Summer Sea Acrylic Art Tutorial

Summer Sea Acrylic Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist

This summer sea acrylic art painting is SO MUCH FUN! During a long afternoon at my house a few of the grandchildren wandered in to see what I was painting with the “forever paint.” This is what one of the youngest calls acrylic paint, because it is permanent and will dry and not brush off […]

How Do I Get Free Subscriber-Only Art Tutorials?

Impressionism with Chalk Pastel Art - Monet's Bridge at www.hodgepodge.me

Did you know that we have FREE subscriber-only art tutorials? I have been receiving several emails lately about them. Yes, our loyal subscribers already have access to the exclusive tutorials listed below. What Are the Free Hodgepodge Subscriber-Exclusive Tutorials? Impressionism with Chalk Pastels: Monet’s Bridge Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue Baseball and Bat Summer Trees […]

Tangled Lanterns Art Tutorial – I See the Light

Tangled Lanterns Art Tutorial - I See the Light

This art tutorial is a tribute to the wonderful movie, Tangled. I think that the lanterns that Rapunzel saw for so many years from her tower are just so beautiful! Of course she finally got to see the lanterns in person with Flynn Rider! And some chalk pastel art of the Tangled lanterns is such […]

Organizing Art Projects with Pinterest Boards

Organizing Art Projects with Pinterest by Hodgepodgemom

If you love a wide swath of color right through the middle of your days like we do (or if you’d really like to mix just a touch of art in your days), what you need is art projects. We have them! But what makes it even easier is organizing art projects with Pinterest boards. […]

100+ Free Art Lessons for All Ages

100+ FREE Chalk Art Lessons - You ARE an Artist!

Here at Hodgepodge we are passionate about reminding you that You ARE an Artist! And in doing so, we’ve shared more than 100 Free Art Lessons for All Ages! Chalk pastel and acrylic art tutorials, all listed in alphabetical order… Would you like even more FREE art tutorials? Sign up in the subscribe box in […]

Hodgepodge Art for All Ages

Ultimate List of Art for All Ages at Hodgepodge

It’s one handy spot for the hodgepodge of art for all ages we have here and at Southern Hodgepodge. I hope you will find much encouragement and are reminded that you ARE an artist! We wish you many art-filled afternoons! “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he […]

Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art – Free eBook

Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art 250

Have you wondered how in the world to get started in art? What about the world of chalk pastels? And why chalk pastels? Well, we thought if we put all our best tips in one place that would be a great start! So we created our FREE Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art eBook for […]

Free Fall Art Lessons for All Ages

Fall Art for All Ages - Free Tutorials at Hodgepodge

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 […]

Free Summer Art Lessons

Free Summer Art Lessons at Hodgepodge

Looking for free summer art lessons? We have several for you, so pull out the chalks or acrylics! It’s back by popular demand! Summer Trees acrylic art tutorial is a lesson in perspective. You can imagine lying on a soft forest floor of pine straw and looking up through the trees. We like to think […]

Celebrating the Art of Eric Carle

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

We have long loved books by Eric Carle! And we so appreciate the bright and wonderful artwork in each! So much so that we’ve enjoyed follow up art activities after reading them. We’ve shared a couple of art tutorials of some favorites here at Hodgepodge and invite you to enjoy them too! Eric Carle’s style […]

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 […]