Have you ever drawn or painted your pet? Well, we did and we think you should paint your pet too. We used chalk pastels, of course. And both Nana and Middle Girl painted our family pet, Oswald the Bearded Dragon. Middle Girl pulled a picture up that she had taken, and used it to create a bearded dragon chalk pastel. They both sketched Oswald first
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 grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso Pastels Plus Links to Tutorials
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 chalk pastel paintings from her time in chalk pastel lessons.
I am a firm believer that established habits cultivate a creative homeschool. When there is a certain framework to your homeschool day, then those every day sorts of things are easily accomplished. The 3Rs, morning chores, a few more things after lunch. Leaving room – not only during those times of learning – but also building in creative down time. Free time. Exploration time. Plus,
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 you! —> Get your copy now by subscribing to Hodgepodge
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A wonderful way to introduce and encourage children in a love of art is to do a project around a beloved book. Dianna recently asked: Q: I’m pulling together resources for later this summer and fall to get started. Do you have art lessons tied to Five in a Row and Before Five in a Row books? I’d like to incorporate the chalks, but not