This lesson is quick enough to enjoy this week before Christmas. A present to you from Nana and the Hodgepodge! Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial. Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial Begin by choosing your favorite two ornaments. Place them on your table where you can get a good look while you use your pastels. Take your black pastel stick and draw the simple, ball shapes.
What fun to make a night time scene with chalk pastels! In time for a full harvest moon, Nana taught us a harvest moon nocturn pastel lesson. You can too… Harvest Moon Nocturn: A Pastels Tutorial Just gather your colors and a dark colored piece of paper. We chose both purple and dark blue paper. Take your black pastel stick and draw a nice, straight
I have always loved a path or walking trail. I especially love spying the curve of the path up ahead and the promise of more to discover in the woods. We have several really great walking trails close to us. We even have our very own, short little curve of a trail through our backyard. So, when we enjoyed a mini-unit study of Henry David
You may have noticed that we have been choosing art projects to go along with the younger children’s Five in a Row studies. Well, today we share Madeline Chalk Pastel Fun. In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines… Madeline Chalk Pastel Fun We studied the cover of the Madeline book. We noticed the road, the perspective. The road narrows as it
Many of my friends know of our art habit. My mother, Nana, is a Master Artist. A couple of times a month, she teaches my five children an art lesson. Usually these lessons complement our nature studies. Other times Nana guides us in a surprise, like her Mug of Hot Chocolate. Back in February 2010, on an unexpected snow day here in the south, Nana
Today’s review is by Middle Girl and her sister! Middle Girl (6th grade): Bonza Draw is a great iPad app. I would give it four and a half stars out of five. I like Bonza Draw because it’s a great app. It lets you draw something new every day. I also like the word bank. If you miss a day of drawing, Bonza Draw saves
As a follow up to our recent trip to the Georgia Aquarium, we are going to have fun today drawing the “clown of the sea,” the Porpoise! The colors of pastels that you will need are the following: Medium gray Black White Blues (for the ocean colors) Greens Yellow (for tiny fish swimming with your big fish) We used our toy stuffed dolphin as a
This is an actual building still standing after over 100 years. Originally this shed was a kitchen, built separate from the main house because of the heat and possible fire. It is on family property and houses yard machinery and equipment. We will start our drawing by using the following pastel colors. Deep red or a maroon color, light red, black, dark brown, aqua blue,