In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth draw as you read words poetically describing the beginning of life.
Settle participants at work tables or on a floor. Distribute Scratch-Art paper and toothpicks or construction paper and pastels/crayons to share.
Ask for a quiet, meditative moment, and invite youth to use the materials to create whatever they wish after you begin reading the words or playing the music. Say their creations can be abstract or realistic, whatever they like. Read the words slowly and dramatically; they are very powerful. If you have more time, you may wish to pause, then repeat the reading.
When the artwork is complete or time is running out, give youth a chance to stand back, examine and comment on what they have done. If possible, display their artwork. You may wish to also post the text of the reading.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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