For over a decade now, we have built a love of art with Nana and our favorite art medium – chalk pastels. In that time, we have decided on our favorite chalk pastel art sets. Because we are a multi-generational homeschool family, we like to keep things frugal – so all ages can enjoy rich art at a low cost. We found that Alphacolor has really wonderful, student-grade chalk pastel art sets. These sets are full of beautiful sticks of color!
Speaking of favorites, our true favorites are you artists! We love to see your photos of your beautiful chalk pastel paintings. We love having you in our You ARE an Artist Clubhouse. And so we are giving away some of our favorite chalk pastel art sets.
In this video, Nana shows you how to apply a fixative to your finished chalk pastel painting. By applying fixative such as a simple layer of inexpensive aerosol hair spray, you can preserve your chalk pastel art. Nana also discusses framing a chalk pastel painting under glass.
Chalk Pastel Art Applying Fixative
Suggested supplies for applying fixative:
Finished chalk pastel painting.
Inexpensive hair spray works as well as more expensive art sealant.
We don’t really need a reason to enjoy some hot chocolate on a cool day, but with National Hot Chocolate Day on January, 31st, why not celebrate? How to Draw Hot Chocolate with Chalk Pastels was one of the very first lessons Nana taught my children. Each made their own mug in the brilliant color they chose. And they filled up the inside with chocolate, topped it with marshmallows and steam. They also learned about painterly effect, which is a really fun thing to create.
There are many ways you can enjoy a hot chocolate art lesson: