Last year at a local homeschool conference, my 9 year old daughter had the opportunity to participate in a hands on arts class offered by Creating a Masterpiece and taught by Sharon Hofer. The class she took utilized pastels. By the end of the lesson, my daughter walked away with a complete piece of artwork. I was amazed!! I decided to purchase one of her DVDs to take home and try with the other girls.
This is the curriculum that we purchased.
Creating a Masterpiece is a DVD driven, art curriculum where the teacher and creator, Sharon Hofer, walks the student through step by step to create their masterpiece. Her videos are not only for those who like pastels, but she utilizes many different mediums including crayon, ink, pencil, watercolor and much more.
While we purchased our curriculum almost a year ago, we finally got around to getting the supplies and pulling out the DVD to give it a try. Once we gathered everything together and started the video, I realized that I did not have the correct colors of pastels. I was missing one of the colors they were going to need. Guess that's what I get for buying my pastels when we lived in South Korea almost three years ago. We were able to improvise and the girls had fun and made a mess while watching the video and creating their artwork.
And here is the finished product...a masterpiece.