Friday, May 31, 2013

See The Light {Review}

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I am so excited to share our latest review with you! This one may just be our favourite one so far. I was not familiar with See The Light but am thrilled to add their products to our homeschool shelves. I received the Poppy Collage DVD Art Project, which was absolutely delightful. 

The DVD teaches how to create an abstract flower masterpiece while learning about the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Poppy Collage is the fifth DVD in the Art Project series, which you can see HEREThe Poppy Collage is geared toward ages 10 and older and can be purchased for $14.99. The lessons are taught by the fantastic Master Artist, Pat Knepley, and include these topics:
  • The Abstracted Flower Drawing 
  • Tissue Paper Collage Technique 
  • Layering Translucent Hues 
  • Final Details to Create Interest

The materials needed for this project include:

• A 14”x14” sheet white Bristol board (or poster board)

• A flower with 4 to 6 simple petals – ex. poppy, New Guinea impatiens, hibiscus
• Sheets of colored art tissue paper – various shades of yellow, orange, and red
• Scissors
• Newspaper or old tablecloth to protect table
• Scrap paper
• Water
• A bowl
• Paper plates
• White school glue
• A pencil
• A white eraser
I had all my children, ages 16, 13, 10, 8 and 6 watch the videos and work on this project, even though two of them were technically too young. We watched one video lesson at a time and did the corresponding work. I appreciated how Pat took us through the lessons by demonstrating the techniques as she was teaching. We learned the meanings and differences between opaque, transparent and translucent. We also enjoyed the terrific art history lessons on the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe. We were even prompted to check out a few other books from the library on her life and work. 

Another bonus is that Pat brings in Scripture that corresponds to each lesson! I love it when a curriculum or program reinforces what I am already teaching my children in our daily life. I highly, highly recommend See The Light and cannot wait to use more of their products!

Here are our masterpieces:

Emma (age 16)

 Austin (age 13)

Ben (age 10)

Ava (age 8)

Maya (age 6), who hasn't finished because we ran out of the green tissue paper for her background.

Mom (I decided to join the fun!)

And my favourite 10 year old surprised me with a birthday present yesterday . . .

I love that he was so thoughtful and took the time to make a second collage just for me. He knows how much I enjoy the colour red and appreciate the artwork he creates.

To see what other homeschool families think of this product and the other art projects from See The Light, click on the banner below.


1 comment:

  1. I have heard so many things about See the Light. I think we might do this for art this year for school. Thanks so much for sharing your review.