Everyone needs a beautiful pastel of shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day – or any day to remind us of spring!
What is included in the course?
- Accompanying A Seasonal Start in Chalk Pastels ebook
- 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 Spring 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 how to weave the colors just like birds do – making layers with chalk pastels. The results are gorgeous!
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…