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.
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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:
10 Benefits of Artist Clubhouse Membership
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 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!
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.