A few leaves are already starting to turn here in the south and that means it’s time to turn our attention to fall art! Pull out those fantastic reds, oranges, browns, yellows and greens. Don’t you love a fall palette?
These colors make me so happy! I’ve put together a list of our best art lessons for fall below:
Fall Acrylic Trees Tutorial – I am a firm believer that each of us can paint; especially children, who possess an innate ability to create art. The hardest lesson is this: you cannot paint exactly like someone else. Embrace the freedom to please yourself!!
Tree Reflection Chalk Art Tutorial – Nana taught us a pastel lesson with trees, water and reflection.
Fall Walk in the Woods – this is a perfect lesson in perspective…
Fall Tree Video Tutorial (and the very few must have chalk pastel supplies) – short, less than three minute long video!
Wind in the Tree Chalk Pastel Tutorial: Art in Motion – This is one of my absolute favorite pastels! The lines are simple; the flow of the bending tree limbs is instantly recognizable to the viewer.
How to Draw a Pumpkin in Chalk Pastels in Less Than a Minute – We raced the timer – and proved that you really can do art in less than a minute. Have you tried it?
Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue – a subscriber-only tutorial. (To subscribe: simply enter your email address in the upper right hand corner ‘subscribe’ box. Find the download link at the bottom of your next subscriber email.) This tutorial is going to give you and your students the joy of an ocean voyage, complete with flapping canvas and great big waves! As you know, Columbus Day is upon us, and we must celebrate his journey to our shores with a chalk pastel painting.
A Seasonal Start in Fall Chalk Pastels – only $4.99! <<—- FREE Apple VIDEO Tutorial in less than a minute on this page!
You Are An Artist!
- 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 (100 free lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials plus the video The Very Few Must Have Supplies for Chalk Pastel Art. 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: You Can Be an Artist! 10 Day series and Art for All Ages 10 Day series
- Be sure to subscribe to our Hodgepodge YouTube channel for free video art tutorials!
We’d love to feature you on our Art Tutorials Showcase Pinterest board!
Just send along photos and/or posts of your completed chalk or acrylic tutorials via our contact form here at Hodgepodge!
Do you LOVE fall too?