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Frozen Video Art Lesson

Are you looking forward to the newest Frozen movie? If you have been following art lessons with us, you will know that we love to share video lessons for favorite books and movies. In fact, one of the bonuses with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership is an index of lessons for movies with Chalk Pastels at the Movies. Another bonus is the Tea Time Art Lessons for favorite books like Green Ember, Winnie-the-Pooh and more! Enjoy at sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana’s Frozen Video Art Lesson! And please be sure to share this lesson with a friend.

Paint Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven with Nana's Frozen video art lesson. It's Chalk Pastels at the Movies and You ARE an Artist!

Frozen Video Art Lesson

Paint favorite Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven with Nana’s Frozen video art lesson.

Suggested Supplies: pink construction paper. Black blue, brown, white, yellow, orange, red, aqua blue, purple and light blue.

Paint Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven with Nana's Frozen video art lesson. It's Chalk Pastels at the Movies and You ARE an Artist!

FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

So, paint your Frozen art and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page!

  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons are here: Our Favorite Chalk Pastels
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

 

Do you and your artists learn best with a video art tutorial? Join the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse for even more Video Art Lessons at ChalkPastel.com!

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How To Make Time for Preschool Art

It happens to all of us. We carefully plan our homeschool days and weeks, but we are so busy trying to cover all of the things that we often skip the most fun thing – art! Yep, we have all done it.

By the end of the day, most of us have homeschooled multiple children in multiple grade levels, and we are tired, spent, and some days just plain over it. But what we are skipping could actually be the subject that refreshes and renews our souls. Especially those little bitty souls.

Early learners need lots of play-based learning and time creating. We have to make time for preschool art in our homes and homeschools. Art is essential to the mental, social, and emotional growth of our early learners. Art is also a fantastic way to satisfy children’s natural curiosity for exploration and  experimentation.

How To Make Time for Preschool Art

So the question remains, how can we make time to include art? Here are 7 tips to help you plan and cover art in your preschool or homeschool each week.

1. No Pressure. Choose a realistic goal for how often you can include art. If daily seems like too much for you, no problem. Choose one project per week to include.

2. Incorporate Art In Your Lessons. It’s common for preschool lessons to be thematic. Luckily, a program like You Are An Artist is designed to help you easily choose a project to include with each theme. For example, if you are learning about farm animals, you can pick preschool farm art lessons from You Are An Artist with hardly any prep at all.The easiest and most affordable way to do this is with a membership.

3. Easy Mediums. There are plenty of art mediums to choose from, but pick one that feels most natural to your family. One of the reasons that chalk pastel art is so simple to blend into your homeschool is that there is little to prep or plan on your part. You hardly need any supplies, and that makes art incredibly effortless when you don’t need to gather up a lot of supplies beforehand. With chalk pastels, you only need construction paper, an affordable starter set of chalk pastels, and optional baby wipes for quick clean up.

4. Make It Fun. An excellent way to add art into your home consistently is to choose a day that is always art day. In our house, we have “Fun Fridays” and almost always end up adding in a chalk pastel art lesson. We may include our art project into weekly poetry tea time or enjoy a seasonal or holiday art lesson for the day. Whatever you decide, designating an art day or a fun learning day each week is a great way to make sure it doesn’t get skipped each week.

5. Explore with Nature. Preschoolers naturally love nature study, everything from exploring in the backyard to learning all about the seasons are sure to excite your early learner. Incorporate chalk pastel lessons as you learn about all of these things.

6. Include The Family. If you have children of all ages in your homeschool, there may be few subjects that you can combine. Another one of the perks of using You Are An Artist is that the whole family can join in on the fun. Chalk pastel art has no age requirements, and mom can even join in on the fun! We highly recommend it.

7. Plan Outside Of The Box. There are no rules for teaching preschool or homeschool, for that matter. You can plan to add art at the beginning of the day, along with morning time, or on a Saturday. If you feel like you don’t have time to include art into your daily routine, think about planning art during another part of your day and week. Maybe dad would like to join in the fun after dinner on Friday night. Be flexible and plan outside of your typical box.

I hope these ideas are helpful to you as you begin to plan in more art for your precious preschoolers. Art time with Nana is a big deal around our house, and I know it will be in yours too!

Courtney 

www.gracegrowedify.com

Preschool Curriculum Match Up Download

Be sure to download the free Preschool Curriculum Match Up to make planning preschool art time even easier!

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Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, who believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home.

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You ARE an Artist Podcast

Announcing ‘From Nana’s Back Porch’ podcast! Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

 

It's Nana's You ARE an Artist Podcast! Announcing 'From Nana's Back Porch' Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist!

You ARE an Artist Podcast

“Hey there y’all! This is Nana, fixin ‘ to come to you from my back porch with regularity…well, when the dog and I can climb over stacks of canvases, boxes of pastels, pencils, papers…you know how it is!

I just want to chat with you. I feel like I know each one of you personally. I have been involved in teaching you or your children for years. I have been so very honored to come into YOUR homes, now I want you to visit with ME! I am hungry to find out what kind of art you love, how it makes you feel to hold a pastel or a paintbrush!

A chat comes easily to me, that’s one of the things that I do best! I want to tell you about my art failures and the glorious, glorious successes that I have been blessed with! And if my dog, you know the one: half Cairn Terrier and half alligator, won’t bark too loudly while I am recording, it will all be a great, fun time! What do you want to talk to me about first? Come on, let’s sit down out here next to the easel and visit!” ❤️Nana

Nana’s Very First You ARE an Artist Podcast  – Words to Bless

This Words to Bless podcast allowed me the opportunity to speak directly to homeschool parents and families about a need that has been on my heart for a long time. Simple praise, spoken with a smile at your student, spoken with enthusiasm is the best form of praise available. Praise the colors used, the lines drawn…this is a form of ageless encouragement and it works whether you are three or seventy-three!

Be excited about art and learning! We are very thrilled with our new lessons for the upcoming joyous seasons: Thanksgiving and Christmas! Why do we teach a “praise-based” curriculum? Because we care and we long to have every artist have success! You are ALL artists! ❤️Nana

You can find Nana’s first podcast at the link below, but please also subscribe to the podcast (there’s a handy little subscribe button to click, below)!

Apple Podcasts – From Nana’s Back Porch

and on Spotify too!

P.S. If you enjoy this episode, would you please share it with a friend (there’s a handy little share button, above) and/or leave a review on Apple Podcasts? Thanks!

And be sure to join Nana in our FREE You ARE an Artist Facebook group and our community on Instagram and all the social media as well.

I listened this morning to episode 1 on an early morning drive and it was soothing, encouraging, and somehow also a kick in the pants. 🤣😎 Thanks, Nana! 😍” – Amy Sloan

“Emily is so excited to have Nana in her earbuds.” – Jessica at The Waldock Way

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Thankful for Art

Listen to this! In November, how would you like to have dinner with beloved American artist Norman Rockwell, listen to a famous composer’s music while painting a pastel of the man who inspired him…these are a few clues and a tiny preview of Thankful for Art in the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home.

November in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse, Nana is sharing these Thankful for Art lessons:

  • Map – The Voyage of the First Thanksgiving
  • Hymn – We Gather Together
  • Famous Artist – Norman Rockwell
  • President – Abraham Lincoln and the creation of the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Composer – Aaron Copland and his Lincoln Portrait

Just be sure to join us in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

 

Listen to this! In November, how would you like to have dinner with beloved American artist Norman Rockwell, listen to a famous composer’s music while painting a pastel of the man who inspired him...these are a few clues and a tiny preview of Thankful for Art in the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home.More Thankful for Art Resources

Join Nana for a Turkey Walk with Chalk! “Hello there my artist friends…and you ARE my friends. And friends can take walks in the woods to see the glorious colors the Divine Artist has used for the leaves, crystal skies and the air so clean. Let’s lace up some sturdy shoes, get a jacket…how about a walking stick…Come on, let’s wander down that interesting path over there. How to Draw a Thanksgiving Nature Walk on our You ARE an Artist YouTube Channel.

And, just maybe, if we are very quiet…did you hear a gobble, gobble? Shhhhhh! Let’s go see what it was….”

❤️Nana

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Harry Potter Art Marathon

If your artists have a love of books and movies, they will love all that we have to offer in the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse! There are simply so many favorite art lessons to enjoy. To give you a little taste, we have included one of Nana’s Harry Potter Illustrated video art lessons, below. With our Chalk Pastels at The Movies membership bonus, your artist can enjoy a Harry Potter Art Marathon!

Included in You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership are these bonuses!

Chalk Pastels at The Movies, Art Lesson Index, Tea Time Art Lesson AND Holidays & Celebrations!

Many families celebrate special occasions with art. We have lessons for that! Mom and me time, tea time, holidays, favorite books, movies and so many favorites for you to choose from.

  • Art Lesson Index Looking for something special? Plan your art times using the Master Index of ALL art lessons. This index includes all lessons in our video art courses plus links to the free ones we have shared all over the web.
  • Chalk Pastels at the Movies – all your favorite book and movie character art lessons at your finger tips.
  • Tea Time and Holidays & Celebrations Art Lessons – Nana has shared SO many favorites to reinforce learning and to celebrate special occasions!

Harry Potter Art Marathon

In this video art tutorial, Nana shares how to draw a wizard’s Firebolt broom with chalk pastels. Feel free to pause, rewind and enjoy the video art tutorial at your own pace.

Supplies needed:

If you enjoy this Harry Potter art tutorial, simply snap a picture of your artwork and share any or all of the following ways:

If your artist has a love of books and movies, you will love Chalk Pastels at The Movies. Your artist can enjoy a Harry Potter Art Marathon!

Join Nana in the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse today!

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Easy Mommy and Me Art Time with Chalk Pastels

Are you looking for meaningful connections with your child? Did you know that art is a wonderful way to help strengthen your relationship? Share some one on one time with your kiddo with mommy and me art time with chalk pastels!

Are you looking for meaningful connections with your child? Did you know that art is a wonderful way to help strengthen your relationship? Share some one on one time with your kiddo with mommy and me art time with chalk pastels!

How Our Mommy and Me Art Time with Chalk Pastels Started

Our mommy and me art time evolved from our practice of the Brave Writer’s lifestyle of poetry teatime. The idea behind this homeschool teatime is that you set aside one day a week to enjoy poetry.

  • Set the table with candles and attractive dishes or decorations
  • Serve a lovely beverage like tea, cider or in our case hot chocolate
  • Serve something yummy to eat like cookies or pie
  • Pile the table with poetry books from the library and from your bookshelves
  • Make it fun

The children developed such joy from our poetry teatime and one day it spilled over into our homeschool art time.

So it happened last December I found our Christmas chalk pastel art lessons helped me make a chaotic holiday weekend just a little bit more delightful!

We added hot cocoa and some pumpkin pie to this chalk pastel activity. I even joined in.

It was so fun!

And thus, our mommy and me art time was born!

Are you looking for meaningful connections with your child? Did you know that art is a wonderful way to help strengthen your relationship? Share some one on one time with your kiddo with mommy and me art time with chalk pastels!My kiddos and I love the one on one time that art provides us. The kids and I connect as we each follow the art lessons that You ARE An Artist supplies.

We have been using chalk pastels video art lessons for years! It is a favorite of ours for easy and fun art lessons.

Why?

Because all you need are a cheap set of chalk pastels and construction paper to create beautiful works of art! Plus, anyone can do them from Pre-schoolers through adult.

But, when I saw the bit of magic that happened when I added myself along with the cocoa and pie, I realized that art time could be so much more.

Now, I make it a point to add in our mommy and me art time with chalk pastels weekly!

Are you looking for meaningful connections with your child? Did you know that art is a wonderful way to help strengthen your relationship? Share some one on one time with your kiddo with mommy and me art time with chalk pastels!

So, here is how I create an easy mommy and me time with chalk pastels:

  • Let the children pick which chalk pastel video art lesson they want to do. You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership makes this super simple because you get a bank of art lessons for all ages, plus new art lessons from “Nana” and themed art events throughout the year. Or you can choose from any number of video art lessons. One day my kids may be interested in backyard birds and another day they may choose a green-eyed tree frog or exploring spring.
  • Provide tasty treats and beverages! It doesn’t have to be fancy. Refill as needed.

Are you looking for meaningful connections with your child? Did you know that art is a wonderful way to help strengthen your relationship? Share some one on one time with your kiddo with mommy and me art time with chalk pastels!

  • Sometimes we incorporate books based on seasons or animals the children have expressed interest in or sometimes it’s a bit of poetry.
  • Leave your expectations at the door and just enjoy this time with your kids. Work alongside them as you both create your works of art.
  • Do your best and cheer your kiddos on as they do their best too! As “Nana” always says, “You ARE An Artist!” Expect pastel covered fingers and beverage spillage. I keep a roll of paper towels nearby for just such occasions.

Are you looking for meaningful connections with your child? Did you know that art is a wonderful way to help strengthen your relationship? Share some one on one time with your kiddo with mommy and me art time with chalk pastels!

Take Time for Art and Connection

Taking the time to create art with your kids shows them that it is worth doing. As you connect with your child, they will see that art is interesting and fun. It shows them that you are engaged while also building your relationship through an easy and fun shared activity.

Art is just one way to provide quality one-on-one time with your kiddo. But for us, it has become an easy yet vital component to building strong bonds and the filling of their buckets while encouraging creativity and connection.

Are you looking for meaningful connections with your child? Did you know that art is a wonderful way to help strengthen your relationship?

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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Pumpkin Chalk Pastel Art Lessons

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown video art lesson! Nana’s Fall pumpkin chalk pastel art lessons for all ages are always a favorite.

Featuring You! You ARE an Artist!

So, paint your Pumpkin Chalk Pastel Art and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on social media, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page!

  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase are in Our Favorite Chalk Pastels. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown video art lesson! Nana's Fall pumpkin chalk pastel art lessons for all ages are always a favorite.

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10 Benefits of Artist Clubhouse Membership

Just what ARE are the benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited, for sure. But here are the top 10 benefits for all artists:

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.10 Benefits of Artist Clubhouse Membership

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.Art Planner – A beautiful, downloadable, pdf Art Planner is included with Artist Clubhouse membership. This planner has monthly views with clickable links to Nana’s video art lessons. Includes links to holiday art lessons for that month, artist birthdays and more! Perfect for tea time.

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.Chalk Pastels at the Movies (bonus!) – Because it is such fun to paint a character or scene from a favorite movie or book, we have a whole collection of favorites. Narnia, Green Ember, Star Wars, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, The Incredibles and so many more!

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.Exclusive Art Lessons – Artist Clubhouse members enjoy exclusive art lessons. These are only available to our members and not sold as separate lessons in our shop. Special seasonal lessons, celebratory ones and hymn video art lessons are among the ones only for members. In addition, at the Complete Clubhouse level, Artist Clubhouse members have access to Nana’s growing series of Famous Artists, Composers, Presidents and Maps!

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.Summer Art Camp – Each June Nana offers a Summer Art Camp to complement her set of video art lessons. Exclusive and FUN new lessons each summer. One year we enjoyed an abstract acrylic!

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.Art Lesson Index (bonus!) – This extensive list is a go to! Because we have SO many lessons on SO many topics from preschool to adult – in courses and all over, this resources makes finding the lesson you want a cinch!

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.Members Only Group – Our Facebook group just for You ARE An Artist Clubhouse members is a fun spot to find out the latest, hear an encouraging word from Nana and find out tips from other members.

What ARE are 10 benefits of Artist Clubhouse membership? The list is endless and access is unlimited. Here are the top 10 benefits for all artists.Bank of Art Lessons – The vault of video art lessons is currently worth over $3,330 and growing each month! The membership access extensive with over 50 courses and supporting products! (At $30 a month for Complete Clubhouse access, that is less than 1% of the total cost. Talk about a bargain).

Art for All Ages – We have always said that Nana’s art lessons truly are art for all ages. She taught our five children around the kitchen table. They grew from preschool to college age over those ten years. I even realized that I (Tricia, Nana’s daughter) AM an artist! For those that desire age-specific lessons, Nana has preschool lessons, A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels and A Simple Start in Acrylics. Then there is her I Drew It Then I Knew It Series aimed at middle to high school age. We also have to share that there are many parents that love to enjoy Nana’s lessons for just a little creative time. And these lessons are also such fun for Mom and Me time.

History and art are a beautiful combination. Expand your medieval history studies and make them come alive with chalk pastel art and our Medieval Video Art Course. I Drew It Then I Knew It!History Lessons – You will say, “I Drew It Then I Knew It!” with Nana’s offering of art lessons for all four eras of history! Ancients, Medieval, Knights & Crusaders, American History, Modern History, American Landmarks, Art in Space, Inventors plus the exclusive and growing sets of Presidents, Maps, Famous Artists and Composers. There is so much to complement the learning already happening in your homeschool. Painting with Nana helps reinforce the understanding and comprehension of a subject you are studying.

Nana – She is the best! Of course, she is my mama. We are a mother/daughter team. Our Hodgepodge  (our homeschool family) all works together to bring you these fabulous lessons. But don’t take it from me!

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I Drew It Then I Knew It Homeschool Bird Study

Your resident ornithologist will love Nana’s chalk pastel bird video art lessons! In fact, there are so many ways to combine a homeschool bird study with art. Maybe a seasonal study, the Great Backyard Bird Count, Apologia’s Flying Creatures, nature study and more. You can have an I Drew It Then I Knew It homeschool bird study.

Your resident ornithologist will love Nana's chalk pastel bird video art lessons! In fact, there are so many ways to combine a homeschool bird study with art. Maybe a seasonal study, the Great Backyard Bird Count, Apologia's Flying Creatures, nature study and more. You can have an I Drew It Then I Knew It homeschool bird study.

I Drew It Then I Knew It homeschool bird study

Here is a fun fall blue jay to paint with Nana’s video art lesson.


Then join Nana for even MORE bird art lessons:

 

Featuring You! You ARE an Artist!

So, paint your fall bird and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on social media, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page!

  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase are in Our Favorite Chalk Pastels.
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

Your resident ornithologist will love Nana's chalk pastel bird video art lessons! In fact, there are so many ways to combine a homeschool bird study with art. Maybe a seasonal study, the Great Backyard Bird Count, Apologia's Flying Creatures, nature study and more. You can have an I Drew It Then I Knew It homeschool bird study.

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Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons

It’s time to paint some apples, don’t you agree? Nana has several you can enjoy. We are pointing to Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons so you can add them to your studies and read aloud times!

You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members will find these lessons in your membership dashboard:

  • Apple – A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels
  • Apple – Preschool Fall Video Art Lessons
  • Johnny Appleseed Clubhouse Exclusive lesson – Fall Video Art Lessons



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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (for tea time!) – YouTube

Perfect to go with How to Make Nana’s Apple Pie and See the World (her recipe)

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