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Artist Clubhouse Modern History

Are you ready to WHOOSH into 2020? A NEW decade, a NEW year of ENJOYING learning is about to burst like a “jillion” New Year’s rockets! The pastels are trembling with excitement in their box. The paper is anxiously waiting to be put in place (either vertically or horizontally) on the table. Come on, hold my hand, and let’s get started!! This is a preview of the Artist Clubhouse Modern History in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home. – Nana

Are you ready to WHOOSH into 2020? A NEW decade, a NEW year of ENJOYING learning is about to burst like a “jillion” New Year’s rockets! The pastels are trembling with excitement in their box. The paper is anxiously waiting to be put in place (either vertically or horizontally) on the table. Come on, hold my hand, and let’s get started!! This is a preview of the Artist Clubhouse Modern History in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home. – Nana

Artist Clubhouse Modern History Art Lessons

All You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members will enjoy:
Art in Space, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tea Time: Mary Poppins, Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening, Cardinals in the Snow
Hymn: He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands

Artist Clubhouse Special Live Event

Master Class with Nana – Winter Acrylic Tree Reflection to be announced

You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse members will enjoy these lessons with Nana:
Famous Artist:   Lichtenstein pop art
Composer:  Beatles
President:   Kennedy
Map: To the moon and back

Just be sure to join us in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​

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Easy Art Workshops For Your Homeschool Group

Some of the best times you will have with your homeschool group or co-op include…art. Yes! Art is a crowd-pleasing subject that is extremely versatile. All ages and skill levels can participate in the fun, which can often be harder to manage with other subjects. Not to mention, art is entirely flexible when it comes to planning educational lessons. Here are some easy art workshops for your homeschool group.

Art is flexible when it comes to planning educational lessons. Here are some easy art workshops for your homeschool group with Nana of You ARE an Artist.

Why Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are perfect for group art projects. Chalk pastels are affordable and reusable. The supplies you will need for a chalk pastel art workshop are minimal. All you NEED to complete multiple chalk pastel art projects are only the chalk pastels themselves and construction paper.

No mess. Chalk pastels are not messy like paint, for example. Which makes them easy to pack, use, and clean up. A damp cloth or baby wipe will easily wipe away any residue left behind.

Hands-on. All kids love using chalk pastels. Chalk pastels are easy to manipulate with their hands, and children love the hands-on sensory-like experience of drawing and creating with chalk pastels.

Art is flexible when it comes to planning educational lessons. Here are some easy art workshops for your homeschool group with Nana of You ARE an Artist.

See How Easy Art Workshops Can Be For Your Homeschool Group

Choosing an Art Lesson

Depending on the age level and objective of your group, you can choose from a range of seasonal, holiday, or educational art projects.

Luckily, You Are An Artist makes it simple for you to choose a project that everyone will love. With everything from preschool art lessons, historical options, seasonal, holiday, STEM, inventors, and so much more – you are sure to find something for your group.

With seasonal lessons, you can tie in nature study, poetry, and botany, for example. Choose the seasonal lesson you want to use, and plan to read poems from that season as well. You can add in some nature study fun outdoors before or after your art lessons too!

Plan something fun like eating pumpkin pie after you create a slice of yummy pumpkin pie from the fall lessons, or set up a fun hot chocolate bar to have a holiday party after drawing a mug of hot cocoa with Nana.

If you want to design a workshop with more of an educational aspect, you have a ton of lessons to choose from at You Are An Artist. With the “I Drew It And I Knew It” series, you can select a historical period and enjoy multiple art lessons all from that time.

Better yet, if you have studied a period of history, the perfect way to end your semester or course is by having an art workshop! Invite your students to all dress up from that time, bring snacks, and have an art party to celebrate everything they learned.

You Are An Artist makes our jobs as homeschool group and co-op leaders easier. With the curriculum match up printable, you can find art lessons to accompany just about anything you may be studying at co-op. (The curriculum match up is totally FREE by the way, go snag it now!) You can incorporate lessons throughout your studies or celebrate the completion of specific topics with an art workshop. Either way, add some art because your students will love it.

Here Are A Few Tips For Setting Up A Chalk Pastel Art Workshop For Your Group Or Co-op

Secure a Venue

If you don’t have a permanent space, you will want to secure a venue complete with tables, chairs, and a visual screen big enough for your students to all see.

A great place to look for space could be your local church, community centers, or your local library. If you have a small group, this would also work at the dining room table with a laptop.

Plan Ahead

For the best turn out make sure you give your group plenty of time to RVSP. At least three weeks to a month gives everyone time to plan accordingly, and time for you to plan the event. Send emails or post on social media a few times leading up to your event to remind students that they can join. If you need a headcount, give your group a cut off date, so they know when they need to respond by.

Collect Money

If you are a co-op, you may already have the means necessary to fund an art workshop. However, if you are a homeschool group that does not have an annual budget, you may need to collect everyone’s payment ahead of time. The need to collect payments is another good reason to promote your event at least 30 days in advance, so your families have time to budget appropriately.

Pack Up

In all my years of leading a homeschool group, the chalk pastel art workshops were by far the easiest to pack and plan for.

Make sure you have the right color construction paper for each project you plan to complete (you can find this in each video lesson) and plenty of it.

Pack up your chalk pastels, I recommend baby wipes for easy cleanup, and butcher paper to line the tables with. The butcher paper and baby wipes will make for the most effortless clean up ever.

Make sure you bookmark the link to your chosen chalk pastel video lessons for easy set-up and don’t forget an HDMI cord. The HDMI cord is for connecting your laptop to the screen/TV you plan to use. (Or whatever necessary equipment you need to connect.) You may want to check with your venue in advance for access to the wi-fi as well. You will also need your laptop.

Art is flexible when it comes to planning educational lessons. Here are some easy art workshops for your homeschool group with Nana of You ARE an Artist.

Set-Up

I recommend arriving at the venue early to connect your computer and set up the room.

Check your wi-fi connection, test the audio, and pause the first art video lesson until you are ready to begin.

The most efficient way I have found to quickly set-up the room is to cover each table with butcher paper. Make sure the tables are all close enough to the tv or monitor screen so that each student can see the videos in full view if you can. Place one package of baby wipes in the center of each table. The kids will want to wipe their fingers in-between projects. Place the construction paper on each table and the chalk pastels. You can put the chalk pastels that they will need for the day on paper plates in the center of the tables, as well.

Art Workshop Time

If you have a wide range of ages, start with the preschool or the less challenging projects first.

The attention span of the younger kiddos will run out sooner, so that allows time for them to participate and then leave the tables to go play or read nearby. Then the older children can work on slightly more skilled projects.

Invite parents to join in too! There is no age limit to who can and will enjoy art with chalk pastels.

We hope this gives you some new fresh ideas for how you can add some art to your homeschool group or co-ops. Your students will be begging to do it again! For more information on how you can use You Are An Artist with your homeschool group or co-op click here.

Courtney

www.gracegrowedify.com

Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, who believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home.

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How to Draw Star Wars in Chalk Pastels

Are you a huge Star Wars fan? If you have been following art lessons with us, you will know that we love to share video lessons for favorite books and movies. In fact, one of the bonuses with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership is an index of lessons for movies with Chalk Pastels at the Movies. Another bonus is the Tea Time Art Lessons for favorite books like Green Ember, Winnie-the-Pooh and more! Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana’s How to Draw Star Wars in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! And please be sure to share this lesson with a friend.

Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana's How to Draw Star Wars in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! Are you a huge Star Wars fan too?

How to Draw Star Wars in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson

Enjoy Nana’s How to Draw Star Wars in Chalk Pastels video art lesson!

Suggested supplies: black construction paper. Black, blue, light blue, purple, white and red chalk pastels.

FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

So, paint your Star Wars art and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page!

    • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons are here: Our Favorite Chalk Pastels
    • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

Do you and your artists learn best with a video art tutorial? Join the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse for even more Video Art Lessons at ChalkPastel.com!

Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana's How to Draw Star Wars in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! Are you a huge Star Wars fan too?

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How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels

Is watching The Grinch one of your favorite Christmas traditions? If you have been following art lessons with us, you will know that we love to share video lessons for favorite books and movies. In fact, one of the bonuses with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership is an index of lessons for movies with Chalk Pastels at the Movies. Another bonus is the Tea Time Art Lessons for favorite books like Green Ember, Winnie-the-Pooh and more! Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana’s How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! And please be sure to share this lesson with a friend.

Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana's How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! You ARE an Artist!

How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson

Enjoy Nana’s How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels video art lesson!

Suggested supplies: yellow construction paper. Black, Grinch green (whatever you have on hand) and red chalk pastels.

Enjoy a sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana's How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels Video Art Lesson! You ARE an Artist!

FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

So, paint your Grinch art and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page!

  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons are here: Our Favorite Chalk Pastels
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

Do you and your artists learn best with a video art tutorial? Join the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse for even more Video Art Lessons at ChalkPastel.com!

 

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The Definition of an Artist

What is an artist? What is the definition of an artist? Let me ask you: does your heart beat a little faster when someone says to you, “What a great runner you are!”, or “You are the best cookie maker!”or “Wowww! You can really make a great fire in the fireplace!” What would you do if someone turned to you, looked you in the eyes, and said, with all sincerity, “You ARE an Artist!”??

What is an artist? What is the definition of an artist? Come with me, and I am going to tell you about my artist’s journey. - Nana of ChalkPastel.com

The Definition of an Artist

Come with me, and I am going to tell you about my artist’s journey, and how I learned to paint and love what I paint! You will too! Why? Because you are ALL artists!


 

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And be sure to join Nana in our FREE You ARE an Artist Facebook group and our community on Instagram and all the social media as well.

Show Notes:

Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

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Christmas Chalk Pastel Joy

The beauty and magic of the holidays are upon us and your kids are going to love making Christmas chalk pastels. These fun and easy chalk pastel tutorials help bring joy and celebration to the holidays. Especially when you add in a mug of hot cocoa, some twinkly lights, and a little Christmas music for an extra bit of enchantment. It’s Christmas chalk pastel joy.

The beauty and magic of the holidays are upon us and your kids are going to love making Christmas chalk pastels. These fun and easy chalk pastel tutorials help bring joy and celebration to the holidays. Especially when you add in a mug of hot cocoa, some twinkly lights, and a little Christmas music for an extra bit of enchantment. It's Christmas chalk pastel joy.

Chalk Pastel Christmas Homeschool

There are so many ways to make this time of year truly special. But, let’s face it. The holidays can be chaotic.

I for one like to put away the “academics” and focus more on what I like to call “Christmas School!”

It’s all about building relationships and focusing on what this time of year is all about.

“Christmas School” may include the study of:

  • Religious Significance
  • Holiday Baking and Cooking
  • Christmas Crafts or Homemade Gifts
  • Decorating
  • Volunteering and Giving Back to the Community

Did you know that we’ve even turned tracking Santa on Christmas Eve into a family fun geography event?

We still incorporate loads of read alouds, and games into December as well.

The beauty and magic of the holidays are upon us and your kids are going to love making Christmas chalk pastels. These fun and easy chalk pastel tutorials help bring joy and celebration to the holidays. Especially when you add in a mug of hot cocoa, some twinkly lights, and a little Christmas music for an extra bit of enchantment. It's Christmas chalk pastel joy.

Christmas Chalk Pastel Joy

But art has been the most special of Christmas homeschool activities.

There is just something about art that is so delightful. It simply brings joy to our lives. We love to incorporate chalk pastels into our holiday plans because:

  1. They are quick (most lessons are only 10-15 minutes long)
  2. Chalk Pastels are easy to use for preschoolers through adults
  3. All you need is a cheap set of chalk pastels and construction paper

That’s it!

Plus, art makes a great gift.

These fun and easy chalk pastel tutorials help bring joy and celebration to the holidays. Especially when you add in a mug of hot cocoa, some twinkly lights, and a little Christmas music for an extra bit of enchantment. It's Christmas chalk pastel joy.

Even if you find your holiday schedule chaotic, there is time for Christmas art.

Now, throw in some Christmas goodies, and twinkle lights and you’ve got memories in the making. You can make your own homemade treats or pick something up from the store.

My kiddos are particularly fond of cakes, cookies, and pie with their hot cocoa. Keep a good supply of your child’s favorites on hand.

Alexa, play Christmas carols.

Turn on the Christmas Music

I love playing Christmas carols first thing in the morning during the month of December. It seems to set the tone for a tranquil and joyful day. Did you know that you can do a Christmas Carol Study with SQUILT on many of the Christmas Carols you may already be listening too? We have truly enjoyed learning about the history and origins of many Christmas Carols. Last year we even did a Unit Study on The Nutcracker.

I usually have Christmas music playing softly in the background as we dive into our holiday art!

Yes, I participate too! Art is more fun when it is shared!

We string lights all around. Even on our homeschool table and books. Twinkly lights just fill us with a cozy warmth.

I also like to leave our chalk pastels out for easy access, because my kids will use them all month long… and have for years!

There are enough lessons for us to do new holiday homeschool art every day for the month of December if we want! This year the Complete Clubhouse membership also has a special study on composer Handel and his Messiah.

Easy Christmas Art for Kids

With the Complete Clubhouse membership, we have access to a whole of holiday chalk pastel tutorials including:

  • Christmas Video Art Lessons
  • Nutcracker Video Art Lessons
  • Teatime Art Lessons including Charlie Brown Christmas and more

There are enough lessons for us to do new holiday homeschool art every day for the month of December if we want!

This year the Complete Clubhouse membership also has a special study on composer Handel and his Messiah.

There is even going to be a “How to draw” the Biblical map of Bethlehem! This will go beautifully with the Christmas Star of Bethlehem chalk pastel the kids did.

Christmas chalk pastels offer an easy and fun way for the whole family to slow down and enjoy the tranquility that only art can bring.

Art can be a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season. It can help us to reconnect as a family while building lovely memories filled with enchantment and joy. Christmas chalk pastels offer an easy and fun way for the whole family to slow down and enjoy the tranquility that only art can bring.

Art can be a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season. It can help us to reconnect as a family while building lovely memories filled with enchantment and joy. Christmas chalk pastel joy!

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.  

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Artist Clubhouse Art of Advent

Listen to this! December in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse is all about welcoming The Messiah. With Nana, you will paint Georg Friedrich Handel‘s Messiah (to complement SQUILT Live lessons). Then you will go on a Biblical journey to Bethlehem and draw the map too, experience famous artist Rembrandt’s Dream of Joseph and more! These are a few clues and a tiny preview of The Art of Advent in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home. – Nana

Artist Clubhouse Art of Advent Special Events:

 

A special invitation from Ms. Mary and Nana!

Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m. ET  – Welcome Messiah! This is a FREE event for all ages open to all with Ms. Mary of SQUILT Live! and Nana of You ARE an Artist Clubhouse. Sign up HERE. If you are unable to attend the event live, the video will be available afterwards in both of our membership areas.
Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m. ET  - Welcome Messiah! This is a FREE event for all ages open to all with Ms. Mary of SQUILT Live! and Nana of You ARE an Artist Clubhouse. Sign up HERE. If you are unable to attend the event live, the video will be available afterwards in both of our membership areas.

and…

The Art of Advent in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse! Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home.Thursday, December 5th at noon ET – Make Christmas cards with Nana! Member Only event for both You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members and Pam Barnhill Morning Time membership. Join for access to this event and over 530 video art lessons worth $3,330!

Did you know that Nana and Ms. Mary both live in Georgia and are practically neighbors? What fun that Nana, Mary and Tricia could all get together and plan such a special event for you!

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A Reluctant Artist

Nana cannot wait to share a true “art adventure” with you on this episode of From My Back Porch. This art adventure involves a mysterious heavenly message, a reluctant artist and her resistance to paint a certain subject, the fear of failure and final reward! Come on, pull up a chair and grab a glass of tea and a cookie and sit with her and listen as she spins this tale!  Guaranteed to make you laugh and maybe get some tears going too!

A Reluctant Artist Podcast

Maybe it’s the title of a country song? Maybe there are things YOU resist doing? Nana encourages you to participate in art even if you feel discouraged.

Nana's From My Back Porch art adventure involves a mysterious heavenly message, a reluctant artist, the fear of failure and final reward!

You can find podcast below, but please also subscribe to the podcast (there’s a handy little subscribe button to click, below)!


P.S. If you enjoy this episode, would you please share it with a friend (there’s a handy little share button, above) and/or leave a review on your favorite podcast app? Thanks!

Join Nana!

Reluctant Artist Show Notes and related:

 

Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

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Frozen Video Art Lesson

Are you looking forward to the newest Frozen movie? If you have been following art lessons with us, you will know that we love to share video lessons for favorite books and movies. In fact, one of the bonuses with You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership is an index of lessons for movies with Chalk Pastels at the Movies. Another bonus is the Tea Time Art Lessons for favorite books like Green Ember, Winnie-the-Pooh and more! Enjoy at sample of Chalk Pastels at the Movies with Nana’s Frozen Video Art Lesson! And please be sure to share this lesson with a friend.

Paint Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven with Nana's Frozen video art lesson. It's Chalk Pastels at the Movies and You ARE an Artist!

Frozen Video Art Lesson

Paint favorite Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven with Nana’s Frozen video art lesson.

Suggested Supplies: pink construction paper. Black blue, brown, white, yellow, orange, red, aqua blue, purple and light blue.

Paint Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven with Nana's Frozen video art lesson. It's Chalk Pastels at the Movies and You ARE an Artist!

FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

So, paint your Frozen art and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page!

  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons are here: Our Favorite Chalk Pastels
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

 

Do you and your artists learn best with a video art tutorial? Join the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse for even more Video Art Lessons at ChalkPastel.com!

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How To Make Time for Preschool Art

It happens to all of us. We carefully plan our homeschool days and weeks, but we are so busy trying to cover all of the things that we often skip the most fun thing – art! Yep, we have all done it.

By the end of the day, most of us have homeschooled multiple children in multiple grade levels, and we are tired, spent, and some days just plain over it. But what we are skipping could actually be the subject that refreshes and renews our souls. Especially those little bitty souls.

Early learners need lots of play-based learning and time creating. We have to make time for preschool art in our homes and homeschools. Art is essential to the mental, social, and emotional growth of our early learners. Art is also a fantastic way to satisfy children’s natural curiosity for exploration and  experimentation.

How To Make Time for Preschool Art

So the question remains, how can we make time to include art? Here are 7 tips to help you plan and cover art in your preschool or homeschool each week.

1. No Pressure. Choose a realistic goal for how often you can include art. If daily seems like too much for you, no problem. Choose one project per week to include.

2. Incorporate Art In Your Lessons. It’s common for preschool lessons to be thematic. Luckily, a program like You Are An Artist is designed to help you easily choose a project to include with each theme. For example, if you are learning about farm animals, you can pick preschool farm art lessons from You Are An Artist with hardly any prep at all.The easiest and most affordable way to do this is with a membership.

3. Easy Mediums. There are plenty of art mediums to choose from, but pick one that feels most natural to your family. One of the reasons that chalk pastel art is so simple to blend into your homeschool is that there is little to prep or plan on your part. You hardly need any supplies, and that makes art incredibly effortless when you don’t need to gather up a lot of supplies beforehand. With chalk pastels, you only need construction paper, an affordable starter set of chalk pastels, and optional baby wipes for quick clean up.

4. Make It Fun. An excellent way to add art into your home consistently is to choose a day that is always art day. In our house, we have “Fun Fridays” and almost always end up adding in a chalk pastel art lesson. We may include our art project into weekly poetry tea time or enjoy a seasonal or holiday art lesson for the day. Whatever you decide, designating an art day or a fun learning day each week is a great way to make sure it doesn’t get skipped each week.

5. Explore with Nature. Preschoolers naturally love nature study, everything from exploring in the backyard to learning all about the seasons are sure to excite your early learner. Incorporate chalk pastel lessons as you learn about all of these things.

6. Include The Family. If you have children of all ages in your homeschool, there may be few subjects that you can combine. Another one of the perks of using You Are An Artist is that the whole family can join in on the fun. Chalk pastel art has no age requirements, and mom can even join in on the fun! We highly recommend it.

7. Plan Outside Of The Box. There are no rules for teaching preschool or homeschool, for that matter. You can plan to add art at the beginning of the day, along with morning time, or on a Saturday. If you feel like you don’t have time to include art into your daily routine, think about planning art during another part of your day and week. Maybe dad would like to join in the fun after dinner on Friday night. Be flexible and plan outside of your typical box.

I hope these ideas are helpful to you as you begin to plan in more art for your precious preschoolers. Art time with Nana is a big deal around our house, and I know it will be in yours too!

Courtney 

www.gracegrowedify.com

Preschool Curriculum Match Up Download

Be sure to download the free Preschool Curriculum Match Up to make planning preschool art time even easier!

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Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, who believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home.