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Favorite Chalk Pastel Art Sets

For over a decade now, we have built a love of art with Nana and our favorite art medium – chalk pastels. In that time, we have decided on our favorite chalk pastel art sets. Because we are a multi-generational homeschool family, we like to keep things frugal – so all ages can enjoy rich art at a low cost. We found that Alphacolor has really wonderful, student-grade chalk pastel art sets. These sets are full of beautiful sticks of color!

Speaking of favorites, our true favorites are you artists! We love to see your photos of your beautiful chalk pastel paintings. We love having you in our You ARE an Artist Clubhouse. And so we are giving away some of our favorite chalk pastel art sets.

we have built a love of art with Nana and our favorite art medium – chalk pastels. In that time we have decided on our favorite chalk pastel art sets.

We are celebrating you! And we are celebrating our I Drew It Then I Knew It series of chalk pastel art lessons. (You should check those out!)

AND, as of October 2020, Nana has over 600 video art lessons and 51 courses in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Wow!

This is one of our very favorite sets of chalk pastels – Alphacolor 144 chalk pastel sticks. When you are REALLY ready for sharing around the kitchen table!

Favorite Chalk Pastel Art Sets and More

And here is one more thing that is absolutely free for you! Join our community!

Join our You ARE an Artist Facebook Group and our Instagram community!

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How to Keep Chalk Pastel Colors Bright

This is the simplest tip there is! Here is how to keep chalk pastel colors bright.

Chalk pastel sticks all dirty after layering colors? Here is how to keep chalk pastel colors bright with just a dry paper towel. You ARE an Artist!

 

Chalk pastel sticks all dirty after layering colors? Simply get a dry paper towel. Gently wipe the chalk pastel stick on the dry paper towel. Bright colors return!

Chalk pastel sticks all dirty after layering colors? Here is how to keep chalk pastel colors bright with just a dry paper towel. You ARE an Artist!

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Chalk Pastel Art Applying Fixative

In this video, Nana shows you how to apply a fixative to your finished chalk pastel painting. By applying fixative such as a simple layer of inexpensive aerosol hair spray, you can preserve your chalk pastel art. Nana also discusses framing a chalk pastel painting under glass.

Chalk Pastel Art Applying Fixative


Suggested supplies for applying fixative:

  • Finished chalk pastel painting.
  • Inexpensive hair spray works as well as more expensive art sealant.
  • Go outdoors to apply if at all possible!

Chalk Pastel Art Applying Fixative. Nana shows you how to apply a fixative to your finished chalk pastel painting using inexpensive aerosol hair spray.

View more Frequently Asked Questions here.

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How to Draw a Painting Snowman with Chalk Pastels

Not only can you make the snowman just like you’d like him, you can design your background, plus – decide what your snowman will paint! How to draw a painting snowman with chalk pastels.

Not only can you make the snowman just like you’d like him, you can design your background, plus – decide what your snowman will paint! How to draw a painting snowman with chalk pastels.

How to Draw a Painting Snowman with Chalk Pastels

Suggested supplies: white or light blue construction paper. Black, red, purple, green, yellow and blue chalk pastels. Pictured: Our favorite chalk pastels and chalk pastels drawer storage.

See how Nana’s grandchildren painted their snowmen here.

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How to Draw a Mug of Hot Chocolate with Chalk Pastels

We don’t really need a reason to enjoy some hot chocolate on a cool day, but with National Hot Chocolate Day on January, 31st, why not celebrate? How to Draw Hot Chocolate with Chalk Pastels was one of the very first lessons Nana taught my children. Each made their own mug in the brilliant color they chose. And they filled up the inside with chocolate, topped it with marshmallows and steam. They also learned about painterly effect, which is a really fun thing to create.

There are many ways you can enjoy a hot chocolate art lesson:

  • Nana also has a Mug and Mittens art lesson in her Fall Video Art Lessons included with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership.
  • A step-by-step, written tutorial is over on our sister site, Hodgepodge: Mug of Hot Chocolate
  • What is Painterly Effect? to see the video version with Nana explaining painterly effect – with the steam rising from the mug of hot chocolate.

(Don’t miss the easy button at the end!)

Also, we agree with Kara in her post, You Should Probably Have a Hot Chocolate Party ASAP. Make a day of it!