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Summer is here and that means it is time to plan trips to the beach!
Since our next beach trip is a few weeks away we decided to bring the beach to us this week using our new favorite art technique – chalk art!
When Megan and her kids shared their love of chalk pastel art with us a few months ago we were immediate fans. Working with chalk is easy and fun, and it gives us a chance to express our own creativity in a unique way.
As we gathered our supplies and looked through the tutorials available in the new Chalk Pastels: Art at the Beach guide we each decided to select a different lesson.
My younger son quickly selected the manatee! He enjoys visiting the manatees at Blue Springs State Park so this was an easy choice for him.
He loves animals, and to image stories about animals, so as he worked he named his manatee “Bob” and created a silly story about what “Bob” was going to do all afternoon (the story mostly included eating and sleeping – appropriate for a manatee and a pre-teen boy!).
My older son selected the beach umbrella because he prefers to watch the video tutorials rather than read the directions. Thank you Nana for supporting all types of learning styles!
I opted for the sand bucket because I was drawn to the bright colors. I also wanted to try some of the suggestions for using different colors to emphasize the light from the sunshine on the different sides of the bucket.
What a great way to spend time together and create fun art projects as we daydream about one of our favorite places to explore together – the beach!
Chalk Pastels: Art at the Beach
If you are looking for a fun and easy art summer art project for your family be sure to check out the NEW Chalk Pastels: Art at the Beach tutorials from Southern Hodgepodge.
This downloadable art curriculum includes 12 tutorials such as:
- Sand bucket
- Sea Turtle
- A very familiar clown fish and blue tang fish