Friday, April 22, 2011

See the Light: Art Class Review

Do you want to teach your children art but you aren't quite sure where to start?  Would you love to find an art program that is Biblically based, geared for elementary to middle school aged children, and taught using simple step by step instructions?  If so, I may have just the thing for you!

See the Light: Art Class is a nine-volume DVD collection of 36 step-by-step art lessons.  Each lesson only last about 15 minutes, builds on the previous one, and leads the child through basic art skills to advanced techniques. 

I received a copy of Volume 1: Art Lessons 1-4, which cover: Tools of the Trade, Lines, Contours and Composition, Draw What You See, and a bonus Chalk Lesson.

Pat Knepley, a See the Light Master Artist, teaches the art lessons and does a wonderful job.  She is very engaging and easy to listen to.  My daughter enjoys watching her teach.

My Thoughts:  My daughter and I watched Volume 1 together.  Pat starts very simply by explaining the tools needed and how the line is the most fundamental element of drawing.  Then she moves nicely into two drawing lessons.  Both lessons were easy to follow and fun to complete. 

I like the fact that included with the lessons is, not only art history, but also Biblical truth.  Pat seems to incorporate Bible scripture seamlessly into the lessons. 

I also like that each lesson builds on the other.  I would have liked to have watched some more lessons to see the progression, but since I only reviewed Volume 1, I cannot speak for the rest.

The only complaint I have is that they do not have the option to purchase the DVDs individually, they are only sold as a set.

Thoughts of a 7-Year Old: I like the See The Light art DVD because it told me how, by looking at things, to draw. It taught me how to draw my favorite shoe (with excellent results!!). I learned how to draw an apple too, also by just looking. I love the pictures I drew. 

Find Out More:  You can find out more about the See the Light: Art Class series at the See the Light website.  The nine-volume DVD series is available for $99.99.  You also have the option to purchase an Online Monthly Subscription for $10 a month.  The subscription gives you immediate access to the first four lessons and then each month thereafter your subscription unlocks the following four lessons.  If you would like to check it out first, here you can view the first three lessons.  You can also request Volume 1, the same DVD I am reviewing, FREE

My Crewmates are also reviewing See the Light: Art Class, so you can check out what they think HERE.

Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.



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