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.
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
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 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
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
We had so much fun creating artwork with one of our favorite children’s books, My Blue Boat, we thought we’d continue on with Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes! Pete the Cat is a repeated bedtime reading – especially with our younger two. So let’s have some Pete the Cat chalk pastel fun in the style of artist James Dean. Because… I love