Sunday, November 29, 2009

Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals (review and 2 for giveaway)

My kids love art, drawing, and being creative. Being a home schooling family, I love coming across products, videos, and other things that will bring my kids into the "educational realm" and encourage them to grow.
I was sent the DVD: Art House volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals to review and I thought this DVD was super!
The DVD is hosted by Teacher Emily and her Art House gang. Emily teaches how easy it is to draw fish, monkeys, birds, dogs, and more. The animation of the animals is great, and the music and colors used in this DVD is wonderful! My kids loved watching the animals, and then watching Emily draw them. My kids were fascinated with the DVD. The animation is by Brad Abelson (The Simpsons), and the music is from the award-winning composer Peter Scaturro.
There will be future titles in the series that will be released in 2010 (vol. 2: Start your Engines, vol. 3: On the Farm, and vol. 4: Under the Sea).
This DVD comes complete with printable coloring book pages, which are great to give kids to encourage them to be artistic.
Recommended for ages 3 and up, Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals is available at InTheArtHouse.com and www.amazon.com.
Endorsed by KIDS FIRST!, the initial title in the series Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals is available now for a suggested retail price of $17.99.

Win : Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals (2 winners)
You have the opportunity to enter to win Art House Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals! I have 2 extra copies to giveaway. This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. Contest is open until December 7th, 2009.
To enter, leave a comment about something you like to do with your kids for art.**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

This review was sponsored by In The Art House. They have supplied me with a DVD to sample for review and information to share with my readers. I was given the product for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review. I am sponsored by the company to offer a giveaway for my readers, as well.

39 comments:

lfhpueblo said...

For them to draw on foam craft shapes that we can embellish with glitter glue or other foam pieces, then glue magnets on the back to make magnet Christmas gifts.
Actually we have made some snowmen that way, and they look great.

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Staci said...

We like to cut up magazines and create collages or find new ways to paint (like using marbles).
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Niecey said...

I homeschool and enjoy craft projects with the girls (and baby boy). One of my favorites is charcol sketches. It can get messy, but all good art is messy.

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Niecey said...

This sure does look fun. I am hoping to win something for my kids. Thansk for hosting the giveaway.

denyse said...

We love to do crafts and to color and paint.

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Rebecca L said...

finger paint with pudding!

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Misusedinnocence said...

I love watching him cut out shapes and then deciding how to decorate them and we do glueing and sewing. It's so much fun. He would adore this.

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Anonymous said...

We like to fingerpaint!

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Anonymous said...

We like coloring pictures.
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Melissa said...

We like making art work with crayons, stickers and glitter!

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Sunnyvale said...

I used to draw their outlines while they were on a sheet of paper and they'd fill in the details

Niecey said...

I just visited the website again and watched the video clips. It looks like a lot of fun

ktgonyea said...

We love to use old magazines and create collages :)

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Lori Taube said...

My son and I like to make collages out of things I cut out of old books and magazines!

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Renee G said...

We love decorating things with glitter glue --- ornaments, pictures, etc.
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mogrill said...

We like to make birdhouses. Thanks for the chance.
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erma said...

We love to do primitive crafts.
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KowgirlsRule said...

I love to do fingerpainting and put the painting up on the fridge.

Gianna said...

We like to make our own crayons :)

kathy pease said...

we have been making christmas ornaments :)

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naynays1 said...

We do a lot of fingerpainting.f

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we love to draw and color

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Anonymous said...

My son has been enjoying trying to draw characters from books he reads, but wants help (unfortunately for him, that means my art!). So we each draw our own pictures, but he copies how I break down the drawing - that's why I think this video would be great (for both of us!).
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purango said...

We kike to make decorations for the home out of paper or popcorn. garrettsambo@aol.com