Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sidewalk Chalk Art Show, Kid's Sidewalk Chart Art Project, Chalk Book, and All Things Wonderful Link Up 8/10

In June we had the opportunity of attending a local Sidewalk Chalk Festival. It was fantastic and so much fun for our family. Not only did we get to walk around and watch amazing artists (both amateur and professional) draw different pieces of artwork, but we also got to do a few chalk drawings of our own. Later on the girls and I decided to do our own "Sidewalk Chalk Festival" and had a blast. Then we found an awesome book called "Chalk" that we read together to go with our Chalk Art Fun!
So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to see all of our adventures and have fun creating your own Sidewalk Chalk Festival!

Here are a few of our favorites from the festival. Isn't this amazing how realistic it is?

Beware of the shark.

Love the artist Norman Rockwell. One of America's most beloved artist's. CLICK HERE to see his Saturday Evening Post Covers.

Harry Potter, Brady Bunch Style

Simply Gorgeous!

Artists of all ages and experience.

Tangled anyone?

My Little Red's all time favorite Disney Princess, Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

Awesome Anime style painting.

More Tangled/Rapunzel

Another breathtaking drawing. Can someone tell me the name of the original painting/artist shown? I have forgotten from my Art History classes.

Little Blonde and Little Red happily creating their own sidewalk drawings.

Little Red's Drawing (age 4): A Girl with a Flower

Little Blonde's Drawing (age 6): A Unicorn with a Flower

Our Very Own Sidewalk Chalk Festival All you need is a little chalk. We found that Crayola's chalk was much easier to draw with producing brighter colors.

Now I promise, drawing with chalk on sidewalk is a little trickier than you would think. It made me appreciate even more the amazing chalk drawings we saw at the Sidewalk Chalk Festival. To me it looked like they were possibly using chalk pastels to do their drawings. Me taking a photo with my drawing.

Shauna's "The Little Fairy" (it was actually as tall as my youngest daughter) The Little Fairy's Face Up Close

Fairy Wings

The girls beginning their drawings. We looked through a few books to give us inspiration with what we wanted to draw. Since we are in an apartment this summer, the size of our "Sidewalk Festival" was small, but still so much fun! Little Blonde Hard at Work

Little Blonde's finished drawing "Fairy Tale Land" Pretty good for a 6 year old.

Little Blonde's Fairy and Elf

Rapunzel and Witch

The Giant

Little Red decided to draw a little girl riding in a carriage pulled by a horse. Not to bad for four years old!Little Red's second drawing was a girl and boy getting married. She is in to anything that is fancy, beautiful, or princess inspired. Up CloseLittle Red's last drawing. A fairy. She wanted to draw it big like mine. So cute!This is the awesome wordless picture book called, Chalk, by Bill Thomson. Another book I am going to need to add to our children's book library. It is so imaginative and I love the illustrations. My girls wanted me to read the book over and over. And then they read the book over and over themselves. The book starts off with a group of little kids going to the park during a rain storm. As they approach the park they see a curious bag hanging from a dinosaur ride. They open the bag and find it is filled with sidewalk chalk. So, one by one they begin to draw chalk drawings on the pavement. Then something magical happens. The drawings come to life. However, you will never guess what happens. The story line is darling, and I promise I won't ruin the ending for you. But, you definitely need to check it out at the library or purchase it and see what happens! So cute!

Here is the link to finding the book on amazon. Just click on the picture above.
Well, have you been inspired? Are you going to do your own "Sidewalk Chalk Festival" at home. It makes for a great family activity, a fun play date, or a great birthday party or neighborhood event. The possibilities are endless, even if you do get a little messy in the process.

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Brooke said...

Loving this post, thanks for sharing :o)

silly eagle books said...

This is an awesome idea. I love it. :)

jess_hak said...

It's Girl With A Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

Scarlett Johansson starred in a movie of the same title based off the novel....that is the only reason I know that answer. lol :) Beautiful picture!

Jenn Erickson said...

Shauna, thank you for sharing those incredible works of chalk-art!

I love the idea of having your own chalk festival as well!

Thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!


Amanda said...

That looks amazing!