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Activity 7: The Prophet's Scrolls — Option 3 (25 minutes), Workshop 7: Isaiah - Exile and Hope

In "Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • 12 X 18-inch drawing paper, one for each participant
  • Packing tape
  • Scissors
  • One-inch dowels, two 15-inch lengths for each person
  • Calligraphy pens or fine point markers

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out materials.
  • Make a sample scroll.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to make their own scrolls with words describing the experiences of exile and hope. Note that while Isaiah used a scroll of animal skin, we use drawing paper and dowels. Use packing tape to attach the shorter side of a sheet of drawing paper to a dowel, and then attach a dowel to the opposite short side, so the paper can be rolled like a scroll, bringing the dowels together.

After participants create scrolls, invite them to use calligraphy pens or fine-point markers to write and draw about the experiences of exile and of hope. As time allows, share drawings with one another.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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