Inspiring Art

World Cultures and Faiths: Christianity

Starting with respectful handling and investigation of Christian faith objects, this workshop will help your children to learn about Christian beliefs and to compare worship at the church with their own faiths or special celebrations.

The children will handle a range of crosses including a crucifix and palm cross, a chalice and paten, candle, icon and illustrated bible. They will examine key symbols of Christianity such as the dove and fish, then create a collage in the shape of a fish or dove containing a message for a better world. If more time is available they children could make icons in the Russian Orthodox style.