Lessons Archive

Love Bird

Complexity: Easy

A fun art lesson for Valentine's Day or to use to decorate a get well card! A sweet, five-step set of directions.

Apple and Pumpkin

Complexity: Easy

Simple shapes make for a fun and successful art time! Learn some lighting and shadow techniques.

Lily Pad

Complexity: Standard

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.

Sandpiper Shore Bird

Complexity: Standard

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.

Strawberries

Complexity: Easy

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!

Robin

Complexity: Standard

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.

Three Little Chicks

Complexity: Easy

Learn how to skumble by turning your chalk pastel stick on its side - and make some fluffy chicks!

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!

Leaf

Complexity: Easy

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!