Many of my friends know of our art habit. My mother, Nana, is a Master Artist. A couple of times a month, she teaches my five children an art lesson. Usually these lessons complement our nature studies. Other times Nana guides us in a surprise, like her Mug of Hot Chocolate. Back in February 2010, on an unexpected snow day here in the south, Nana
Today’s review is by Middle Girl and her sister! Middle Girl (6th grade): Bonza Draw is a great iPad app. I would give it four and a half stars out of five. I like Bonza Draw because it’s a great app. It lets you draw something new every day. I also like the word bank. If you miss a day of drawing, Bonza Draw saves
As a follow up to our recent trip to the Georgia Aquarium, we are going to have fun today drawing the “clown of the sea,” the Porpoise! The colors of pastels that you will need are the following: Medium gray Black White Blues (for the ocean colors) Greens Yellow (for tiny fish swimming with your big fish) We used our toy stuffed dolphin as a
This is an actual building still standing after over 100 years. Originally this shed was a kitchen, built separate from the main house because of the heat and possible fire. It is on family property and houses yard machinery and equipment. We will start our drawing by using the following pastel colors. Deep red or a maroon color, light red, black, dark brown, aqua blue,
Simple afternoon art projects? Just getting through a school day can be overwhelming. And here I am sharing about art projects? Well, rest assured I entitled this planning post Simple Afternoon Art Projects for practical purposes. Because I know. I know about trying to be a fun mom and wanting to give my children opportunity to enjoy art. In fact this planning post is an
Chalk pastels are “blessedly messy,” as Nana says. Yet we’ve found a way to avoid the mess and enjoy pastels – even on the go! We discovered the iPastels iPad app from Norbyte. Of course this app isn’t exactly like holding a piece of soft chalk in your hand. But it does offer a close creative capability. iPastels will help you create a digital pastel
We know you will love Earth Paint as much as we do. So please don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We love a new way to enjoy art. And that we found with Earth Paints: eco-friendly paint kits! Not only that, our afternoon with Earth Paints was one of sheer delight. I saw smiles and heard gasps from my little ones, middle one and
A dear reader, Mary, asked about beginning art with young children. She said, “Hi Tricia! I was reading your art curriculum and I saw Pastels and technique with Nana and I loved it! What age do you recommend to start? I have a four-and-a half and a three-and-a-half year old. The oldest one lovesssssssssssss to draw but has never used this type of technique before.