Impressionism with Chalk Pastel Art: Monet’s Bridge

Today we are painting with our pastels our version of Monet’s water lilies and the bridge. This art lesson came about as a result of our learning with Passport France Download n’ Go by Amanda Bennett. So, today we are not only offering this free chalk pastel tutorial but Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett has a fabulous giveaway in store for Hodgepodge readers, below!

Impressionism with Chalk Pastels - Monet's Bridge The impressionistic technique is surprisingly easy, because you are using the pastels as they should be used…making soft, misty lines of the landscape. We had a picture of the bridge to go by; you can use one online or in a book if you like, or just make a bridge over a pond. For the remainder of the lesson, please…

>Download your free Impressionism with Chalk Pastels: Monet’s Bridge Tutorial today. Subscribers will find it at the bottom of the subscription feed or subcriber email.

A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels French Connection Free, For You, Dear Readers

1. Now you can have a Master Artist teach your whole family! Art for All Ages: A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels ebook – the convenience of our tutorials all in one spot. Just add chalk pastels and paper. (see the discount code below) 2. Monet’s bridge – free for subscribers 3. Madeline at the Eiffel Tower Chalk Pastel Fun  4. Lily Pad Chalk Pastel Tutorial

AABchalks2-tricia-375 **Would you like to see just how many of the art tutorials in A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels line up with Unit Studies’ titles? Amanda Bennett shared a list in her review A Simply Fun Start with Art.

French Connection Giveaway!

Plus we are joining up with Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett to offer this fabulous giveaway in celebration of Passport France! Passport France – Download n’ Go – Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett.

USAB French Connection

“Continue the web of adventure with this prize package of French Connection titles! From baguettes in Bountiful Bread to Monet’s Giverny Gardens in the Gardens Unit Study, watch your child’s knowledge tree continue to grow!”

  • Gardens? It includes Monet and his Giverny Gardens in France.
  • Bountiful Bread? It includes France – baguettes.
  • Roller Coasters? History of roller coasters – ice slides in France.
  • Cavernous Caves? It includes Pierre Saint-Martin Cave, France.

PPFranceCoverSM Passport France Special!

This week only, Passport France is on sale for just $6.00! Please see the Unit Studies specials page for more details. Also, in addition to the giveaway here at Hodgepodge, Amanda Bennett is giving away her Passport France resource books at the Unit Studies blog!

Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below:
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And a special discount code!

A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels France Discount Use code FRANCE for $5 discount on A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels through 6/1/13

–> Thank you to our Hodgepodge subscribers! You can find your Impressionism with Chalk Pastels: Monet’s Bridge via a download link on our subscription feed or email. Not a subscriber? Please subscribe to Hodgepodge now (it’s free!) Don’t miss any art lessons!

So does your summer include plans for art-filled afternoons?

About Hodgepodgemom

Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. The biggest lesson she’s learned? At the end of the day – when the dishes are put away and the children are tucked in bed – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising children is a God-given privilege and, folks, the time is short.


  1. I love unit studies because it provides the opportunity to learn about something in great detail. I prefer to study things deeply & thoroughly as opposed to just touching on it.

  2. I love the fact that the whole family can participate in Unit Studies.

  3. I just tried to download it from my email feed and it wouldn’t let me. I don’t know whether the problem is on my side or yours, but I thought I would let you know.
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  4. We have really enjoyed our first Amanda Bennett unit study on America’s Heroes. I can’t wait to share my love of all things French with my kiddos!

  5. I teach our three children at home and I am always looking for more interesting tidbits to make our learning more fun and interesting. Personally, I love chalk pastels and I love these art tutorials. The giveaway is also interesting to me. Perhaps I can brush up on my own rudimentary pastel skills, too!
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  6. When we are doing unit studies, we get to choose the topics that interest us. Besides, the boys don’t consider it “schoolwork”, so they are learning much without even noticing.

  7. Your link to download the tutorial doesn’t work. It would go great with the Art Studies we plan on doing during the summer. Can you redo and resend it, please! Thanks!

  8. I think being able to focus and go more in depth on a topic that interests us.

  9. My kids love unit studies. We love to study a topic in detail.

  10. We like the in depth study in a unit study. Plus it includes other subjects.

  11. Unit studies allow flexibility to change things up, and study and learn about something we are all interested in! They allow to learn deeply about any given subject, and include multiple studies of academics. I call that fun!!!
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  12. The flexibility and the hands on learning.
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  13. What I like best about unit studies is that they give the child the chance to explore a topic throughly, in many facets. These look fantastic and would complement our french foreign language studies and geography!

  14. We haven’t really tried unit studies though I have heard a lot of good about them. Winning one of Amanda’s studies would be a great introduction to doing them I’m sure. Thank you for a great give away.

  15. They are organized and relevant, plus not specific to one grade interest.

  16. Unit studies are great in that they wrap in everything you need to learn in a day with a central subject.

  17. Christine says:

    I’ve never tried a unit study before, but I like the in-depth study of a subject.

  18. wendy powell says:

    Love that my whole family can do it together.

  19. ive never tried it

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