I didn’t realize how little I knew about art until this opportunity to write a A see the Light art lessons sponsored post. For more information see my full disclosure.
Children are little sponges. My eldest daughter especially. But I didn’t realize how a few simple art concepts could transform her drawing skills.
I’ve always taught art by showing her to draw certain figures, starting with simple images like a tree and gradually getting into more complex ones, like a lion. Mostly, I gave my daughter drawing books and had her imitate the pictures in those. You know, the step by step how-to-draw books. While those boost confidence and teaches them how to draw certain things, it doesn’t explain the concepts behind drawing that enable them to draw whatever they want.
Then I was introduced to See the Light art Lessons. I don’t know why I didn’t learn some of the basic concepts in art class at school that are included in these DVDs! And although we only received the first two classes to review, I can already see an improvement in Audrey’s drawing skills, as well as my own.
I love the See the Light art lesson DVDs because the classes are broken down into several mini lessons. This makes it easy to digest each concept and children can move at their own pace. This is why the lessons are for all ages! Each little mini lesson has an exercise you can do to further cement the concept in your mind and is easily reproducible after the DVD is turned off.
For example, to illustrates how all pictures are made up of basic shapes, artist Pat Kneply, has the children draw lots of circles and practice making the circles into pictures, like a beach ball or lollipop. You can then carry that exercise on after the lesson and try making things with squares, triangles and more.
The girls also enjoyed the shape finding activity where they outlined shapes they found in a magazine with a marker. It makes a great preschool learning activity too!
Like all of the See the Light art projects, the major drawings are done with black light crayons, pencils or chalk. This makes the artwork glow under a black light! Of course, these are optional, but they really add a unique style and excitement to the art lessons that kids can’t get enough of.
Another feature I love is how the artists tie God’s word into the lessons so children make the important connection between God and the world around them.
Whether your children want to learn to draw or improve their skills, See the Light Art Class DVDs are the perfect tool. You might find yourself enjoying the lesson right beside them.
Go to the See the Light video library to view all of their free art tips!
Thanks for reading!
Christine Bailey says
I’ve been looking into what I wanted to teach next year in terms of art for my daughter. I didn’t really want to get too much into the great artists and types of art just yet, so this looks like a fun way to introduce her to drawing that I know she loves to do!
Kristi Jeffords says
Would love to win these dvds. My son loves to draw and is very serious about improving his sketching. This is our first homeschool year and these would help a lot! Also, love the way the Word is part of the lesson!
Melissa Smith says
My kids are always trying to draw things & these seem like they could really help art turn into a passion for them.
Wow! My kids have done some similar learning on free Youtube clips, but these sound much better. They spend hours drawing/coloring every week, so I would love to have something like this for them. Thank you.
ashley cossette says
my son loves art and i really think he could get a lot out of this! There aren’t any children art studios locally so this would be an awesome tool to have in the house!
What a great product. I think it’s great that it’s broken down into small parts. My daughters would love these DVDs.
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My kids love art but I find it hard to have the time to direct art projects and think up art ideas. We have tried one of the See the Light Art DVD’s in the past and my kids loved it! They did the projects mostly independently while watching the DVD. We would love to try other DVD’s!
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Sherri S says
I would love these because I am a novice when it comes to all art. I struggle to draw even more than a stick figure! I don’t know where to start when it comes to instructing myself, let alone my children.
My middle son loves to draw, and I think he would benefit from some formal instruction. I think the dvd format will help him learn and perhaps interest good siblings as well.
Tracey M. says
My daughter LOVE art! She responds well to video learning. I want her to learn the elements of art and techniques from someone more qualified to teach art than myself. Many times, Alyssa will choose art as her free time activity. This will give her something to work on that I can trust. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway.
Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com says
I love the intent concentration on your daughter’s faces…what a blessing to see a child bloom with a helpful aid or tutor. Fascinating post.
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Heather V says
I like that they are Christian based!
Amanda Hall says
To use with my son…we love art and are always looking for something new!
Dawn Monroe says
Id like these videos because my oldest granddaughter loves to draw and she always ask me for help, which I can not give her.
sharon f says
I would like these DVDs because I homeschool and could use them for art. We have the first DVD (that they gave away as a sample and it was really easy to understand and interesting.)
My 4 year old is showing incredibly artistic tendencies. I am about as artistic as a hippo dancing Swan Lake, so I need help! See The Light would be perfect for her.
Rebecca R. says
It looks like this could be used with multiple ages, which would be good with our nine children!
Jessica A. says
I have heard wonderful things about See the Light and I have their Cartooning dvd and my son just loves it and so do I 🙂
Jennifer B. says
We loved her free art lesson video. My child is practicing her overhand grip now! Great technique and child-centred advice tied into Bible reading as well. My DD would love to learn more from this wonderful art teacher!
Georgia Beckman says
I have had my eye on this product for a while. I love that they speak clearly & the instructions are easy to follow. I have some very artistic grandchildren that would really love these videos.
I’d like these DVD because they seem to have practical art tips for aspiring artists of all ages!
Amazing drawing post. great instructions it’s really easy to understand and very helpful for kids. Thanks for sharing
Pencil Sketch Drawing says
i like it wonderful article
Katlyn Arnold says
nice article! thanks for sharing