Last week we did our first chalk pastel tutorial
and I realized our pastel set was under-stocked and inadequate.
So I splurged on 2 sets –
a 24 set of chalk pastels
& my waited-so-long-on-my-wish-list set of pastel pencils!
When I put both sets out
and opened a new Hodgepodge chalk tutorial ~
My older girls seldom do art with us,
but the new array of beautiful colors drew them closer …
and we all enjoyed a relaxing time with our pastels.
(The pastel drawings done from top to bottom by 10-year-old, 13-year-old, 18-year-old and me.)
Several of us did a 2nd pastel picture not shown here.
Thanks Tricia for making our first lessons so easy!
Here are some pros and cons of chalk pastels ~
- bright colors
- covers a large area with very little effort or work
- layers of colors can cover up ‘mistakes’ or smudges
- limited colors layered on each other produces new shades and tones
- blending with finger or paper nub makes beautiful shading
- quick lessons because you can’t ‘work it too much’
- smudges easily
- lack of fine detail frustrate some kids
- can become messy if not careful
- chalk pieces break very easily
- some popular colors are often finished before most the other colors
Even if you only have a small set, or limited time, go ahead and try a chalk tutorial!