A House for Hermit Crab Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Hermit Crab Chalk Pastel #Art Tutorial www.hodgepodge.me

This painting can be done with either pastels or acrylic paints. Our painting comes from a well-loved book by Eric Carle called A House for Hermit Crab. You will need the following colors: red, brown, blue, green, black and yellow. Our hermit needs a house to live in so let’s start there. Take your blue […]

Look Up! Summer Trees Acrylic Art Tutorial

Look Up! Summer Trees Acrylic #Art Tutorial at www.hodgepodge.me

Hello to my favorite artists from Nana at Hodgepodge!  I have had a “bee in my bonnet” for months about the acrylic painting that we are going to do today!  I saw this via our good friend Phyllis Bergenholtz of All Things Beautiful – I believe it was a pin on Pinterest. I just fell […]

How to Plan Simple Afternoon Art Projects

How to Plan Simple Afternoon Art Projects

Simple afternoon art projects? Just getting through a school day can be overwhelming. And here I am sharing about art projects? Well, rest assured I entitled this planning post Simple Afternoon Art Projects for practical purposes. Because I know. I know about trying to be a fun mom and wanting to give my children opportunity […]

Acrylic Fall Trees Tutorial

Fall Trees - Acrylic Art Lesson at Hodgepodge

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!! This painting is one my students and I so enjoyed! The trees here in Georgia are […]

How To Add in the Joy of Art

How To Add In Art

Well, I’m just not artistic. I’ve heard that statement rather often from other homeschoolers when they talk about the lack of art in their days. Since adding in the joy of art is one of my passions, I’m here to encourage you that building this habit is not hard. You did not have to inherit […]

James Barrie – Peter Pan Art Lesson

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Author Sir James Matthew Barrie: Born May 9, 1860 Peter Pan is one of our all-time favorite books, movies, plays. My eldest girl played a lost boy in our homeschool drama troupe’s production of Peter Pan. Nana painted Peter Pan and Tinkerbell on the wall of her room. So, a mini unit study of James […]

Dr. Seuss Acrylic Art

Dr. Seuss Acrylic Art Tutorials www.hodgepodge.me

We’re teaming up with a great bunch of bloggers to celebrate Seuss! Be sure to stop by and visit seven others for more inspiration… You can paint with a brush using colors like blue You simply must I can paint – how about you? In celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and all the fun his books […]

Heart Collage: Mixed Media Acrylic

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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 […]