Fine Art Fundamentals Series 2.3

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the second series, students will 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.

There is a one-time, pre-requisite Online Form Class each student who is just starting Fine Art Fundamentals must complete. This class teaches students about form and composition, preparing students with the necessary understanding of these concepts to more confidently apply them in the projects designed for our Fine Art Fundamentals and Advanced Exploration programs. Sign up for the Online Form Class.

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

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

1 sheet of watercolor paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)  –  can substitute with bristol vellum

Tube watercolors  –  Blick List-Van Gogh

  • Recommended colors: Permanent Red Violet, Permanent Red Light, Permanent Lemon Yellow, Phthalo Green, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Deep Blue, Yellow Ochre, Black

Soft hair watercolor brushes  –  Amazon-Mozart

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

Water cup for rinsing brushes

Squirt bottle  –  Blick-Squeeze Bottles

Paper towels

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

Black and white charcoal pencils  –  Blick  –  Amazon  –  Michaels


Glue or glue stick

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 Extreme Horizon

  • 1 sheet of bristol vellum paper (12-14″ x 17-18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • 1 separate sheet of bristol vellum paper (loose, unstretched)
  • Graphite pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black ink (very small quantity in condiment cup)
  • Large soft hair brush
  • Squeeze bottle with water

Day 2 Extreme Horizon Part 2

  • Continuing on same papers as Extreme Horizon Part 1
  • Graphite pencil
  • Eraser
  • Chalk pastels
  • Child scissors
  • Glue stick or liquid glue
  • Paper towels
  • Hairspray fixative

Day 3 Extreme Horizon Part 3

  • Continuing on same paper as Extreme Horizon Part 2
  • Black and white charcoal pencils
  • Tube watercolors (students will select 2-3 colors during class)
  • Squeeze bottle with water
  • Watercolor palette
  • Soft hair brushes
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 4 Glass Half Full

  • Watercolor paper (12-14″ x 17-18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Chalk pastels
  • Cup with 1″ of water
  • Medium soft hair brush
  • Paper towel

Day 5 Glass Half Full Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Glass Half Full Part 1
  • Tube watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Soft hair brush
  • Cup with 1″ of water for rinsing brush
  • Paper towels
  • Hair/blow dryer (optional)
  • White chalk pastel