See The Light Art Class Dvd Review/Giveaway
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review See The Light Art Class. This is a Christian themed art program taught by Master Artist Pat Knepley. Any program that I can stay at home and teach is one that I'm very interested in. Read below for my review on this program and your opportunity to win Volume 1: The Basics (a $14.99 value).
There nine dvd's in the 1-year set and each has four lessons. You can buy this set or each dvd separately. The first of the series is Volume 1: The Basics. It has four separate lessons with a bonus.
Volume 1: Art Lessons 1-4
Lesson 1: Tools of the Trade
Lesson 2: It All Starts With a Line
Lesson 3: Contours & Composition
Bonus: Chalk It Up Art
The night before I was going to introduce the program to Batman I sat down to review it myself. I had my paper, eraser, and pencil all ready to go. Pat talked about different types of lines and showed them all. She then had us draw a contour line looking at an apple and not the paper. This is easier said then done. I happily practiced drawing an apple and then a pear without looking at my paper. I did so-so but to Pat's point I needed to just practice.
Pat is very engaging and explains everything in a clear manner. Her soft spoken tone and genuine love of art were so apparent in the videos. I love how Pat not only explained what she was doing but showed you. One neat point that I really enjoyed is that Pat talks a lot of different bible verses and how they relate to what she is teaching. Art does reflect the beauty of God and His Creation.
The next day I got Batman all ready to watch the dvd. We sat side-by-side on the living floor with our pad of paper. Batman was pretty engrossed with Pat. He listened intently and started drawing when she directed him to do so. At the end of the lesson he proudly showed me his paper filled with drawings of apples and showed me his contour drawing. He then went on to draw a lamp in the living room and even one of his toys. He really got into it!
I really liked See The Light and made the decision to buy the rest of the dvd series! I hope you will take a look at it and see if this Christian themed program would be a good fit for your family. It's a great addition to any elementary age student's art curriculum.
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