Solar System Video Art Course

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What is included in this course?

Begin with any art lesson that appeals to you. Each of these tutorials is designed for students of all ages.

General Suggestions for Space Chalk Art

If you have been enjoying chalk pastel art tutorials with us for any time you know that we talk about light quite a bit. Before we begin a tutorial, we consider the light and which direction the light source is coming from. With all of these space art tutorials, we suggest you do the same. You will notice that sometimes only a part of a planet is visible. That is simply because the sun is shining brightly on one side. Painting the ‘light’ is what makes your painting look real.

In addition to a starter set of chalk pastels, there are very few supplies we suggest you have on hand. Black construction paper is used in almost all of the tutorials. Sometimes dark blue construction paper. Also, we used a small, dessert-sized paper plate to trace and make round planets. You likely have something similar at home you can use. Dampened paper towels or baby wipes make for easy clean up and help in cleaning off hands between colors.

You will also use your white chalk pastel stick quite a bit. Ours are just little nubs of chalk after creating this ebook and course! Enjoy – we had a blast creating this video art course for you!

Lessons

Venus

Complexity: Easy

The second planet from the sun can be quite colorful! Supplies needed: black construction paper. Chalk pastel colors: brownish red, yellow, orange, light blue, white.

Earth

Complexity: Easy

It is time to paint our very own planet Earth. Notice that in this picture we are only painting a portion of the planet. Part of our world is in…

Solar Eclipse

Complexity: Easy

This solar eclipse is fun to do with chalk pastels because you get to ‘pull’ the light with a white chalk pastel! Supplies needed: black construction paper and white chalk…

Mars

Complexity: Easy

This red, hot volcanic planet holds the tallest mountains in the solar system. Isn’t that interesting to think about? Supplies needed: black construction paper. Chalk pastel colors: red, brown, yellow…

Jupiter

Complexity: Easy

Jupiter has a giant red spot and more than 60 moons! So, we thought we’d combine science and art and paint Jupiter with chalk pastels! Don’t you love God’s art…

Saturn

Complexity: Easy

Saturn, with all of its rings, may be one of the most recognizable planets in our solar system. We are going to paint a very colorful version of Saturn which…

Uranus

Complexity: Easy

This is simply a stunning planet! With just one, thin ring and beautiful blue, we think you will enjoy this quick chalk art tutorial. Supplies needed: black construction paper. Chalk…

Neptune

Complexity: Easy

This version of Neptune is a beautiful variation of blues and purple! Supplies needed: black construction paper. Chalk pastel colors: aqua blue, blue, light blue and purple plus white.

The Plutoids

Complexity: Easy

These outer dwarf planets and moons are very far away from Earth and do not have as much color as the planets. Yet they are beautiful in their own way.…

Solar System

Complexity: Easy

Are you ready to create our solar system with chalk pastels? What fun! Now please know that this is simply a representation of our solar system. None of the planets…