Fine Art Fundamentals Series: Figures & Faces
Five online classes include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this special 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.
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
1 sheet 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)
- Acrylic paint brushes
- Palette paper pad
- Palette knife
Cup with 1″ water for rinsing brushes
Graphite pencil – Blick
Chalk pastels (must have black, white and gray) – Blick – Michaels(24set) – Amazon
Hairspray fixative – Target
Supply List By Day
Prepare for each day of class by having the following supplies ready beforehand.