Art Exploration Series 4.2

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the fourth series, students will create three artworks that are original and truly their own. All Series 4 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)

Graphite pencil  –  Blick

Eraser

Colored pencils  –  Target   Amazon

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

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Oil pastels  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Black india ink  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Ink tools (an assortment of mark-making tools you can find at home like stick/skewers, plastic forks, junky craft brushes)

Small condiment cup for holding ink

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

Blow/hair dryer

Paper towels

Spray bottle with water

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 Goats on a Tightrope Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Black india ink (small amount in a condiment cup)
  • One chalk pastel
  • Spray bottle with 1″ of water
  • Small soft hair brush
  • Plastic fork, wood skewer
  • Paper towel

Day 2 Goats on a Tightrope Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Goats on a Tightrope Part 1
  • Pan watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Paper towel
  • Cup with 1″ of water in the cup
  • Squirt bottle with water

Day 3 Magic Tidepool

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Chalk pastels
  • Graphite pencil
  • Colored pencils
  • Hairspray fixative

Day 4 What’s Up In That Tree?! Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Oil pastels
  • Black india ink (small amount in a condiment cup)
  • Soft-hair paint brushes

Day 5 What’s Up In That Tree?! Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as What’s Up In That Tree?! Part 1
  • Oil pastels
  • Black india ink (small amount in a condiment cup)
  • Wooden skewer/stick
  • Soft hair brushes (one small and one medium round)