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The Easter Story
Told Through Art
SEE THE LIGHT’s Crossmaker
By now, you may already know I truly enjoy using SEE THE LIGHT’s art curriculum. Pat and Dave Holt provide not only classic art curriculum via DVD they also provide curriculum with meaningful Bible stories. The Crossmaker is one of those for it shares the Easter story.
There are several elements to The Crossmaker DVD. It begins with a touching story, has three art lessons, a spectacular account told through chalk art, the plan of salvation, and more. Today, I want to share with you the opening story and show you one of the art lessons.
The DVD begins with Grandpa gathering his grandchildren around him and telling them a story. Dominic is a carpenter’s son. The carpenter does government work and one of his jobs is to build crosses. Dominic is to deliver a cross to the soldiers for his father. Dominic has heard about the man who is to die on the cross. Dominic struggles to understand why this Jesus is to be crucified. The story ends with Dominic walking alongside Jesus. This is an excellent story for children and adults to hear about redemption.
The first art lesson is creative lettering taught by Heidi Short, one of SEE THE LIGHT’s artists. She shows how to turn the word glory into a beautiful picture that reminds you of the Easter sunrise. To complete the lettering project, you will need the following materials:
A #2 pencil
Good white or gray kneaded eraser
A pencil sharpener
White or light colored 8-1/2” x 11” or 9” x 12” paper
A 12” ruler
A box of colored pencils
Crayola EXTREME colored pencils*
A black light
Here is my daughter’s finished project:
Here is what her project looks like using a black light:
Next, I like to tell you about Gloria Kohlmann who is a chalk artist. She explains the process of drawing with chalk as she creates a picture. The end result is magnificent. She turns on a black light and oh my. It has a wonderful meaning that you must experience for yourself.
It may be the day before Easter, but The Crossmaker is still worth purchasing because we can never tire of telling others about Jesus.
You may also enjoy reading about The Cross Hill art lesson on the Crossmaker DVD.
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