Celebrating Spring with Chalk Art

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s the perfect time to start adding some nature scenes to your art projects.

Luckily, Southern Hodgepodge has just what you need to get started. Their newest book, A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels, has recently been released.

Celebrating Spring with Chalk Art Education Possible

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There are 10 pastel projects included in this book, such as:

  • a bird’s nest
  • quilts on the line
  • a rainbow
  • jonquil in a mason jar
  • three little chicks

We chose the rainbow project!

Celebrating Spring with Chalk Art Education Possible

To complete these projects, you’ll need:

Learning Something New

To me, spring always brings along a feeling of hope and excitement. It’s a great season to start a project or to learn something new.

The kids and I decided to share our well known love of chalk pastel art with our friends. They’ve never worked in chalk before, so we were excited to show them how fun and easy it is.

Everyone chose their paper (shaded or white) and got started.

First, we added the grass and path for the foreground and then moved to the star of the project – the rainbow!

Two Things we Discovered

  • Different brands of chalk will produce varying results.

Some chalk is softer than others and requires very little pressure or strokes to cover an area. This was the first time we used a different brand of chalk and it wasn’t as soft as ours. This meant that we needed to color in more of the surface area than we usually do.

It’s not a big deal, but we learned to test new pastels before using them, to see how they will color.

  • Chalk is a great medium for new artists.

Most of our friends were unsure about this project because they didn’t think they had a lot of artistic ability. They tend to favor history and science over art.

However, once they got started, they saw there was no right or wrong way to create. Chalk is a very forgiving medium, making it perfect for beginners.

Everyone produced a uniquely beautiful picture!

Celebrating Spring with Chalk Art Education Possible

To be honest, I haven’t found a season that doesn’t work well with chalk pastels, but I really love how the beauty of spring can be depicted in this art medium.

Grab a copy of A Seasonal Start in Spring Chalk Pastels, pastel chalkpaper and get started creating your own spring art!

How are you capturing spring’s splendor in your homeschool art lessons?

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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
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  1. This looks like fun………. my kids love to chalk on the driveway….such nice pictures they do…..one son even does very detailed pics…..then they get washed away. I need to do them on paper w/ them again. Thank you for posting. 🙂

    1. Funny, my girls always enjoyed chalking on the driveway too, so I had a feeling that they would love chalk art. I’m glad you liked the post. I hope you give it a try and that your son enjoys it as much as working on the driveway. There are a lot more colors for him to create with too – bonus!!

  2. That looks like a lovely book. We haven’t used chalk pastels much but my boys do enjoy them so much!

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