To kick off our Waldorf Botany Main Lesson block and Plants and Trees unit study, I did a 4’x6′ chalk drawing of a forest scene that will remain in our homeschool room for the duration of this unit. I used a chalk drawing I did in 2010 as inspiration for this drawing. Originally I copied parts of this out of the Live-Education main lesson book for Botany while finding inspiration from other drawings.

Today’s drawing took 2.5 hours over the course of two days. It’s four feet by six feet and it’s on my mobile chalk board which was originally a slate chalkboard that I recently painted with Rustoleum chalkboard paint.

I try to do at least one chalk drawing for each unit.

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  1. Mashallah, this is absolutely stunning. I wish I could draw like this! but unfortunately I do NOT have one artistic bone in my body. except knitting and crochet, but my sons look at me as if I am crazy when I say pick up a needle. Sadly, this is where I have to pay for art lessons for my children. I try…I do, but i mostly can do stick figures. : ) Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful resources. I started homeschooling two years ago, and I find myself struggling. I can never find the right curriculum and when I do it is way out of budget as I am paying for 3 children. So I try to piece together things that I like, but for some reason History is so hard to find that is not written in Christian view. Then I found your unit studies, this will be wonderful.

    1. Salam Heather! Stick figures are a form of art 😉 But you find something that works for you and bring your best to the homeschooling journey. That’s what matters. We each offer something unique. For history, I do like piecing it together myself, and yes, finding a non-Christian worldview history curriculum is going to be challenging. Have you tried Story of The World? It’s not perfect by any means, but it is liked by many.

      1. Does it erase well? How do you erase ? I have a wall painted with blackboard paint ? Wondering g if I use the chalk pastels will it come off ?

        1. Hello! Yes, these chalk pastels (specifically Sargent Art) come off easily with a wet rag. I can’t say how other chalk mediums or brands will do. Sometimes, I avoid using a dry eraser to minimize dust. I’ll just use a wet towel and wipe it down several times. You must wait for it to dry completely before writing on the chalkboard.

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