Art Exploration Series 5.3

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the fifth series, students will create three artworks that are original and truly their own. All Series 5 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.

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)

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

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

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Colored pencils  –  Target   Amazon

Black and white charcoal pencils  –  Blick  –  Amazon  –  Michaels

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 Iconic Buildings Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • One chalk pastel
  • India ink (a small amount in a condiment cup)
  • Brushes
  • India ink tools (stick or skewers, fork, surprise brush)

Day 2 Iconic Buildings Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Iconic Buildings Part 1
  • Chalk pastels (including neutrals like white, gray, and black)
  • Colored pencils

Day 3 Dragonfly

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

Day 4 Adventure Map Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Black charcoal pencil
  • Chalk pastels (including white)

Day 5 Adventure Map Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Adventure Map Part 1
  • Black and white charcoal pencils
  • Graphite pencil