Jim Pence is on medical leave. Angie, See the Light team member, will be updating the activities page in his absence. You will find his previous content towards the bottom of this page.
- Free Art Project from Jim: Draw a Cross in Black Light Chalk
- Youth Art Month Challenge
- New Blog Post: Kids Can Learn About Art and Have Fun Doing It: The Elementary Years
- Featured Art Project: The Crossmaker
- An Easter story from the Crossmaker: Jesus Loves the Children
- 2 Easter Coloring Pages
- How to Draw a Daisy with Pastels
- Online Workshop: How to Draw–Badly!
- Bible Story – “God’s Special Surprise”
- Jim’s complete middle-grade suspense novel: Friendly Revenge (It will only be up a few more weeks.)
Free Art Project from Jim: Draw a Cross in Black Light Chalk
In this video, Jim demonstrates how to draw a large “3-D”–ish cross with invisible fluorescent chalk. You can also create this effect with regular fluorescent chalk or even with plain pastels on a black surface.
Youth Art Month Challenge
March is Youth Art Month. The See the Light team challenges your children to create a drawing or painting each week. We will love to see what your children create. Please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with
- an image of the project
- child’s first name and age
- and approval to display your child’s image on this page or possibly on social media
You are welcome to learn more about the Youth Art Month at https://councilforarteducation.org/youth-art-month/
This week on the blog...
March’s blog series is on Kids Can Learn About Art and Have Fun Doing It.
Kids Can Learn About Art and Have Fun Doing It: The Elementary Years
In this 3-part series, you will learn reasons for teaching your kids art; find links to fun activities; receive additional ideas for learning art; discover which art curriculum I believe is the best for elementary students.
Mom was so excited. She had the finger paints and paper ready; the table had a plastic covering on it; her child had on his painting shirt; and she had her camera ready. Mom encouraged her son to place his hands in the paint and begin creating a masterpiece. Then it happened.
This Month's Featured Art Project
A story from the Crossmaker: Jesus Loves the Children
Easter Coloring Pages
Right-click to download the image and then print however many you need.
Art Class-- LIVE!
Every Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Eastern
Jim’s Art Class Live lessons will be available once he returns from his medical leave.
You can watch Jim’s previous live lessons on our Facebook page:
Next live class starts in:
(Refresh page if counter is at 0 but the class hasn’t started.)
Until next week’s class starts, here’s the replay from Jan 21st!
January 21st reference picture:
This Week's Art Lessons:
How to Draw a Daisy in Pastel
Online Workshop: How to Draw–Badly!
A few months ago, I did a live online workshop for the Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Fair, titled “How to Draw–Badly!” It’s a quick review of how to develop your drawing skills with some simple exercises. The format is similar to my weekly live lessons, but the content is a little bit different. I’m sharing the replay here this week, as it’s important to always remember the basics of drawing.
Bible Story: The Crossmaker
This week’s Bible story, “God’s Special Surprise,” comes from our Bible Stories volume by the same title. You can learn more about “God’s Special Surprise” by clicking on the buttons below the video.
Audiobook: Friendly Revenge
Back when the pandemic first hit, I asked my publisher (Mountainview Books) for permission to record my own audio version of my middle-grade novel, Friendly Revenge. They graciously granted permission. So here, if you missed it the first time around, is the first novel I ever wrote. I’ll add a new chapter each week.
Friendly Revenge will only be up for a few more weeks. Then it will be replaced by a new audiobook that we hope you will enjoy!