Despicable Me Minion Chalk Art Tutorial

Despicable Me Minion Chalk Art Tutorial

Today we are going to paint a beloved and famous character from “Despicable Me”….the minion! He is posed for us in a sideways view on our paper. But, you can choose to paint your Minion looking straight at the viewer. Either way, please turn your paper vertically. You will need the following colors of soft […]

You ARE an Artist!

You ARE An Artist - Resources Galore at Hodgepodge!

It’s what Nana reminds us of often: You ARE an Artist! She says, “All of us are born with talent….an inbred wiring to create.  As parents, grandparents and teachers, tapping this talent and helping students reach a rich satisfaction with creation of art is our goal!  If you pick up a brush, pen, pastel chalk…or […]

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 […]

Little Church in the Woods Video Chalk Art Tutorial

Little Church in the Woods Video Chalk Art Tutorial

This little church in the woods is surrounded by beautiful trees bursting with October orange. There is a little path or driveway leading up to the church and the sky is brilliant blue. In this video tutorial, Nana shares how to draw the church in chalk pastels, step by step. How to Draw a Little […]

Picasso Bouquet of Peace Chalk Art Tutorial

Pablo Picasso Bouquet of Peace Chalk Art Video Tutorial

In honor of Pablo Picasso’s birthday on October 25th, we are offering a chalk pastel version of his famous 1958 Bouquet of Peace. I have always loved his wonderful quotes about art. “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso In this video tutorial, Nana shows us how to first […]

Chalk Pastel Techniques

Chalk Pastel Techniques for All Ages at Hodgepodge

Part of being an artist (and you are an artist!) is continuing to practice and learn. Today we share some chalk pastel techniques that we think are creative fun at its best! (And don’t miss a very special sale at the end – get our Fall Chalk Pastels ebook for FREE!) One of Nana’s latest […]

Football Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Football Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial at Hodgepodge

For the Super Bowl, for football season, for celebrating tossing a ball in the backyard, we bring you… a chalk pastel football lesson! Colors needed: You will need red-brown, black, orange and bright red, and yellow pastel colors. Take a small piece of black pastel and draw good-sized curve on your paper. Attach another curve […]

Lavender Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Lavender Chalk Pastel Art at Hodgepodge

This is a different pastel painting that I bring to you today…it has very few colors, yet the colors are brilliant and bright.  The Uinta Mountains are in the state of Utah, far away from our home in the southeastern part of our country…but some of the family lived there for years and I have […]

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 […]

Avenue of Oaks Chalk Art Tutorial

St. Simons Island - Avenue of Oaks

During this lesson, you will be able to visit a famous site on St. Simons Island, Georgia. For those of you that have never visited this barrier island off the coast, it is one of those dreamy, slow, humid places that are famous in Southern novels. You could pretend that this path or avenue leads […]

Bruce of Finding Nemo Chalk Art Tutorial

Bruce the Shark Chalk Art Tutorial

In honor of Shark Week I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring one of the most terrifying and funny characters from Finding Nemo as your pastel tutorial. Bruce the Shark really wants to be a friend, but has an appetite for any fish (or unlucky diver) in the area! “Here’s Brucieeee!” You will need […]