curriculum reviews

See the Light Review

See the Light is art lessons on DVD.  Here is their website.  I was given the first 4 lessons (plus bonus) to review. 

  • Lesson 1: Tools of the Trade
  • Lesson 2: It All Starts With a Line
  • Lesson 3: Contours & Composition
  • Lesson 4: Draw What You See
  • Bonus: Chalk It Easy Chalk Art Lesson

This 9 volume DVD series contains 36 (15 minute) tutoring lessons, taught by Master Artist Pat Knepley.  This is one year old formal art training.  Each lesson incorporates a Bible lesson.

  • Volume 1: The Basics
  • Volume 2: Shape and Space
  • Volume 3:Value and Color
  • Volume 4: Color Blending Techniques
  • Volume 5: Proportions for Composition
  • Volume 6: Texture and Form
  • Volume 7: Perpective for the Landscape
  • Volume 8: Balance and Foreshortening
  • Volume 9: The Portrait

The set of DVD’s is $99.99.  The price seems high for the set, but you get a lot for your investment.  These lessons are like having a private tutor in your home!  We have done private art lessons before and $99 only covered a few lessons for a few kids.  There are no workbooks to buy and only basic supplies are needed.  Art history and famous artists are covered in the lessons.   Three free lessons are available on See the Light’s website.  A free DVD is also available here.  There are more products available on their easy to use website.  A blog and Facebook page are available resources also.

We used these lessons for our 5 year old and 11 year old.  The 5 year old (who doesn’t sit still often) was captivated by the lessons and started drawing along!  The 11 year old was not as thrilled.  I think she was looking for more of a craft lesson and not formal art lessons.  We did find it very easy to follow with no distractions.  I feel this is a great tool for teaching my children art.  I am not an artist and could not teach these lessons to my children, especially out of a book.  These video lessons are GREAT!!  The lessons are for younger children, but anyone can learned from these thorough art classes.


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