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How to Draw a Caterpillar with Chalk Pastels

In this art lesson, Nana's granddaughter teaches her how to draw a caterpillar with chalk pastels in the style of Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar.

In this art lesson, Nana’s granddaughter teaches her how to draw a caterpillar with chalk pastels in the style of Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar.

In this art lesson, Nana's granddaughter teaches her how to draw a caterpillar with chalk pastels in the style of Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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How to Draw a Christmas Wreath with Chalk Pastels

Welcome the Christmas season with a beautiful Christmas wreath! You can learn from Nana how to draw a Christmas Wreath with Chalk Pastels then you can hang it up as a decoration. Or you might decide it needs to be a gift for someone you love. Either way, you will have fun with this quick and easy lesson Nana shared with her grandchildren. And you will learn that you ARE an ARTiST!

How to Draw a Christmas Wreath with Chalk Pastels

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  • Suggested supplies: There are just a very few suggested supplies: white construction paper. Green, light green, red and black chalk pastel colors.
  • 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.
Nana's Christmas Wreath art lesson is a beautiful addition to your Christmas School. Erin says, "art has been the most special of Christmas homeschool activities.
Photo by Erin Vincent – Christmas Chalk Pastel Joy!

Christmas Wreath Art Lesson for Christmas Homeschool

Nana’s Christmas Wreath art lesson is a beautiful addition to your Christmas School. In fact, Nana has a whole section of Christmas art lessons in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse. With the Complete Clubhouse membership, you have access to a whole bunch of holiday chalk pastel tutorials including:

  • Christmas Video Art Lessons
  • Nutcracker Video Art Lessons
  • Teatime Art Lessons including Charlie Brown Christmas and more

“…art has been the most special of Christmas homeschool activities. There is just something about art that is so delightful. It simply brings joy to our lives. We love to incorporate chalk pastels into our holiday plans.”

Erin Vincent

Chalk pastel lessons:

  1. Are quick (most lessons are only 10-15 minutes long)
  2. Are easy to use for preschoolers through adults
  3. Minimal requirement. All you need is an inexpensive starter set of chalk pastels and construction paper

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

Paint your Christmas wreath art lesson and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com

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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How to Draw a Mug of Hot Chocolate with Chalk Pastels

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 and National Coffee Day on September 29th, why not celebrate? How to Draw a Mug 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.

National Hot Chocolate Day or National Coffee Day with Nana's How to Draw a Mug of Hot Chocolate with Chalk Pastels – fill yours with your favorite!
Nana’s Mug and Mittens art lesson, pictured above, is included in her Fall Video Art Lessons in the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse!

You can ‘fill’ your cup with coffee, tea or hot chocolate as you paint with your chalk pastels. What is your favorite? We agree with Kara in her post, You Should Probably Have a Hot Chocolate Party ASAP. Make a day of it! Get cozy, add snacks, grab your favorite read aloud and enjoy an easy celebration.

Christmas Tea Time
You can also have a Christmas Tea Time with Art!

Draw a Mug of Hot Chocolate with Chalk Pastels

There are many ways you can enjoy a hot chocolate art lesson! You can find Nana’s studio version of How to Draw Hot Chocolate video in A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels included with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership.

Join Nana as she shares her Mug of Hot Chocolate art lesson with her grandchildren. (Don’t miss the easy button at the end!)

Mug of Hot Chocolate Art Lesson for Homeschool

  • Suggested supplies: white construction paper. White and brown for your hot chocolate, coffee or tea. You choose the color of your mug!
  • 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.
  • Find Nana’s original, step-by-step, written mug of hot chocolate tutorial is over on our sister site, Hodgepodge: Mug of Hot Chocolate
  • You might also like How to Plan a Movie Night with Chalk Pastels.
You can enjoy this mug with hot chocolate, coffee or tea every day! Order your I AM an ARTiST mug.

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

Paint your mug of hot chocolate art lesson and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com

Join Nana in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse today!

The You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership is an amazing wealth of resources! There are online chalk pastel lessons for most any topic you can imagine and everything in between, with new lessons added each month! There are 800+ lessons of all sorts to choose from. Then, there are the Companion I Drew It Then I Knew It curriculum workbooks!

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.