It has been most wintry in our southern part of the country these days. So we appreciated the toasty feel of this fireplace pastels tutorial. A cozy kind of art lesson from Nana! Fireplace: A Pastels Tutorial First, gather your supplies, along with your colors. Nana sketched off the steps for us, as shown above. We discussed the look of brick. How the colors blend
What a wonderful afternoon we had making heart collages! Nana was fresh from a class with Ann Cockerill of The Red Cockerill Gallery. So, she taught us how to make a heart in the same spirit. See, in her heart collage, how the acrylics emphasize the heart, the words and the border? There are so many possibilities with this art work. Nana’s collage was made
Christmas Tree in Snow art lesson. Just six simple steps, starting with Christmas colors. A fun Christmas art project for all ages! Christmas Tree in Snow Art Lesson We had just finished up making some Christmas mixes when Nana offered a pastel lesson. As in other lessons, she sketched off the steps for the children to follow. Just six simple steps, starting with the colors
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