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Let There Be Light Advent Banner Designs

Coloring Pages & Banner Designs

Coloring pages, illustrations, and banner designs to help you creatively explore scripture texts.

Let There Be Light Advent Banner Designs

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Let There Be Light Advent Banner Designs

20.00

[This resource is also included in our 2017 Advent Bundle of resources]

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This Advent, create beautiful sanctuary art to illuminate the themes of the season. These designs by Hannah Garrity feature light breaking into the world through the bursting forth of the cosmos and the birth of Christ. If you use them to create paper lace banners (see more below), light will quite literally break through the negative shapes you cut away. We hope these designs (and our instructional materials) can simply be a starting point for you to create art and beauty that is uniquely your own. Gather a group and create together, for the creative process is just as meaningful as the final result.

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Download includes:

  • file to print the designs as a 36"x48" coloring poster
  • horizontal files to project and trace the designs into two 96" x 26.5" banners
  • written instructions with 3 options (summarized below) for bringing these designs to life in your congregation! 

(Keep in mind: if you wish to create paper lace banners, you'll want to purchase photography studio backdrop paper HERE)

Creative Options (see written instructions in download for more info):

Option A.) Coloring Posters
Suitable for: Youth and adults of all ages
Level of time, planning, commitment: (1 of 5 stars)
Process: download and print 36"x48" posters of the designs at your local print shop. Invite members to color in the designs with markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc. (pssst...we printed these files at Staples as black & white "engineering prints" for only $7: http://www.staples.com/sbd/content/copyandprint/engineering-prints.html )

Option B.) Painted Banners
Suitable for: Youth and adults of all ages
Level of time, planning, commitment: (3 of 5 stars)
Process: Follow written instructions & tutorial video to project and trace designs onto kraft paper or canvas to create two 96" x 26.5" banners. Invite members to paint the designs using tempera or acrylic paint. 

 

Option C.) Paper Lace Cut-Out Banners
Suitable for: older youth (with supervision) and adults
Level of time, planning, commitment: (5 of 5 stars)
Process: Following the tutorial video below and written instructions included in download, project, trace, and cut out designs on photography studio backdrop paper to create beautiful paper lace banners.
CLICK THIS LINK to purchase White Savage Seamless background paper that is at least 53" wide.


Artist Statement:

“Let there be light. The birth of the cosmos intersects with awaiting Jesus’ birth this Advent. As a team, we were particularly drawn to the image of light shining in the lectionary texts this season. As with every year, Jesus’ impending birth brings the light of hope to humanity. In the book of John, I imagine the poetic blend of the beginning of time and the beginning of Jesus’ tenure as a burst of light from the swirl of the cosmos. In this banner design, the biblical texts for the four Sundays of Advent are represented in four quadrants of the two banners. The upper left quadrant depicts the first Sunday of Advent with patterns representing service, sorrow, lineage, and embrace intersecting with light rays shining forth from a center image of galactic motion. The lower left portrays the second Sunday of Advent with images of sacred relationship, Holy Spirit, and baptism. For the third Sunday of Advent, the upper right quadrant shows designs surrounding the ideas of paths becoming straight, praise and righteousness springing up, and God crying for humanity. The fourth Sunday of Advent is in the lower right quadrant; it incorporates patterns of angels, hands of God, and exaltation, all weaving among the rays of the light and hope that the newborn Jesus will shine into the hearts of the world.”

—Hannah Garrity

Follow the steps outlined in the written instructions (included in download) and tutorial video below. PLEASE NOTE: This video says to create the banners 8.5’ x 2.5’. Disregard that information and follow the measurements in the written instructions. Look for a new tutorial video to be released in fall of 2017.