Fine Art Fundamentals Series 1.6

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the first series, students will use acrylic paint to create two artworks that are original and truly their own. Students will apply elements of form and composition to their artwork while exercising creativity and developing observation skills. Each series of online Fine Art Fundamentals classes build on different composition concepts.

Watch this Parent Guide video which includes instructions on how to set up an art space at home and how you can achieve a more independent and empowering experience for your child.

Find the list of supply needs by day below. Plan to spend about 15 minutes preparing the supplies before each class.

Weekly (one day per week) options are available year round and daily (week-long) options are available during school breaks.

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Supplies Information

Quality art materials of good value have been specially selected for these classes because we know better supplies and tools improve the outcome of art making. Limited palettes of specific colors teach color mixing and are preferred over a palette with many colors. Our colored pencil selection provides the unique practice of layering and pressure control to blend and is preferred over softer colored pencils that mimic the practice of using soft chalk pastels to blend.

Listed below are the required supplies plus a number of choices and brands. Please allow time to acquire the needed art materials. If you purchased these supplies before or have these supplies at home, no need to purchase again.

Required Art Supplies

Board (~16×20″) for stretching paper  –  Blick

Masking tape for stretching paper  –  Blick  –  Amazon

2 sheets watercolor paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)

Graphite pencil  –  Blick

Eraser

Black and white charcoal pencils  –  Blick  –  Amazon  –  Michaels

Tracing paper  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Composition templates (download and print)  –  PDFa  –  PDFb

Acrylic painting supplies  –  Blick List  –  Amazon List

  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette paper pad
  • Palette knife

Cup of water for rinsing brushes

Paper towels

Blow/hair dryer for drying art

Supply List By Day

Prepare for each day of class by having the following supplies ready beforehand.

Day 1 Clock by Shadow

  • Watercolor paper ( 12-14″ x 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Graphite pencil
  • Eraser
  • Acrylic paints (full palette: white, yellow, light red, magenta red, blues, green)
  • Palette paper pad
  • Bristle brushes
  • Palette knife
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 2 Clock by Shadow Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Clock by Shadow Part 1
  • Acrylic paints (full palette: white, yellow, light red, magenta red, blues, green)
  • Palette paper pad
  • Bristle brushes
  • Palette knife
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Blow/hair dryer for drying art

Day 3 Shadow Friend

  • Watercolor paper ( 12-14″ x 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Acrylic paint (black only)
  • Cup with 1″ water
  • Bristle hair paint brush
  • Tracing paper
  • Composition templates
  • Graphite/Ebony Pencil
  • Eraser
  • White charcoal pencil

Day 4 Shadow Friend Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Shadow Friend Part 1
  • Acrylic paints (full palette: white, yellow, light red, magenta red, blues, green)
  • Palette paper pad
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette knife
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 5 Shadow Friend Part 3

  • Continuing on same paper as Shadow Friend Part 2
  • Acrylic paints (full palette: white, yellow, light red, magenta red, blues, green)
  • Palette paper pad
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette knife
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels