Sunday Summer School Art–2021–“Jesus Calms the Seas”–Week Six


For Parents To Teach To Their Children



Our Art Gallery

Jesus Calms the Sea


Our Readings

“The Calming of a Storm at Sea” Mark, Chapter 4:35-41

“On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Let us cross to the other side.’
Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was.
And other boats were with him.
A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat,
so that it was already filling up.
Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.
They woke him and said to him,
‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’
He woke up,
rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Quiet! Be still!’
The wind ceased and there was great calm.
Then he asked them, ‘Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?’
They were filled with great awe and said to one another,
‘Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?'”

Our Art Project– A Sea Scene

This painting is on watercolor paper, using liquid watercolors, a brush and black permanent ink. However, it is better for younger children to us black sharpies, if they are copying this painting. However, a child can use whatever art supplies that are handy in your home to get the same result–markers, crayons, pastel crayons, chalk, poster paint. I always prefer using watercolor paper because it is strong and makes for a beautiful painting. If you go to the beach or lake this summer, encourage your child to look at the colors of the water and land, and remember anything interesting that he or she saw. Perhaps they can draw or paint the scene while they are present; or, create the scene at home, after the outing. Have a beautiful summer!

Our Materials

These paintings were all made using permanent black ink and a brush, liquid watercolors, on XL watercolor paper. Kids younger than twelve are more likely to have spills than older kids. The Sharpie pens come in different sizes and are also permanent, but they aren’t messy. I am just learning how to use the ink and I am loving it. I am being very careful not to spill or drop the bottle. I’d have to remodel the kitchen if that happened! Let the ink dry completely before painting over the black with watercolors. Then, let the completed painting dry. Enjoy!