Now just go ahead and rub your hands with glee! Here is your chance to really be messy with permission! Painting with pastels is such fun; you are painting with pure paint pigment…and a little goes a long, long way! Today we will learn what is painterly effect in chalk pastel art. If you look at the history of pastel painters, you will see that
This lesson is a simple, yet a lovely one to celebrate the Christmas season. My students enjoyed the bright colors and the velvet blue night sky that we painted for our Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial. Christmas Star Chalk Pastel Tutorial The supplies are simple: we used regular copy paper, pastel chalks in black, yellow, orange, white, dark blue and purple. He appeared and the
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