The Crossmaker DVD Giveaway

Hi everyone! I wanted to share something fun with you all today. We received The Crossmaker DVD from See The Light and we’ve had such fun with them I wanted to give one to you all to try out!


See The Light Art videos are especially great for those of you who aren’t great at teaching art class! Instead a very nice woman named Pat teaches them for you!

For most classes supplies are fairly basic, typically you just need a piece of copy paper, a #2 pencil, and a good eraser. Some lessons ask for a charcoal pencil, pastels, and a few other basic supplies but nothing out of the ordinary.

What’s included in The Crossmaker?

Dominic, the son of a carpenter, finds himself drawn into the unforgettable trial of the man called Jesus. Share in this amazing adventure that takes Dominic from Christ’s crucifixion to a place of redemption, and a face-to-face meeting with the risen Christ. (16 minutes) SEE THE LIGHT chalk artist Gloria Kohlmann draws her stunning interpretation of the Easter story.

Art Lessons:

  • GLORY! See The Light artist Heidi Shorts teaches on the art of Creative Lettering. (28 minutes)
  • HIS IS NOT HERE! HE IS RISEN! See The Light Art Club Master Teacher Pat Knepley leads budding young artists in a step-by-step drawing lesson using chalk pastels. Plus, create your own black light reveal! (32 minutes)
  • THREE CROSSES ON A HILL. See The Light’s Jim Pence gives a tutorial in water colors as young artists discover The Joy of Art. (25 minutes)

Bonus Features:

  • REVEL in the original contemporary music per- formed by “Breathing Room” recording artists Jan Roper and Kevin Dukes while watching Gloria Kohlmann draw her remarkable art expression of the Easter Story.
  • WATCH AND HEAR the plan of salvation, clearly and creatively presented as you have never seen it.
  • HEAR See The Light chalk artist Gloria Kohlmann’s commentary as you watch the Easter scene being created.
  • MEET the See The Light team.



For our first lesson, Glory, we got to use some more exciting things! Fluorescent colored pencils and a black light!



I’m not sure if you can see the computer screen or not, but they do nice close-ups during the lesson so everyone can see what it is they’re supposed to be doing. We often pause the video as well just so everyone has a chance to work without feeling rushed.



The next few images show the progress of our “fancy” lettering lesson:






Everyone did a great job, and I like that they’re working on fancy lettering here. I’ve seen some of these techniques pop up since our lesson in various things such as titles for their story writing, and other creative areas as well.



Then for the pièce de résistance …we got to take our finished products into the dark and shine a black light on them illuminating the fancy “G” in glory and showing off all of our wonderful florescent colored pencils! It was difficult to capture on film, but was definitely a cool touch!



He is not here! He is Risen!

The next lesson we did was the He is not here! He is risen! Lesson. We used the following supplies:

  • Chalk Pastels
  • Neutral color construction paper
  • Tissue for blending
  • Pencil,
  • Eraser
  • Paper Towel for cleaning hands!
  • NOTE: Ignore the image of the Junior Artist Cray-Pas, we tried to use these, but they do NOT blend like regular chalk-pastels, so I wouldn’t suggest them for this lesson.



And here we are all ready to go! The computer is sitting on the desk (you can see it in the bottom right corner of this image) so that everyone can see well.



The lesson starts by showing students how to draw the outline for their illustration in pencil, then they slowly start adding chalk pastel colors and work on color blending, highlights and shadows, as well as depth perception.



The great thing about the video lesson is that you can pause it, replay if needed, and then move on when everyone is ready.

Here are some of our pictures in progress…




I suggest having plenty of blending tissues on hand when working with pastels…



Each step adds more color and blending of the pigments to show shaded areas and texture.



Here is one of our finished works…I believe this is Strawberry Shortcake’s illustration:



And here are the excited artists! Everyone was pleased with their final product. And yes, Strawberry Shortcake is holding an extra one because I participated in this lesson! Why should the kids get to have all of the fun?



Of course I have a giveaway below for this fun lesson, but if you can’t wait I also have a discount coupon for you!

Just use Coupon Code: CROSS to get The Crossmaker gift set (Shown below) for just $25.00! (Reg. $29.99)

Coupon code good until February 14, 2013


Would you like to win the Crossmaker DVD for yourself!? Simply fill out the rafflecopter below to enter!

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  3. OMG! I like them all! The Cross Maker is perfect though with Easter coming up, or Resurrection Sunday which is what we call it!

  4. God’s Special Surprise looks so lovely. I’d love to check it out!

  5. The chalkmark deluxe kit.

  6. My girls would enjoy the entire art class curriculum! So would I :-)

  7. This would be WONDERFUL for our Easter story unit study I’m trying to put together. Art is always the area that I struggle trying to find something appropriate for, and this would be PERFECT!!!

  8. The Gift of Love looks like it would be a favorite DVD for me…

  9. The cross maker would be great

  10. The Cross Maker!!

  11. The Gift of Love

  12. The cross maker dvd

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  16. They all look so wonderful! I love the Crossmaker DVD, but the Art Projects set also looks amazing!

  17. I love ALL the Bible story ones! I’ve never heard of these before, but what an amazing idea!

  18. These look great! I liked the cartooning also, it look like fun! Love the black light included! We could really use some help in the art department! 3 boys (need i say more) no one likes to even color! LOL

  19. I would love the Crossmaker (well – I’d love all of them, but I’ll pick this one first!)

  20. The crossmaker

  21. My favorite is the Crossmaker… although I think all of them are amazing!

  22. They all look awesome!! But, I think if I had to pick ONE, I’d pick The Crossmaker

  23. We would choose the Crossmakers’s Gift, but the story of Moses would be a close second! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  24. What an awesome art set! Would love to win this!

  25. We would love any of the DVD’s at See the Light, but since you asked for just one…..I suppose the Cartooning one would be fun!

  26. I would love all of them but the Crossmaker is my first choice.

  27. We love their curriculum! I think the crossmaker would be great!

  28. The Gift of Love is my favourite DVD.

  29. the Shipwrecked one looks like it would be good for my older daughter

  30. the Bible story dvds – esp. the Christmas story

  31. God’s Special Surprise

  32. Shipwrecked looks adorable!!!

  33. Hydrangeas and Harmony says:

    We’d love the Crossmaker or the Gift of Love but they all look wonderful.

  34. Connie Schultz says:

    I really like the Crossmaker! Such a wonderful way to bring out creativity.

  35. I think the Crossmaker looks like the one I would love to see most..

  36. Chris Nadolny says:

    Gift of Love or Crossmaker or any bible stories. I teach a drawing class in our co op. One of these would be great!

  37. The Crossmaker

  38. I like Shipwrecked the best. These are so cool!

  39. The Crossmaker…everything on their website looks FANTASTIC! Thank you for posting about them!

  40. apple blossom says:

    love the deluxe Bible stories kit….

  41. The combo pack looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  42. Wow, its hard to chose. My daughters are budding little artists and LOVE to draw.
    Crossmaker would be my first choice.

  43. Love the Crossmaker. Thanks for posting about this company!

  44. The Crossmaker – the Gift of Love, It was a hard choice they all look great! I love the way they combine the story with art – my sons will respond great to this!

  45. My favorite DVD is The Gift of Love. It is about the birth of Jesus. :)

  46. The Crossmaker would be great!! My 5 and 8 year old would love doing the art.

  47. The Crossmaker would be great for Easter.

  48. The gift of love looks great.

  49. love these! any of the Bible ones would be great. The gift of love one in particular. side not, I love that they have free mini lessons!

  50. I would love to have the art curriculum set.

  51. The Crossmaker. But they all look great.

  52. My girls have the first four of the art lesson DVD’s and are thrilled with them, so I’ll have to get them all! I was very excited to see this giveaway as I was just telling my oldest daughter about the Crossmaker and she wanted me to purchase it for her. Even if I don’t win, I’m still a winner by using the coupon code. I highly recommend the art lessons. I don’t have to do a thing except put in the DVD and buy the supplies which are not costly at all. Great for Moms like me that can draw little more than a stick figure.

  53. We are doing it big for Easter this year so the Crossmaker, definitely.

  54. Since my kids are small (pre-school & 1st grade) I think Volume 1 The Basics would be a good fit for us.

  55. Sarah Ann Wong says:

    The Paper Jungle looks like it would be fun to make – very colorful and with a bit of 3D!

  56. Darla Bunyan says:

    The Cross-Maker! I would LOVE to win this!!!

  57. Hi, Erica! I’m from Romania, but i follow tour site. I like all your great activities. I don’t know if I can enter for this giveaway, but my fave course form SeeTheLight i “Art projescts cartooning”. Have a blessed year1

  58. Hello! These look like a lot of fun!

  59. I love all of them and it would be great to add to our homeschooling :) The Cross maker is perfect for Easter time.

  60. debbie jackson says:

    God’s special sunrise
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  61. The gift of love.

  62. God’s Special Surprise

  63. The Cross maker

  64. melissa martinez says:

    The Crossmaker!!

  65. They all look amazing! The Crossmaker would be a perfect start for the new year going into Easter!

  66. Love the Crossmaker! I homeschool, teach Sunday School, and do MOPs. This is perfect for Easter!!

  67. i like them all, but shipwrecked looks captivating for all my kids , boys, girls, what a fun adventure!

  68. Shipwrecked – I think my kids would love it!

  69. the art basics dvd. thanks for the giveaway!

  70. I like the Bible Story set, but my son would also love the Art Projects Cartooning

  71. Shipwrecked looks like fun.

  72. These seem really neat! The Crossmaker.

  73. Crossmaker

  74. I love the ART PROJECTS “Tiffany Window” dvd! They all look like fun it’s hard to choose! :)

  75. Jennifer Woodard says:

    I love the Bible DVDs!

  76. Any of the videos from the Bible Stories collection, The Runaway cover looked funny!

  77. The Gift of Love

  78. I think we’d need to start with the Art Class basics!

  79. All the DVD’s look great

  80. The crossmaker. These all look really neat. I bookmarked this for later on.

  81. I like the Crossmaker

  82. OMG! I like them all! The Cross Maker is perfect though with Easter coming up, or Resurrection Sunday which is what we call it!

  83. The Crossmaker

  84. The Cross Maker looks really neat!

  85. Hands down The Crossmaker! Thank you for the review. We have to do this art series sometime in the near future! Amazing. :)

  86. The Bible Stories boxed set looks good!

  87. Gift of Love! Thank u for sharing this resource! I’m looking for ways to teach art and this with Sweet Jesus is awesome!!

  88. I like the look of God’s Special Surprise most of all!! Thankyou :)!

  89. I like the Art Class dvds. I had no idea this existed. I will be looking into this for art next year because I have 3 children very interested in art. Thanks for giving a review of this!

  90. I like the Bible Stories set or the Art Class set. Thanks!

  91. I really like the Bible Stories collection the best, although the art projects look interesting.

  92. Laura Roberts says:

    Gods special surprise or the Crossmaker :)

  93. Their cartooning set looks fun!

  94. The Crossmaker looks really cool… I am just so grateful for resources like these- gives me confidence that I can continue this homeschooling journey I’ve begun with my 6, 4, and 2 year old!

    Thanks for the opportunity too!

  95. tiffany Johnson says:

    the cartooning lessons look really fun.

  96. I like the Crossmaker.

  97. Jenna DeMaria says:

    The full year DVD curriculum is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. Wow it’s all very interesting. I like the bible DVDs and the basic art class lessons!

  99. Rebekah Kuriakose says:

    I would really love to own any of Pat’s stuff, but this DVD, the Crossmaker would be sooo nice in preparation for Easter.

  100. We would really enjoy The Crossmaker!

  101. I think the Crossmaker would be great around Easter time!

  102. Seeing as we just celebrated Christmas I would pick the Gift of Love DVD as a top one for our family.

  103. Probably the Poppy Surprise

  104. The basic art lessons look really interesting! I can’t get the sample lessons to load, but I’m really tempted to get the first volume art lesson. It looks like a lot of great stuff is covered, and my oldest *loves* to draw and do crafts.

  105. We just purchased the Art Class DVDs, and my 8 & 9 year olds have been loving them. The Crossmaker looks wonderful as well.

  106. I’d have to say The Crossmaker, too!

  107. Mine or I should say my daughter who loves to draw is the Tiffany Window

  108. I would really like the curriculum she has. It looks amazing!

  109. God’s Special Surprise

  110. The Crossmaker! Also, the beginning art classes.

  111. Crossmaker!

  112. The Crossmaker looks great!

  113. the dv boxed set would be awesome! Thanks for sharing about this!

  114. The Crossmaker

  115. The boxed set Bible Stories!

  116. I like the Crossmaker Set. Thank you for sharing this. These are perfect for my daughter.

  117. This Bible and art DVD curriculum looks amazing! I love both Crossmaker and the Christmas themed one (Gift of Love, I believe that’s what it is called). Thank you for trying it out, sharing it with us and offering this giveaway!

  118. Kristy Lloyd says:

    I can’t decide which is my favorite but my 8 1/2 yo, who is the family artist, was looking over my shoulder and BEGGING for the cartooning set.

  119. Love all the Bible story ones!

  120. Would love to do the Cross Maker!

  121. All of the products offered look amazing! The Crossmaker DVD would be great to do around Easter, but the Art Class series would be perfect for my little artists.

  122. Melissa Irvin says:

    My daughter would LOVE this!!

  123. Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful resource, Erica! I would love The Crossmaker, especially the lesson titled, “He is not here; He is risen!”

  124. Crossmaker! I have been looking at activities for Resurrection, and this would be perfect! Thanks!

  125. Crossmaker and beginning art lessons.

  126. They all look great! I would say Gift of Love. Thank you!

  127. I would love the Crossmakers videos.

  128. I like the Gift of Love. I feel like this year we lost the Reason for the Season.

  129. I really like them all, but since you’re asking me to choose, I would say “God’s Runaway”. Anything that links Biblical characters and art is a sell at my home. My kids would love this!

  130. Maribeth Uhlenhopp says:

    I’d probably mangle the title…

    I like the story of God’s Love, but I know my children will love Moses.

  131. I would be interested in the Crossmaker DVD or VOLUME 1: ART LESSONS 1-4, The Basics. Thank you!

  132. The Crossmaker

  133. I love decorating the Christmas tree with my family and drinking hot chocolate with whipped cream.

  134. It is really hard to choose one. I think so far my favorite is Crossmaker!

  135. They all look extremely interesting – shipwrecked and the EAster project specially. DD9, our artist at home, is right next to me and we would love to get this resource and use it. thanks for the give away. :)

  136. I am trying to click on their website to find out more about purchasing these and my Anti-virus program is blocking it saying it’s infected. You might want to notify the owners… they might be infected with a virus or their server is. I don’t know. Just trying to alert you.

  137. I like the Crossmaker and the Art Projects – Paper Jungle.

  138. The Crossmaker is definitely my favorite!

  139. Dawn Davenport says:

    Either the Gift of Love or The Crossmaker. Thanks!

  140. The Shipwrecked DVD looks great.

  141. Bible Stories would be my favorite DVD.

  142. I think the Gift of Love is my favorite!!

  143. If I HAD to choose one I would say The Crossmaker, but I would love the 5 dvd set! :)

  144. I liked the Christmas story!

  145. With Eatser soon to be here, The Crossmaker is my favorite.

  146. The Crossmaker actually looks really neat!

  147. God’s special surprise

  148. The Runaway looks really interesting but then again so does the Eater one! I would so love to win this for our homeschooling group to do together at my house!!

  149. The cross maker.

  150. Leanne Heern says:

    the Crossmaker!

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