When the Mosaic Reviews Team were given the opportunity to review See the Light Art Projects, I jumped at the chance knowing my kids would really enjoy it!
I did not know until after I received the product that they are a Christian homeschooling company, BONUS!
Their About Us page says, “With a love for the Lord Jesus Christ, a heart for children, and a passion for ministry, Dave and Pat Holt bring you the SEE THE LIGHT team:
ARTISTS with specialties that include teaching a large variety of techniques, art history, chalk artistry, performance art, gospel chalk art (with black light), crafts, creative lettering, and more;
MUSICIANS whose talents include songwriting, musical performance, arranging, and producing. The SEE THE LIGHT team is dedicated to bringing scripture and biblical principles to viewers in a fresh, engaging way. . . and promising to teach some exciting art skills along the way!” There are videos you can watch on that page to learn more about them.
We chose Poppy Collage. Here is the info from the DVD box,
IN THE STYLE OF GEORGIA 0’KEEFFE
Ages 10+ Running Time: 80 Minutes
Watch and Produce Your
Own Masterpiece in
4 Step-By-Step Lessons!(allow about 1 hour per lesson)
- THE ABSTRACTED FLOWER DRAWING (22 minutes)
- TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE TECHNIQUE(20 minutes)
- LAYERING TRANSLUCENT HUES (21 minutes)
- FINAL DETAILS TO CREATE INTEREST (17 minutes)”
The materials needed are also listed on the box. I had to purchase the tissue paper squares and poster board. I did buy some white glue and Little Miss Hugs-A-Lot promptly found an empty cardboard box and poured it all out! So I went back out the next day and bought 2 bottles of Elmer’s Glue-All multi-purpose glue, and put it up way out of her reach. I also bought some beautiful tulips that you will see in our pics.
I did not get pics of all of the kids doing the project but I did get a good one of Brandi working on hers. They gave their flower pics to their grandma as gifts.
We watched the video all together before getting out the supplies just to make sure we knew what to do. So, all of our lessons were done at once. We work best that way. Brandi did hers first then helped the little ones with their pics the next morning. I think they turned out pretty good and the kids had a lot fun. We are still finding tissue paper squares all over the kitchen too. We really enjoyed this program and would love to try See the Light’s other products out! We even lent this lesson out to a friend. The DVD teaches the elements of color, space, and shape. You and your student will learn about the history of realism, abstraction, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
In this picture you will see Brandi’s columbine on your top left, Little Miss Hugs-A-Lots poppy on your your top right, Mr. Thoughtful’s zinnia on your bottom left, and Little Miss FunShine’s flower on the bottom right (I can not remember what hers is – any of you have an idea? LOL).
In this picture you can see Brandi working on her collage and you can see the beautiful tulips I bought that no one make a pic of.