New Children's Brand SEE THE LIGHT Uses Interactive Art To Bring Bible Stories To Life
Nashville, TNMarch 16, 2010 In a world of bells, whistles and overstimulation, children will now See The Light in a new a DVD series that gives them a chance to experience the Bible in a unique and compelling way. Launched this week at the Childrens Pastors Conference in San Diego, See The Light is a new brand that uses multi-sensory techniques with draw along art edutainment that brings Bible stories to life. The program incorporates an interactive chalk-drawing curriculum, making a traditional art practice new again.
Created by author and educator Pat Holt, and produced by Parking Lot Productions Kip Perry (Disney, ABC, Guideposts Junction, A Distant Thunder), See The Light is a series where Bible stories come to life as gifted artist Gloria Kohlmann develops a colorful canvas of chalk art. Then, at the storys climax, an ultraviolet light reveals a hidden picture that reinforces the story with a truly memorable moment. The companion DVD elements and web-based curricula allow children to draw along with Kohlmann bringing the Bible stories to life.
The first DVD to be released in the series, entitled The Crossmaker, contains two complete stories: The Crossmaker and Jesus Loves the Children. The Crossmaker tells the story of Dominic, a carpenters son who finds himself drawn into the unforgettable trial of the man called Jesus. Jesus Loves the Children recounts the beautiful story of Jesus demonstrating to the disciples His unconditional love for children.
My hope is that See The Light will truly draw children to Him, Holt declares. Its very evangelistic in its thrust. It presents the truth of Gods word very clearly. I want children and adults to know just how much God loves them, what the sacrifice of His Son really means, and the length that the Lord goes to in showing His grace and mercy to all of us. What better way to convey this message of Gods grace than through art.
Other DVD components include a creative and dramatic presentation of the plan of salvation called Know the Light and an immersive and worshipful multi-sensory segment featuring original music called Celebrate the Light, making the DVD perfect for co-viewing with parent or teacher and child. More features are available online at www.SeeTheLightshine.com (http://www.seethelightshine.com/), such as downloadable drawing lessons and an exclusive Yes, I Can Draw Club art clinic, where children will be exposed to various art techniques. The creativity continues as draw-along printouts extend the fun and learning beyond the DVD.
In addition, for more foundational Bible stories, subsequent titles in the series will include various themes, making the program appropriate not just for families at home but also as supplementary curriculum in churches and schools.
Holt is also hopeful that the project would extend the reach of Gods Word far beyond our borders. I have a desire for mission organizations to embrace it, and that missionaries would take it all over the world. Because it is based on the universal presentation of art, it can easily be translated into any language.
Holt has a passion for children and a heart for missions. She has worked with children since she volunteered for ministry at age 14 before earning degrees in education and instructional technology. Since then, shes taught in public schools and founded a Christian school while authoring many books including the bestselling "When You Feel Like Screaming - Help for Frustrated Mothers," as well as being a guest on a multitude of radio and TV programs.
For more information or to purchase See The Light, please visit www.SeeTheLightshine.com.
Velvet Kelm or Christina Garvin
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Left to Right: See The Light Artist Gloria Kohlmann and See The Light founder/creator Pat Holt at the Children's Pastors Conference in San Diego.
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