Title: One of See the Light Drawing Children to Him Series – Art Projects – Tiffany Window
Artist: Pat Knepley
Publisher: Legacy 4 God Publishing, Inc.
Do you have an artistic, creative child who wants to learn how to draw with more detail, depth and confidence? In Pat Knepley’s See the Light – Drawing Children to Him Series, Art Projects – Tiffany Window, the first of nine DVDs shows four step by step videos of producing artwork that resembles a colorful stained glass window on poster board.
Geared toward ten years old or older children, this Christian-based advanced series has nine different videos that cover nine famous artist and their creative styles. The Tiffany Window is in lieu of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the well-known stained glass artist. It consists of four separate videos that range from twenty-one to twenty-nine minutes each that takes a young artist from start to finish of one art project.
The first video is “Planning Your Composition” which begins with materials needed, a brief history of the artist with some photographs of his work and how to observe the subject matter as stems, leaves and flowers are sketched out on the board.
On the second video, “Rule of Thirds” reviews materials used again and discusses negative space by dividing the design into nine equal sections while retracing and completing the sketch. Stained glass and Art Nuevo is mentioned with more of Tiffany’s original works shown.
“Color Theory,” the third video, is all about colors and the color wheel, explaining complementary and contrasting colors. By using markers, techniques are shown coloring the flower, stem and background shapes by filling in, blending, and overlapping.
In the final video, “Completed Masterpiece,” the original lead canes that Tiffany used are discussed. A marker method is taught to give the stained glass effect, complete with framing the artwork.
In each of the videos, the patient, perky and easy-to-understand Knepley reads a few verses from the Bible, correlating it to the project. The final video has Philippians 4:6-7 about not worrying and leaving things to God, including any errors in an art project. A simple prayer and Tiffany’s “Sermon on the Mount” stained glass is mentioned, completing the tutortorial.
Although the drawing on the board is hard to see at the beginning of the video, the rest of the videos are thorough, descriptive and full of pointers, tips and encouragement as the young artist is drawn into the teacher’s constant eye contact, calm instructions and reassuring voice. This is a wonderful series for home schoolers, summer camps or bored-at-home children to enjoy.
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