Introducing Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals
* SUMMARY CODES: SN - Special Needs
Simple and direct, just as a child for this age group is how one would describe the content of Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals. A colorful collection of content that assures improvement and development. According to the folks from Arthouse, LLC,the creators of Art House-Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals, it is the first DVD in a planned series of children’s instructional DVD’s, that teaches kids how to draw their favorite animals using basic shapes. By use of step by step instruction as well as entertaining music videos and animation, kids are carefully guided through the learning fun of creating art!
A Better Understanding Of The DVD
In the evaluation of Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals, it was such an experience to watch the children seeing the DVD content on the screen, literally mesmerized in wonder, as you can see from the image below. Even Santa was enraptured with the beautiful color, sound and simplicity of the animals, kids, and illustrations occurring in each segment of the DVD.
| Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals
Communicates a fun way for a child to learn the basics of drawing
Uses fundamental object association principals for greater level of retention
Stimulates creative thinking and other primary developmental skills
Encourages strong parent/child interaction
Creates a desire for repetitive use which in turn increases learning level
Quite colorful and maintains long-term attention span with a child
Combines real-life characters which children can identify with
Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals is quick to capture the imagination of a child with an excellent series of learning activities which are narrated by "Teacher Emily". With the help of Teacher Emily, children are in a sense given a guided tour of each of the drawing lessons which produce easily measurable results.
Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals creates and environment of fun, trust and skill development which results in skill development improvement and stronger self-esteem. This is a powerful underlying foundation which has a dramatic impact on critical thinking skills. With this DVD, a child discovers hours of fun and a personalized experience in learning which they may never have known before.
The different and exciting challenges in each activity provides a new focus and excitement for children which enlarges their current level of knowledge, stimulates memory level improvement, and has a substantial influence on their problem solving skills. These are primary concerns in a child's development and the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD delivers precisely what they need yet still manages to keep it in a proper proportion so that the level of FunFactor™ still remains prevalent.
Independent Evaluation of Introducing Arthouse
Obtaining An Independent Perspective...
In this section we will cover "Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals" from a top level professional point of view. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of a well known industry professional who has the credentials to provide us with the highest level of independent evaluation we are looking for.
Our independent evaluator will form her own opinions and produce a detailed, in-depth report connected with her study and evaluation of the "Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals" DVD. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from this same report from which certain portions have been selected and paraphrased so that the information being conveyed by this industry professional is more easily read and simple to comprehend what they are stating. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation of the "Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals".
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Educational Development Specialist
"This DVD provided me with an unexampled product model which awakens the passion in my work. So many products I work on are so, passe'...simply a re-invention of another. This DVD is incontestably not one of them. Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals creates a virtual environment in which a path is established. This path forms a pattern of learning which captivates the attention of a child and maintains that attention well beyond many of the average educational products on the market today. The DVD is undeniably an outstanding experience in both fun and learning for children and surprisingly adults."
"Although Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals is designed for a target age group of 3 to 7 years of age, it encourages participation of a parent/adult and child together. In my hands-on evaluation with families, it was quite apparent that the adults were just as enthralled by the DVD as the children, yet on a different level."
"My results showing the level of participation and response of the adults came as no surprise. It is a commonly known fact that as adults, we still retain a base fragment of a child within us. Society as whole and the constant thrum of media influence today causes us to refrain from allowing the 'child' within us to have any influence or discovery of what they see as a 'childish' their response to appear.
This DVD stimulates that part of us and a child becomes the medium to allow that 'exception to the rule' to prevail. The inner passion and innocence of a child is stimulated for an adult with this DVD. Perhaps taking the time to realize a fancy many of us might have had all our lives, a sliver of a dream to know how to do something which we never took the time to learn.
It is the manifestation of that fact which adds such an enormous level of value to this DVD. It is not just an educational DVD which 'some' mothers would probably sit down with their child to interact with them. Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals is structured in such a way that every adult who took part in my study of the DVD with their children or alone, expressed in their feedback that they had also learned and gained excitement in this learning experience, just as the children did."
In over 50% of the families participating in my study, the wife or the husband was eager to show their spouse a copy of some of the drawing they had created themselves, giving it a higher priority over the creations by their children. This clearly established the value of the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD."
has a well blended combination of color, sound, design structure, and flow of activities which a child will find most delightful. The idea of using a character with whom children are already familiar and has a well established following was a very wise decision.
The creator(s) of Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals have taken a standard approach in teaching figure drawing and combined it with a unique coadunation of real life video with animation with a transition which children can easily assimilate. The end result is a far greater level of comprehension and solidified retention of the lessons, which are called upon later in applied application."
Consumer Hands-On Evaluation
Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product
we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where
anything goes. Shall we see how the "Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals" DVD
was seen with consumers?
Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals was part of a consumer hands-on
evaluation performed in a busy public mall in
the Woodland Hills, CA area, along with a generous number of other
products from multiple categories. Having several products
available for consumer
evaluation all at once
provides a more well-balanced and unbiased evaluation of each of
For the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD, children provided
a very unusual sight. We all know how playful kids get, especially
when you combine toys and a public mall. Here we had a number of kids
from a wide range of age groups who were quite active, running everywhere...until
they saw the screen with Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals playing.
In the image above/left, you see kids at Merry Christmas Chicago!™,
another PROJECT: Education Outreach™ event held in Chicago, literally
entranced by the presentation of content from the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic
Shapes and Animals DVD. It was nothing short of amazing how the
DVD had the children completely immersed in the presentation.
As an experiment to see if it was truly the content of the DVD that was retaining
their attention, I personally stopped the DVD and placed a different one
in. Within moments, the children were asking me to "put the other
one back in, I like it better." It was as I suspected, the Arthouse
- Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD was the one which captured the
In reviewing the feedback forms which the participants filled
out from all of the locations where we hosted spontaneous hands-on evaluation
of products, it was amazing how many parents expressed how their child loved
the DVD and even the adults had learned something from it.
There was more than sufficient evidence of positive
response on the feedback forms
to demonstrate Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals proving
our time to bring it to this hands-on evaluation event.
The DVD was unquestionably popular. As a matter of fact, Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals was so
popular that the DVD holder for it was taken when I wasn't looking and while
I was sharing that fact with one of the persons in charge at the facility,
the DVD itself which was sitting in front of me "grew some legs" and
disappeared. Now that is what I call popular!
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Summary are listed below.
CONTENT QUALITY: Rating Level - 
The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD pulls its weight
in this category for CONTENT
QUALITY. When you consider how it so effectively stimulated the attention
of both the children and adults, it was clearly an excellent learning
Just as the very best DVD products of the past which have made it into the ranks
of products inducted here, Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals has
a well balanced compilation of visual and audio content
to stimulate not just a child's mind,
but their emotions as well. The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes
and Animals DVD provides a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive
skill development which will encourage repetitive use and essential
learning and skill development.
The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD stimulates critical
skill development in a child in a rather subtle approach as they
are being stimulated on
multiple fronts simultaneously. The more a child experiences the DVD and applies
what they are learning concurrently wiht their teacher guide on the screen, there
is a constant level
of further advancement in
many of the most important areas of a child's developmental
skills. The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD pulls
a perfect score of  in this category for CONTENT
CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - 
The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD provides a substantial
contribution to critical and cognitive
skill development which easily eclipses many other products of similar nature.
With the children multi-tasking by watching the illustrations, video, and animations
simultaneously, the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD contributes so
much to a child's developmental skills that the word "substantial" doesn't
even do it justice. The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD comes flying through the gates with a perfects
score of  in this category for CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT.
EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - 
The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD really made a
strong impression in this category for EDUCATIONAL
VALUE. In all consumer hands-on evaluation as well as in-house
evaluation, the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD was
seen as a source of creative
stimulation which envelopes a child's experience on multiple levels.
In this case though, we are looking at educational value which has a fine line
The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD establishes a
clear-cut example of educational value with the different perspective
of teaching with having and adult teacher rather than a primary animated character
After discussion with
evaluators and in-house evaluators it was determined that The Arthouse
- Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals easily fulfills the standard educational
demands that people are looking for in a DVD such as this, well above average,
yet just not enough to take it to the top for a perfect score.
There are multiple perspectives with which to look at what is the definition of
this DVD's contribution to educational value. After reviewing all evaluation
results and independent evaluator reports, The Arthouse - Volume 1:
Basic Shapes and Animals DVD pulls a perfect
score of  in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.
MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - 
The marketability with the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and
Animals DVD presented
a challenging task to establish a fair and accurate final score.
In the video
tapes and what we witnessed personally in the hands-on evaluation segment,
the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD proved its worth
to us. The challenge that you have to face is that the corporate buyers are
not always so detailed in their evaluations. Everything seems always to
be in a rush.
What this amounts to is that corporate
buyers have more of a challenge determining which educational DVD's
are the best way to go. Well established
branding of quality and effectiveness, as well as excellent marketing
development is needed to take a product all the way to the top.
Although the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD is
well above average in its scoring in the category for MARKETABILITY,
it hasn't got enough branding/image punch in our evaluation to obtain a perfect
In our final tally of scores in the category for MARKETABILITY, the Arthouse
- Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD comes in with a well above average
score of  in this category evaluation.
RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - 
level with for kids with the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes
and Animals DVD is pretty well what we all expected. There was no question
in any manner that the Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD captures
the full attention of the chilldren as intended and creates a clear and well
defined response level of the highest level. The
response level in all hands-on evaluations by children and family
members were well beyond the norm and constant at all times. Children were
literally engrossed in
the imagery and sound while putting it to task to begin drawing
simultaneously with their viewing the DVD. The Arthouse - Volume 1:
Basic Shapes and Animals DVD pulls
a perfect score of  in this category for RESPONSE LEVEL.
VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - 
appeal for The Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD is
far from lacking. The DVD packaging was average yet the content
of the DVD itself was such a perfect
balance of labors and educational
value. The colors, images, and video
clips draw the full attention of the target age group it is designed for
while at the same time capturing the attention of the adults as well. The
Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals DVD passed this category for VISUAL
APPEAL with a perfect score of .