Chalk Pastel Techniques Try these techniques in your sketchbook to familiarize yourself with chalk pastels! Step #1: Cut a page (or two)of black construction paper to fit your sketchbook. The black paper should completely cover the white page. Step #2: Glue the pages into your sketchbook. Step #3: Follow the link to watch the video to introduce different pastel techniques. **Pro-tip: Grid out your black paper and label your sections with the techniques as shown at the beginning of the video. Step #4: Play! Experiment with the chalk pastels. Here are some ideas to try: - Try using pastels on different colors of paper (black, white, colored) - Try blending the pastels into a continuous gradient/rainbow - Layer the pastels to create different colors - Create an abstract artwork with pastels Step #5: When you are done, add a photo of your work. Step #6: Use the drawing tool to circle your favorite technique.