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
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
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 pastel of Christ’s crown of thorns is a personal favorite of mine as we enter the Easter season. An Easter Crown of Thorns Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NIV Easter Crown of Thorns Chalk
If you or your students are serious about continuing to work with pastels, it makes sense to protect the pastel sticks with storage. We’ve had a few questions from artists so I am sharing more on soft chalk pastels: storage and cleaning. Soft Chalk Pastels: Storage and Cleaning This week I decided that the children needed a nicer storage box for their pastels. I have
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
Chalk pastels are “blessedly messy,” as Nana says. Yet we’ve found a way to avoid the mess and enjoy pastels – even on the go! We discovered the iPastels iPad app from Norbyte. Of course this app isn’t exactly like holding a piece of soft chalk in your hand. But it does offer a close creative capability. iPastels will help you create a digital pastel
We absolutely love this duct tape pumpkin my Aunt Patti made! It is a store bought, plastic pumpkin decorated with patterned duct tape. She topped it with wire ribbon. SO cute! Instructions found via Pinterest at Love & Sugar Kisses. You know Middle Girl has this in mind for her next duct tape project (more duct tape projects here). Apple or Pumpkin Pastel Two Ingredient