We have been learning so much about our solar system from Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy elementary textbook. So, it is time to incorporate some space art! An astronomy chalk pastel art tutorial in the style of the cover of the book. Begin with either a black or dark blue piece of construction paper. We made ours vertical like the textbook but you can decide
Fresh with visions of roadside lace in our heads, Nana led us in a very quick pastel lesson. We’d brought our Audubon First Field Guide: Wildflowers with all its photos plus the Handbook of Nature Study with all its narrative. Queen Anne’s Lace: A Pastels Tutorial Nana first sketched the flower herself, so the children would have a guide. Then she passed out colors. Showed
We are in birthday season here at Hodgepodge! In honor of all birthdays, Nana shares a birthday cake chalk pastel art tutorial in video form. It is simple art lesson and fun for all ages! Art in just FIVE minutes! If you have been looking to add the joy of art to your days, try this! Beautiful results in a short amount of time encourage
With a nod toward spring time sports and also painting a pastel that would be appreciated by boys and girls alike, my students and I have enjoyed working on a baseball and bat chalk pastel tutorial! Baseball and Bat Chalk Pastel Tutorial This is very simple and can be completed in about 15-20 minutes with only four steps! >Download your free Baseball and Bat Chalk
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.
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
The last couple of weeks we’ve been enjoying Lentil in our Five in a Row studies. So, when Nana stopped by for a visit, we asked if there was some sort of art activity she might be able to show us. Maybe some Five in a Row art in five minutes? Five in a Row Art in Five Minutes We consulted the Five in a
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