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.
Thanks for reading!