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 Blue: Chalk Art Tutorial
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- A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons are here: 100+ Free Art Lessons for All Ages plus the video The Very Few Must Have Supplies for Chalk Pastel Art. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
- The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
Do you and your artists learn best with a video art tutorial? Nana has a video version of this art lesson in our American History Video Art Lessons. Find our Video Art Lessons at ChalkPastel.com! You might also like our History Art Lesson subscription options.
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-originally published October 2013