Calling artists of all ages! In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Paint a wonderful tall ship and an epic voyage — in celebration of Columbus Day.
Two sets of American history art lessons together! With your chalk pastels at the ready, let’s take a tour of American Landmarks AND paint American history from sea to shining sea! It’s American history and geography art lessons all rolled up together for a marvelous learning experience.
What is included in this bundled course?
- A variety of American history and geography themed video art lessons
- BONUS: Columbus Sailed the Ocean blue written tutorial: https://www.hodgepodge.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Columbus-Sailed-The-Ocean-Blue.pdf and a Weekly Art Lesson – video version on the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page.
- Step-by-step instructions
- Techniques encourage both new artists and challenge more advanced ones
- Independent learning for older students
- Glossary of art techniques
- You ARE an Artist Facebook group – share photos of art work, ask questions and encourage each other!
Begin with any art lesson that appeals to you. Each of these tutorials is designed for students of all ages.
General Suggestions for American History Chalk Art
In addition to a starter set of chalk pastels, there are very few supplies we suggest you have on hand. For paper – regular copy or printer paper works very well. Construction paper is also wonderful for the layering and blending of colors. It is our favorite. Dampened paper towels or baby wipes make for easy clean up and help in cleaning off hands between colors.
Feel free to stop, rewind and enjoy each video art tutorial at your own pace. Enjoy each one over and over as you practice with chalk pastels and learn more about this era of history.
Learn about both the Continental and British uniforms as you paint them with chalk pastels. Suggested supplies: white construction paper. Red, blue, black, brown, yellow (or gold) chalk pastels.
Paint a representation of this famous event. A tea cup and a ship!
Enjoy an art lesson of the early American colonists.
Paint a representation of the thirteen colonies – with the gathering storm from England across the sea.
Paint a silhouette of America’s first president, George Washington.
Paint this very famous part of the war – the burning of the White House.
Paint a most important document – the American Constitution in chalk pastels!
Yes, women were a part of war as well. Paint an action scene with chalk pastels!
Paint the objects that went with Paul Revere on this famous ride — his hat and a lantern.
Paint the beautiful discoveries of Lewis and Clark!
Paint Native American Headdresses from the western tribes.
Paint this most important French military and political leader.
Paint the French flag in chalk pastels!
Paint the epic sea battle of 1812 between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerrier
A colorful painting of this famous American Landmark. The Golden Gate Bridge has been declared “One of the Wonders of the Modern World” by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and is recognizable all over the world as an American symbol!
The Liberty Bell was cast with the lettering “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”
The famous monument to the first President of the United States.
Yellowstone Falls consists of two major waterfalls; we will paint the Lower Falls.
Delicate Arch is located in Arches National Park in the southeastern part of Utah.
We are about to take an adventure to one of America’s most beautiful mountain range – the Grand Tetons.
Another great monument to an American President.
Niagara Falls is actually composed of three falls: American, Bridal and Horseshoe.
Lighthouses served for years as navigational aids for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
There were several cannons used in the civil war, all of which were very effective. These cannons include the 6 pounder Gun, 12 and 24 pound Howitzer, 10 and 20 pound Parrott rifle, 3 inch ordinance rifle and the infamous 12 pounder Napoleon cannon.
I Drew It Then I Knew It American government with Nana! Suggested supplies: White construction paper. Black, blue, green, red, and light blue chalk pastels.