Chalk Full of Fun

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SUPPLIES

Provided in the Chalk Kit

  • 24 pack of chalk pastels

  • Small blending pad

  • 4th of July swag

  • Contest info

Suggested for Prep & Layout

  • Whisk broom or brush (for cleaning surface -- don't blow the dust)

  • Yardstick, tape measure

  • Water, spray bottle, cloth or sponge for erasing

  • Masking tape for creating sharp borders and shapes

Suggested for Comfort

  • Hat or umbrella

  • Sunscreen

  • Knee pads or garden pad

  • Cardboard or carpet square to sit on

  • Low chair or bucket to sit on

TIPS & TRICKS

The following are great tips and tricks for the novice and experienced chalk artist. We hope the video and tutorial links and visual instructions will help you create your masterpiece!

ARTIST GRID METHOD TO TRANSFER DESIGN

  1. Choose your image or draw a sketch ahead of time. Make copies if more than one artist will be working on the piece.

  2. Using a ruler, create a square grid over a copy of your image, 1” x 1”. Label the columns using numbers and the rows using letters.

  3. Lay out a corresponding grid on the asphalt 1’ x 1’ adding the labels for the columns and rows.

  4. Lightly draw the outlines of your image, square by square.

  5. Once your sketch is complete you can then begin to “paint” your drawing.

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CHALKING TECHNIQUE

  1. Start from the top of the painting area and begin painting the image with the colored chalk.

  2. Smooth the foundation of color using your fingers in small areas and the carpet blending pad or chalkboard eraser for larger areas.

  3. Fill in the details of the image using various shades of colored chalk. Continue to blend colors to gain the right effect. Leave some chalk color unblended on the surface of the concrete to bring out colors, highlights and details.

  4. Work your way down the area of your painting.

  5. Step back from your artwork every once and while to see the big picture.

  6. Do not blow or fan excess chalk into the air. It will dull your colors, and chalk dust is not good to breathe.

  7. To get intense color, apply the chalk more than once (the first time fills in cracks and crevices) and bear down hard. The second time is to let the chalk powder rest on the top of the bumps. Then don’t touch it anymore!

  8. Finish by adding highlights to your chalk art.

  9. Take lots of pictures!

ENTER THE CONTEST!

SEND us your photos to enter the contest!

There will be five prizes awarded for each category.

Photos need to include the artwork and the artist(s) who created the masterpiece.

Entries must be submitted by the end of the day on Monday, July 5.

Return to this website for contest entry form.

Categories and Prizes

  • Children (3rd-8th grade) - $20 gift card to Baskin-Robbins

  • Teens (high school) - $20 gift card to Target

  • Adults (post high school) - $50 gift card to University Art

  • Family & friends team (one award per team) - $50 gift card to Target

POST YOUR MASTERPIECE!

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QUESTIONS? Email us at chalkfestival@rwcpaf.org

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