Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Medium: Chalk Pastels ; Lesson: Harvest Moon

Recently we did a "messy art" lesson using CHALK PASTELS. THESE BEAUTIFUL SILKY CHUNKS OF FABULOUS chalk ARE MY NEW FAVORITE!  i LOVE BEING ABLE TO blend AND smear and create!  Squeeeee!
Chalk Pastels

I ended up getting the BIG pack, since we had cousins over for the lesson
Start out with a line.  Add a HUGE HARVEST MOON.  Add a river.

add  some trees, twinkly lights in the far off mountains
and some clouds...

add some really cute kids :)

one boy chose a Teepee in the background

here are the amazing results, different imaginations, brought together in one FUN (and messy, yay!) art class

I love that they each used a different color or tree or background.  When it comes to art or science, I say "the messier, the better!"  The reasoning behind that insanity is, creativity is messy sometimes. i do not want to stifle that energy because of a little mess.  I LOVE the sensory   and artistic outlets that "messy art" brings out. 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

Pablo Picasso


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Dawn said...

What wonderful art work.

See Jamie blog said...

We just recently did our first chalk pastel project, and I had so much fun with it! We'll be doing more soon. I love how your family's came out!