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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 $4,000 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 homeschool bird 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.

Homeschool Bird Study With I Drew It Then I Knew It

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

Suggested supplies: brown construction paper. Blue, black, white, orange, yellow, brown and red chalk pastels.

Then join Nana for even MORE bird art lessons in a Chalk Pastel Bird Study with Nana!

Have a homeschool bird study with Nana's chalk pastel and acrylic bird art lessons.

More Resources For Your Homeschool Bird Study

You ARE an Artist Clubhouse – includes Bird Chalk Pastel Video Art Lessons and acrylic video art lessons for your homeschool bird study!

Acrylic Titmouse art lesson. You may remember our Chalk Pastels Bird Study with Nana back in February. Did you know that Nana also has Bird acrylic painting lessons? We loved learning extra tidbits from Nana about some of our favorite feathered friends.
More on painting Backyard Birds with Acrylics in Erin’s post here.

You’ll find more homeschool art lessons for your bird lover and so much more!

You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse For Your Homeschool!

So, paint your fall bird with your homeschool study 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!

We have a wonderful Science + Art Curriculum Match Up Guide that you can enjoy for planning your I Drew It Then I Knew It art times with your homeschool bird study! Get yours here.

  • 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.

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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Favorite Chalk Pastel Art Sets

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.

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.

We are celebrating you! And we are celebrating our I Drew It Then I Knew It series of chalk pastel art lessons. (You should check those out!)

AND, as of October 2020, Nana has over 600 video art lessons and 51 courses in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Wow!

This is one of our very favorite sets of chalk pastels – Alphacolor 144 chalk pastel sticks. When you are REALLY ready for sharing around the kitchen table!

Favorite Chalk Pastel Art Sets and More

And here is one more thing that is absolutely free for you! Join our community!

Join our You ARE an Artist Facebook Group and our Instagram community!

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How to Keep Chalk Pastel Colors Bright

This is the simplest tip there is! Here is how to keep chalk pastel colors bright.

Chalk pastel sticks all dirty after layering colors? Here is how to keep chalk pastel colors bright with just a dry paper towel. You ARE an Artist!

 

Chalk pastel sticks all dirty after layering colors? Simply get a dry paper towel. Gently wipe the chalk pastel stick on the dry paper towel. Bright colors return!

Chalk pastel sticks all dirty after layering colors? Here is how to keep chalk pastel colors bright with just a dry paper towel. You ARE an Artist!

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Chalk Pastel Art Applying Fixative

In this video, Nana shows you how to apply a fixative to your finished chalk pastel painting. In chalk pastel art applying fixative is not hard at all! 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.
  • Go outdoors to apply if at all possible!
Chalk Pastel Art Applying Fixative. Nana shows you how to apply a fixative to your finished chalk pastel painting using inexpensive aerosol hair spray.

View more Frequently Asked Questions here.

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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.