Art Exploration Series 2.1

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the second series, students will use acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastels and collage paper to create three artworks that are original and truly their own. All Series 2 classes refer to the same ‘special words’ to help students build their understanding of the fine art terms.

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

3 sheets bristol vellum drawing paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)

Acrylic painting supplies  –  Blick List  –  Amazon List

  • Acrylic paint
  • Palette paper pad
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Brushes

  • Bristle brushes in a variety of sizes
  • Soft hair brush in a variety of sizes

Pan watercolors  –  Arteza  –  Amazon-Arteza

Watercolor palette  –  Blick-Richeson Slant Palette  –  Amazon-Richeson Slant Palette  –  Michaels-Artist’s Loft

Soft paint brushes  –  Ikea-Mala  –  Amazon-Mala

Water cup for rinsing brushes

Squirt bottle  –  Blick-Squeeze Bottles

Paper towels

Oil pastels  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Graphite pencil  –  Blick

Eraser

Collage paper in warm OR cool tones/patterns

  • Prepare a variety of different papers: old magazines, newspapers, wrapping paper, construction paper, origami paper, etc. Kids can look for paper with color and pattern in warm or cool tones. Have 3-5 sheets cut into squares and rectangles about the size of your child’s hand.

Scissors 

Glue stick

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 It’s Sedimentary!

  • Bristol vellum 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
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 2 It’s Sedimentary! Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as It’s Sedimentary! Part 1
  • Oil pastel
  • Acrylic paints (full palette: white, yellow, light red, magenta red, blues, green)
  • Palette paper pad
  • Bristle brushes
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 3 Organic Garden

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Oil pastel
  • A variety of paper in warm OR cool tones/patterns
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Day 4 Organic Garden Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Organic Garden Part 1
  • Oil pastels
  • Pan watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Soft hair paint brushes
  • Cup with 1″ of water
  • Paper towels

Day 5 A New Angle on Flowers

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Oil pastels
  • Pan watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Soft hair paint brushes
  • Cup with 1″ of water
  • Paper towels