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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