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How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels

Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana's How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! You ARE an Artist!

Is watching The Grinch one of your favorite Christmas traditions? 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 a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana’s How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! And please be sure to share this lesson with a friend.

Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana's How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! You ARE an Artist!

How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson

Enjoy Nana’s How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels video art lesson!

Suggested supplies: yellow construction paper. Black, Grinch green (whatever you have on hand) and red chalk pastels.

Share Your Christmas Homeschool Art (FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!)

So, paint your Grinch 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?

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Growing a love of art at You ARE an ARTiST is a multi-generational passion! Tricia is Nana’s daughter and a mama of five children. Nana shared her first chalk pastel art lessons with her grandchildren around Tricia’s kitchen table. Homeschooling since 2000, Tricia has seen the fruits of home education with three homeschool grads so far! She shares the art and heart of homeschooling at Hodgepodge and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of The Curriculum Choice.

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The Definition of an Artist

What is an artist? What is the definition of an artist? Let me ask you: does your heart beat a little faster when someone says to you, “What a great runner you are!”, or “You are the best cookie maker!”or “Wowww! You can really make a great fire in the fireplace!” What would you do if someone turned to you, looked you in the eyes, and said, with all sincerity, “You ARE an Artist!”??

What is an artist? What is the definition of an artist? Come with me, and I am going to tell you about my artist’s journey. - Nana of ChalkPastel.com

The Definition of an Artist

Come with me, and I am going to tell you about my artist’s journey, and how I learned to paint and love what I paint! You will too! Why? Because you are ALL artists!


 

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 your favorite podcast app? 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.

Show Notes:

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!

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Artist Clubhouse Art of Advent

Listen to this! December in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse is all about welcoming The Messiah. With Nana, you will paint Georg Friedrich Handel‘s Messiah (to complement SQUILT Live lessons). Then you will go on a Biblical journey to Bethlehem and draw the map too, experience famous artist Rembrandt’s Dream of Joseph and more! These are a few clues and a tiny preview of The Art of Advent in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home. – Nana

Artist Clubhouse Art of Advent Special Events:

 

A special invitation from Ms. Mary and Nana!

Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m. ET  – Welcome Messiah! This is a FREE event for all ages open to all with Ms. Mary of SQUILT Live! and Nana of You ARE an Artist Clubhouse. Sign up HERE. If you are unable to attend the event live, the video will be available afterwards in both of our membership areas.
Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m. ET  - Welcome Messiah! This is a FREE event for all ages open to all with Ms. Mary of SQUILT Live! and Nana of You ARE an Artist Clubhouse. Sign up HERE. If you are unable to attend the event live, the video will be available afterwards in both of our membership areas.

and…

The Art of Advent in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home.Thursday, December 5th at noon ET – Make Christmas cards with Nana! Member Only event for both You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members and Pam Barnhill Morning Time membership. Join for access to this event and over 530 video art lessons worth $3,330!

Did you know that Nana and Ms. Mary both live in Georgia and are practically neighbors? What fun that Nana, Mary and Tricia could all get together and plan such a special event for you!

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A Reluctant Artist

Nana cannot wait to share a true “art adventure” with you on this episode of From My Back Porch. This art adventure involves a mysterious heavenly message, a reluctant artist and her resistance to paint a certain subject, the fear of failure and final reward! Come on, pull up a chair and grab a glass of tea and a cookie and sit with her and listen as she spins this tale!  Guaranteed to make you laugh and maybe get some tears going too!

A Reluctant Artist Podcast

Maybe it’s the title of a country song? Maybe there are things YOU resist doing? Nana encourages you to participate in art even if you feel discouraged.

Nana's From My Back Porch art adventure involves a mysterious heavenly message, a reluctant artist, the fear of failure and final reward!

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


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 your favorite podcast app? Thanks!

Join Nana!

Reluctant Artist Show Notes and related:

 

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!

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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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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!

Find ALL of Nana’s Podcast Episodes and Artist Studies HERE.

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 in Our Homeschool This Thanksgiving

Let’s be thankful for art this Thanksgiving! Nana has all sorts of Thanksgiving homeschool lessons to fill the whole month. Abraham Lincoln, Aaron Copland, pilgrims, the Mayflower voyage, a map of the very first Thanksgiving, Cranberry Thanksgiving and more!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.

“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.” – Nana

Thankful for Art in Our Homeschool This Thanksgiving

Turkey Walk with Chalk Art Lesson with Nana - Thankful for Art in Our Homeschool This Thanksgiving!

Turkey Walk with Chalk Art Lesson with Nana

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

Suggested supplies: yellow construction paper. Black, brown, orange, red, yellow, green, white and blue chalk pastels. Baby wipes or a damp paper towel for easy clean up.

Thankful for Art Books to Match Nana’s Lessons

Our members enjoy a special Thanksgiving curriculum that includes a Thanksgiving book list, gratitude journal prompts, Fast Facts and an overview to match each art lesson (history on the Pilgrims and more!), recipes, planners and more. Find out more here.

Cranberry Thanksgiving Unit Study with Art - Thankful for Art

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Growing a love of art at You ARE an ARTiST is a multi-generational passion! Tricia is Nana’s daughter and a mama of five children. Nana shared her first chalk pastel art lessons with her grandchildren around Tricia’s kitchen table. Homeschooling since 2000, Tricia has seen the fruits of home education with three homeschool grads so far! She shares the art and heart of homeschooling at Hodgepodge and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of The Curriculum Choice.

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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!

Find the rest of the Harry Potter Art Marathon on our YouTube channel here:

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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Little Owl Video Art Lesson for Your Homeschool

Hoo hooo hooo’s ready to paint a cute little owl in the tree with Nana? Enjoy this sweet little owl video art lesson for your homeschool bird or nature study or as a fun, fall art lesson. You can also find this video featured in Jessica Waldock’s Morning Basket Group on Facebook too! It is easy and fun. And all you need are just a very few supplies.

Hoo hooo hooo's ready to paint a cute little owl in the tree with Nana? Little Owl Video Art Lesson - You ARE an ARTiST!

Suggested owl video art lesson supplies: dark blue construction paper. Black and white chalk pastels. Baby wipes or damp paper towel for easy clean up. That’s all!

Little Owl Video Art Lesson for Homeschool

Join Nana as she leads you, step-by-step, in painting this sweet little owl in the tree – and a big, full moon in the evening sky!

Featuring You! You ARE an ARTiST!

Paint your little owl in the tree 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 or email them to us right here via the chat box.

More Bird Art Lessons for Your Homeschool Nature Studies

Nana has a special place in her heart for backyard bird watching. Because of that, she has a continuing series of both bird chalk pastel and bird acrylic art lessons. Nana has a beautiful Great Horned Owl you can paint with her in her series of Bird Chalk Pastel Video Art Lessons.

Hoo hooo hooo's ready to paint a cute little owl video art lesson? A companion to Nana's Bird Lessons in the You ARE An ARTiST Clubhouse!