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A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley’s Statue of Liberty

This homeschool lesson has everything you need to learn more about artist Steve Penley and the Statue of Liberty he painted, including a chance to create your own work of art!

A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley's Statue of Liberty : This homeschool lesson has everything you need to learn more about artist Steve Penley and the Statue of Liberty he painted, including a chance to create your own work of art! #onlineartlessons #chalkpastels #youareanartist #famousartists #statueofliberty #homeschoolart #artlessons #stevepenley

Steve Penley was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is known for his explosions of color and historical paintings. While Steve Penley does his artwork with oil paints, Nana shows us how to create his iconic Statue of Liberty with chalk pastels! With this gorgeous painting, I thought it would be a lovely time to add in Nana’s other Statue of Liberty lesson that includes Ellis Island and make a homeschool study all about the Statue of Liberty.

Why is Lady Liberty green anyway?

A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley's Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty Homeschool Study

With a couple of books on hand, we discovered that the Statue of Liberty is green because of the chemistry of copper. Yes, the Statue of Liberty is covered in a thin layer of copper which has turned green due to reactions with air and water. This green color is called patina.

I prefer to start with a few books for our unit studies, and if the children show more interest as we go along, I’ll find more books or videos on the subject.

Did you know that her official name is Liberty Enlightening the World?

One of the books we chose to start us on our learning adventure of Lady Liberty is the book What Is the Statue of Liberty? This book took us through the history and creation of this famous symbol of America. Lady Liberty was a gift from the people of France. She was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and her framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower. (You could even continue your study with Nana’s Eiffel Tower lesson in World Landmarks).

Did you know the Statue of Liberty is mostly hollow?

Another book we chose to add to our homeschool study is When Jessie Came Across the Sea, which tells the lovely story of a young immigrant girl leaving her home for a better life in America. The sight of Lady Liberty gave the passengers of her ship such pause and awe as they entered the harbor, and the illustrations are breathtaking.

Lady Liberty was and is a tremendous beacon of hope and a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving by sea.

A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley's Statue of Liberty with fantastic resources for a unit study.

Statue of Liberty Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

Nana showed us step-by-step how to create our own Steve Penley version of Lady Liberty. She was so colorful and vibrant! With her Famous Artist online art course, Nana brought the Statue of Liberty and Steve Penley right into our home.

Then we recreated New York Harbor with the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and even boats in the water!

This is just one of the reasons we LOVE our You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership! We have access to 700+ video art lessons, including Nana’s Famous Artists series and podcast! Nana makes learning about art and artists intriguing and fun! Be sure to check out her Steve Penley podcast lesson below! In it, she goes over Steve Penley’s life and art.  My kiddos truly enjoyed learning about his use of color, bold brush strokes, and even the books he has authored and illustrated.

A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley's Statue of Liberty

An Overview of Our Steve Penley Homeschool Lesson – Nana’s From My Back Porch Podcast

1:22 Penley’s Education
2:34 Penley’s Painting Style
4:34 Penley’s Paintings for Corporations
5:00 Penley’s Books

Read the Steve Penley Podcast Transcript HERE

A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley's Statue of Liberty

Additional Resources For Studying Famous Artists In Your Homeschool

Nana’s Steve Penley Statue of Liberty lesson is a part of our Famous Artists Series. The You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership offers 47 famous artists video lessons for your homeschool including:

  • Vermeer
  • Michelangelo
  • da Vinci
  • Warhol
  • Monet
  • Rockwell
  • Rembrandt
  • Lichtenstein
  • Audubon
  • Beatrix Potter

… and a new one added about once a month!

The Famous Artists series is exclusive to the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse. There is so much to learn about art, artists, and art history! The Famous Artist series is the perfect way to introduce these master artists and their works to your kids!

A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley's Statue of Liberty : This homeschool lesson has everything you need to learn more about artist Steve Penley and the Statue of Liberty he painted, including a chance to create your own work of art! #chalkpastels #youareanartist #famousartists #statueofliberty #homeschoolart #artlessons #stevepenley #onlineartlessons

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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Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study

This homeschool study has everything you need to learn more about artist Pablo Picasso, including a chance to create your own work of art!

Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study: This homeschool study has everything you need to learn more about artist Pablo Picasso, including a chance to create your own work of art! #artprojects #famousartistsonlineunitstudy #onlineunitstudy #arthistory #arteducation #modernart ##onlineartcourse #picasso #pablopicasso #youareanartist #chalkpastels #homeschoolart

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

Pablo Picasso

Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain, and is widely acknowledged to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He experimented with a wide range of styles, mediums, and themes throughout his career. Among many of his contributions to the history of art, his most important include pioneering a modern art movement called Cubism, inventing Collage as an artistic technique, and changing the way to sculpt…not in stone, but plastic! – Nana

Tricia’s family had the privilege of seeing Picasso paintings in person on their homeschool art museum field trip!

Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study

Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

Pablo Picasso

Picasso is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and it’s easy to see why! He was a genius that was painting like the master artists by the time he was fourteen years old. We dipped our toes into the art and life of Picasso with a couple of great books, Nana’s Famous Artist Picasso Modern Art lesson, and her Famous Artists podcast!

One of the books we chose was the DK Artists: Lives and Works. This is a gorgeous art history reference book that covers over 80 famous artists and their lives. DK Artists: Lives and Works is a book that your kids will return to throughout their art education!

Another book we chose was the Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists Pablo Picasso book. This is more of an elementary book, BUT this series of books are fantastic at getting your kids interested in the master artists. Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists is a fun book full of quirky facts and insightful details.

Did you know that Picasso had a pet Dachshund named Lump or that he enjoyed trying all sorts of foods from frog legs to eels? Pretty interesting facts, and my kids thought so too!

Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study

Pablo Picasso Modern Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Pablo Picasso

Nana brings Picasso’s art right into your home with her Famous Artists online art course! With a simple set of chalk pastels and a sheet of construction paper, Nana will show you and your children step-by-step how to create your own Picasso Bouquet of Peace AND Modern Art piece. These art projects are so easy and simply beautiful when done.


This is just one of the reasons we LOVE our You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership! We have access to 700+ video art lessons, including Nana’s Famous Artists series and podcast! Nana makes learning about art and artists intriguing and fun! Be sure to check out her Pablo Picasso podcast lesson below! In it, she goes over Picasso’s life and different stages of art.  My kiddos truly enjoyed learning about his blue period, rose period, and cubism.

Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study

An Overview of Our Pablo Picasso Lesson – Nana’s From My Back Porch Podcast

  • 1:44 Collage
  • 2:39 Picasso’s Childlike View of Art
  • 3:24 Periods of Picasso’s Art
  • 4:26 Cubism
  • 6:24 Plastic Arts

Read the Pablo Picasso Transcript HERE.

Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study

Additional Resources For Studying Famous Artists In Your Homeschool

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”

Pablo Picasso

Nana’s Pablo Picasso art lesson is a part of the Famous Artists Series. The You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership offers 47 famous artists video lessons for your homeschool including:

  • Vermeer
  • Michelangelo
  • da Vinci
  • Warhol
  • Monet
  • Rockwell
  • Rembrandt
  • Lichtenstein
  • Audubon
  • Beatrix Potter

… and a new one added about once a month!

The Famous Artists series is exclusive to the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse. There is so much to learn about art and art history! You don’t want to miss out on all the famous artist goodness.

Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study: This homeschool study has everything you need to learn more about artist Pablo Picasso, including a chance to create your own work of art! #artprojects #famousartistsonlineunitstudy #onlineunitstudy #arthistory #arteducation #modernart ##onlineartcourse #picasso #pablopicasso #youareanartist #chalkpastels #homeschoolart

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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A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool

You’ll love these ideas for a hands-on Oregon Trail unit study for your kids. Homeschool history is much more enjoyable with books, art, maps, and more!

A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool: You'll love these ideas for a hands-on Oregon Trail unit study for your kids. Homeschool history is much more enjoyable with books, art, maps, and more! #OregonTrail #OregonTrailunitstudy #OregonTraillessons #hands-onOregonTrail #homeschoolhistory #homeschool #chalkpastels #YouAREAnArtist

Oregon Trail Lessons For Your Homeschool

I remember reading about the Oregon Trail’s Great Migration of 1843 in elementary school. The thought of having all of my family’s possessions in a covered wagon for months while we traveled a dangerous path was astounding to me. Imagining myself as a little pioneer girl with none of our modern luxuries was hard to fathom.

Later on, the computer game Oregon Trail came out at school. I can’t even count the times I died of dysentery and cholera, let alone starved to death! It was simply fascinating to me that people intentionally put themselves into these predicaments. Why?

A mighty tempting offer was three hundred sixty acres per family and 160 acres for unmarried settlers in Oregon. The idea and promise of something better drove most people across the western part of the United States. Yet, there is so much more to the Oregon Trail than the pioneers. There are the effects this migration had on the Native Americans, religion, government, and more! 

That’s why it’s an essential part of our nation’s history in westward expansion.

You'll love these ideas for a hands-on Oregon Trail unit study for your kids. Homeschool history is much more enjoyable with books, art, maps, and more!

Apples To Oregon: An Oregon Trail Read Aloud

Our favorite way to learn history is through hands-on activities and rich literature in the forms of picture books, read alouds, and chapter books. To start our study on the Oregon Trail, we chose Apples to Oregon Being The (SLIGHTLY) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (AND CHILDREN) Across the Plains!

A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool

This was a lovely and silly book that both my children enjoyed.

Yes, even my 14-year-old.

*Don’t be afraid to incorporate read alouds and picture books into your older kids’ studies.*

A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool

It helped capture the essence of how a daring little girl named Delicious managed to overcome obstacles that placed her father’s plants in danger during their trip to Oregon.

One such obstacle is the crossing of the Platte River, just as real families did when trekking the Oregon Trail in their covered wagons.

You'll love these ideas for a hands-on Oregon Trail unit study for your kids. Homeschool history is much more enjoyable with books, art, maps, and more!


Hands-On Oregon Trail Art and Geography

We followed Delicious and her family as they traversed the Oregon Trail past Chimney Rock, Courthouse Rock, climbed the Rocky Mountains, and traversed many rivers. Nana’s chalk Pastel Oregon Trail Map helped us to see just how far the family traveled. Plus, chalk pastel maps are so much fun!

My son is a huge fan of Nana’s maps!

Nana provides art and geography lessons with the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and Nana’s video art lessons, and you are well on your way to making your homeschool history fun and hands-on!

A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool

The You ARE An Artist Chalk Pastel Clubhouse is a favorite in our homeschool because we get access to 700+ video art lessons!

A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool

While studying the Oregon Trail, we not only explored Nana’s Oregon Trail Map, but also her Covered Wagon lesson, and the American landmark Multnomah Falls (in Oregon). 

A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool


Additional Homeschool History Resources


There are loads of additional homeschool history resources you can add to your Oregon Trail lessons. We included my son’s The Oregon Trail handheld video game! It’s almost exactly like the one I played as a little girl and such fun!

Other books we’ve included in our study are: 

  • If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail 
  • Wagons Ho! 
  • You Wouldn’t Want to be an American Pioneer!
  • Choose Your Own Adventure The Oregon Trail
  • plus a couple of our history encyclopedias to start
A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool

Here are a few other history art lessons we’ve enjoyed with Nana:

There are so many excellent chalk pastel lessons, no matter what part of history you are studying. Nana’s got you covered.

Dive as deeply as you like and follow as many rabbit trails of learning as your kids want by combing great books and chalk pastels art with your next history lesson!

A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study For Your Homeschool

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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Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons

Here are some super simple ideas on ways to create a fall hygge homeschool art lesson with items you may already have on hand or within easy reach.

Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons:Here are some super simple ideas on ways to create a fall hygge homeschool art lesson with items you may already have on hand or within easy reach. #fall #fallhygge #chalkpastels #homeschool #homeschoolartlessons

Hygge has been a hot word in recent years. You can find it all across the internet as a defining characteristic of Danish culture. It essentially means coziness and comfortable with a feeling of contentment or well-being. I love the idea of hygge. Everyone, especially me, craves calm and cozy.

I find my mental health and overall well-being improve when I introduce a bit of hygge into my life. That makes me a better mom because I’m calmer and more patient.

I typically think of hygge as a space of cozy blankets, pillows, and my favorite candle. But last week I realized that our art lessons are also a place for hygge.

Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons

Autumn was upon us, and I planned our weekly chalk pastel art lesson with a fall theme. It had been a highly stressful week of work, taekwondo lessons for the kids, and unexpected health complications. Mentally, I was fried. I don’t think I realized just how exhausted I was until I sat down at the table with my hot cup of tea.

It felt so cozy and perfect in my hand. I held it up to my lips and breathed in the aroma of honey, spearmint, lemongrass, orange blossoms, and rosebuds. I felt such comfort. Then I looked around at our table. It was covered in chalk pastels, acrylic paints, second-hand teacups, apple crumble, and construction paper. It wasn’t the perfect hygge photo on a cottage magazine, but THIS was hygge because it was that feeling of comfort, contentment, and well-being.

The kids dove right into their lesson with excitement, but I lingered on this feeling for a bit longer. Savoring the sweetness and joy it brought. Once I’d finished my cup of tea, I pushed up my sleeves and got to work on my chalk pastel drawing feeling renewed and energized.

Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons

Cozy Fall Homeschool Resources

You can create your own fall hygge homeschool lessons with a few easy steps.

  • Gather your chalk pastels and Nana’s video art lessons. You don’t need an expensive chalk pastel set; just a starter set is okay.
  • You’ll want a pack of construction paper in assorted colors.
  • Serve your children’s favorite beverage. It could be tea, apple cider, hot chocolate, or even juice. Whatever they love. Be sure to have your favorite beverage nearby too.
  • Serve treats. You don’t have to bake anything by hand if that’s not your thing. Pick a delicious treat at the bakery or even a pack of Little Debbie Snack Cakes.
  • Light a candle or two if you like; just keep them out of the way of little ones.
  • Keep some damp paper towels handy to clean up chalk hands and any spills.

Art is also a great way to strengthen the parent-child relationship and have a little one-on-one time with your kiddo.

Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons

Additional Homeschool Resources For Fall With The You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership

Did you know that with the You ARE AN Artist Clubhouse Membership, you get a bank of 700+ art lessons to choose from for ALL ages! Here is a sampling of the fall-themed art that we had access to:

  • Blue Jay
  • Look Up! Fall Aspen Trees
  • Pumpkin Acrylic
  • Hayride
  • Fall Acrylic Tree Reflection
  • Candy Corn
  • Pumpkin
  • Caramel Apple
  • Turkey
  • Acorn
  • Wind in the Tree
  • Fall Trees
  • Roasting Marshmallows around the Campfire
  • Apple Pie and Ice Cream
  • Warm Mittens, Scarf and Hot Chocolate
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • Plus many more!

But the Fall Art Lessons are lovely too if you’re not interested in the Clubhouse membership, but you are interested in trying some fall art.

Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons

My kids always enjoy the treat of an acrylic lesson from Nana. Her new acrylic pumpkin was perfect for our fall-themed teatime!

Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons

Fall Hygge Chalk Pastel Teatime

Hygge is easy to create with just a few simple steps. Let comfort and the feeling of well-being be your guide as you create a lovely chalk pastel teatime. My kids certainly enjoyed having a patient mom sitting at the table alongside them as they created whimsical works of fall art, and I enjoyed that fall hygge sense of contentment and coziness.

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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Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

Don’t let family movie night become boring! Bring some excitement back with these chalk pastel art lessons. All you’ll need is a pack of construction paper and a set of chalk pastels. So grab your favorite movie snacks or make some of your own and join Nana for some of your family’s favorite movies.

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons: Don't let family movie night become boring! Bring some excitement back with these chalk pastel art lessons. All you'll need is a pack of construction paper and a set of chalk pastels. So grab your favorite movie snacks or make some of your own and join Nana for some of your family's favorite movies. #familymovienight #chalkpastelartlessons #familymovienightartlessons #familymovieartlessons #favoritemovieshomeschoolartlessons #chalkpastelmovieartlesson #chalkpastelsatthemovies #artatthemovies

My daughter loves to bake. Our whole family loves movies and art. So, when I saw that Nana had a movie night popcorn chalk pastel lesson, I had an idea. You know, I’m trying to find ways to incorporate more delight into our homeschool.

There can never be too much delight.

I asked my daughter if she’d be interested in a popcorn-themed recipe to go with Nana’s movie night popcorn lesson. I think she may have squealed with delight. She said there were some cupcake recipes on Pinterest that she’d love to try. Once she settled on the recipe, she informed me that we couldn’t just do a movie popcorn lesson without an actual movie!

Of course, where’s the fun in that?

It’s a good thing Nana has a list of family movie night art lessons and tutorials.

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

Family Movie Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

I let my daughter browse Nana’s list of favorite movies homeschool art lessons. I honestly thought she would choose the Tangled or Frozen chalk pastel lessons, but she surprised me. When she saw Nana’s version of Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, she laughed and said that was the one!

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

We plugged in the first movie and got to work on our cupcakes! They are simple vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. What made them extra fun were the mini marshmallows with 3-4 slight cuts in each one to make them look like popcorn! Then my daughter painted them with a bit of yellow food coloring and water.

Ta-da! Buttered popcorn!

The finishing touch was the outside liners that we cut out of white construction paper, and then my daughter colored with red stripes to look like a bag of movie popcorn!

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

By the time we started the second movie, we had the table set for our chalk pastel movie art lesson. There are three How to Train Your Dragon movies and each one is wonderful.

We created our chalk pastel bag of movie night popcorn and then the night fury of our choice. Although, my daughter chose to create the light fury. Why, because she IS the ARTIST!

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

By the end of the third movie, I had a lump in my throat and the kids were all smiles. All of these movies know how to get us, parents, right in the feels, if you know what I mean. This is truly a wonderful movie trilogy, although COMPLETELY different from the books. We still highly recommend both.

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons
Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

Chalk Pastels at the Movies in You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse Membership

The You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse membership has an incredible assortment of art tutorials and lessons for art at the movies that go far beyond How to Train Your Dragon! We’ve enjoyed several movie-themed chalk pastel lessons, including:

Here is a sampling of the Chalk Pastels at The Movies lessons currently available, with more added all the time! With your You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to over 800 video art lessons including Nana’s popcorn lesson and the continuing series of favorite movies. You will also have access to a full index of all of Nana’s Chalk Pastels at the Movies.

  • Angry Birds
  • Bruce of Finding Nemo
  • Cars Mater and Lightning McQueen
  • Cat in the Hat acrylic
  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Despicable Me Minion
  • Dinosaur – Jurassic Park
  • Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat
  • Finding Dory
  • Frozen
Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons
  • Incredibles
  • Mary Poppins
  • Peter Pan
  • Seuss Truffula Trees
  • Tangled
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Star Trek
  • Super Hero Shield
Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons
Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

Family Movie Night Art Lessons

My goal is for the children to have fun, be creative, and learn through their interests. We’re building connections and memories with our art days. Incorporating family movie night and art is just one more way to combine all the things we love into an exciting movie and art-filled day!

Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons
Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons

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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Homeschool Art for the Delight-Directed Family

Experience how a delight-directed family uses the power of art to enhance their child-led learning adventure! You don’t have to be artistic or worry about a vast supply list. A simple starter set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the You ARE An Artist chalk pastel video art lessons are all you need to get started.

Homeschool Art for the Delight-Directed Family: Experience how a delight-directed family uses the power of art to enhance their child-led learning adventure! You don't have to be artistic or worry about a vast supply list. A simple starter set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the You ARE An Artist chalk pastel video art lessons are all you need to get started. #YouAREAnArtist #chalkpastels #homeschoolart #delightdirected #delightdirectedhomeschoolart #delightdirectedfamily #childlededucation #unschooling #strewing #delight-directedhomeschooling

We have been homeschooling for over a decade, and what an adventure it has been. While we do use some curriculum, it usually isn’t in the traditional linear sense. It just doesn’t work for our family. We tend to skip around finding joy in the things that interest us as a delight-directed family. Rabbit trails of discovery have zig-zagged across our educational journey. We dive deep into passions, be they dinosaurs, backyard birds, forest animals, moon cycles, the universe, ancient Egypt, World War II, or more recently, everything magical and mythical.

Thus, this week we found ourselves at the table, chalk pastels strewn about, with iced cakes, hot tea, and Nana’s video art lesson of the mythical Phoenix!

Homeschool Art for the Delight-Directed Family
Find Nana’s Mythical Phoenix lesson in the Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures section of the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse. Find the You ARE an ARTiST mugs and t-shirts in our shop!

Delight-Directed Homeschool Art

We follow our interests. And I learn right alongside my kids. My goal is to provide loads of great literature, intriguing documentaries, plenty of fun games, and tons of learning and creative opportunities that coincide with my children’s interests. As part of our child-led education, I’ve been strewing to keep my kids exploring, engaged, and full of ideas. That means our tables are covered in books, games, modeling clay, maps, and hands-on activities. I want to foster a love of learning in my children, and following my kiddo’s interests makes learning more relevant and meaningful.

Delight-directed homeschool art has been super easy with our You ARE An Artist Complete Membership. We like to pair the video art lessons with current read alouds, picture books, or current interests. When my son was obsessed with WWII for two years, Nana consistently added history art lessons to thrill my son. 

Both children have been obsessed with Harry Potter, and lucky for us, creating an enchanting Hogwarts chalk pastel teatime was easy to pull together with Nana’s clubhouse.

When the children were enamored with sharks, chalk pastels came to the rescue again! There were easy-to-follow tutorials on some of the weirdest and most beautiful sharks of the deep!

Homeschool Art for the Delight-Directed Family

Chalk Pastel Teatime For Art In Your Homeschool

Every week, I set the table with treats, tea or hot chocolate, and all of our chalk pastels. Sometimes we light our beeswax candles and pull out our musical wind-up teapot. Our delight-directed family enjoys this weekly ritual of art and treats.

Sometimes the treats are based on current interests. Like the week my daughter finally watched all of the Star Wars movies and then wanted to do Nana’s Star Wars chalk pastel art! We enjoyed plates of Wookie brownies and a Sarlacc bunt cake!

You can make homemade treats or open a box of Little Debbie’s. Serve your children’s favorite beverage. It doesn’t have to be tea. The point is to make it inviting and tap into your child’s natural joy of learning.

Homeschool Art for the Delight-Directed Family

You can easily add art to your interest-led learning adventure! The You ARE AN Artist Chalk Pastel Membership has +700 lessons on everything from:

  • Holidays and Seasonal: Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Lessons
  • Science
  • Nature
  • History
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Favorite Movies
  • and everything in between!
  • Be sure to check out the entire You ARE An Artist Course Listing to see all that’s offered within the membership.

    There’s even a FREE Homeschool Curriculum Match-Up Checklist you can download to help you pair up history and science interests such as: Ancient History, Middle Ages, early American History, and Modern History art lessons, as well as inventors, space, and more science lessons!

    Then there are the Companion Workbooks for the I Drew It Then I Knew It Series that is perfect if your kiddos want to dive deeper into one of Nana’s chalk pastel lessons. These workbooks offer:

    • Fast Fact Sheets
    • Writing Prompts
    • Biographies and Overviews
    • Research Ideas
    • Nature Observation
    • Planners
    • and more!
    Homeschool Art for the Delight-Directed Family

    Homeschool Art for the Delight Directed Family

    As a delight-directed family homeschooling is all about following interests!

    There are oodles of opportunities for strewing these lovely art resources for my children to discover. And it works!

    Here are just a few of our favorite interest-led art lessons through the years with Nana’s chalk pastel lessons:

    Homeschool Art for the Delight-Directed Family

    Art Together As A Family In Your Homeschool

    Interest-led homeschooling, also known as child-led learning or unschooling, is a great way to nurture your unique child’s interests and passions. You can make it look however you want and in whatever way works best for your family.

    Delight-directed family art doesn’t have to be intimidating, but it can be a powerful learning tool. That’s because art can help solidify subjects your children are already learning about! By following your kiddo’s interests you are making learning more meaningful and intriguing. Plus, you don’t have to be creative or artistic to cultivate creativity in your children. Just present them with the delights of chalk pastel video art lessons. Let them choose what interests them, and let Nana do the rest.

    You ARE an ARTiST t-shirts and mugs

    An Amazing Delight Directed Family Homeschool Bundle

    This collection of resources will help you and your kids on your delight-directed homeschool journey! This bundle includes:

    • 48 Count Prismacolor Chalk Pastels
    • The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life
    • Call of the Wild + Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education
    • Story Cubes Fantasia
    • DK: An Anthology of Intriguing Animals
    • DK: The Mysteries of the Universe
    • DK: The Wonders of Nature
    • Pack of Construction Paper
    Homeschool Books and Supplies for the Delight-Directed Family

    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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    Medieval Times Homeschool Art with Chalk Pastels

    Learn about Medieval times with Nana’s I Drew It Then I Knew It chalk pastel video art lessons! Medieval Times homeschool art is the perfect hands-on way to bring a bit of color and excitement to history.

    Medieval Times Homeschool Art with Chalk Pastels: Learn about Medieval times with chalk pastel video art lessons! It's the perfect hands-on way to bring a bit of color and excitement to history. #medievalhistory #medievaltimes #medievaltimeshomeschool #medievaltimeshomeschoolart #medievalunitstudy #homeschoolart #chalkpastels #YouAREAnArtist

    Medieval Themed Art Lessons with Chalk Pastels

    Do your kiddos love dragons, and knights, and princesses? Or maybe you are studying the Medieval world this year with your history curriculum. The Middle ages were an interesting time. The Roman Empire had fallen, and smaller kingdoms were vying for control. There were Barbarian raiders, wars on faith, and the Black Death to contend with, but there were some pretty exciting inventions too! The printing press, flying buttresses in gothic architecture, eyeglasses, and knights in shining armor, to name a few!

    Nana at Chalk Pastels has got you covered with oodles of Medieval times homeschool art lessons! We’ve done a few Medieval chalk pastels in the past, but she keeps adding more! All you need is a pack of construction paper, a starter set of chalk pastels, and the You Are An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership to enjoy all that Nana has to offer!

    Medieval Times Homeschool Art with Chalk Pastels

    Medieval Castle Art Lesson

    We started our Medieval unit study by gathering all of our visual encyclopedias to the table. My kiddos wanted to learn about castles. Did you know the Normans built the first castles in England? We learned quite a bit about castles, mainly how they evolved from earth and wood to thick stone walls, tall towers, and even moats!

    Did you know that the largest castle in the world today by surface area is built of brick? It’s the Malbork castle in Poland and was created by the Teutonic Knights. I love learning interesting tidbits like this along with my kids!

    Medieval Times Homeschool Art with Chalk Pastels

    Medieval Dragon Homeschool Art Lesson

    “There be DRAGONS in our chalk pastels!”

    That’s what I declared loudly for the children. They LOVE dragons. We have ever so many books about dragons. So, it was a delightful surprise to see a dragon in our homeschool art lessons. Of course, in the Middle Ages, dragons were something to be feared, not celebrated.

    Medieval Times Homeschool Art with Chalk Pastels

    FYI: Nana has another art course for Mythical Creatures where she has a baby dragon hatching from its egg! Just in case you have dragon enthusiasts too.

    We enjoyed the Court Dress, Catapult, Stained Glass, and Robin Hood art lessons. I may have given a sword to the fair lady of the court after my daughter complained that she had no weapon. Afterward, the kids said maybe she was Maid Marian of Robin Hood’s story, and she was robbing one of the wealthy nobles of the court, ha! Maybe it was Robin Hood himself in one of his many disguises!

    My daughter created her stained glass window to look like a rose which I thought was pretty creative. Then we talked about the rose window in the Chartres Cathedral in France and their techniques to create the stained glass windows of the Middle ages. If you haven’t heard of the rose window before, be sure to look it up. It is beautiful!

    Catapult Art Lesson for Homeschool

    We would randomly yell, “CAT-A-PULT!” as if we were commanding an army of soldiers about to attack a castle keep while drawing our catapults. Then, we’d laugh at our silliness. Seriously folks, who yells, “CAT-A-PULT!” at the kitchen table while doing art? My kiddos and I do!

    FYI, there are four types of catapults:

    • trebuchet
    • mangonel
    • onager
    • ballista

    You ARE AN Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership for Your Homeschool

    There are so many fun history art lessons to explore. With the You ARE AN Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership, you’ll have access to 700+ video art lessons, including these Medieval Times Homeschool lessons plus Knights and Crusaders lessons:

    • Dragon
    • Stained glass
    • Cathedral
    • Viking ship
    • Viking helmet
    • Castle
    • Catapult
    • Lute
    • Jester
    • Crown
    • Court dress
    • Illuminated letter
    • Medieval garden
    • Crusade banner
    • Robin Hood
    • Knight
    • Banquet table
    • Shield
    • Falconer-Hawk
    • Excalibur in the stone
    • Festival tent
    • War of roses
    • Joan of Arc

    With the Complete Clubhouse Membership, you’ll also get the Companion I Drew It Then I Knew It Workbooks. These workbooks are perfect for adding layers of extra learning to your homeschool art studies.

    Medieval Times Homeschool Art with Chalk Pastels

    Medieval Times Homeschool Art with Chalk Pastels

    Expand your history studies and make them come alive with Nana’s chalk pastel homeschool art lessons! Art is the perfect way to encourage hands-on learning and exploration through time. Engage your children with color, lines, and form as they recreate these periods of the past. Medieval history is just one of the four eras you can study with chalk pastels! Nana also has courses for:

    We had lots of fun with these Middle Ages history art lessons. Letting the kids be silly or adding their unique twist to a drawing is where the magic happens. Remember, they are learning even when yelling “CAT-A-PULT” at the kitchen table.

    Medieval Times Homeschool Art 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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    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    Are you looking for fun ways to incorporate American history homeschool lessons? Maybe you already have a history curriculum, but you’re looking for ways to make it more hands-on and engaging. Chalk pastels may be just what you need to get your kids to fall in love with history!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love: Are you looking for fun ways to incorporate American history homeschool lessons? Maybe you already have a history curriculum, but you're looking for ways to make it more hands-on and engaging. Chalk pastels may be just what you need to get your kids to fall in love with history!

    Folks, my son LOVES history.

    Well, he loves specific periods in history.

    He’s just obsessed with World War II.

    What’s a mom to do when her kid is only interested in one particular point in history OR, like many moms, have kids not interested in history at all?

    I decided to let my kiddo dive as deeply as he wanted into the periods that interested him. While I occasionally strew other periods about for his delight. And guess what? It’s working! Strewing books, games, and even art, works! Sometimes it can be something as random as listening to the Hamilton musical or watching a documentary on current events that sparks a question that leads to a rabbit trail of discovery. The more questions asked, the more answers we lookup. Before you know it, we’re diving into George Washington, Paul Revere, Lewis and Clark, the Louisiana Purchase, Slavery, the Underground Railroad, and even John F. Kennedy!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    You ARE AN Artist Clubhouse American History Online Art Lessons

    I’ve found that our You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership to be a wealth of resources! They have online chalk pastel lessons from early American history through modern American history and everything in between, with new lessons added each month! There are 700+ lessons of all sorts to choose from. Then, there is the Companion I Drew It Then I Knew It History workbooks! These are perfect jumping-off points for a quick history study!

    All you need are a cheap set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the You ARE AN Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership.

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    George Washington Homeschool Art Lessons

    I gathered up all of our encyclopedias and history books and laid them out on the table. My son casually mentioned George Washington. Sure enough, Nana has several George Washington lessons to choose from and 19 other American history lessons!

    • Revolutionary War uniforms – Continental soldier and British soldier
    • Boston Tea Party
    • Early colonists
    • 13 colonies – the gathering storm
    • White House
    • The Constitution
    • Women in War
    • Paul Revere
    • Lewis and Clark
    • Native Americans – Midwestern Tribes Headdresses
    • Napoleon
    • French Flag
    • War of 1812
    • Columbus
    • Harriet Tubman
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Three Branches of Government
    • Alexander Hamilton
    • King George, III

    This American history homeschool lesson silhouette of George Washington was super fun. We enjoy silhouettes because they’re easy enough for anyone to do. There is no detail to put in. Just draw the outline and then shade it in black! As we draw, we talk about who this historical figure was. What were his accomplishments? What were his faults? 

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    Revolutionary War Online Art Lessons

    Tea Party, anyone? How about the Boston Tea Party? My son asked how much the tea was worth that was thrown into the bay that fateful night. It turns out those 342 chests of tea were worth around $15,000!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    Paul Revere’s Ride is another famous event! But we like to dig a little deeper when we find an interest. Did you know that on April 26, 1777, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington set off on a 40-mile ride to muster the militia in response to a British attack? She rode twice as far as Paul Revere. Did you also know that General George Washington personally thanked this brave girl after the battle? I didn’t realize until my son, and I discovered this gem of history. This is the kind of tidbit that gets my kiddo excited! We can pretend this hat, and lantern lesson is Paul Reveres or Sybil Ludington!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    Lewis and Clark Homeschool Lessons

    We explored the Lewis and Clark homeschool lessons after talking about the Louisiana Purchase. The journey and adventure they had were truly astounding. So many new discoveries were made on that trip! Thomas Jefferson was indeed pleased with his purchase after that!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    And then my son asks an all-important question, ” How can the Europeans just arrive somewhere and say that it belongs to them now? How can they buy and sell land like that? The Native Americans were there first.”

    Great question.

    But, that is just another reason why it’s so important to learn about different periods of history and not just stay in the one period of history that interests you. All periods of history offer learning opportunities.

    Also, you’ll notice that he wrote “Swamp” instead of Spain on Florida… I laughed so hard when I saw what he wrote!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    Harriet Tubman American History Homeschool Study

    My son’s favorite American history homeschool lesson was that of Harriet Tubman. He’s read several books about her and watched several documentaries about her. He loved the I Drew It Then I Knew It History workbook about her too. It offered some fast facts and a short biography that he thoroughly enjoyed. Harriet Tubman was indeed a remarkable woman! Now my son is excited to learn more about the Civil War and the Underground Railroad!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    John F. Kennedy Modern U.S. History Lesson

    The You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership also has a plethora of American Presidents art lessons to choose from, including:

    George Washington
    John Adams
    Thomas Jefferson
    James Madison
    James Monroe
    Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln Portrait – Aaron Copland
    Ulysses S. Grant
    President Benjamin Harrison – First Christmas Tree in White House
    Theodore Roosevelt
    John F. Kennedy
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

     I asked my son if he was interested in learning more about any of them, and without skipping a beat, he said, John F. Kennedy. Lucky for us, there is a chalk pastel lesson of him hunched over a writing desk. You can see the weight of the nation on his shoulders. 

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    While American history isn’t always pretty, it does need to be explored by young and old alike. It’s important to understand where we came from, what decisions got us to where we are now, and how we move forward. It’s essential to learn about key historical figures and even some that, while not as famous was just as instrumental in weaving the tapestry of our nation.

    Encourage your kiddos to ask questions. Help them to find answers. Continue to dig a little deeper for as long as they are interested. Let Nana’s chalk pastel lessons make learning about American history fun and engaging even if history isn’t your child’s favorite subject!

    7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids will Love

    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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    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 homeschool 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 for Homeschool

    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 Homeschool Art Lessons 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 Homeschool Lessons 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 Homeschool 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.