Simple shapes make for a fun and successful art time! Learn some lighting and shadow techniques.
What is included in the course?
- Your first semester of 20 Fall & Winter seasonal chalk pastel lessons
- 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. If this is your first time using the chalk pastel medium, we suggest you begin with Apple and Pumpkin and then move to A Path to the Beach.
General Suggestions for Chalk Art
In addition to a starter set of chalk pastels, there are very few supplies we suggest you have on hand. 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.
The very first time Nana taught her grandchildren a pastel lesson was in February 2010. That day, we created one of our favorite subjects: the beach! Funny thing was, she was snowed in at our house. Inches of snow were piled up outside. But inside, we created puffy clouds, an ocean view and a path to that beach…
Emphasis on blending techniques in this lesson plus perspective with the horizon and cloud creation. Other techniques include: underpainting, skumbling, layering colors, blending and smoothing plus tapping grasses.
Learn how to create an ocean horizon and to make waves with chalk pastels. Blend dark, medium and light chalk colors.
Do you see how you can make tree branches like upside Vs? Nana explains this in more detail in the tutorial with a snowman too!
Just six simple steps! Includes instructions for making the five point star at the top of the tree.
This lesson is a simple, yet a lovely one to celebrate the Christmas season. Enjoy painting the bright colors and the velvet blue night sky.
A fun lesson with many shapes and sizes with a bit more difficulty level. Add a favorite pet getting warm on the fireplace hearth or hang your stockings with chalk pastels with care. A warm, winter art lesson!
Stay warm and cozy and enjoy this fun art tutorial!
Let’s make a delicious chocolate pie with chalk pastels!
A delicious art tutorial of a favorite meal!
A fall favorite and great lesson in perspective.
Add some color beneath your tree – on the ground – here and there. This will show that some of those brilliant, orange leaves have fallen to the ground.
A short and satisfying art lesson for all ages. First, trace a leaf from your own yard. Then draw one yourself. The first time we enjoyed this tutorial our youngest joined in at age two!
Embellish your castle with a story! Also, learn what to do if you don’t have a grey chalk pastel.
You will love how the setting sun is reflected in the water. Enjoy the techniques that give the scene depth, the blending of trees, the tapping in of grasses.
What fun to make a night time scene with chalk pastels! Add the moon’s reflection in the water…
Learn techniques for lighting and evening sky with the beautiful blending of colors and wispy clouds over the evening moon. Add some twinkling stars! Learn more about perspective by drawing a barn in the distance. Bonus: how to handle excess chalk as you create!
At the beach, with the flat, unobstructed horizon, you can view approaching weather amazingly well. Sunrises, sunsets and especially cumulonimbus clouds. Use of the “drawing on the right side of the brain” technique.
When you go out of the lines, it is perfectly okay!