Grandpa sits on a park bench with his four grandchildren. They ask him to tell them a story, a true story, an exciting story, a Bible story. Grandpa knows just the one to tell.
A young boy named Dominic was angry. He did not want to deliver the cross. Other children made fun of him and called him names when he carried one through the streets. But, he must follow his father’s commands.
Dominic wonders about the men who are to be crucified. His father tells him about the one man who has done nothing wrong.
The compelling story unfolds while beautiful images created in chalk appear before the screen.
Dominic watches the heartbreaking events of Jesus’s persecution and death. He is full of anguish as he remembers he helped build Jesus’ cross.
Dominic’s story ends with him experiencing the joy of redemption.
The scene goes back to grandpa. This time he tells his grandchildren how they can share this story with others.
He Is Not Here! He Has Risen!
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There are a few supplies you will need to complete this art project.
- Medium tone paper – 9” by 12”
- #2 pencil
- Grey kneaded eraser
- 12 chalk pastels
- Fluorescent pastels
- Baby Wipes
- Box of Tissues
- Paper Towels
- Old Shirt
The Crossmaker Ultimate Gift Set shown above includes the Crayola EXTREME colored pencils, fluorescent pastels, and a blacklight.
I strongly recommend the fluorescent pastels and blacklight for they really make the final project even more meaningful.
The focus of the drawing your children will do is on the resurrection. The part where Jesus leaves the tomb. Pat references Mathew 28.
Pat walks the students through each step of creating their drawings.
- draw the framework of the art project in the foreground, middle ground, and background
- learn how to make certain areas lighter and darker using the sides and the ends of the pastel sticks
- learn how to create the illusion of a rocky surface
- blend the pastel colors
- use fluorescent chalk and a black light to show how the angel looked as bright as lightening
Here’s my daughter’s completed project. Chalk pastels are one of her favorite art mediums to use.
This is what the project looks like with the blacklight.
You might consider having your children complete more than one drawing, one to give as a gift to someone special and one to keep.
The Crossmaker is beautifully done and one that will not only tell the Easter Story through art but will leave a lasting impression to all who watch it.
There is plenty of time for your children to complete the art project providing you purchase the Crossmaker DVD soon.
You may obtain your own Crossmaker Ultimate Gift Set for $34.99. It is a treasure you will want to keep for future generations.
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