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St. Stephen Lutheran School Mini Class with Ms. Jewels: Worship Flag Art

Every year I lead a "mini-class" for the students of St. Stephen Lutheran School. Last year during October, I helped them created their own pumpkin succulents. This year, I planned for the students to each create their own worship flags! This idea developed in my head, as I've been leading Praise & Worship sessions and contemplating ways to make it more fun for the students. Last year, they really loved it when we did a "Praise March" around the building, and some have asked me, "When are we doing the "Praise March" again!???" I guess it was a hit! In the past I had the students to wave small ribbon flags to the beat. But then, I thought, wouldn't it be neat if each student created their own personalized worship flag? Each one choosing a Bible passage or religious theme that is special to them...a "praise and worship" motto of their own. That's the story of how this school art project came to be. This art project consisted of 3 simple steps:


STEP ONE: CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN

The students were able to choose a piece of artwork from the wall to use for inspiration. They had the option to copy the artpiece as is, or to creatively make it their own.





STEP 2: SKETCH YOUR DESIGN.

I encouraged the students to sketch their idea out with a pencil first. This enabled them to think about the spacing of letters, and work out the details of their creative vision before using the permanent markers.





STEP 3: USE MARKERS TO COLOR YOUR DESIGN

Each student used markers to color their design, bringing their unique visions to life! As you can see the students were very focused! :)







Then came really fun part....showing off our final designs!!



Some of the students did not finish their flags within the allotted hour. So, we scheduled a "Part 2".





And finally, we were able to use our worship flags during our Praise and Worship session on Friday!




Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! For the LORD is good: his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (~Psalm 100:2)


Thanks for visiting our blog! I hope the students enjoy the creative and unique ways I bring art and music into St. Stephen! And most importantly, I pray that through this art project and praise session, each student's faith in the LORD is strengthened and renewed!


If you'd like to find out more about the enrichment opportunites we offer here at St. Stephen Lutheran School, feel free to email me, admin@ssls.org.

God bless you and keep you!

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