I have been saying that I will share more specifics and goals for our family. This past week those played out some. I thought I’d give you an update on our Back to Homeschool Basics. Back to Homeschool Basics You might remember that I am seeking those ancient paths. Honing and focusing, cutting out all the unnecessary. It goes back to keeping those long term
What a wonderful afternoon we had making heart collages! Nana was fresh from a class with Ann Cockerill of The Red Cockerill Gallery. So, she taught us how to make a heart in the same spirit. See, in her heart collage, how the acrylics emphasize the heart, the words and the border? There are so many possibilities with this art work. Nana’s collage was made
Down here in the south, we don’t have much of a chance to build a snowman because we don’t get much – if any – snow during the winter. So, in honor of our friends up north, who we understand are overly blessed with snow – we offer this simple chalk pastel snowman art tutorial. Snowman Hello! I must tell you that the snowman idea
I fell in love with the wonderful cardinal in snow painting that was posted on Pinterest by Runde’s Room art students and decided to translate it into a cardinals in the snow chalk art tutorial for you! These cardinals are so bright red, set against a background sky of aqua and blue…they are looking directly at the viewer (you!) while snow is falling on them
Christmas Tree in Snow art lesson. Just six simple steps, starting with Christmas colors. A fun Christmas art project for all ages! Christmas Tree in Snow Art Lesson We had just finished up making some Christmas mixes when Nana offered a pastel lesson. As in other lessons, she sketched off the steps for the children to follow. Just six simple steps, starting with the colors
Now just go ahead and rub your hands with glee! Here is your chance to really be messy with permission! Painting with pastels is such fun; you are painting with pure paint pigment…and a little goes a long, long way! Today we will learn what is painterly effect in chalk pastel art. If you look at the history of pastel painters, you will see that
This lesson is quick enough to enjoy this week before Christmas. A present to you from Nana and the Hodgepodge! Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial. Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial Begin by choosing your favorite two ornaments. Place them on your table where you can get a good look while you use your pastels. Take your black pastel stick and draw the simple, ball shapes.
One of the very special decorations we bring out each Christmas is this little, red VW bug. Nana gave us this cute little VW carrying the Christmas tree home. I put it up on the kitchen window sill for us all to enjoy each December. And one afternoon this week we decided – we should do a chalk pastel of bringing the Christmas tree home.