A new video art tutorial – how to draw a garden spider with chalk pastels! This tutorial was inspired by the garden spider and the web she built right out the Hodgepodge family room window. This is not the first time a garden spider chose to build her web within view. And so, the grandchildren pulled out the southeastern field guide.
And Barb-Harmony Art Mom suggested on Instagram that we make a garden spider our next tutorial. And, so, here is Nana with a video art tutorial. Watch the video below and paint your own garden writer spider!
Remember you can make the spider’s squiggly “z” writing in the web too!
Here is a photo of the garden spider outside our window.
We had a great time learning to paint our garden spider – with all our ages.
You Are An Artist!
- A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (100 free lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials plus the video The Very Few Must Have Supplies for Chalk Pastel Art. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
- The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
- Encouragement: You Can Be an Artist! 10 Day series and Art for All Ages 10 Day series
- Be sure to subscribe to our Hodgepodge YouTube channel for free video art tutorials!