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An American Art Celebration

Who is ready for an American Art Celebration? History, art, holidays, maps and more! There is simply so much to celebrate. Take a look at the NEW lessons our You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members will enjoy with Nana.

Who is ready for an American Art Celebration? History, art, holidays, maps and more! There is simply so much to celebrate. Take a look at the NEW lessons our You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members will enjoy with Nana.
  • Hymn – America the Beautiful written by Katharine Lee Bates. A teacher, she wrote this hymn while on Pike’s Peak with friends. They had been to the World’s Fair and were discussing man-made wonders and God’s glorious handiwork.

Complete Clubhouse members will also enjoy more American Art Celebration lessons:

  • Composer Francis Scott Key – Star Spangled Banner
  • President James Madison
  • Famous Artist Betsy Ross and the American Flag (LIVE premiere!)
  • Map of France – some founding fathers traveled there, along with Benjamin Franklin
  • Summer Acrylic Master Artist Class (LIVE premiere!)

Online, clickable, daily member calendar for the whole month – right in your member dashboard. (Not to mention a brand new, downloadable and printable Art Planner for 2020-21 for You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members).

More American Art Celebration ideas with lessons for:

  • Independence Day (fireworks with chalk pastels? YES!)
  • National Peach Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • Birthday celebration lessons for E.B. White, Henry David Thoreau, Julius Caesar, Beatrix Potter and J.K. Rowling

Did you know that there is so much to celebrate in July? Art lessons to go with books, nature and all things outdoors!

Free American Art Celebration Video Lesson with Nana

One of our very favorite things is those brilliant chalk pastel colors on dark construction paper. What a fireworks show you can create! To give you a taste of the American art celebration that member artists will enjoy, here is How to Draw Independence Day Fireworks with Chalk Pastels.

Independence Day Fireworks with Chalk Pastels

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Monet for a Day Art Adventure

Have you ever dreamed of your very own studio? How about a studio on your own BOAT? Did you know that Monet owned a small boat that he outfitted with painting supplies and lazily drifted up rivers and canals painting beautiful scenery? Wouldn’t that be a lovely way to see the countryside and use your pastels to make great paintings for use to enjoy today? Ah….to be Monet, just for a day! ❤️Nana. We have joined with our friends at Around the World Stories to create an amazing Monet for a Day art adventure. Just take a look at how you can enjoy a Famous Artist Claude Monet Unit Study.

Join Nana and our friends at Around the World Stories to create an amazing Monet for a Day art adventure! Just take a look at how you can enjoy a Famous Artist Claude Monet Unit Study.

Monet for a Day Art Adventure

You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members enjoy The Way to the Water Lilies story in mp3 format from our friends at  Around the World Stories. What a wonderful adventure story you can listen to and learn about Monet! Listen during your afternoon quiet time, while you are on the go and/or while you paint with Nana. Make learning about the world an unforgettable adventure with Around the World Stories. Have an auditory learner like we do? Oh, you will love combining these lovely stories with Nana’s art lessons!

We have so enjoyed getting to know the wonderful family behind Around the World Stories. Their story is similar to ours – a fellow homeschool family with a passion to share a learning tool. The whole family working together to share with others – only they have traveled the world while doing so! Around the World Stories of famous artists, countries and more all complement Nana’s I Drew It Then I Knew It series so beautifully.

Famous Artist Claude Monet Unit Study

Take a look at how well Around the World Stories’ The Way to the Water Lilies story of Monet matches Nana’s three Monet art lessons:

Monet for a Day Special Event – An Art + Audio Adventure

Together, with Around the World Stories, we are hosting Monet For A Day on Thursday, June 11, 2020. You may, of course, enjoy Monet for a Day any day of the year (and SO much more for the whole family) by joining the Artist Clubhouse and Around the World Stories. But be sure to watch our social media for more Monet fun that week.

What an absolutely FUN way to learn!

Join Nana and our friends at Around the World Stories to create an amazing Monet for a Day art adventure! Just take a look at how you can enjoy a Famous Artist Claude Monet Unit Study.
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Homeschool Art Curriculum and Music Match Up

Music and art are such a beautiful and delightful combination. Art and music also make for some wonderful learning times. Just take a look at how you can match up Nana’s art lessons with your music appreciation and more studies! Enjoy this homeschool art curriculum and music match up.

Homeschool Art Curriculum and Music Match Up

Homeschool Art Curriculum and Music - Exclusive to the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse, Nana leads you in Composers Video Art Lessons. As you study the greatest composers, paint what you are learning with chalk pastels. Nana’s Composers video art lessons are a perfect complement to learning about a composer!

Composers Video Art Lessons

  • Symphony Conductor
  • Beethoven
  • Aaron Copland, Lincoln Portrait
  • Handel’s For Unto Us a Child is Born from Messiah (Christmas!)
  • Beatles
  • Jazz
  • Vivaldi Spring

Hymns Video Art Lessons

As you study a favorite hymn, paint with either chalk pastels or acrylics what you might imagine this hymn means. Nana’s hymns video art lessons are a perfect complement to a hymn memorization study! Find out more here.

  • My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand) acrylic
  • Just As I Am
  • My Country Tis of Thee (America)
  • Rise and Shine (Arky, Arky)
  • How Great Thou Art
  • His Eye is on the Sparrow
  • Count Your Many Blessings
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • We Gather Together
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Sweet By and By
  • In the Garden
  • This Little Light of Mine

Chalk Pastels at the Movies

So many fun and wonderful favorite movies and books in Chalk Pastels at the Movies. A bonus with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership.

Famous Artists

Of course it is a fantastic study when you combine both the famous artists and the famous composers of a particular era. With Nana’s Famous Artists continuing series, you can say, I Drew It Then I Knew It!

  • Vermeer
  • Michelangelo
  • da Vinci
  • Warhol
  • Monet
  • Rockwell
  • Rembrandt
  • Lichtenstein
  • Audubon
  • Beatrix Potter

Holidays and Seasons

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love how well our classes complement other homeschool curriculum offerings! Be sure to visit Nana’s Master Classes to see all that are included in You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership and Creative Online Homeschool Classes for even more inspiration!

Music and art are such a beautiful and delightful combination. Art and music also make for some wonderful learning times. Just take a look at how you can match up Nana's art lessons with your music appreciation and more studies! Enjoy this homeschool art curriculum and music match up.

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Spring Homeschool Art Lessons

Are you ready to put winter behind you? Do you need a little push from Nana to get started? How about a painting a lovely spring tree reflection pastel? A great hymn study to hum and paint along with me!! We have a wonderful surprise spring map…like you have never seen from us! We have such fun spring homeschool art lessons coming up, you will start feeling like spring yourself, and looking around for your flip flops! Come on, let’s go paint and take our shoes off! ❤️Nana

“The best things are nearest…light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

We have such fun spring homeschool art lessons coming up, you will start feeling like spring yourself, and looking around for your flip flops! Come on, let’s go paint and take our shoes off! ❤️Nana

 

 

(and YOU can paint this spring scene with Nana’s acrylic tutorial in our Seasonal Start in Spring ebook – a bonus to Nana’s Spring Video Art Lessons available with sooo many more lesson in the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse)

Artist Clubhouse March Spring Homeschool Art Lessons

All You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members will enjoy:
Hymn: In the Garden with a hymn study from Dawn Peluso
I Drew It Then I Knew It Summer Games lesson (are you excited for Summer Olympics?)

COMPLETE CLUBHOUSE MEMBERS also receive:
Composer Antonio Vivaldi Spring + Spring Tree Reflection
Map: Design your spring garden!

LIVE LESSONS to enjoy:
Members Only 3/5 – Grow a Love of Learning with Nana, Mary of SQUILT Live! and Cindy of No Sweat Nature Study. Nana’s lesson The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson. More about these wonderful, creative, online homeschool classes here.
Tea Time date TBA: Heidi art lesson

Join us in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

Just be sure to join us for ALL of these and more in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

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Little House on the Prairie Art Lessons

This is a preview of the February Artist Clubhouse and Little House on the Prairie art lessons in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home. Nana says, “Get your pastels lined up, construction and copy paper ready. You’ll read books that will take you to the wide open plains of the 1880’s midwest in a covered wagon.. you will sing a hymn and then make wonderful artwork about the music!

We are going live again with a pastel lesson (Yes, Nana will really be LIVE). I love to paint with each one of you…do you like to paint with me too?” Join us in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

Artist Clubhouse Little House on the Prairie Art Lessons

All You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members will enjoy:
Tea Time: National Hot Tea Month, National Cherry Month, Groundhog Day, Super Bowl, Norman Rockwell birthday, National Inventors Day, Valentine’s Day, Great Backyard Bird Count, Presidents Day

Hymn: Sweet By and By. Pa Ingalls’ favorite to play on his violin. Dawn Peluso has a special hymn study to share with our members too.

COMPLETE CLUBHOUSE MEMBERS also receive:
Famous Artist: John James Audubon – a wonderful artist and naturalist for the month of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Goes well with Famous Naturalists Audubon study from Cindy of No Sweat Nature Study.
President: Ulysses S. Grant
Map: Little House on the Prairie

LIVE LESSONS to enjoy:
Little House on the Prairie with Sarah Mackenzie and Read Aloud Revival – Friday, February 21st
Famous Artist: Garth Williams – illustrator of Little House books and many other 20th century childhood favorites like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Nana’s live lessons with the Read Aloud Revival community.

Just be sure to join us for ALL of these and more in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

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“February is a great month full of lots of things to create and learn. Please come and “let’s get started!” But always, always remember: You are ALL Artists! Sending a Valentine…❤️❤️❤️Nana”

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Groundhog Day Art Lesson

Will it be an early spring or six more weeks of winter? Paint your prediction with Nana’s Goundhog Day art lesson. Then, if you are ready for an early spring, dive into Nana’s set of Spring Video Art Lessons. Or if you are still enjoying winter, paint up a snowstorm with Nana’s Winter Video Art Lessons. Of course you can have access to ALL of Nana’s video art lessons in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse.

Enjoy Nana’s Groundhog Day Art Lesson!

Suggested supplies: white construction paper. Brown, yellow and black chalk pastels.

FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

So, paint your Groundhog Day 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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We can’t wait to see your Groundhog Day painting. And please be sure to share with a friend!

You ARE an Artist!

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How to Draw Baby Yoda and Mandalorian

Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian stories have captured our hearts! We know there are fellow fans out there that feel the same way. So we knew it was time for an art lesson. Join Nana for How to Draw Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian. And know that this lesson is part of the wonderful Chalk Pastels at the Movies bonus with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership.

How to Draw Baby Yoda and Mandalorian Video Art Lesson

Enjoy Nana’s How to Draw Baby Yoda and Mandalorian in Chalk Pastels video art lesson!

Suggested supplies: orange construction paper. Brown, orange, red, green, blue, white, pink, purple and yellow chalk pastels. (Lots of colors for this one!)

FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

So, paint your Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian 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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We can’t wait to see your baby Yoda and Mandalorian painting. And please be sure to share with a friend!

You ARE an Artist!

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Artist Clubhouse Modern History

Are you ready to WHOOSH into 2020? A NEW decade, a NEW year of ENJOYING learning is about to burst like a “jillion” New Year’s rockets! The pastels are trembling with excitement in their box. The paper is anxiously waiting to be put in place (either vertically or horizontally) on the table. Come on, hold my hand, and let’s get started!! This is a preview of the Artist Clubhouse Modern History in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home. – Nana

Are you ready to WHOOSH into 2020? A NEW decade, a NEW year of ENJOYING learning is about to burst like a “jillion” New Year’s rockets! The pastels are trembling with excitement in their box. The paper is anxiously waiting to be put in place (either vertically or horizontally) on the table. Come on, hold my hand, and let’s get started!! This is a preview of the Artist Clubhouse Modern History in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home. – Nana

Artist Clubhouse Modern History Art Lessons

All You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members will enjoy:
Art in Space, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tea Time: Mary Poppins, Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening, Cardinals in the Snow
Hymn: He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands

Artist Clubhouse Special Live Event

Master Class with Nana – Winter Acrylic Tree Reflection to be announced

You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse members will enjoy these lessons with Nana:
Famous Artist:   Lichtenstein pop art
Composer:  Beatles
President:   Kennedy
Map: To the moon and back

Just be sure to join us in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

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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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Thankful for Art

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.

November in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse, Nana is sharing these Thankful for Art lessons:

  • Map – The Voyage of the First Thanksgiving
  • Hymn – We Gather Together
  • Famous Artist – Norman Rockwell
  • President – Abraham Lincoln and the creation of the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Composer – Aaron Copland and his Lincoln Portrait

Just be sure to join us in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

 

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.More Thankful for Art Resources

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. How to Draw a Thanksgiving Nature Walk on our You ARE an Artist YouTube Channel.

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

❤️Nana

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