Art Exploration Series 2.5

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the second series, students will 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 (including metallics like gold and silver)
  • Palette paper pad
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Brushes

Graphite pencil  –  Blick

Eraser

Oil pastels  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Chalk pastels  –  Blick  –  Michaels(24set)  –  Amazon

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Liquid glue

Wooden coffee stirrers

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 The Creeping Cactus Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ x 17-18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Acrylic paints (more white, red, yellow and orange with smaller amount of cool colors like blue, magenta and green)
  • Palette paper
  • Large bristle brush
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 2 The Creeping Cactus Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as The Creeping Cactus Part 1
  • Oil pastels
  • Acrylic paints (white, yellow, green, blue)
  • Palette paper
  • Bristle hair brushes
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Stick (skewer, popsicle stick, etc)

Day 3 Light Up

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ x 17-18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Oil pastels
  • Soft/chalk pastels

Day 4 Neighborhood Map Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ x 17-18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Soft/chalk pastels (or oil pastels)
  • Acrylic paints (full palette with white, yellow, reds, blues, green and black)
  • Palette paper
  • Bristle hair brushes (small, medium and large)
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee stirrers (5 sticks)

Day 5 Neighborhood Map Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Neighborhood Map Part 1
  • Painted coffee stirrers
  • Liquid glue
  • Oil pastels