See the Light Art Projects: Paper Jungle

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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.

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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.

See the Light Art Projects

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.

See the Light Paper Jungle

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.

Paper Jungle 1

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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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. It would be hard to pick just one….but my girls would probably select the “Cartooning”.

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Both my children would love the Cartooning art projects. Thanks for the introduction to this product.

  7. I would like any of the nature related projects, but I know my kids would, hands down, want the cartooning project!

  8. 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!

  9. We would love to try the Poppy Collage, or any really, they all look great. Thank you for the chance:)

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. My children would enjoy either the paper jungle (they love cutting paper) or the poppy collage (learning how to layer tissue paper).

  13. I would choose the Louis Comfort Tiffany DVD. My kids prefer drawing so I think that would be a great introduction.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. It’s hard to choose! I think my kids would like the sunflowers or the pointillism fruit project.

  17. 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

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