A fun art lesson for Valentine’s Day or to use to decorate a get well card! A sweet, five-step set of directions.
What is included in the course?
- Your second semester of 20 Spring & Summer 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.
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.
Learn how to skumble by turning your chalk pastel stick on its side – and make some fluffy chicks!
Chalk pastel colors are beautiful blended and layered on top of each other. Learn how rich the colors can be! You may want to pull out your favorite bird field guide.
Learn how how to weave the colors just like birds do – making layers with chalk pastels. The results are gorgeous!
Swirling, blending and fisting techniques for this powerful depiction of weather in action.
A fun spring time or any time art lesson.
Draw a path that leads your eye deep into the woods and make some underbrush with – can you believe it – purple! Plus you will add some shadows on the path to show the afternoon light.
Learn how to draw water in motion with this beautiful chalk pastel lesson! Techniques include blending, fisting and reflection. Also an explanation of why we love black construction paper.
Create a pink dogwood blossom with chalk pastels. Nana shares how to layer colors to create the depth of each petal and explains the painterly effect technique.
Make this art lesson as easy or as challenging as you’d like. Make the hydrangea realistic and create shadows, dots of the flower, sunshine, summer shadows – lovely!
Learn how the different colors of an underpainting makes the focus of your painting stand out. Learn how to show the ‘light’ in chalk pastel painting. This is a longer tutorial and you could spend up to 30-40 minutes or more if you’d like.
Make petals like a candle flame and shadows for depth. Add seeds and have fun layering colors!
A delicious art tutorial with some simple shadowing and lighting techniques.
Strawberries and bananas just go together. Well, so do strawberries and whipped cream. Strawberries and pound cake. Well, anyway, you get the idea. This fruit is so much fun to create in chalk pastels!
It is a summer time easy art lesson in 1-2-3 steps! You may decide this could be a follow up lesson to a favorite book.
What says summer better than a luscious watermelon?
But for this tutorial, you start with the beautiful blue bowl. Pick your prettiest blue chalk pastel – or feel free to make your bowl any color you’d like.
Learn perspective by beginning your beach scene 3/4 way up on your paper and the use of darker colors further from the viewer. Have fun adding people and beach umbrellas!
Art and nature for our fellow seashore enthusiasts! After seeing these fast and delightful birds swooping down and racing the waves at the beach one morning, we decided to see if we could sketch one with chalk pastels.
Even if you aren’t heading to the beach any time soon you can imagine feeling the warm sun on your back with this dreamy chalk pastel lesson. Learn shadowing and use the fisting blending technique.
It’s fun to see all the color wrapped up in a sparkler!
Everyone needs a beautiful pastel of shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day – or any day to remind us of spring!
What a delight to paint the beautiful colors of blooming spring trees – and then their reflection in the water!
Luscious colors to paint with! This is a joyous pastel to me! A class rainbow to paint the way you have seen one.
Today is wash day and we are going to hang those quilts out in a spring breeze!
This is a wonderful and easy pastel for spring! We are going to try a new technique for painting our blooming trees, so let’s get started.
It’s early spring and what fun it is to look forward to swinging and enjoying the sunshine.
This will be a fun pastel for us to try. We are going to paint rain! Yes, we are going to do a landscape painting with rain storm over the mountains.
This is a pastel challenge! I am going to break this painting down into steps. I believe that not only advanced pastel students but even beginner students will be able to take time to finish with a lovely spring painting!
Will we have an early spring or six more weeks of winter? Celebrate Groundhog Day with art! Gather a plain, white piece of paper (or construction paper color of your…
Sun – aren’t you artists ready for some sunshine? Fun with circles and lines. Gather green construction paper (or another color). Orange, yellow and blue chalk pastels.
Heart – make a Valentine, a card for someone you love or a decoration for your home! Suggested supplies: pink construction paper. Red, blue, green, yellow and purple chalk pastels.
Tree – notice the changing seasons and learn how to smudge some leaves onto the top of your tree. Gather yellow construction paper or what you have on hand. Also…
Rain cloud – those spring flowers need some water! Have fun making a painting the cloud heavy with moisture. Blend and dot, dot, dot the rain step-by-step. Suggested supplies: yellow…