Art in the Open Learning Programme

Chalk pastels can be used to create a range of effects. They are best used on cartridge or sugar paper. Chalk pastels can be smudged with the finger to create soft blended drawings, or used for bright outlines as in the pictures above, by Year 3 pupils as part of the Relationships pack.

Chalk pastel and charcoal can 'fixed' using cheap hairspray - it's much cheaper and works just as well!

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Chalk pastels can also be used to mix colours. These skin tones were mixed using chalk pastels. Layers of colour were placed on top of each other and then blended with fingers. The colours used were recorded by making small lines next to the mixed final colour, as can be seen in the picture.

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