure that you receive a tab for the Prophecy section of your Bible.

Say: Often times the messages that prophets got from God, was bad news to the people. It was a “shape up or else” type of message warning people about their behavior. As a result prophets were not very well liked. But sometimes prophets also brought messages of hope.

Ask: What was one of Isaiah’s hopeful messages? (that a Savior would be born)

Say: The people living at the time of Jesus’ birth had been waiting for a Savior for hundreds of years.

Ask: Do you think about Jesus as mighty or wonderful or everlasting?

Say: Our days can be so busy. We can end up hardly thinking about God and Jesus.
Say: We need to remember Isaiah’s views of a mighty God to empower us to deal with our problems and concerns.

Say: The oldest existing illuminated manuscripts were made around 1,600 years ago. They were made on calfskin. In those days monks made books by copying each word by hand. It is thought that the decorative work in illuminated manuscripts came about because the monks were bored! Who wouldn’t be bored with the job of repeatedly copying text?

Say: Isaiah also wrote about the sufferings and the death of Jesus and explains that Jesus would die for our sins! God certainly had a plan for Jesus!

Give students a 5-minute and a 2-minute warning before clean-up needs to occur.

lamb of God  Mighty God

Some samples of art created by our students.
(Click on photos to view larger size.)

Closing:
Ask everyone to share his/her artwork with the class. Tell why they choose to create using that name for Jesus. What significance does that name hold for them?

Resources:

  • The Book of Kells: reproductions from the manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin. Thames and Hudson, 1974.  (This book is a great resouce if you can get your hands on it! ISBN: 9780500232132).
  • “Illuminated Manuscripts.” Philadelphia Museum of Art Division of Education. 2001.
  • Merten, Cindy. “Rotation.org Writing Team Lessons On The Birth Of Jesus Through The Eyes Of Isaiah: Art Lesson.” Rotation.org. 2002. Link
  • Williamson, Marianne. Illuminated Prayers. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
  • Wilson, Elizabeth B. Bibles and Bestiaries: A Guide To Illuminated Manuscripts. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1994.

 

Lesson written by Carol Hulbert for First United Methodist Church
Ann Arbor, MI 48104, in 2009

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Illuminated Manuscript images are from the Book of Kells (a 1200 year old book in public domain), via Wikimedia Commons. Other photos copyright FUMC Ann Arbor, MI

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Names of Jesus Posters

Posters bearing the various names/titles given to Jesus have been available as posters for quite some time. They also serve as ideas for art projects.

What I would like to do is draw the outline of a tree or cross and write the various titles/names in the body of that shape. 

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The names could be pre-printed on various colors of paper and then decoupaged with --pasted to create an illustration.

See also the 'tree topper' names of Jesus project posted below, and Carol's names of Jesus photos below!

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Christmas Tree Made Up of the Many Names of Jesus

Neil - love your Christmas Tree Idea.

I remember seeing a Christmas Tree Card made up of the names of Jesus and found this example: https://www-hollymonroe-com.my...-tree-names-of-jesus

Tree - names of Jesus

 

A portion of the Christmas Tree card is displayed at left, just to give you an ideas of how it could appear. Not showing the whole tree because of copyright issues.

 

Possible Ways to Make the Tree:

  1. Someone who works with wood in the church could cobble up a base and tree center.   Then cut out varying lengths of flat wood (branches) that could be attached to either side of the main tree frame.
    If the branches were flat they could be pre-painted a bright colour like yellow.   Then have the kids place their particular Jesus name on a branch using stickers.  Paint over the stickers with a darker colour, then remove stickers, maybe with twizzers?  Not much artistic value for the kids, but maybe someone can come up with a better medium to add the names.
  2. Someone who works with wood in the church could cobble up a base and tree center.   Then collect branches and attach them directly to frame.
    Have someone make wooden ornaments with ribbons for hanging.  They could all be the same shape or different.  On these the child write a name for Jesus and then hang it on a branch of the tree.  Again need a fun medium to write/put the names on the ornaments.
  3. Both ideas, depending on the size of your tree could involve the entire congregation.

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Advent Wreath

We made these several years ago and still use it in the church during advent season, rather than a flashy expensive advent wreath.  We wanted the kids to see the value of it and to encourage them to use their creation at home during advent.

I sent home advent readings for the kids but I did not create them so I've not attached. But, thinking someone could come up with readings that uses scripture from Isaiah for the readings.

We did it over two Sunday as I had the children paint the toilet roll tubes the first week.  If you pre-painted these they could be done in one Sunday.


Objectives:   Children will make an Advent Wreath.  They will also take home an Advent Wreath Handout explaining the tradition behind the advent wreath and an advent program to use at home with the children.  Children will leave with a full understanding of Advent and the meaning behind the wreath.

Materials:

  • wicker plates (one of each child) – or something for a base
  • Styrofoam® sheet about 1” thick x 36” long?? green – one sheet does about 10 children, cut into even squares, edges need to be cut off depending on wicker plate size they choose
  • Toilet Tissue Rolls
  • Rehetech Paint (pink & purple & white)
  • Paintbrushes & Glass of water to thin thickness of paint, if necessary
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • White Glue in individual containers
  • LCD (Battery) Tea Lights (will need 5 per child) – parents buy them
  • Plastic or silk greenery (garlands) – got from Michael’s two garlands, one with holly & berries and one with gold poinsettia’s
  • Aluminium Pie Plates
  • Pens/Pencils/Painters Tape
  • Paper Towels
  • Apples, angels, presents, pine cones (extra ornaments to put on wreath) got from dollar (Dollarama) store
  • Individual Stickers (if you can find them saying – Hope, Peace, Joy, Love)

Instructions:

Advent wreath requires 2 Sundays to complete and were given out on the third Sunday when the glue had a chance to dry completely.

First Sunday
  1. Have a sample made and go over with children what each part represents on the advent wreath – use the Advent Handout for guidance. Editor's note: This Advent Handout is not included with this idea due to copyright reasons.
  2. All the children need to have on a paint shirt – we use old shirts and blouses put on backwards with one button done up and the sleeved rolled up enough that they can work easily but keep their arms free from paint.
  3. Next hand each child an aluminium plate.  Give them each a piece of painter’s tape and write their name on it and stick it on the inside bottom of the plate. 
  4. Give each child a paper towel, 5 toilet roll tubes, and a paintbrush.  Have the three colours of paint in several small containers (glad containers with lids work well and clean up easily).  Have them paint 1 white, 1 pink, and 3 purple.  Show them if they put their fingers inside they can hold it and not get too much paint on their hands.  Have them place painted candles on their pie plate and set aside to dry for the next Sunday.  Children can either switch paintbrushes (colours) who if you have extra hands they can be washed between colours.

Second Sunday

  1. In advance I cut apart the garlands and placed the individual pieces into containers.  I also opened up the ornaments (angles, apples, presents, etc) and placed in containers.  I made a list of how many of each item the children could have and as we finished each section I told them how many of the next item they could have and if they needed to place it in a certain spot (like the angel).
  2. Each child should have a glue pot (we used white glue in glad containers with lids).
  3. Have each child pick out a wicker plate (the ones we had were different colours).  Once they pick out a wicker plate, hand it to the teacher and she will take a piece of hard foam, cut it to fit (cutting corners off as necessary, then with the glue gun glue it to the centre of the plate) and hand it back to the child.
  4. Give them their candles they painted the previous week and have them remove the tape and place it on the outside rim of their wicker plate and hand back in the aluminium plates as they will no longer be needed.
  5. They need to press their candles into the foam like the ones are in the sample, press and then use a rocking motion (works best).  Note:  the foam is not round so it is o.k. to have only half your candle in the foam.  Do not press right through the foam, only need about a ¼”. Now remove each candle dip into the white glue, twirl a little to catch any falling glue, then place candle back into foam into holes already made.
  6. Next each child received 3 gold poinsettias.  They were shown to fold up the leaves and just dip the stem into the glue, then press the poinsettia’s glued stem into the foam.
  7. Next each child received 5 berry leaves with attached berries and dip into glue and press into foam.
  8. Next each child received several leaves and dip into glue and press into foam on top or into the sides of the foam. As they work they slowly try to fill all the bare places so that eventually none of the green foam shows.
  9. Lastly they are given the ornaments to add and we went over the meaning behind each – I asked first to see if they remembered what it represented and expanding on those answers.
         Present (mini wrapped gift) – Best Christmas Present of All is JESUS.
         Pinecone - symbolize life and resurrection.
         Angel – the third candle (pink) is also called the Angel Candle (placed on the pink candle)
         Apple – represents the first sin by Adam & Eve in the garden of Eden, Jesus came to take away our sins.
  10. Sickers (if you found any) – Hope, Peace, Joy & Love – place on each candle.  Note:  place on correct candles!
  11. Wreaths were put on shelf to be picked up after Sunday school the following Sunday.  We decided this as the white glue does not dry instantly and we thought they’d make it home in one piece if they were well dried.  Before the kids come on Sunday you can test each one by turning upside down, if you lose any pieces, use glue gun prior to kids picking up.

Art 2006 Advent Wreath 1

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Hi Luanne.

At first I thought "another advent wreath project!" 

But then I saw your photos and the tea-lights that really light up. Nice touch!

 

To tie this to Isaiah, I would suggest writing the "names" ("Emmanuel, God with us" etc) or verse excepts ON the candles.  Each candle could represent what Jesus was going to be/do.

 

 

Create a picture of the names of Jesus in the style of artist Paul Klee.

 

Art in the style of Paul Klee, I believe that is is a poem, possibly in German

 

 

 

 

 

photo credits -- Top photo: by SeRGioSVoX via photopin cc
Other two photos: by Carol Hulbert, showing this art method in use for "name" art created for the story of David Chosen as King.

 

Brainstorming an idea.....suggestions welcome!!

 

Creating a Jesus is the Light project using Christmas lights, and key names/verses from Isaiah.

 

The people who walked in darkness

    have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
    on them light has shined.

 

 

I've done each of these steps for different types of projects, so I'm combining them here into one display knowing they would work, though I have not made this display as described...

 

How to assemble a life-size Jesus decorated with both Christmas lights and these verses:

 

  1. Trace an outline of Jesus onto cardboard and cut out. (have a student lay on the cardboard and pose). 
  2. Immediately cut out a sheet of white butcher paper using the cardboard shape, and split into two teams:
  3. Team 1 works on adding the Names of Jesus and Key Verses to the butcher paper using various artistic techniques (described in posts above).
  4. Team 2 works on punching holes around the edges of the cardboard and inserting Christmas lights into holes (so that wiring is at back of cardboard). 

    Punching the Holes:  To easily and quickly punch many holes in cardboard for the lights to go in from behind) you need a simple "jig."  The jig is any small but sturdy rectangular box about 3 inches high but only about 3" x 3" square. You place the cardboard over the opening of the box, place a fat phillips head screwdriver against the cardboard where you want the hole, then tap with a hammer to punch the hole. Easy for kids to do and actually fun. Punch holes about 4" apart (as twinkle lights are about 5-6" apart on the string.
  5. When finished, paste the white paper to the cardboard Jesus and light up!

 

Key Verses to Illustrate:

 

Isaiah 9

The people who walked in darkness

    have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
    on them light has shined.

 

Isaiah 9: 6

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

1. FLASHLIGHT TAKE-HOME PROJECT

 

Packages of inexpensive flashlights can be found on sale in stores, or online. The larger plastic ones can be decorated jewel stickers and a permanent marker (a good place to add Isaiah 7 verse: "On them has the light shined.")

 

After each student makes their flashlight, you can go back in the dark room and play some fun rounds of "find the object."  Have them turn off their lights while you toss out an object for them to find, such as, a Bible. You can also have them see how fast they can turn on their lights and find a fellow student, or find your foot.

 

Related: See my "flashlight fun" lesson idea in the Isaiah Bible Games workshop

 


 

 

 

2. HALLWAY "VERSE LIGHT" DISPLAY PROJECT

 

Is 9 "The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light."

 

Have your older kids make this verse display in the hallway use lights.

 

Light Idea One:

 

Place several 'clamp lamps' on a tall stand or pole in your hallway pointing across the hallway from a bulletin board display made out of aluminum foil (so that the foil reflects the lights).  Paint on the foil using florescent paints so that the Bible verse and images of "people" (on whom the light is shining) really pop.

 

Light Idea Two:

 

Glue tin foil over a large piece of cardboard. Carefully poke small holes through the cardboard that spell out the words of this verse. Push christmas light through the holes to make a light up verse sign. (If you don't glue down the foil it will tear when you go to push lights through the holes in the cardboard.)  

 

You may choose a shorter verse, such as, "on them has the light shined."

 

Light Idea Three:

 

Use light idea #2 above but have the kids make their OWN take-home light display. Most families have spare strings of lights to either bring in ahead of time, or finish at home.

Jesus Birth Through The Eyes of Isaiah – Art Idea

 

Names of Jesus Stained Glass

 

Based on the scripture in Isaiah 9:6 have the children work together to make a Names of Jesus Stained Glass Window.  Using blank overhead transparencies, have each child make their own part of the window.

 

Have them either choose one of the names found in Isaiah 9:6 (Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace etc.) or assign different names to different children.  You can have more than one child working on the same name. 

 

Have them use different colored permanent markers to write the name of Jesus and then draw a picture that fits the name.  You can also choose to paint with translucent (see through) paints.  I've painted with flourescent 'fabric' paint (the kind you can purchase in squeeze bottles, like fabric paint) and it is nicely translucent when brushed thin.

 

Each transparency can then be framed with black construction paper and attached together to look like one large stained glass which could then be displayed somewhere in the church. 

 

They can be taped to windows or glass door if your church has them available.

 

Additionally,

Some panels or sections of the 'stained glass' can be made out of tin foil squares. You can use the same paint on tin foil. Makes a bright & shiny surface.  Experiment first. Don't use too much paint or put it on too thick. Have a blow-dryer to encourage drying.

 

Names of Jesus Art Idea

This painting by Gwen Meharg sparked an idea... after consulting with the artist, she suggests writing the background names with marker or colored pencil and the foreground name, Jesus or whoever (could be one of the other names for Jesus) in oil pastels. The oil pastels will cover anything and they blend well. (One would not want to try and write the background names on top of oil pastels - you'll ruin your markers.)

Artist also suggests: Maybe little names in crayon or colored pencil, a wash of watercolor which would make the crayon "pop" out and finish with Jesus on top in oil pastels. 

(Thanks for the ideas Gwen!)

Painting by Gwen Meharg incorporates the many names of Jesus

Image made available under a Creative Commons license.

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Names of Jesus Ornament Project

 

Generally speaking, I avoid "the ornament at Christmas time CRAFT project."  They tend to be devoid of lesson content. But here are TWO examples of doing an ornament project that's connected to scripture and has "continue the lesson at home" quality.

 

Some of the art techniques described in various posts above could be applied to these ornament projects.

 

We are doing these projects at our church this year. Thanks to everyone's art inspirations above!!

 

Names of Jesus Ornament:

 

Purchase large glass balls, and illustrate them with the Names from Isaiah 7 and 9.

These can go on the church's tree, and at least one goes home with the kids.

 

Others could be given to members. I like that.

 

First, outline the design with permanent marker, then use paint pen to fill in. Apply blow=dryer to hasten the drying process.

 

Names of Jesus Tree Topper

 

 

A multi-sided star gives you many sections to write/illustrate the names of Jesus/Messiah on them.

 

There are many ways materials you can use to make a large star suitable for a family's Christmas tree.  The easiest is to cut two stars out of foam board, and then cut a slot up one of them so that it slides down on the other one. When cutting the one star, leave a tail on it so that it can stick down in the top branches of the tree, or... get a bag of those big fat drink straws (or something similar) and slit the top of the straw so that it forms a holder/stem to hold the star in the top of the tree.

 

 star-names

Mock up

 

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Isaiah 9:2 "The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light..." 

Isaiah 9 "Great Light" light switch plate

Plastic plate switches are really inexpensive and decorating them can make a great semi-permanent home reminder. Draw with permanent markers (instead of paint) or paint pens (if you have time and a blow dryer to hasten dry time), --leaving white areas of plate to apply glow in dark paint (which illuminates brighter when it is placed on a white background).  Write all of the phrase from the verse with pen, but apply some glow in the dark around it.

The following image inspired the Isaiah 9 idea above. Nice project but in the photo, the blue must have been painted on ahead of time. Glow in the dark stars are easy to find.

lightswitch

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