The Chalk Pastels We Love

The Type of Chalk Pastels We Love

Often when we share a chalk art tutorial, we get a question about the chalk pastels we love to use. Recently, a reader asked what chalk pastels we recommend when we shared one of our fun, time lapse tutorial videos on instagram. (Have you seen those? A tutorial in about 11 seconds!) ~ This post […]

Patriotic Chalk Art Tutorial – Celebrate Freedom

Free Patriotic Art and Music Lessons

In these days from Memorial Day leading up to Independence Day, we celebrate freedom! I often think of one of our national hymns, America the Beautiful. O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain… FREE Music and Art Lessons Music and art are the perfect combination for a patriotic celebration. You, too, can […]

Summer Flip Flops Chalk Art Tutorial

Summer Flip Flops Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist

Hooray! It is just about summertime! Almost everyone is out of school and it is time to go to the lake or the beach…wherever there is sand and water!  And the favorite shoes are an old favorite: Summer Flip Flops! ~ Don’t miss the summer chalk pastel special at the end of this post! This […]

Georgia Cotton Boll Chalk Art Tutorial

Cotton Boll Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist

The state of Georgia is ranked No. 2 in the nation in cotton production. In 2014, our farmers grew and produced 2.32 million bales of cotton and brought in $936 million in this heritage crop! So, a Georgia cotton boll chalk art tutorial is a fun way to enjoy some history, nature and some agriculture. […]

Georgia Peaches Chalk Art Tutorial

Georgia Peaches Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE An Artist!

In celebration of Georgia’s most famous crop, we offer a Georgia Peaches Chalk Art Tutorial. The delicious sweet peach. The state’s nickname fruit was first planted in Georgia in the 18th century, and is still an important fruit crop today. Peaches rank 3rd in production in the U.S. We produce more than 40 different varieties […]

Azalea Video Chalk Art Tutorial

Azalea Chalk Art Tutorial

In honor of the Masters Golf tournament and all the blooming azaleas there in Augusta, Georgia (and beautiful azaleas in our own backyard), Nana offers you an Azalea Chalk Art Tutorial! Plus, don’t miss the special sale announcement at the end of this post! We have quite a range of ages in this video – […]

10 Things I Would Buy For Our Homeschool With $100

10 Things I Would Buy For Our Homeschool with $100 to Spend at Amazon

What would you do with $100 to spend on your homeschool at Amazon? I am sharing my choices for our Hodgepodge homeschool below. This was such fun to think and dream about! Plus, in celebration of my friend Mary Prather’s newly redesigned Homegrown Learners, we are giving away one (1) $100 Amazon gift card to […]

Easter Cross Chalk Art Tutorial

Easter Cross Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist!

This has turned out to be one of my favorite pastel paintings. It really isn’t hard and you will be able to paint a beautiful Easter cross chalk art painting that you can enjoy for years. Let’s get started! You will need the following pastel colors: dark brown, medium brown, bright orange, bright yellow, dark […]

Young Mr. Moon Chalk Art Tutorial

Young Mr. Moon Chalk Art Tutorial - You ARE an Artist!

This is a pastel painting that I completely thought up myself. The young moon – instead of the Old Man in the Moon! Supplies: I used a medium brown construction paper and these pastel colors: light brown, white, black, light and dark blue. Start with your young moon – place him a little more than half-way up […]

Dump Truck Chalk Art Tutorial

Dump Truck Chalk Art Tutorial with Bonus Toy Bulldozer Video Demonstration

This pastel should make all of you who love your Tonkas and Caterpillar trucks very happy! We are going to paint a pastel – a big dump truck chalk art– and it is easy! ~ Don’t miss the special video demonstration of a toy bulldozer at the end! You will only need three chalk pastel […]

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 […]