Saturday, November 20, 2010

Icon Writing With Kids - The Entrance of Blessed Theotokos into the Temple

Copying icons with Alex has helped him to know feasts of the Church, stories from the Bible and Theology.  I have taken icons from about our house and copied them as best I could in the limited time we have during Kristiana’s nap.  I describe the scene or tell the story and then I ask him questions about it as we paint.  And voila, icon writing for kids.  It is a great tool for teaching the faith.

The Entrance of Blessed Theotokos into the Temple

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The Wedding at Cana

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The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Alex and Kristiana with Christ

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3 comments:

priest's wife said...

Beautiful! Where did you find the designs for the beginning of the icons?

Renee Clayton said...
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Renee Clayton said...

The Wedding at Cana and The Kids With Christ, I made up. The Entrance of Blessed Theotokos Icon, I Googled and The Ladder of Divine Ascent, we have hanging in our house. I free hand drew those ones with permanent pen. I used cups to draw the halos.