On a lazy afternoon at the beach the children and I decided to draw a sandpiper – after seeing these fast and delightful birds all morning swooping down and racing the waves. We assembled our limited color palette of pastels. We just couldn’t pack everything! I drew a large bird shape on a piece of paper and studied the photo of a sandpiper we had
Author Sir James Matthew Barrie: Born May 9, 1860 Peter Pan is one of our all-time favorite books, movies, plays. My eldest girl played a lost boy in our homeschool drama troupe’s production of Peter Pan. Nana painted Peter Pan and Tinkerbell on the wall of her room. So, a mini unit study of James Barrie, Peter Pan author, was wonderful fun! When the first
Sharing Easter and spring arts and crafts to complement the change of seasons! Bird’s Nest: A Pastels Tutorial Tornado: A Pastels Tutorial Handprint Easter Lamb Three Little Chicks: A Pastels Tutorial Bubbles: A Pastels Tutorial Queen Anne’s Lace: A Pastels Tutorial Wedding Shower Paper Chain Book Lover Wreath (Wreath made from paperback books) Decorate a Trash Can with Cherries All Things Art and Craftiness
We’re teaming up with a great bunch of bloggers to celebrate Seuss! Be sure to stop by and visit seven others for more inspiration… You can paint with a brush using colors like blue You simply must I can paint – how about you? In celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and all the fun his books bring to our lives, we pulled out the paint brushes.
Please scroll down for a list of printable lessons… I thought that we could take a break from our wonderful pastel lessons and go explore a new medium…acrylic paint! I have painted with acrylics for many years…using them to paint wall murals, tee-shirts…the paint is a very forgiving medium. You can make a small investment at your local craft store and get enough basic, primary
This lesson is narrated by Middle Girl. Both Nana and Middle Girl took the photos for this tutorial… This is a little different from our usual chalk pastels! Last weekend Nana surprised my younger sister and I with an acrylic paint lesson! She spent a little time explaining to us about the paints, brushes and the importance of LISTENING! We decided that we would paint
Today’s chalk pastel tutorial is in honor of a wonderful, new resource! Our friends at Crowe’s Nest Media have produced an education and beautifully God-glorifying DVD. Your Backyard: The Life and Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly. You will want to click over to The Curriculum Choice for my review and enter to win a copy! Go do it now! Then, come back and enjoy
Chickadees are a frequent visitor to our backyard feeder. Photo of a favorite Christmas card We love their little black caps – though our southern variety is the carolina chickadee. The two are very similar, as you’ll notice below. So, upon request, Nana taught us a chickadee pastel lesson. Thank you, Nana! We pulled out the field guides and studied the chickadee shape. You may