Monday, December 29, 2014

Middle School Monday - Christmas Eve Art Update

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Welcome to Middle School Monday!

I posted some of this on the Virtual Refrigerator, but I'm so proud of Kennady that I wanted to share it on Middle School Monday as well. Kennady was asked to do a live art presentation at our Christmas Eve service - a painting or drawing of the manger done while special music was being sung. Truth is, I was a bit surprised that Kennady agreed to try this so easily. She started planning her drawing almost right away. She did rough drafts and figured out her design, choosing to work in chalk pastel, then practiced until she was confident that she could lay down her colors in about four minutes.

After all the practice and preparation, she was ready! I took these pictures during the final run-through before the service.

During the service, I tried taking a video, but it was much too blurry to be of much value. I did take a picture of the final piece though.

She did a beautiful job! The final piece was left on display at the church for yesterday's Sunday morning service, and will probably be framed and displayed at the youth center after the Christmas season is over. We even started joking that since Kennady had several finished copies due to her practice runs, maybe we should auction them off to raise money for her to go to youth retreat or camp. That started out as us just kidding, but it's not that far-fetched, so it's a possibility that there will be a youth art show and auction sometime in the coming year.

How do your middle schoolers use their talents or interests to bless others? How have they used their creativity during the holidays? Leave a comment and let me know!

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