I am a firm believer that each of us can paint; especially children, who possess an innate ability to create art. This tutorial is such a fun way to paint! I hope you enjoy this acrylic fall trees tutorial. 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
A reader asked: Can you, or Nana, explain the difference between chalk, soft, and hard pastels to me? Chalk pastels: what is the difference? I’m wanting to buy some more to expand our collection but I want to make sure that I’m buying the correct thing. Thanks! Chalk pastels: what is the difference? And Nana explains: Keep in mind that you should purchase the lowest
In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue…The Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. This art tutorial is going to give you and your students the joy of an ocean voyage, complete with flapping canvas and great big waves! As you know, Columbus Day is upon us, and we must celebrate his journey to our shores with a chalk pastel painting. Columbus Sailed the Ocean
Do you remember lying on your back in the summer grass and staring at the clouds overhead? Do your students do this? Let me share a few ways you can train your students to see nature. When I was growing up, before frantic carpools, piano lessons, sports, dance and a packed schedule year-round, we had endless, hot and humid afternoons to play dress-up and to
Hello from Nana at ChalkPastel.com! Are you all ready for the National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4th? Let’s get our tummies growling with this fun chocolate chip cookie chalk pastel art lesson! Chocolate Chip Cookie Chalk Pastel Art Lesson Suggested supplies: Get one sheet of plain copy paper and turn it horizontally. Your pastel colors are: white, dark brown, gold, and pale blue.
My middle granddaughter and I just made some spring-time seed tapes like the ones in pricey seed catalogs. We decided that $14.00 was much too much to pay for this convenience, so we made our own! We used plain toilet paper! I made some tapes with bath tissue last year, and they were a great addition to my garden. How to Make Seed Tapes for
I cannot think of a better way to welcome spring than a pot of good old fashioned red geraniums. So today we will enjoy a geranium chalk art tutorial! My father was quite a gardener and grew his own geraniums in his huge greenhouse that he spent as much time in during the winter months as he could! Our family benefited from his time in
A new video art tutorial – how to draw a garden spider with chalk pastels! This tutorial was inspired by the garden spider and the web she built right out the Hodgepodge family room window. This is not the first time a garden spider chose to build her web within view. And so, the grandchildren pulled out the southeastern field guide. And Barb-Harmony Art Mom