About ChalkPastel.com

Bringing Joy to Homeschool Families since 2008

A homeschool art membership program designed to transform homeschooling into a fun and memorable experience for both parents and children.

Tricia’s journey began when she found herself exhausted from trying to stick to a strict schedule and struggling to gather everyone around the table again for a potentially boring lesson. One snowy afternoon, she invited her mother over to help entertain the kids. Tricia then intuitively captured some magical moments with the children and shared them on her longstanding homeschool blog.

To Tricia’s surprise, her blog post resonated with numerous moms who yearned for more accessible and enjoyable homeschool art programs to incorporate into their homeschooling routines.

Motivated by the overwhelming response, Tricia realized that other parents often feel overwhelmed by the myriad options available online and the pressure to fit it all in. She passionately advocates for parents to recognize that they don’t have to do it all.

Drawing from her experience as a seasoned homeschool mom, Tricia decided to create You Are An ARTiST, a comprehensive homeschool art membership program that serves as a one-stop shop for transforming monotonous and challenging homeschooling days into cherished memories.

Through this program, parents gain access to a wide range of easy-to-follow art projects and resources, carefully crafted to inspire creativity and foster a love for learning in children of all ages, without messy clean-up or long art supply lists.

At You Are An ARTiST, we believe that every child has the innate ability to express themselves artistically and that art can be a powerful tool for understanding and retaining complex concepts.

We are dedicated to providing parents with the support they need to make homeschooling a joyous adventure, where children can explore their imaginations, develop essential skills, and create lasting memories. Join us at You Are An ARTiST and unlock the transformative power of art in your homeschooling journey.

The Your Best Homeschool Family

The Your Best Homeschool Network of websites offer Art, Music, Nature Studies, Curriculum Choices and Homeschool Mom Support.

You are an artist team

Contributing Authors

The amazing team of contributing authors


I Drew It Then I Knew It Curriculum
Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan homeschool mom of three, and she believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify, she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home. She is also the founder of Homeschool Mastery Academy. Courtney has a passion for creating quality curriculum and resources for home-educating families.


Seasonal Content Creator

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.


Contributing Writer

Dawn is a passionate follower of Jesus, wife to Chris, and homeschool mom of four. In her spare time she loves to read, hike, and write on her blog Schoolin’ Swag. She enjoys reviewing curriculum and helping moms find the right fit for their family.


Contributing Writer

Julie is a teacher, writer and homeschool mom. Her blog Happy Strong Home shares encouragement for cherishing children, enjoying motherhood, and growing strong families. Julie has been featured on Million Praying Moms, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and the Melissa and Doug blog. She offers writing workshops and a “homeschool neighborhood” community to support parents in their homeschool adventures. Find Julie on Instagram to be the first to know when new workshops and community events are available. 

Shawna Wingert, Different By Design Learning


Content Manager

Shawna Wingert is a special education teacher turned writer, speaker and consultant. She is also a homeschooling mom of two brilliant boys with differences and special needs.  Shawna has written four books for parents – Everyday Autism, Special Education at Home, Parenting Chaos and her latest, Homeschooling Your Child With Special Needs. She helps parents of children with learning differences, behavioral challenges and special needs every day at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.