Tuesday, June 4, 2013

See the Light: God's Special Surprise Review & Giveaway!

I'm not an artistic person by nature.  Because of this, we have many "how-to" art books in our household.  I can make a good stab at a project using one of these, but, having an actual instructor present would help so much more!

That's one of the reasons why I was so exited to try a DVD from See the Light!

What is See the Light?

From their website:

"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!"

We choose God's Special Surprise so the whole family could enjoy this experience.  All my children (ages 14, 12, 9 & 3) were captivated by the dramatic retelling of Moses' Story complete with "live" artist's rendition including a special black-light-viewing surprise at the end!

This DVD also includes 3 art lessons.  One utilizes chalk pastels, one with mixed media and one in creative lettering.

Our hands down favorite was using the chalk pastels in "Hope for the Nations."

Pat Kenply's instruction was clear and easy to follow.  She also gave step by step tips on how to properly shade the sky and water.  Even the most artistically inept can follow along!

The end result:

This one is from my oldest.  He's a totally analytical kid with no desire to do art.  He REALLY enjoyed this video!  Though he did not want to tackle the fine details on the Princess or Baby Moses, this is a great job for him!

This one is from my 9 year old crafty girl.  It's hard to see, but, she did a great job in the shading of the sky, reeds and water.  It was a bit of a learning curve doing proportions on the Princess and Baby Moses.

This one is from my 12 year old very social son.  He was more captivated by watching the artist and his siblings than he was in his own drawing.  As usual, he enjoyed himself!

This is my drawing.  We discovered that the key in making the Princess is to make her large enough to include details.  For a totally non-artistic person, I'm kinda proud of myself!

This my 3 year olds rendition.  He REALLY had a good time!

Are you interested in this easy to use, wonderful Bible study / art lesson DVD?  Well, you can enter to win a copy!

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Disclosure: I received the above product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


  1. I don't teach my children art and would love to try this program.:) I need help.;) Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

  2. Yes i teach the boys art as well as on our co op group

  3. Yes, I teach art to my kids. I think it is important they use their imagination and express their creativity!! We also use See The Light!! :)

  4. I try to teach art to my kids...it's more like they teach it to me!!

  5. I TRY to teach art, but he needs more than I can offer him!

  6. We reviewed one of the other See the Light DVD's and it was wonderful! We'd love to try another one!

  7. I have a boy that is "allergic" to coloring and writing BUT he loves to draw. So we do lots of drawing and painting. I'd like to do more formal studies and this program would be a great help. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. This looks like an excellent resource and I desperately want to teach my children more creative arts!

  9. I teach them art.We study different artists by reading about them and trying different mediums. I'd like to try this series though. It looks fun.

  10. We have gone through a couple of art and drawing books. We are super good with crafty projects, but when it comes to painting we are intimidated by the big white empty canvas or paper.

  11. My daughter and I are just getting started in homeschooling. Everything we have done so far has been pretty casual. I am planning to begin a more structured approach in the fall.

  12. Not really, I haven't found a curriculum I like yet!

  13. I love See the Light. We have the Easter DVD. The kids' loved doing it. I'd love to add another DVD to the collection. Thanks for this opportunity to do so.

  14. I don't teach art. :( I'm working on being more intentional with that this year. I definitely WANT to, I just feel at a loss!

  15. We are adding it this fall for the first year - we're excited to incorporate it into our daily days!

  16. I am slowly try ti integrate more art into our homsechool. This would be a great help.