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World Art 2 DVD: Reviews and Awards

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Awards

World Art 2 wins a Telly Award.
World Art 2 wins a Telly Award in the Best Hobbies/Crafts DVD category.
--Telly Awards


Professional Reviews

"...combine[s] excellent arts and crafts instruction with an appreciation of the importance of hands-on artistry from cultures around the world. " --M.E. Snodgrass, Video Librarian

Host/instructor Cherie Lynn's multicultural projects in World Art 2 (see review of World Art in VL-9/04), tailored for ages 10-up, combine excellent arts and crafts instruction with an appreciation of the importance of hands-on artistry from cultures around the world.

Featuring 11 projects, including an African face mask, Chinese dragon, Navajo Indian blanket, Oaxacan foil animal, Papunya dot painting (Australia), and Tibetan sand mandala, the program offers step-by-step tutorials for each project, as well as printable patterns, materials lists, and instructions.

Throughout, budding artists are encouraged to choose favorite color combinations and bring their own sense of personal expression to creating each project, while pop-up animation offers a greater understanding of the countries and cultures that spawned these beautiful works. Highly recommended.


"This well-organized program is an excellent resource for classrooms and youth programs." --Candace Smith, Booklist

Instructor Cherie Lynn mixes culture with craft as she walks students through 11 projects inspired by folk-art techniques.

Lynn introduces each of the projects (ranging from Tibetan sand paintings to African reliquaries) by showing examples of original pieces and giving background on the people who practice the craft.

Necessary supplies are listed, and then Lynn painstakingly demonstrates the step-by-step procedures, with only slight telescoping.

Excellent camera work allows students and teachers to follow Lynn's clear instructions and watch the project unfold. Animated pop-up screens reinforce safety tips and terminology. The DVD menu gives viewers the option either to play through a selected project or preview the necessary materials and basic instructions. This well-organized program is an excellent resource for classrooms and youth programs.

Printable patterns and instructions are also available using the DVD and a computer. See also World Art [BKL N 1 04].


"World Art 2 is a full color, 230 minute, superbly produced DVD in which Cherie Lynn conducts young viewers age 10 and up on a series of exciting art projects, complete with their cultural backgrounds." --Midwest Book Review

World Art 2 is a full color, 230 minute, superbly produced DVD in which Cherie Lynn conducts young viewers age 10 and up on a series of exciting art projects, complete with their cultural backgrounds.

Here, students grades 5 through 8 will be treated to fascinating stories about the Tibetan Mandalas, Navajo Indians, the False Face Society, aboriginal Papunyas, and more. Each project is provided with step-by-step instructions to create beautiful and diverse art objects or creations drawn from eleven different cultures. Kids will be able to paint, sculpt, and cut their way across the globe!

Special features for this DVD include printable patterns, materials guides, and informative "pop up" animations with facts and factoids about these various and inherently interesting cultures.

Other very highly recommended instructional DVDs for children from Vat19.com include World Art, Rainy Day Art, Rainy Day Art 2, and Art on a Shoestring.


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