Religious Education and Art
A series of lessons from the Education Service of the Diocese of Westminster
These resources explore how Art is used in Religious Education. They cover various areas of faith such including events from the Scriptures such as Pentecost; key saints in the early Church such as St. Peter and devotions like the Rosary. Each resource includes ideas on how to use the paintings as part of teaching in the classroom.
- Ascension Jacopo di Cione national gallery new.doc
- Pentecost Jacopo di Cione National Gallery
- Saints Peter and Paul Carlo Crivelli National Gallery
- Mysteries of the Rosary National Gallery
- Virgin and Child Duccio National Gallery
- Suggested resources for Holy Week and Easter- National Gallery
- Christ before the High Priest – National Gallery
- Resurrection -The Maries at the Sepulchre National Gallery
Maria Harris: Art in Religious Education: A Conversation http://www.nyu.edu/classes/gmoran/ARTMH.pdf
Visual arts and RE: theological possibilities and creative skills http://re-handbook.org.uk/section/curriculum/religious-education-across-the-curriculum/creativity-and-religious-education#tab-4
The Use of Art in Religious Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_LUQgd4of8 A presentation for teachers given by Lir Mac Cárthaigh, Art Director for the Credo series, about how fine art can be used as a tool by religion teachers in school and parish.
Edward Albert Bailey, The Use of Art in Religious Education (book) https://archive.org/details/useofartinreligi00bail
Webinar The Catholic Spirit: Integrating Literature and Art into Religious Education from Ave Maria Press https://vimeo.com/16024790
The British Museum and Religious Education https://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/resources/subjects/religious_education.aspx
See also previous blog posts on
Spirituality & Art: A Multiversity 20 ways to look at art as an expression of spiritual qualities and pursuits.