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 celebrate freedom with free patriotic chalk art and music lessons! I am teaming up with my good friend, Mary Prather, at Homegrown Learners. She has for you a free SQUILT patriotic music appreciation lesson – The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa! Head over and get your copy!
And here at Hodgepodge I have gathered all of our patriotic chalk art in one spot. Plus we have for you a new FREE art tutorial download when you subscribe to Hodgepodge.
Fireworks Extravaganza Chalk Art Tutorial
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More Patriotic Chalk Art – Celebrate Freedom!
American Flag Chalk Art – the emblem of, the land I love…
Lavender Chalk Art – for purple mountain majesty, above the fruited plain!
Sparklers Chalk Art – we love to light sparklers for Independence Day and New Year’s Day. Don’t you? You can safely light up some brilliant colors with chalk pastels!
Washington Monument with Fireworks Chalk Art – What a glorious birthday present for America, and you are the artist of this beautiful scene! Share this with your family and friends…you are not only a patriot, always remember…you ARE an artist!
And of course, we have a whole art curriculum book! Take a tour of American Landmarks from sea to shining sea! Our American Landmarks: Chalk Pastel Art for All Ages, complete with a free Golden Gate bridge video tutorial for you to try.
… And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea…
We’ll be enjoying all this patriotic art – along with some favorite patriotic hymns (you know I love to weave hymns into our days ) and Mary Prather’s SQUILT music lesson. Be sure to head over to Homegrown Learners for your free SQUILT music lesson too!
SQUILT and Chalk Pastels together make for a wonderful afternoon. Our friend Paige at Elemental Science calls this beautiful combination squastels!
We just might have to get out a piece of black construction paper and our chalk pastels and do these red, white and blue stars too…
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 100+ Free Art Lessons for All Ages 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.
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