Tea Time Art Lessons

Make tea time a wonderful and celebratory time with Nana's Tea Time Art Lessons. Grab your favorite book of poetry or your current read aloud!
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What is included in this course?

  • A great variety of video art lessons to complement your tea time.
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Techniques encourage both new artists and challenge more advanced ones
  • Independent learning for older students
  • FAQs
  • 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 Tea Time 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 and grow as an artist.

Featuring you! You ARE an Artist

So, paint your tea time paintings and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on social media, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or share a photo in the You ARE an Artist group on Facebook.

Favorite Books and Tea Time Topics to Enjoy! *Scroll down past this list for more of Nana’s studio quality video art lessons

Lessons

Bird’s Nest

Complexity: Standard

Learn how how to weave the colors just like birds do – making layers with chalk pastels. The results are gorgeous!

Castle

Complexity: Standard

No medieval times art course would be complete without a castle! You will need the following: plain white copy/printer paper and these pastel colors: brown, tan or light yellow, green…

Chalk Pastel Nature Journaling

What joy to go on a nature walk and journal all that you see! Chalk pastel nature journaling is a way to capture those adventures. You can take a little…

Christmas Star

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Standard

Paint the Christmas Star in chalk pastels!

Creation

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Easy

Paint what you would imagine the very first day might look like with chalk pastels.

Frost

Complexity: Standard

Have you noticed how beautiful frost is?

Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Standard

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.

Golden Gate Bridge

Complexity: Standard

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!

Hummingbirds

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Standard

Hummingbirds flit about the backyard feeder. Capture this art in action!

Northern Lights

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

Paint the gorgeous colors of the northern lights. You might even want to add some black spruce trees to your painting!

Nutcracker

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Standard

Paint the famous Nutcracker character in chalk pastels!

The Pond

Paint a pond scene from your nature walk!

Tree

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

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…

Pumpkin

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

A pumpkin is definitely a fall favorite. Have fun with this art lesson!

Sand Castle

Complexity: Easy

Do you have your bathing suit on yet? Well, it is time to go down to the beach and build a sand castle! And, instead of a sand bucket and…

Shield

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

Paint a beautiful medieval shield in chalk pastels!

Snail

Length: 13 minutesComplexity: Standard

A snail on the mossy forest floor and a mushroom too!

Snowman

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

What a fun winter snowman to paint! Will you add a scarf to yours?

Summer Camping

Length: 13 minutesComplexity: Standard

Backyard camping or camping away from home – let’s paint it!

Sun

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

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.

Ice Cream Cone

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

Ice cream – make it your favorite flavor!

Apple

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

You can make a beautiful apple!

Palm Branch

This is a very easy and fun celebratory chalk pastel for Easter! Supplies needed: Yellow construction paper or white printer paper and a green chalk pastel. Optional: yellow chalk pastel…

Garden Watermelon

Length: 11 minutesComplexity: Standard

Do you love a juicy watermelon too? Let’s paint one!