Porpoise or Dolphin Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Porpoise or Dolphin Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial at www.hodgepodge.me

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

Acrylic Fall Trees Tutorial

Fall Trees - Acrylic Art Lesson at Hodgepodge

I am a firm believer that each of us can paint; especially children, who possess an innate ability to create art. The hardest lesson is this: you cannot paint exactly like someone else. Embrace the freedom to please yourself!! This painting is one my students and I so enjoyed! The trees here in Georgia are about at their peak of beauty, and we could not

Angry Birds Chalk Pastel Art

Angry Birds Chalk Pastel Art Fun at Hodgepodge

Chances are you have an Angry Birds fan at your house. We have several here at Hodgepodge! Our youngest has a collection of the stuffed Angry Birds plush toys as well. They often come flying across the room unexpectedly. So, with Nana’s help, we decided to make some fly across the page with chalk pastels. We perched Lil’ Buddy’s birds on the chalk storage box

Madeline Chalk Pastel Fun

Madeline Chalk Pastel at Hodgepodge

You may have noticed that we have been choosing art projects to go along with the younger children’s Five in a Row studies. Well, today we share the fun we had with Madeline… In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines… We studied the cover of the Madeline book. We noticed the road, the perspective. The road narrows as it draws your

Pete the Cat Chalk Pastel Fun

Pete the Cat Chalk Pastel Art

We had so much fun creating artwork with one of our favorite children’s books, My Blue Boat, we thought we’d continue on with Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes! Pete the Cat is a repeated bedtime reading – especially with our younger two. Because… I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes… “Oh no! Pete stepped in a big pile of