I bought this DVD set for my two daughters to use over summer vacation. We have not been able to use them for two reasons. The first reason is that we definitely needed the accompanying book, which is not indicated in this site's description. Based on the description, I would have expected that the DVD's would have taken the place of the book and that I would only need to purchase art supplies. Secondly, the DVD format does not play without stalling, crackling, etc. on any of the four DVD players in our house. Very disappointing! Unfortunately this review is reflective of the DVD quality and product description, rather than the content. If you can get the DVD to play and have the book, the minimal amount of the instruction that we were able to view appeared to be useful.