"The Crossmaker" DVD
See The Light - Drawing Children To Him
2010 Legacy 4 God Publishing, LLC
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I recently received a free copy of "The Crossmaker" DVD from See The Light to watch in return for an honest review of the product. Let me tell you about this interactive DVD full of some of the best chalk art I've seen. What a great combination - learning about the Bible and art at the same time!
This DVD contains the Easter Story and a number of art lessons using creative lettering (adding color and illustration to words), chalk pastel drawing, and water colors.
The Easter Story is told through the story of a boy, the son of a carpenter, who finds himself at the trial of Jesus. The boy finds out that the cross he helped make was to be used during Christ's crucifixion. The boy then has a face-to-face meeting with the risen Christ and learns about God's love. The story is richly illustrated with colorful and realistic scenes. (16 minutes)
**Creative Lettering - GLORY! (28 minutes) - this artist teaches creative lettering by adding color to the word Glory to "show" the meaning
**Drawing Lesson Using Chalk Pastels - He is Not Here! He is Risen! (32 minutes) - this artist leads step-by-step drawing lessons using chalk pastels
**A Water Color Tutorial - Three Crosses on a Hill - (25 minutes)
& great Bonus Features
**Music performed by Jan Roper and Keven Dukes - "Breathing Room" - while the Easter Story is drawn
**The plan of salvation **Commentary by the chalk artist **The See The Light team
What I liked: This has beautiful chalk drawings and uses an interesting "black light reveal" that makes the pictures come alive. The story about the carpenter's son, Dominic, was easy to follow and quite moving with the illustrations. The DVD indicates the story is for ages 3+ and the Art Lessons are for ages 6+. I think those are pretty good age ranges for this DVD. Having said that, I think adults will enjoy this DVD as much or more than their children. The lessons are easy to follow and produce beautiful results quickly. See The Light has a winner with this DVD. I'm anxious to check out their Christmas materials.
I had a hard time finding anything I didn't like about the story and lessons on "The Crossmaker". I wish there had been more art lessons for us to try. I'm thinking we'll be checking out more from See The Light Shine. Check this out if you're looking for new ways to reach your children with art.
Comments and observations are my own. I was not obligated to provide a positive review of this product.
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