I can't draw. My girls know that, and while they tease me in a fun way once in a while, they also sympathize with me. They are also very patient with me when I do make attempts at drawing and artwork.
Because I was never taught to draw or have basic art skills when I was in public school, I wanted to make sure that my girls at least had some basic drawing skills while we educated them at home.
One of the ways I've helped them to gain confidence in drawing and artwork is to check out drawing books from the library for them. I've also purchased a few art and drawing books for them.
While "how to draw" books have helped them to some extent, being able to watch an art teacher "in person" via DVD has been more successful. We've been able to view a few of the art DVDs from See the Light Shine.com, and we're impressed with them. After seeing a few art instructors in summer art classes in which my girls have participated in years past, I can't even begin to tell you what a blessing it is to have these Art Lesson DVDs come from the biblical perspective!
I want to tell you a little bit about their new Art Lesson DVDs that are now available from See the Light. Using mostly simple art supplies found in most homes, we have been able to gather a few supplies, pop in the DVD, and begin having art class in our home!
In the first Art Lessons DVD, the girls were able to sit down and preview the lesson before watching it with their art supplies in hand. This helped to reduce any frustration about the art teacher talking too quickly or anything like that. Fortunately, the art teacher on the See the Light art DVDs speaks in a calm, reasonable manner that makes it easy to follow along.
Each of the nine "See the Light" art DVDs contain four lessons, making 36 art lessons in total.
According to the See the Light Shine website, the age/grade range for the 9 DVD, 36 lesson ART CLASS series is as follows: ages 6 and above, or grades 1 and above. "Within our homeschool focus groups in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Nashville, the moms agreed that, if a child had no drawing lessons, ART CLASS could be appropriate for middle school as well, and that high schoolers could benefit."
My daughters are ages 11 and 13 and enjoyed the lessons very much! They didn't feel talked down to or that they were being babied, which is important at their ages.
If a child has drawing experience, he/she will move quickly through the first lessons. BUT - that elementary age child will still enjoy them because of Pat's engaging personality and her teaching style. And - review of concepts is always good.
In the video below, you will be able to meet the Art Lesson instructor, Pat, and hear a little bit about how these art lessons work.
Our family was able to use and review the first Art Lesson DVD in the series. We liked the four lessons well enough to consider possibly purchasing the remainder of the series in the future.
If you'd like to take advantage of three free art lessons which are similar to the Art Lesson DVDs but not quite exactly as lengthy or the same, click HERE.
You may also sign up for a free DVD HERE.
For those of you who enjoy looking at the nitty gritty of curriculum, you will appreciate being able to get a close-up view of the concepts which are presented from lesson to lesson HERE.
Thank you to See the Light for encouraging my family to enjoy your Art Lessons DVDs. The instruction is thorough, uses basic supplies found around the home, and is easy to follow. I hope that your children enjoy these as much as mine, because these Art Lesson DVDs will work wonderfully for students who are being home educated, as well as for those students who possibly aren't receiving any art instruction in their schools today.
To read what the rest of my TOS Crew buddies have to say, visit the Homeschool Crew Blog!
Disclaimer: See the Light Shine presented me with the first Art Lesson DVD to use in my home for the purpose of my honest review of this product. No other compensation was provided.
8/17/2011 04:26:33 am
Hi ! THANKS for the kind words about my work with "See the Light" www.seethelightshine.com on your website!
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