Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Mary D’Amico explains how to draw flowers with chalk pastel.
Tags:how to draw with chalk pastel,how to draw flowers in pastel chalk,mary d’amico,monkeysee,pastel chalk techniques
Grab video code:
Hi, my name is Mary Demigo, I’m an art teacher in Fairfax county northern Virginia. I’ve been an art teacher for five years. I teach elementary education for art. I have a degree from Quickstown University, Pennsylvania, it’s a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from kindergarten to 12th grade. I also am an art, private art instructor, and today we’re gonna be working with one of my students. Her name is Summer and she’s 9 years old, and I’ve been working with her for a year. Today we are going to be working with chalk pastel with a still life and so I’m gonna talk a little bit about what we’re going to be, what you’re going to need today. First thing, we’re gonna need a paper, so any kind of charcoal paper that is a good pound of paper, this is about 25 pound paper and it can go all the way to 60 pounds, 80 pounds, just so it’s a little bit heavier weight of paper to hold the chalk. This is chalk pastels, and so, they come in pencils, all different colors, they come in the block chalk, you’ll need a sharpener, if you do have the pencils, we have blending sticks, and they also come in different sizes, and different variations of size, so they have the point one. And we also have an eraser, it’s a kneaded eraser, and they come in different colors and it helps to blend the chalk. We’re also are going to need tissues, to help blend your chalk pastel, we’ll show that a little bit later. And we’ll also need your still life. So depending on what you would like to use for your subject matter. We have a still life of flowers, so it’s just something simple with a vase of flowers that you can get from any crafts store or it could be a natural vase of flowers. We’re also gonna need some type of workable fixative to spray our drawing when it is all done, so that it preserves the drawing and it does not smear when we eventually put it into a frame. Okay, so let’s get started.