Art Exploration Series: Lucky Cat & Curious Fish
Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this special series, students will create three artworks that are original and truly their own. Fun projects include ‘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.
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
2 sheets bristol vellum drawing paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)
- Pad – Blick-Strathmore – Amazon-Strathmore
- Sheet – Blick-CansonXL
1 sheet black or tinted pastel paper (12-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)
- Pad (purchase 18″x24″ in size and tear in half for projects) – Blick – Amazon
- Sheet (purchase 19″x25″ in size and tear in half for projects) – Blick-Strathmore (black paper) – Blick-Strathmore (any other tints)
Acrylic painting supplies – Blick List – Amazon List
- Acrylic paint (including metallics like gold and silver)
- Palette paper pad
- Water cup for rinsing brushes
- 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 (must have black, white and gray) – Blick – Michaels(24set) – Amazon
Hairspray fixative – Target
Graphite pencil – Blick
Supply List By Day
Prepare for each day of class by having the following supplies ready beforehand.