Do you have the best of intentions when it comes to adding art lessons to your child's week, but life gets in the way? These Chalk Pastel Video Art Lessons for Kids have made it possible for me to easily add art into our busy schedule.
I am excited to share that A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels is now available as a video course! While my son and I really enjoy the chalk pastel lesson books, I have to admit that it is much easier for me to do these lessons with my son using the video tutorials. And my son absolutely loves doing art lessons with “Nana” (Lucia Hames). Her teaching style is calming and reassuring (read way more patient than this mom). So much so that my son, who is a perfectionist, can let go and enjoy the process of creating art.
Chalk Pastel Video Art Lessons for Kids
I have regularly enrolled my son in art classes at co-ops and the parks and rec because he loves art and I am artistically challenged. While he has truly enjoyed the local classes, he likes doing art lessons on video with “Nana” more. Why? Because each lesson includes an overhead view of Nana leading your child through the project, step-by-step, so he doesn't miss anything. He gets a great front-row view of every single step without distractions. And he can hit rewind if he wants to see it again to be sure he understands what to do before proceeding.
He can also work at his own pace. He can hit pause if he needs more time for a particular step or keep the video rolling if he understands the techniques without being slowed down by other students that don't. For him, it is like receiving private lessons only better. Note: The picture above is from my son doing this bonus Little Church in the Woods chalk pastel video art lesson.
Sample Chalk Pastel Video Art Lesson – Apple or Pumpkin
Any paper that you have on hand. Copy paper or construction paper work just fine.
Aa starter set of chalk pastels. If you think you don't have chalk pastels, look in one of the art cases that your child already has. They often include chalk pastels.
Optional: You may want to have a damp cloth or baby wipes for chalky fingers and easy clean up.
Enjoy this sample video art lesson from Nana!
The Benefits of A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels:
Nana walks you and your children through the steps of creating beautiful artwork, providing tips on colors and teaching chalk pastel techniques. It is easier for a child to learn by seeing something demonstrated rather than trying to translate instructions from a book.
Once your child has learned the techniques, they can apply them to their own creations outside of lessons.
Nana encourages your kids to make their art their own and encourages them to deviate at certain points in the lessons and gives them ideas for how they can deviate to inspire them.
You can view each lesson on any digital device. You can pause the video lesson at any time. You can rewind at any time.
Once purchased, you have lifetime access to the course, so you can use it with all your children.
A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels, with 45 video art tutorials for your children, provides a whole school year of art lesson for your children and can be used with multiple ages at the same time.
Very few supplies needed. All you have to is pull out the chalk pastels and paper and press play.
Easy clean up. You can clean up with a damp cloth or a baby wipe.
What do you need to get started? Very Short Supply List!
- A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels with 45 video art tutorials for your artists.
- Chalk pastels — available online or from any art store
- Paper — copy or computer paper and a pack of construction paper will get you started
In this video introduction, Nana explains the very short supply list and invites you on a journey. You will be an artist!
Why Chalk Pastels Video Art Lessons?
- Frugal starter set of chalk pastels is around $10 and the whole family can share
- Successful for all artists plus forgiving and fun!
- Techniques encourage both new artists and challenge more advanced ones
- Independent learning for older students
If you are looking for a simple way to add art lessons to your homeschool curriculum or afterschool activities, then check out A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels.
Note: I have not been compensated for this post. I am sharing because my son absolutely loves these videos and they make it easier for me to include art in our busy schedule.