“While we’ve found other instructional resources we use well, this one just gets us down and dirty DOING art.”
~ Carey Jane Clark in her review of A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels
Today is the last day to use coupon code HODGEPODGE to get $5 off our ebook.
- Lessons for a whole year of art
- Bluebird and Sky Vista video tutorials
- Art for all ages (includes tips for starting a love of art with little ones)
“What a pleasure it has been to review Tricia Hodges’ new book, A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels! I have been a fan of her art tutorials for quite some time, finding them to be wonderful additions to unit studies and family fun. The broad range of topics makes this a book that you can use throughout the year. There are step-by-step lessons on how to use chalk pastels to draw tornadoes, beach scenes, winter fun, trees, hot chocolate, and much more. The chalk pastels are so simple to use, making art easy for kids of all ages. Inexpensive and wildly successful art adventures are easy with this collection. A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels is one that the kids will keep asking you to use again and again—learning at its best!” ~ A Simply Fun Start in Art review by Amanda Bennett – Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett
- Use it as your art resource for next school year
- Enjoy it this summer, just for fun!
“My children love art. As a busy homeschooling mom, I appreciate art lessons that are easy to implement AND produce stunning projects. Chalk pastels are the perfect medium to accomplish both goals! Tricia and Lucia have done a splendid job sharing simple, step-by-step directions for oodles of chalk pastel lessons which will result in amazing artwork – even for those who don’t believe they are artistically talented. (Believe me.)” ~ Cindy West, Owner, Shining Dawn Books and author of NaturExplorers series
You can find a beginner set of chalk pastels at local arts and crafts stores, like Michaels, for around $6.99. Share the set amongst your family and see if you like this medium.
“As an art teacher and the owner of Harmony Fine Arts, I appreciate the simple beauty of the new chalk pastel book from Nana and Tricia at Southern Hodgepodge. The clear tutorials make each lesson easy to accomplish with stunning results from even the youngest of artists. Even for older students, the tutorials teach valuable skills and techniques which can be applied to any chalk pastel project. I love the sprinkling of recipes and the photos that share the closeness this family has achieved by simply pulling out art supplies at the kitchen table, learning together side by side with their beloved Nana. Thank you for the wonderful gift of an ebook that can inspire and nurture a love of art in all of us.” ~ Barb McCoy – Owner, Harmony Fine Arts
Be sure to let me know if you have a post or photos to share of your chalk pastels – I’d love to feature you on our Art Tutorials Showcase!
A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels: Art for All Ages. Just add chalk pastels and paper! Use code HODGEPODGE
What questions do you have about chalk pastels?
thank you for sharing this. I have been keeping my eyes on this for next year. with the discount code, I got motivated to finally purchase.
Oh enjoy Trish! And I’d love to see pictures of any tutorials you and your children do. I wish you many art-filled afternoons 🙂
Awesome! you have inspired our homeschool group. 🙂