Fine Art Fundamentals Series 5.4

Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the fifth series, students will use a variety of art materials 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

2 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)
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette paper pad
  • Palette knife

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

Tracing paper  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Composition templates (download and print)  –  PDF

Oil pastels  –  Blick  –  Amazon

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

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Colored pencils  –  Target   Amazon

Black and white charcoal pencils  –  Blick  –  Amazon  –  Michaels

Graphite pencil  –  Blick

Eraser

One sheet of printer paper

One sheet of large newspaper (pick a sheet of with no color)

Four condiment cups or small plastic cups/jars

Glue stick

Scissors

Ruler

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 Skyscape Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette paper
  • Palette knife
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 2 Skyscape Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Skyscape Part 1
  • Tracing paper
  • Composition templates
  • Graphite pencil
  • Eraser
  • White or black charcoal pencil
  • Ruler

Day 3 Skyscape Part 3

  • Continuing on same paper as Skyscape Part 2
  • Oil pastels
  • Acrylic paints
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette paper
  • Palette knife
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Hair/blow dryer
  • Varnish
  • Varnish brush

Day 4 Self on Shelf Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (12-14″ 17-19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Black or tinted pastel paper
  • One chalk pastel
  • White charcoal pencil
  • Ruler
  • India ink (1 tbsp in condiment cup)
  • Ink brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels
  • 4 condiment cups (1 with half inch of water, other 3 with 1/4″ of water)
  • Printer paper to test values

Day 5 Self of Shelf Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Self of Shelf Part 1
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White charcoal pencil
  • India ink (1 tbsp in condiment cup)
  • Ink tools (plastic fork, stick, craft brushes)
  • Colored pencils
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels