Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Our favorite Fall Art lessons!

As an avid crafter and art hoarder lover, it has always been easy for me to include art in our home. 
Even when the kids were little bitty, I would pull out the art supplies and let them create. Not only did it help their motor skills, but it also allowed them to use their creativity. 

I homeschool three kiddos ranging from 8 to 14 and sometimes it's difficult to find an art lesson that can include all of them. When I stumbled upon chalk art, I was quickly impressed. art lesson that doesn't require expensive materials AND engages all of my kiddos! 

First, you need to gather your supplies! 
Here are the items I recommend:

chalk, art, chalks

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Ideas for Fall Lessons: 
1. Fall leaves
2. Acorns
3. Pinecones
4. Pumpkins
5. Turkeys
6. Fall trees
7. Cornucopia
8. Indian Corn 
9. Pilgrims
10. Native American Feathers
11. Plimoth Plantation Home
12. Mayflower
13. Apples
14. Owls
15. Pies

You can find inspiration anywhere on the web, but if that doesn't work for you, I suggest checking out for seasonal and themed art videos. They also offer some free videos on their Facebook Page! 

Do you love art supplies as much as I do?? 
Consider these supplies to stay organized and give your older children an edge! 
sketch pads, easel, chalk storage, drawers

You can always supplement the chalk pastels for oil pastels when older children start to feel the chalks are too easy. They can continue using the same videos, just using a different medium. Keep in mind oil pastels require a little more elbow grease when blending, and you may need something more than a damp paper towel to clean up. 

Let's Preserve Their Precious Artwork!

You'll want to get a Spray Fixatif to help keep the chalk/oil pastels in place and avoid damaging other art if it's kept in a portfolio, or hanging from your refrigerator.  Try not to purchase the Workable Fixatif, as it does allow movement with the pastels. 

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. " -Pablo Picasso 

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