See the Light Art Projects: Paper Jungle
Art is one of the subjects that frequently falls by the wayside when life gets busy at my house. That’s why I like the See the Light Art Project DVDs. With just one project covered in four lessons on each DVD, it’s easy to fit in art once a week or so.
Each See the Art Art Project is based on the style of a different artist. This means that, not only are students completing a project in four lessons, but they’re also learning about the life and style of a particular artists and the culture and artists that influenced him or her.
I was excited to learn that our latest project, Paper Jungle, is primarily paper cutting, with little drawing. It was a nice change of pace for my not-so-artistic child who is never quite satisfied with the way her projects turn out.
Even though this particular project might be a little easier for a younger student (younger being the lower end of my family’s 11-17 age range), it was fun for the older students (me and Brianna!), too.
The second thing that I really appreciated about the Paper Jungle project was that I already had everything I needed to complete it on hand: construction paper, scrapbook paper, pencils, glue, and scissors. Okay, I actually didn’t have enough of the last two to go around, so I bought more scissors (we needed them anyway) and we shared the glue.
I expect that the two or three bottles of school glue that I know are around here somewhere will show up any day now since we’re finished with the project.
Although there isn’t a lot of drawing in Paper Jungle, important artistic concepts that apply to any work of art, such as composition and negative space, are covered in ways that are easy to understand.
Each lesson on the Paper Jungle DVD is broken down into easy-to-complete sessions of about 25-30 minutes long. Because of the craziness of our schedule lately, a couple of times, we had to break these short lessons into even shorter sessions of two different sittings, which worked out really well for us.
As a Christian homeschooling mom, I appreciated that a big desire of the See the Light creators is to share the Bible through art. Each lesson is tied to a spiritual truth or discipline through a short Bible story, which we always enjoy.
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We’d love to try the Pointillism Fruit or Peaceful Seas Activity. thanks for the chance!
It would be hard to pick just one….but my girls would probably select the “Cartooning”.
I would LOVE the Winslow Homer project pack! He’s one of the American artists I’m wanting to study next year with my son. 🙂
Peaceful Seas, we live next to the beach and it would be great to tie in nature walk along the beach with the art we were working on
As much as I love art, it is so hard to fit in a schedule especially since I don’t like a strict schedule. This looks like a fun resource. I’d love to do the pointillism with my kids.
We would choose the abstract flower like Georgia O’Keefe. She is an artist we’ve been wanting to study and this would be a fun way to do it!
Just what we need…art!!! I never get to it.
Thanks for the give-away! ; )
I love them all! I think the Tiffany window looks like fun.
Hmmm…Repeated Sweets or Cartooning probably! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Both my children would love the Cartooning art projects. Thanks for the introduction to this product.
I would like any of the nature related projects, but I know my kids would, hands down, want the cartooning project!
I think my family would really enjoy the Paper Jungle project. I have a 13-year old son and 7-year old twin boys, so this looks like one all 3 could enjoy (and wouldn’t be too technically difficult for the younger two). Thanks for the review and the chance to win a project!
This looks wonderful! We’d like the Horsing Around or Sunflowers, or really any of them!
We would love to try the Poppy Collage, or any really, they all look great. Thank you for the chance:)
I would like to try the Poppy Collage DVD. My kids will just have to join me. :o)
Either the Poppies / O’Keefe or the Pointillism flowers! Do you find this has art history in it, too? I love how she connects the artistic concepts to a Biblical truth! So refreshing! Especially with Georgia O’Keefe… Can’t wait to see how she teaches about her… She was an outspoken atheist. I have suck with approaching her with a focus on scale.
I love the Georgia o’Keefe one. Hope I win, but think I will order anyway if I don’t because they look so wonderful!
My children would enjoy either the paper jungle (they love cutting paper) or the poppy collage (learning how to layer tissue paper).
I think my two youngest would like the paper and the cartooning ones.
I would choose the Louis Comfort Tiffany DVD. My kids prefer drawing so I think that would be a great introduction.
I am so excited that you reviewed these DVDs. I really need help in this area and these look wonderful! I would love to do the cartooning lessons with my daughter.
I think my boys would love the cartooning project. Thanks!
i’ve looked at their projects before. so many great lessons!
We would LOVE to try their Repeated Sweets art project!!!
I’m in my second year of homeschooling and love it! My family would love to try the Horsing Around Art Project. Being from Kentucky, my children love going to the Kentucky horse park and watching horse shows, so this would be perfect for them!
I think we would enjoy the cartooning art projects
It’s hard to choose! I think my kids would like the sunflowers or the pointillism fruit project.
I love the Tiffany Window one, but there are a few I would love to have!
It would be hard to pick just one, but I think I would pick Dreams of Joseph.
I love the Art Projects curriculum. Need this!
I think my kids would enjoy Peaceful Seas — we studied Homer Winslow the other year and it would be fun to add some projects to our study
Bible Stories – would be wonderful!