Take your black pastel stick and draw the simple, ball shapes. We had our ornaments propped next to each other, one circle blending into the next. So you might want to leave one circle open as we did. Add your little, square holder at the top of each ornament.
Nana decided we needed a painterly effect around the ornaments. Each chose their own color. For the painterly effect, turn your pastel stick on its side and skumble – just gently brush your pastel around your ornaments. Then ‘fist in’ or blend the color with your fingers.
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- A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (50 free lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
- The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
- Encouragement: How to Start Art with Little Ones and How to Add in the Joy of Art.
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