1 THE ART OF CHALK: AN OVERVIEW

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Mini Zoo by Tracy Lee Stum. Even when given only a small area in which to work, a 3D chalk image can be very convincing when designed and shaded effectively.

You’ve probably seen various types of chalk or pastel artwork in your journey through everyday life, either on a street, in a restaurant, on a sidewalk, or in a museum or gallery. Artists have been “playing” with chalk for centuries. And yes, I say “playing,” as this medium most certainly allows for some very free expressions of creativity.

No longer thought of as just a schoolroom tool, chalk has come into its own with the advent of new and fascinating applications. ...

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