Clearly inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night", our SJS fifth grade artists created these beautiful Nativity images.
Can't you just hear "O Holy Night" softly playing?
|Planning the composition and centering the design.|
|Using a calligraphy pen, ink, and the "Old English" font style to write.|
|Forming letters with incredible concentration while Gregorian Chant music softly plays. Imagining we are scribes in a scriptorium (room where illuminated manuscripts were written in the Middle Ages).|
|Mrs. Monahan mixed plaster of Paris with water and poured it into the molds. |
Why are straws sticking out?
|Because straws will leave holes in the ornament after the plaster hardens.|
|The plaster sets and hardens overnight.|