Peaceful Seas Art Project
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SEE THE LIGHT has released their newest DVD! It is the Peaceful Seas Art Project. Your children will use mixed media to create a beautiful seascape painting in the style of Winslow Homer.
If you have never used the products from SEE THE LIGHT, you are in for a treat. Their art curriculum makes it easy for homeschool moms to teach art. Actually, SEE THE LIGHT does all the teaching for you. All you need to do is gather the supplies, prepare the work area, and turn on the DVD. The Master Artist, Pat Kneply, takes it from there. She provides you and your students with art history, a Biblical connection, instruction on how to complete the project, and art tips.
In the Peaceful Seas Art Project, you and your children will learn about Winslow Homer. He was a watercolorist and painted mostly seascapes. Pat displays some of Winslow’s paintings throughout the four lessons. You may want to look at his other paintings by visiting www.winslow-homer.com. Your children will then begin their art project by learning about perspective as they draw sailboats and do a watercolor wash.
Lesson 2 is my favorite of the lessons. Pat teaches how to create texture by using salt and a piece of a plastic bag. The salt gives the beach scene a grainy look and the plastic bag makes the rock look rough. Pat also shares how the grains of sand remind her of God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis 22:17.
In lesson 3, your children will learn about the qualities of water, which are reflective, transparency, and movement. Pat teaches how to make the water appear lifelike and how to create the illusion of trees in the background. Pat also relates the water’s reflective quality to Proverbs 27:19.
In lesson 4, your children add the fine details to their paintings and learn how to create shadows and reflections. My daughter enjoyed using the chalk pastel to enhance the look of the clouds. Pat appropriately shares about God being mightier than the seas, which you will find the verses in Psalms 93:3-4.
Peaceful Seas Art Project was fun to complete. We did the art lessons in four different sessions allowing the painting plenty of time to dry in between. All together, we spent about 3 hours completing the project. We did modify the size of the watercolor paper since we did not have an 11” x 14” sheet of paper. The smaller size was doable. You will want to use the recommended size of paper especially if you have younger children doing the project.
Here is an art tip from Pat on how to take care of your watercolor brushes.
- Place the brushes under running water to remove the paint.
- Wipe the brushes on a paper towel to make sure the paint is out of the brushes.
- Smooth out the bristles with your fingers.
- Store the brushes upright to prevent damage to the bristles.
This is what happens when you do not listen to directions.
I hope you will feel blessed by adding Peaceful Seas Art Project to your homeschool art class.
Peaceful Seas Art Project normally costs
$14.99. Use the coupon code SEAS to purchase the project for $12.50. This is good for two weeks.
Do you want the opportunity to receive the Peaceful Seas Art Project for free? Enter in this giveaway. The giveaway ends on March 12, 2013. If you purchase the project and are the winner of this giveaway, you will receive a refund or a credit towards another purchase.
Congratulations to Nicole Schneider Hale for being the winner of this giveaway!
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