Saturday, October 07, 2006
My art class: middle school
I am fortunate to teach art to the delightful students at Saint Margaret's Fellowship Friday Coop. They are working on our first project of the year: Fra Angelico's Madonna and the Christ Child. Students are placing themselves in the presence of great holiness in great art by emulating the proportions, colors and serenity of one of Fra Angelico's beloved Madonnas. We studied a bit of how he glorified God through his talents in a life of service and humility. Fra Angelico was called Beato by the general public centuries before John Paul II ever beatified him!