Fine Art Fundamentals Series 3.2

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the third series, students will use oil pastels and watercolor to 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

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

1 sheet black or tinted pastel paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)

(Pastel paper can be substituted with Bristol Vellum paper)

Graphite pencil  –  Blick


Colored pencils  –  Target   Amazon

Tracing paper  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Composition templates (download and print)  –  PDF

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

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

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 Bust-A-Move Part 1

  • 1 sheet of bristol vellum paper (12-14″ x 17-18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Day 2 Bust-A-Move Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Bust-A-Move Part 1
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils

Day 3 Tiny Takeover Part 1

  • 1 sheet of pastel paper in any color/tint except black (12-14″ x 17-18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
    • if you don’t have pastel paper, substitute with bristol vellum
  • Tracing paper
  • Composition templates
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Day 4 Tiny Takeover Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Tiny Takeover Part 1
  • Chalk pastels

Day 5 Tiny Takeover Part 3

  • Continuing on same paper as Tiny Takeover Part 2
  • Chalk pastels
  • Black charcoal pencil
  • White charcoal pencil