See the Light is my FAVORITE packaged curriculum, and that’s why I look for it every time I’m planning future lessons. Right now it’s on SALE!
See the Light is a DVD art curriculum taught by real artists. There are different styles of art available, such as drawing, chalk pastels, or creative lettering, and you can purchase these materials in different ways. Some DVDs have collections of one type of instruction, like all drawing lessons, while others include lessons with a variety of art styles around a common theme – like Christmas or Easter.
A few years ago we worked our way through the ‘Art Class’ DVDs, which contain drawing lessons from Master Artist Pat Knepley. I loved watching my kids gain confidence in their artwork. Their entire approach to art changed, as well, as they went from whining, “I can’t draw that!” when I suggested an art project to picking up their pencils confidently and eagerly. The difference in their artwork is amazing, even though they were both in mid-elementary school at the time. This bird – the one above? My daughter sat and sketched that one day for fun – and she’s still sketching years later. She even created a coloring book entry for the North Carolina State Fair this year and won first place!
The art projects are great for learning about specific types of art, artists, and art history. Each one features a particular work by a famous artist and then, in a series of lessons, teaches you how to create your own version. I love that one series of lessons incorporates multiple subjects and leaves you with a beautiful piece of art.
See the Light has been bringing out a new line of unit studies, too, and one is now available about Van Gogh. We haven’t used this one yet, but we’ll be trying it out after Christmas.
See the Light doesn’t hold sales often, so if you’ve been wanting to try out their products, this is the perfect time! Hop over and check out their selection now – and remember to use BLACKCYBER for 20% off and free shipping!