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
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
Nana thought it would be fun to make our chalk pastel box. And that it surely was. But most of all – colorful! So here she is with chalk pastel box: a tutorial. Little Buddy joined in first. He made his own creation while Nana sketched off the chalk pastel box. He narrated his artwork as he went along, saying it is a sun glob.
With all things blooming and growing, I thought it appropriate to share some beautiful chalk pastel tutorials of flowers and fruit. 1. Sunflowers | 2. Queen Anne’s Lace | 3. Hydrangea | 4. Lily Pad flower 1. Banana | 2. Fruit Bowl | 3. Strawberry | 4. Blueberry Plus, summer wouldn’t be complete without watermelon and… Tomato! Unless, of course, you prefer fried green tomatoes
With only a few school things to tie up, my thoughts turn to summer. Projects you can enjoy at home or the seashore! The Art of the Drip Castle – How to Make a Drip Sand Castle. Maybe the backyard sandbox? How to Make a Homemade Handprint Crab T-Shirt Beach Umbrellas Chalk Pastel Tutorial At The Beach Pastel Tutorial Path to the Beach Pastel Tutorial
My Blue Boat: A Pastels Tutorial The joy of art. We are blessed that way. See, for over two years now Nana has taught the children chalk pastel lessons on a variety of subjects. She teaches all the children at once – multiple ages. And I join in now and then too! How about you? Won’t you join us? Consider this your personal invitation! Let
This robin pastels tutorial is hosted by me and the children. A direct result of the confidence we’ve built in following Nana’s instructions. See, we pulled out the chalk pastels during a nature study as we often do. And we sketched robins to complement our studies. Here is what we did. We watched robins in the backyard. Then we opened our favorite bird field guide.
The very first time Nana taught us a pastel lesson was a little over two years ago, in February 2010. That day, we created one of our favorite subjects: the beach! Funny thing was, she was snowed in at our house. Inches of snow were piled up outside. But inside, we created puffy clouds, an ocean view and a path to that beach… Nana brought