As more of my children reach school age (and quickly I might add), the time I spend trying to teach all the subjects needed in school becomes ever so precious. I’ve come to appreciate and love the help that programs on the computer and DVD’s offer. One of the programs we now use in our home is a fantastic art program called “See The Light“.
There are many art programs out there, but as with everything else in our homeschool, I’m pretty particular. 🙂 And this time I have my husband scrutinizing my picks with Art since he is excellent at drawing, and is currently going back to school for Graphic Design. Art is his thing, not mine. My skills end at the stick figure. Seriously! Since my husband is super duper busy I knew that an excellent art program would be needed to help my children learn the fundamentals of art.
“See The Light” is taught by artist Pat Knepley. She is far more than just an art teacher – she has a love for the Lord that shines strong through the art lessons she teaches. Everything in the lessons focus back to our awesome God who created all things. She even has a Bible with her during the lesson that she reads from. I love the emphasis on the Lord and how even art lessons can bring honor to Him.
The supplies needed for this program are very simple:
A #2 pencil
Gray kneaded erasor
white copy paper
That is the basic list! There are a few more things needed for a few of the lessons, but just having those five things will get you far.
Here is a sample lesson to watch:
My boys really like watching these videos and attempting to draw along with Pat. One day my six year old son asked to turn this on and he was drawing the objects all by himself for fun. I was impressed with that!
I like how simple objects around the house are used such as an apple or a shoe. You are not taught to draw abstract objects that don’t mean anything to a younger child. This is real, practical art that children will easily grasp and enjoy.
Overall I found this art program refreshing, simple to use, and easy for even a younger child to understand and learn from!
You can purchase a complete one year set of DVD’s for $99.99. Since a wide range of ages can use this, it becomes a very economical art curriculum for a large family to use. Single DVD’s are $14.99 each.
See The Light has generously offered to giveaway the first two DVD’s in the series! To enter, use the rafflecopter form below. (email readers click over into post).