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Ancient Egypt Lessons Perfect For Your Homeschool

If you are looking for homeschool resources for your ancient Egypt lessons, then be sure to check out Nana’s ancient Egypt chalk pastels! They are perfect for adding a bit of hands-on art to your next history lesson.

Ancient Egypt Lessons Perfect For Your Homeschool: If you are looking for resources for your ancient Egypt lessons, then be sure to check out Nana's ancient Egypt chalk pastels! They are perfect for adding a bit of hands-on art to your next history lesson. #ancientegyptlessons #exploringancientegypt #exploringancientegyptwithchalkpastels #ancientegypt #chalkpastelartlessons

I love to strew interesting resources around our home to help spark curiosity and to help foster a learning-rich environment. So, when my son mentioned his interest in the architecture of the great pyramids, I started looking for resources.

The first thing I did was to gather up all of our books on the subject. We have quite a few visual encyclopedias, a timeline of history, and even a pop-up book of ancient Egypt! I laid them all out in an easy-to-access manner and waited. Suddenly my son was interested in the process of mummification, the gods and goddesses, pharaohs, and daily life for the common folk of ancient Egypt. So, I looked up documentaries exploring ancient Egypt to help with his thirst for knowledge!

Exploring Ancient Egypt with Chalk Pastels

Ancient Egypt Lessons

When I discovered that Nana had new chalk pastel art lessons specifically for ancient Egypt, I was so excited! I love presenting our current interests with hands-on activities, and art is just that. When my kids can create art while we read aloud about a particular subject they are interested in, it helps solidify the knowledge they are learning in ways that dry, rote memorization can not.

Exploring Ancient Egypt with Chalk Pastels

Exploring Ancient Egypt in Your Homeschool

When exploring ancient Egypt, you won’t need an expensive and intimidating art list. All you need is a starter set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and Nana’s video art lessons!

We started, of course, with the great pyramids! These ancient wonders are so captivating to study! The different theories on how they were built are fascinating.

Exploring Ancient Egypt with Chalk Pastels

Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut, had one of the most well-preserved tombs of any pharaoh. Learning about the mummification process as well as King Tut himself was pretty interesting.

You can not go exploring ancient Egypt without stopping to appreciate hieroglyphics and the Rosetta Stone! The Rosetta Stone was the key to deciphering hieroglyphics!

Finally, there was the map of ancient Egypt and the Nile. It can be confusing at first because the upper kingdom was in the south and the lower kingdom was in the north. Or how the Nile flows from the south to the north and empties into the Mediterranean Sea. But the geography eventually stuck.

Exploring Ancient Egypt with Chalk Pastels

Learn About Ancient Egypt with You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership, you will have access to four Ancient Egypt Video Art Lessons:

  • Pyramids
  • King Tut
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Ancient Egypt/Nile Map

You can also add in the corresponding Old Testament Bible Lessons:

  • Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors
  • Moses and the Parting of the Red Sea

Did you know that you’ll have access to ALL of Nana’s other history art lessons too?

That’s oodles of art history, folks!

Exploring Ancient Egypt with Chalk Pastels

More Homeschool History Lessons with Chalk Pastels

I love that as my children’s interests carry them back in time, and Nana has art lessons that help cultivate and inspire them! Where will their interests lead them next? I don’t know, but I’m certainly excited to find out!

Exploring Ancient Egypt with Chalk Pastels

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

Do your kids love sharks? Are you getting ready for shark week? Then let Nana take you under the sea with chalk pastels shark art for kids! These easy-to-follow video lessons will teach you and your child how to draw some of the most exciting sharks using chalk pastels.

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids: Do your kids love sharks? Are you getting ready for shark week? Then let Nana take you under the sea with chalk pastels shark art for kids! These easy lessons will teach you and your child how to draw some of the most interesting sharks using chalk pastels. #YouAREAnArtist #chalkpastels #sharkweek #chalkpastelssharkart #sharkart #sharkartforkids #chalkpastelssharkartforkids #sharkweek #sharks

Folks, my children have been obsessed with sharks for years. We’ve read favorite shark books, watched documentaries, and played games with a shark theme. Did you know we even tracked a Great White shark named Lydia for nearly two years with Ocearch Shark Tracker? She was over 16 feet long and traversed all around the Atlantic ocean! Discovery Channels Shark Week is an exciting time for us. It’s the perfect time to do a week-long study on the science of sharks!

Shark Week Teatime Fun

Art is a fabulous addition to your shark science lessons! All you need is a pack of construction paper, chalk pastels, and Nana’s shark art videos to add a bit of artistic fun to your shark week studies. Nana is fantastic at taking you step-by-step in drawing these fierce and sometimes adorable apex predators!

To make your shark week even more memorable, make it a chalk pastel teatime! We added our favorite pot of tea, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, and iced cakes for our shark week teatime!

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

That strawberry shortcake was so delicious. I don’t think it lasted 10 minutes! Luckily there was plenty of tea and iced cakes to keep us going.

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

Shark Art for Kids with Chalk Pastels

These shark art videos are perfect whether your kiddo is doing a shark unit study or is obsessed with sharks. Add them to your next oceanography unit, or make a collage of your child’s favorites onto the fridge!

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids
Bull Shark

We love tumbling down rabbit holes of learning, and each of these sharks provided just that! So we looked up facts on habitats, food preferences, and danger levels to humans from our shark encyclopedias. Our favorite sharks included the nurse shark, hammerhead, black-tip reef shark, and zebra shark. My daughter adored the cuteness of the catshark so named for its cat-shaped eyes and gentle demeanor.

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids
Nurse Shark

Sharks with You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership, you’ll have access to 14 super easy to follow Sharks Video Art Lessons, including:

  • Great White Shark
  • Bull Shark
  • Spinner Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Zebra Shark
  • Night Shark
  • Black Tip Reef Shark
  • Flying Shark
  • Shark Fin
  • School of Sharks
  • Nurse Shark
  • Megaladon
  • Catshark
  • Thresher Shark
Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

If video art lessons don’t work for you, then be sure to check out the Shark Art E-book Tutorials! You can view these lessons on your iPad, Kindle, and desktop. With the Shark E-books, you’ll have access to the following E-book lessons:

  • School of Sharks
  • Great White Shark
  • Bull Shark
  • Nurse Shark
  • Catshark
  • Angel Shark
  • Shark Close Up
  • Megaladon
  • Basking Shark
  • Sharks at Night
  • Hammerhead
  • Zebra Shark
  • Black Tip Reef Shark
  • Night Shark
  • Flying Shark
  • Shark Fin
  • Cookiecutter shark
  • Goblin shark
  • Whale shark
Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids
Hammerhead Shark

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

There is so much to love about sharks! These fantastic fish are genuinely remarkable and are so crucial to the health of our oceans. With Nana’s lessons, there is a shark for everyone, be it the docile whale shark, the famous great white, or everything in between! Just remember to keep loads of blue, green, and gray chalk pastels on hand! With all of the blue ocean water we’ve created this week, along with the awesome sharks, our blue and gray pastels are nothing more than nubs! But we don’t mind! Now we have fantastic shark art in their place! And what’s not to love about that?

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members not only have access to all of these amazing sharks but will also enjoy a special, live event in July! Nana will share a new shark lesson in honor of Shark Week. Complete Clubhouse members also enjoy a companion I Drew It Then I Knew It Sharks Workbook!

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

Do you dream of trekking America’s landmarks with your kids? Let Nana take you and your children on a trip around our great United States without leaving the comforts of your home. Trekking American landmarks with chalk pastels are as easy as walking to your kitchen table and setting out your chalk pastels with a pack of construction paper. Nana will do the rest.

No hiking shoes or sore feet required!


Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels: Do you dream of trekking America's landmarks with your kids? Let Nana take you and your children on a trip around our great United States without leaving the comforts of your home. Trekking American landmarks with chalk pastels are as easy as walking to your kitchen table, setting out your chalk pastels, and a pack of construction paper. Nana will do the rest. #YouAREAnArtist #chalkpastels #Americanlandmarks #Americanlandmarksartlessons #TrekkingAmericanlandmarks #TrekkingAmericanlandmarkswithchalkpastels #Americanlandmarksvideoartlessons #famousAmericanlandmarks #USlandmarkactivity

Geography has been a considerable part of our homeschool this year, folks! We’ve read loads of books, watched fantastic documentaries and television shows, tried delicious snacks, explored maps and globes. We’ve traveled the world with Nana’s chalk pastel Maps and World Landmarks lessons. Then, I discovered she had an American Landmark series as well!

SQUEEL!!!!


Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

Folks, I would love to take a family vacation traveling route 66, visiting the monuments in Washington D.C., and exploring all of our nation’s national parks and landmarks. I dream of seeing Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon, and the Delicate Arch with my own eyes.

Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. But, these American Landmark chalk pastel lessons make it easy to incorporate all the awesomeness of these extraordinary places into our homeschool.

As Nana always says, we ARE the artists, and with our strokes of pastels, we can recreate these majestic images ourselves.

Plus, these video art lessons are a perfect addition to our geography lessons!

Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels
Delicate Arch

Travel Across America with Chalk Pastels

Traveling across America with art can be an easy addition to your homeschool geography. Nana’s videos are fun and straightforward. They are designed with upper elementary in mind, but the whole family can enjoy them and learn a few things along the way.

As always, we make our chalk pastel lessons unique by making them into an art teatime with snacks and a lovely vase of flowers. Of course, an art series such as this takes longer than a single afternoon. We took an entire week! But you could space your lessons out farther than that. Do a lesson a day or a lesson per week. It’s totally up to you!


Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership

Pair these art lessons with a study of the individual states where they are found. Or look up the history of each landmark. You never know where those rabbit trails of learning will lead you.

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership you’ll have access to all of these gorgeous American Landmark lessons and the companion I Drew It Then I Knew It Workbook:

  • Grand Canyon
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Mt. Rushmore
  • Liberty Bell
  • Washington Monument
  • Yellowstone Falls
  • Old Faithful
  • Civil War Cannon
  • Niagara Falls
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Grand Tetons

You’ll have access to everything else the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership has to offer, including 700+ chalk pastel lessons and all of Nana’s Maps lessons AND these World Landmarks:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Taj Mahal
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Roman Coliseum
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Wall of China
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Stonehenge
  • Big Ben
  • Volcano
  • Plus, more to come!
Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels
Grand Tetons

Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

There is so much to learn and explore about our great country. The American landmarks lessons are a lovely resource to add to your next U.S. geography unit study. It adds an amazing hands-on element to kids learning endeavors that help to solidify their newfound knowledge.

Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Travel the World with Chalk Pastels

Did you know that you can travel the world with chalk pastels? That’s right! Let Nana take you on a trip around the world with her World Landmarks series! This is the perfect addition to your homeschool geography lessons, world history lessons, or just because!

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels: Did you know that you can travel the world with chalk pastels? That's right! Let Nana take you on a trip around the world with her World Landmarks series! This is the prefect addition to your homeschool geography lessons, world history lessons, or just because! #YouAREAnArtist #chalkpastels #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolgeography #handsongeography #worldlandmarks #traveltheworldwithchalkpastels

This year there has been a big focus on geography for my older homeschool student. We’ve explored different countries using books, maps, cooking, documentaries, chalk pastel maps, and now chalk pastel world landmarks! There’s something wonderful about adding hands-on creative resources to an otherwise boring subject. Art can help brings those other subjects to life!

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels

We have created a delicious culture around our chalk pastels.

Teatime.

That means that we incorporate lovely snacks, beverages, flowers, and sometimes candles around our chalk pastels. We’ve been doing it this way for years and it’s been an exquisite addition to our homeschool.

Sometimes we make our own treats, and other times we open a pack of snack cakes. No pressure here.

I picked the peonies fresh from our flower garden and added them to the table. Their beauty almost rivaled that of our art and they smelled heavenly!

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels

Travel the World and See the Sights

Once the table was set we were ready to dive into our trip around the world!

You may know that Nana already has Maps video art lessons that are available with the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership. The maps paired really well with our geography lessons throughout the year. The World Landmarks also paired well with our map lessons.

How so you may wonder.

Try pairing the Great Wall of China with the Map of China.

You could pair the Big Ben, the Cliffs of Moher, the Scottish Highlands, or Stonehenge with the Great Britain Map! Or you could make them a part of your Great Britain unit study. Aren’t those Scottish Highlands dreamy?

What about adding the Sydney Opera House to your next Australian study?

There are so many possibilities and the hands-on activity of chalk pastels helps solidify the geography knowledge we have acquired throughout the year. It was really awesome to hear my son tell me facts related to these different landmarks and the countries where they are found.

Thank you Nana!

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership you’ll have access to 700+ chalk pastel lessons including all of Nana’s Maps lessons AND these World Landmarks:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Taj Mahal
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Roman Coliseum
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Wall of China
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Stonehenge
  • Big Ben
  • Volcano
  • Plus, more to come!

You’ll also have access to all of the American Landmark lessons including:

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Mt. Rushmore
  • Liberty Bell
  • Washington Monument
  • Yellowstone Falls
  • Old Faithful
  • Civil War Cannon
  • Niagara Falls
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Grand Tetons

Plus More to come as well – including I Drew It Then I Knew It companion workbooks for Maps, World Landmarks and American Landmarks.

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels
Stonehenge depicted by an 7 year old, 40 year old, and 13 year old!

Hands-On Geography with World Landmarks

 The World Landmarks Video Art Lessons are designed with upper elementary to high school students in mind, but as you can see from the Stonehenge image above, they can be accomplished by anyone regardless of age. No prior skill level is necessary.

There are oodles of reasons to love chalk pastels. Making geography and landmarks more fun is just the icing on an already delicious cake!

Now tell me, what World Landmarks would your children enjoy creating?

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

This fun Star Wars chalk pastel teatime with Nana is the perfect way to celebrate your kiddo’s love for all things Star Wars! The Star Wars-themed lessons are super easy to follow and are ideal for all ages. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, construction paper, and Nana’s video art lessons! Add in some tasty treats, and you have a teatime even a Wookie would love!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana: This fun Star Wars chalk pastel teatime with Nana is the perfect way to celebrate your kiddo's love for all things Star Wars! The Star Wars-themed lessons are super easy to follow and are ideal for all ages. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, construction paper, and Nana's video art lessons! Add in some tasty treats, and you have a teatime even a Wookie would love! #Star Wars #Maythe4th #StarWarsartforkids #StarWarschalkpastels #StarWarschalkpastelteatime #StarWarschalkpastellessons #Chalkpastelsatthemovies #YouAReAnArtistClubhouse

Have you introduced the awesomeness of Star Wars to your kiddos yet? I admit my son has loved Star Wars since he was a little fella of about three years old. Over the years, he’s dressed up as many of the characters for Halloween or just because he felt like it. I even created a paper Star Wars Inspired Cootie Catcher to determine if he was a JediSithWookie, or a Droid!

We’ve had a lot of fun over the years incorporating Star Wars into our lives. And why not? It’s an epic set of movies with a long list of books to go with them!

My daughter, on the other hand, has never been interested in Star Wars. She has always been a princess, butterflies, and ponies type of girl. She was much too sensitive to even think about watching lightsaber battles or Death Star explosions. That is, until recently, when she heard the family talking about the epic scenes and backstories revolving around Star Wars.

She was curious and wanted to know what the big deal was.

Was there a princess?

Yes, there is a princess! And she’s tough! There’s also a queen!

She was intrigued and wanted to see the first movie.

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Introducing the Star Wars Movies

We started with A New Hope, and she was instantly hooked! She wanted to watch the next one immediately. She NEEDED to know what happened next! So, we watched The Empire Strikes Back and then Return of the Jedi. She loved them!

But where was that queen I had mentioned?

Awe, she’s in the movies that take place before Luke and Leia were even born. Those are the movies that tell you how Darth Vader came into being.

“I HAVE TO WATCH THOSE MAMA!” she exclaimed.

You should have seen the look of absolute shock when she finally realized in Attack of the Clones that Padme Amidala was Luke and Leia’s mother. Or that Anakin Skywalker was their father and destined to turn to the Dark Side!

Folks, we now have another Star Wars fan in the family, and she is only eight years old!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime Treats

Imagine my delight when I discovered that Nana has 12 different Star Wars chalk pastel lessons! It was perfect timing! I decided to celebrate our newest family nerd; we would have a Star Wars chalk pastel teatime complete with Star Wars-themed treats!

*It actually took us several days to accomplish all of Nana’s Star Wars chalk pastel lessons. Luckily we had plenty of leftover treats!*

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

The Sarlacc Cake

The Sarlacc was the sand monster out in the desert planet Tatooine in Return of the Jedi. We created this horror with a lemon cake baked in a Bundt pan. We poured a lemon glaze over the top, and then the fun began. We used sliced almonds for the teeth, two Pringles gave us our beaked mouth, and yellow Twizzlers pulled apart were our tentacles. We then dusted the whole thing with pulverized graham crackers to look like sand! Lego figures finished off the look. This cake was a HUGE success!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Star Wars Chocolates and Cookies

We knew we wanted sugar cookies and lightsaber pretzels for our chalk pastel teatime. These were pretty easy to make, though the cookies were a bit tedious to decorate. We made them the night before.

We already had silicone Star Wars jello molds from years ago. So, we used those to create white chocolate heads of Boba Fett the Bounty Hunter, Storm Troopers, and Yoda!

Poor Yoda was the first one to go! I’m told he was incredibly delicious. We just added a little food coloring to make him green.

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

We even made a Darth Vader chocolate. Unfortunately, we didn’t have black food coloring or even regular chocolate, so he remained white. Still, the kids thought these white chocolates were quite tasty!

Easy Star Wars Art for Kids

Nana did a wonderful job of showing us how to easily create our own:

  • Baby Yoda – Mandalorian
  • BB8
  • Chewbacca
  • Princess Leia 
  • C3PO and R2D2
  • Darth Vader
  • Last Jedi 
  • Stormtrooper
  • Millennium Falcon – Solo 
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Rise of Skywalker 
  • Yoda

Granted, my daughter took some creative liberties. She likes to remind me that Nana always says that SHE is the ARTIST! And that is so true!

You ARE AN ARTiST Clubhouse Membership

Did you know that Chalk Pastels at the Movies is a bonus for You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Members? Chalk Pastels at the Movies offers all your favorite book and movie character art lessons at your fingertips. Here are just a few:

  • Angry Birds 
  • Baseball and Bat 
  • Bruce of Finding Nemo 
  • Cars Mater and Lightning McQueen 
  • Cat in the Hat acrylic 
  • Chalk Pastels and Children’s Books
  • Charlie Brown Christmas 
  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 
  • Coca-Cola 
  • Harry Potter Firebolt Broom 
  • Harry Potter Great Hall
  • Harry Potter Illustrated video series 
  • Harry Potter Lightning Scar
  • Harry Potter Snitch 
  • Harry Potter Sorting Hat 
  • Harry Potter Wand 
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • House for Hermit Crab 
  • Incredibles 
  • Jurassic Park – Dinosaur
  • Lentil 
  • Little Engine That Could 
  • Madeline 
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 
  • My Blue Boat
  • Narnia 
  • Pete the Cat 
  • Peter Pan 
  • Seuss Truffula Trees
  • Tangled Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Mr. Whiskers 
  • Penguins of Madagascar 
  • Star Trek 
  • Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening 
  • Veggie Tales – Josh and the Big Wall 
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar 
Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

An Epic Family Teatime

I just loved introducing the Star Wars movies to my daughter! Now she can be a part of our Star Wars jokes and references. It also gives her and her brother a common interest! But most of all, I love how we were able to celebrate the finishing of the movies with this epic family teatime that wouldn’t have been complete without our beloved chalk pastels!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Darth Vader Chalk Pastel Art Lesson

Enjoy Nana’s Darth Vader Chalk Pastel Art Lesson with your May the 4th Be With You celebration – or any time! Find more Star Wars videos here. May the force be with you!

Suggested supplies: black construction paper and ALL the chalk pastel colors! Be sure to share a photo of your painting and tag us on social media.

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Mini Moments for Mom with Chalk Pastels

Whether you have 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or more, take the time to recharge your spirit with these mini moments for mom. Even busy moms can appreciate the simplicity and ease of chalk pastels. No super long supply list is needed! Just a starter set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and a few moments is all that is required for a mom to reconnect with herself and her love of art.

Mini Moments for Mom with Chalk Pastels: Whether you 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or more, take the time to recharge your spirit with these mini moments for moms. Even busy moms can appreciate the simplicity and ease of chalk pastels. No super long supply list is needed! Just a starter set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and a few moments is all that required for a mom to reconnect with herself and a love of art. #momlife #momtime #motherhood #mom #relaxation #selfcare #minimomentsformoms #momselfcare #momart

When I feel overwhelmed, art has a way of helping me feel more grounded and centered. When I’m morose, art has a way of helping me see the joy and tranquility of life. It has a beautiful way of helping myself and my children process emotions we may not have even realized were there.

I can move forward in life more easily when art is made a weekly priority.

Art has always been precious to me. I remember creating stick figures as a little girl. But in my mind, they were so much more than simple lines. Those figures were knights and ladies, dragons and whales, jungles, and far-off places.

As an adult I turn to art when I’m anxious, happy, or sad.

There’s just something about mixing colors to create new colors. Taking a blank canvas and creating something from nothing is always thrilling. There’s magic in the way the chalk feels against my fingers as I blend to create different shades or the way the paints glide from my brush.

I find I get lost in worlds of color, texture, and form.

Mini Moments for Mom with Chalk Pastels

Mini Moments for Mom

As a mom, it’s not always easy to find hours upon hours to get lost in my fancies of color. But, I have found that it’s far easier to take small chunks of time or mini moments while the children are otherwise occupied.

I’m talking about 5-10 minutes, folks. 20 minutes at the most unless my husband is home. Yet those 5-10 minutes are so precious for this mom’s self-care.

Mini Moments for Mom with Chalk Pastels

Filling Your Cup as a Mom

I find that when I carve out time for my own self-care and needs I am a better mom to my kiddos. Nana helps me do that with her chalk pastel and acrylic paint video lessons! Her lessons are short and simple which is a plus in my de-stressing department.

My favorite lessons include lots of color, the tranquility of nature, or my favorite literature! They range from super short lessons to a few that I can get lost in… if my husband is home to watch the kids.

Mini Moments for Mom with Chalk Pastels

You ARE An Artist Chalk Pastel Membership and Mom Art

With the You ARE AN Artist Chalk Pastel Membership you and your children have access to over 600+ video art lessons including this moms’ favorites:

  • Jonquil in a Jar
  • Easter Lily
  • Dandelion
  • Vivaldi’s Spring Tree
  • Bear
  • Deer in Forest
  • Garden Bunny
  • Aslan (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe)
  • Hobbit Hole (The Hobbit)
  • Rabbit in the Woods (Green Ember Gala)
  • Wren on Teacup (Bird Acrylics)
  • Titmouse (Bird Acrylics)
  • Bluebird (Bird Acrylics)
  • Fall Tree (Master Class Acrylics)
  • Winter Tree (Master Class Acrylics)
  • Bird Nest (Master Class Acrylics)
  • Lighthouse (Hymn Acrylic)
Mini Moments for Mom with Chalk Pastels

Mini Moments for Mom and Me

Sometimes even getting 5 minutes of alone mom time can still seem impossible. That’s why I also make regular mommy and me time during the week. This is just a lovely way to share one-on-one time with your child while also incorporating art. Or we will pick a day of the week and make that our homeschool art day, like our recent Harry Potter themed chalk pastel teatime! In this way, the children get in art as well as this mom. It’s a perfect pairing!

But, if you find that you can carve out the time, I challenge you to grab your favorite beverage, construction paper, chalk pastels, and Nana’s video art lessons for a quiet moment of color and reflection. After all, art isn’t just for kids. It’s nourishing for moms too!

Mini Moments for Mom with Chalk Pastels

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Check out this fun Harry Potter chalk pastel teatime that even muggles will love! You’ll find magical art lessons that everyone in the family will enjoy. You don’t have to have a magic wand or spellbook. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the teatime treats of your choice to bring the magic of art and Harry Potter into your home!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime: Check out this fun Harry Potter chalk pastel teatime that even muggles will love! You'll find magical art lessons that everyone in the family will enjoy. You don't have to have a magic wand or spellbook. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the teatime treats of your choice to bring the magic of art and Harry Potter into your home! #HarryPotter #HarryPotterart #HarryPotterartforkids #HarryPotterchalkpastels #HarryPotterchalkpastelteatime #chalkpastelteatime #chalkpastelatthemovies #videoartlessons #YouAREAnArtistClubhouseMembership #YouAREAnArtist

We are HUGE Harry Potter fans, folks! This is the series that made my son a prolific reader. Seriously, it will always have a special place in our hearts.

Why yes, we do own Hogwarts robes and two Sorting Hats.

I knitted a scarf for my son years ago in his favorite Gryffindor colors because he was so obsessed. I love that the kiddos pulled out ALL their themed garb for our Harry Potter chalk pastels with Nana! They had been looking forward to this teatime for weeks!

Did you know you can also print out your own Sorting Hat Fortune Teller and sort your kiddos into their Hogwarts houses before starting your Harry Potter teatime art?

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime Treats

My kiddos know that chalk pastel teatime means yummy treats! The biggest hit of our Hogwarts teatime was the homemade Butterbeer. You can scroll down to the very bottom of this post to see my recipe.

I ordered chocolate frogs, gummy slugs, and Bertie Botts every flavor beans off the internet.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

My daughter said she got an ear wax flavored jellybean during our teatime, ha!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

We made Hagrid’s “Happee Brthdae Harry” cake the night before our teatime. It was just a plain yellow cake with pink frosting and green lettering.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

We made brownies and then decorated them with frosting and edible googly eyes to look like mini “Monster Book of Monsters.” A piece of red twizzle made a great tongue.

Green Twizzlers pulled apart and then knotted back together made excellent “Gillyweed!”

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

We also made “Acid Pops” which were really Dum Dum’s dipped in honey and then rolled in crushed Dum Dum’s. Pop rocks would have been even better, but we couldn’t find any.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Easy Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

No chalk pastel teatime is complete without amazing video art lessons! Nana did not disappoint with this Chalk Pastels at The Movies Harry Potter art marathon. Nana also has a companion Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures course for You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Nana did a fabulous job of showing us how to easily create our own:

  • Harry Potter’s Lightning Scar
  • Wizard’s Wand
  • Sorting Hat
  • Golden Snitch
  • Hogwarts Great Hall
  • Harry Potter Firebolt Broom

My daughter’s favorite lesson was the Sorting Hat, which she made into a Lady Hat. She also enjoyed turning the Firebolt Broom lesson into Hermione and Crookshanks flying on a broom. Why did she take creative liberties with Nana’s lesson?

Because Nana always reminds her that SHE IS THE ARTIST!

I just love how sweet and encouraging Nana is throughout all the art lessons.

My son’s favorite lesson was Harry Potter’s Lightning Scar and the Golden Snitch.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Harry Potter Homeschool in You ARE an Artist Clubhouse Membership

Did you know that with the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have exclusive access to Nana’s NEW Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures course plus the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Literature Video Art Lessons?

Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

A growing series of new lessons to complement your Harry Potter studies, including:

  • Centaur
  • Phoenix
  • Hippogriff
  • Giant’s Hut
  • Dragon’s egg
  • Fairy Tale Castle

I Drew It Then I Knew It Literature Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members also enjoy a new I Drew It Then I Knew It Literature Companion workbook to match these lessons including Harry Potter. The Literature Workbook includes writing prompts, fun facts, and more!

These literature chalk pastel lessons include:

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Fun Family Harry Potter Art Teatime

This was an EPIC Harry Potter themed chalk pastel teatime! A seriously fun collection of art lessons that the children had been looking forward to for weeks.

We are talking about an amazing chalk pastel teatime fit for wizards young and old alike! It will not be soon forgotten. I think this may be a teatime they will remember Always.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Tasty Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe

Want to try our Butterbeer recipe? There are loads of Butterbeer recipes all across the internet. However, I’ve found that most of them are far too sweet and rich to be enjoyable. So, I came up with our own version that my kiddos love! This recipe made 2 HUGE frosty mugs full of “Butterbeer!”

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups cream soda ice cubes
  • 3 teaspoons imitation butter extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 6 tablespoons butterscotch topping
  • 2 cups cream soda
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • whipped cream

Instructions:

  1. Pour cream soda into ice cube trays and freeze.
  2. Once the cream soda is frozen, place the ice cubes in the blender.
  3. Add ice cream, imitation butter extract, rum extract, 2 cups of cream soda, butterscotch topping, salt, and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into your favorite frosted mug.
  5. Add whipped cream and drizzle with butterscotch topping.

ENJOY!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Let Nana help you as you embark on this easy acrylic painting journey. Learn some simple tips about color, and brush strokes. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you and your kids will have! It’s easier than you might expect!

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Did you know that Nana has acrylic paint lessons? That’s right, there is more than just chalk pastels when it comes to our beloved Nana and I was thrilled to learn about her vast resources.

Acrylics are such a fun art medium that both kids and adults can enjoy. You don’t need to worry about going out and buying a bunch of expensive canvases, brushes, and paints. Nana gives you the recommended paint colors and canvas sizes, BUT she’s very adamant about using what you’ve already got on hand, even if it’s just your primary paint colors, paper, and a cheap set of brushes.

These are easy acrylic art lessons for kids, teens, and adults alike AND with the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to ALL of Nana’s acrylic art lessons!

*Just remember, Nana calls acrylics “forever paint” because they do not wash out of clothing once dry. So, be sure to have your kids wear a smock, apron, or even an old shirt to protect their clothing.

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

A Simple Start in Acrylics with Nana

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

The Simple Start in Acrylics lessons is the easiest of Nana’s acrylic paintings. These super-simple paintings live up to their name and were a big hit with my kiddos. They each took less than ten minutes and my daughter fell in love with the itty-bitty canvases.

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

She declared quite loudly at the kitchen table that she MUST have more teeny tiny canvases!

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

The children and I had such fun with a lesson on clouds, a sunflower, and a landscape! Their small size makes them less intimidating to young artists.

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

This also makes them ideal for beginner acrylic students!

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Freedom Abstract Acrylic Lesson for Kids

Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint on it you can.

Danny Kaye

The Freedom Abstract lesson is perfect for helping timid artists not be afraid to get paint all over their canvas. Nana always says that the only paint you should regret is the paint still on your palette!

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Nana also says that a toddler makes the best abstract paintings, ha! I can image why!

Did you know that Sir Winston Churchill, the great British Prime Minister, started his artist career with a blue dot of paint on a canvas and was afraid to add more? He eventually overcame his fear and created over 550 paintings. My kids love that story and have told everyone in the family! So, overcome your own fear and make a messy abstract!

But remember, to be a true abstract you’ve gotta throw a bit of black in there!

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Acrylic Backyard Birds

I paint as a bird sings.

Claude Monet

You may remember our Chalk Pastels Bird Study with Nana back in February. Did you know that Nana also has Bird acrylic painting lessons? We loved learning extra tidbits from Nana about some of our favorite feathered friends.

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

My kiddos really got into the bird acrylics. They made them unique with their own artistic styles and personalities! Nana’s bird acrylic art lessons include:

  • Goldfinch
  • Blue Bird
  • Nuthatch
  • Titmouse
  • Wren
  • Crow

My daughter painted over her initial Nuthatch painting and instead created a Vulture in a tree above a Crow and her nest. That’s one thing, among many things, that I love about acrylics. Once it’s dry, you can just paint over the entire canvas in whatever color paint you want and create something new!

She also only painted the bottom half of a crow!

Why?

Because she’s the ARTIST!

*The bottom end of her crow had some wonderful feather detail!

Lighthouse House Easy Acrylic Painting

Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

The Lighthouse is part of the Hymns art lessons. It’s inspired by the song “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” and was such a joy to paint. Creating the night sky with splatter paint stars and then swirling the blues and whites to create the crashing waves was a lovely experience.

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana
Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Master Classes Acrylics Painting Lessons

Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.

Rembrandt

The Master Classes Acrylics is where you’ll find Seasonal Tree Art with Nana!

*The Spring Tree is a chalk pastel video, but it is also in the Master Classes Lessons.

These lessons are where we REALLY got into color mixing! We had to because we ran out of brown paint! But, so long as you have your three primary colors plus white and black, you can create any other color you need!

Did you know that equal parts of red, blue, and yellow make a medium brown? If you need a darker brown, then just add more blue. If you need a warmer brown, then add more red or yellow!

My daughter painted over her fall tree and created a scene with a Magical Narwhal and Koi Fish! Her winter tree scene also contained the wedding of the fairy queen. It’s OK to let your kiddo be creative and add their own twist to their paintings.

Nana always reminds us that we ARE the artists!

Acrylics with Nana

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Michelangelo

The Master Classes also contain the Bird Nest Acrylic lesson. This was such an enjoyable tutorial. We all got lost in our own worlds of color as we listened to Nana take us slowly but surely through creating a bird’s nest filled with eggs!

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

It’s always exciting to see how everyone’s individuality comes out in their paintings!

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher

Our experience through Nana’s acrylic paint lessons was richly filled with color and creativity. Nana is so wonderful at taking your children step-by-step through the entire painting process. She encouraged us with every dip of our brushes.

Oh yes, mom, you can enjoy these lessons too! I did! And I can honestly say that I came away from these creative moments of stress-relief with joy and a renewed spirit each time.

So, get out your paints and join Nana on this colorful journey! What are you waiting for? After all, art is good for the heart and the soul.

Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Easy seasonal tree art with Nana is a perfect way to celebrate the four seasons or add to your next tree nature study! Spring, summer, fall, and winter are all represented in a mix of chalk pastel and acrylic paintings. These lessons are perfect for kids and adults alike. So, sit back, and let Nana guide you through the four seasons with trees.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana: Easy seasonal tree art with Nana is a perfect way to celebrate the four seasons or add to your next tree nature study! Spring, summer, fall and winter are all represented in a mix of chalk pastel and acrylic paintings. These lessons are perfect for kids and adults alike. So sit back, and let Nana guide you through the four seasons with trees. #fourseasonstreeart #fourseasonsnaturetreeart #treechalkpastel #springtreeartforkids #summertreeartforkids #falltreeartforkids #wintertreeartforkids #seasonaltreeartforkids #simplepaintedtreeart #easytreeartforkids

Do you and your children ever take a moment to just listen to the wind in the trees?

It’s such a soothing sound to me.

We have some sixty acres of woods behind our home and when the wind comes down from the mountains and through those trees it sounds almost like the crashing waves that you hear along the shore. The sound has come to mean home to my children and me. Those woods are filled with deciduous maples, tulip poplars, flowering dogwoods, redbuds, and sycamores. You will also find evergreens such as white pine, and loblolly pines, among others.

We love exploring in the woods whether it’s quietly observing a red-tailed hawk hunting among the canopy, a bunny nibbling on the fresh spring clover, or the discovery of brilliant colors in the fall. Even the quiet of falling snow brings joy and a cozy feeling in the crisp winter air.

We always feel closer to creation surrounded by nature and experiencing the glory of each season.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Spring Tree Art for Kids

We discovered this month that we could explore the seasons from the comfort of our kitchen table with Nana’s tree art lessons! There is a lesson for each of the four seasons.

For the gorgeous spring lesson, all you need is a starter set of chalk pastels, your You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership and a pack of construction paper!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

If you’ve already got your membership, then you’ll notice that this flowering tree is also part of Nana’s Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels! It is such a perfect welcome to the new life that spring brings. Bursting with flowers and color along with a beautiful reflection in the water.

My daughter even added a Mother and Father bird tending to their nest. Just another sign of creativity and new life.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Summer Tree Art for Kids

For the next three seasonal tree art lessons you’ll want to pull out your acrylic paints!

Oh, yes! Have you heard? Nana has acrylic art lessons!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

All you really need for the summer tree lesson is a small cheap set of student acrylic paint (just primary colors plus white will do too), a few student brushes, and a 9×12 canvas. But you can use any size canvas you have OR even paper! Don’t feel like you need to go out and buy a whole lot of expensive supplies. Remember, so long as you have your primary colors you can create all the other colors you need! Yellow plus blue makes green! Did you know that equal amounts of red, blue, and yellow make a lovely medium brown? Want a darker brown? Add more blue! Want a more opaque brown? Add white.

This can be a really fun and educational adventure in color mixing!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

My daughter thought her summer season needed a pony with flowers in it’s mane. Let your kiddos be creative! Their artistic talents will shine through when you let go of the reigns and let them explore their creativity.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Fall Tree Art for Kids

With the fall tree lesson, we got to mix colors to make more brown AND different shades of orange!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

My son was so proud of his seasonal tree art leaves and background!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

My daughter started out following Nana’s lesson but just couldn’t get over the brown reflective water. I told her most ponds and rivers are browner in reality. But that didn’t stop her from painting over the whole fall scene and re-creating her own scene of icy blue water that contained a narwhal and magical koi fish!

Remember, let your children explore their creativity! Even if it involves a narwhal!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Winter Tree Art for Kids

Our last seasonal tree art was the winter tree. This is supposed to be the same tree as the spring tree. It sits on the edge of a reflective pond or pool of water and is covered with fallen snow.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Why yes, my daughter did add the wedding of the moon fairy and the winter fairy to her painting! She is obsessed with fairies and fairy gardens.

Did you notice the two smaller fairies in the snow-covered tree and the reflection of the full moon? I can just feel the quiet of the freshly fallen snow!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Make Art Part of Your Next Nature Observation

A bonus for members to accompany all of Nana’s nature art lessons. 

Here is an educational resource and companion to the I Drew It Then I Knew It Series and nature art lessons. This is a handy resource to accompany Nana’s nature art lessons and is a complement to your nature curriculum.

The Nature Observation Printable includes:

  • Observation and Investigation
  • Research Ideas
  • Observation Recording Area
  • Notes Section

Only available with You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse membership, it is downloadable and printable.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Easy Tree Art for Kids

These seasonal tree art lessons are a perfect complement to a seasonal nature study. I also found them to be quite soothing and lovely for this mom. Remember, moms enjoy art too. Plus, when kids see mom enjoying art, they want to emulate her activities. Although, your children’s creativity will lead them down their own artistic paths that may include fairies, koi fish, narwhals, and all. Embrace the imagination and originality of it all!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana: Easy seasonal tree art with Nana is a perfect way to celebrate the four seasons or add to your next tree nature study! Spring, summer, fall and winter are all represented in a mix of chalk pastel and acrylic paintings. These lessons are perfect for kids and adults alike. So sit back, and let Nana guide you through the four seasons with trees. #fourseasonstreeart #fourseasonsnaturetreeart #treechalkpastel #springtreeartforkids #summertreeartforkids #falltreeartforkids #wintertreeartforkids #seasonaltreeartforkids #simplepaintedtreeart #easytreeartforkids

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

Exploring famous artists with your children has never been easier! Now you can expose your children to the glory and wonder of master artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and so many more with chalk pastels!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels: Exploring famous artists with your kids has never been easier! Now you can expose your children to the glory and wonder of master artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and so many more with chalk pastels! #famousartistsforkids #famousartists #chalkpastels #masterartists #homeschool

It’s no secret my children love art. Be it watercolors, acrylics, or chalk pastels they love creating and exploring different techniques and artists. Last year we enjoyed Chalk Pastel Techniques and Master Artists. But You ARE An Artist Chalk Pastels has expanded their Famous Artist series! So, we decided to take this week and devote it to learning more about famous artists!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Monet

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse membership you’ll have access to over 700+ chalk pastel lessons including Famous Artists video lessons with the following master artists:

  • Monet
  • Vermeer
  • Michelangelo 
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Rembrandt
  • Audubon
  • Beatrix Potter 
  • Van Gogh

  • Degas
  • da Vinci
  • Lichtenstein
  • Betsy Ross
  • Warhol
  • O’Keefe
  • Picasso
  • Winston Churchill
  • Georges Seurat (lesson premiere April 2021)
  • Bob Ross (lesson premiere April 2021)

Plus, a new artist is added most every month! You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse members also get an I Drew It Then I Knew It Companion Workbook with famous artists biographies and more!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

Exploring Famous Artists and Chalk Pastels

Before we get started, I always set the table with all our supplies. Don’t worry chalk pastels are super easy! All you need is a cheap set of chalk pastels and a pack of construction paper! No intimidating art list necessary.

*Although, we have found that a few of the harder Nupastels come in handy when drawing faces and the human form.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Norman Rockwell

I always serve a favorite beverage and treat when we are having art lessons. When we did our paintings for Rembrandt, I had cinnamon muffins and warm cider on the table. For Monet’s lesson, we had donuts and hot tea. It’s totally up to you if you want to add this little extra bit of fun to your art lessons.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Rembrandt

Exploring Famous Artists for Kids

FYI spills DO happen. It’s OK, though. Just keep a roll of paper towels handy. I like to think that the master artists knew messes happened. It’s all part of the process. Plus, not only are we learning about art, but we are also making treasured memories.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

Exploring Famous Artists

Nana does an amazing job of bringing the master artists to a level that younger kids and older kids can understand and recreate. So, these lessons are perfect for beginner artists and advanced artists alike. She gives a little bit of history on each artist and even some of their techniques.

Exploring Famous Artists
Van Gogh

These lessons pair beautifully with Nana’s Famous Artist Podcast series where she goes more in-depth about each master artist! We listened to her Johannes Vermeer podcast after our Vermeer lesson. It was a wonderful addition and so educational!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Johannes Vermeer

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

I love that we are learning facts and history about these master artists as well as spurring on further learning and interesting rabbit trails of discovery.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

The master artists are a must for anyone interested in art history or art techniques. Plus, we are having such fun! Creative messes, chalk hands, and smiles all included!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

Enjoy making some beautiful memories with your children as you experience the famous artists chalk pastel art tutorials! With our I Drew It Then I Knew It Famous Artists Companion Workbook, you will get biographies of each famous artist, multiple planners, a book recommendation list, fast fact sheets, and overviews to work through Nana’s art lessons.

Our Famous Artists Companion Workbook paired with a Complete Clubhouse Membership is the perfect way to enjoy art history and a study of the master artists!

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.