With kids at home, many of this list of supplies may already be in your home; this class was designed to introduce them to ways to use things like disposable plates – so don’t let the size of the list discourage you!
- Pencil, Eraser
- Scissors (can be the little kids kind; must be strong enough to cut through a styrofoam plate)
- Ruler (small is fine)
- Permanent Sharpie marker – thick, not the ultrathin writing kind (marker in class is labeled “fine point”, should be that or thicker)
- Elmers glue or equivalent – it should dry clear.
- Styrofoam plates or take-out containers – clean with a large flat area to use for printmaking
- Stylus, popsicle sticks, nail files – household items that can make interesting marks (for scratchboard and other projects)
- White colored pencil or other light colored pencil
- Newspaper, butcher paper, cardboard, newsprint pad, or other covering for tables. Class is messy!
- Baby wipes and paper towels
- Masking tape – the delicate surfaces kind used for painting, so art papers won’t rip when tape is peeled off.
- Foam brush – 1 or 2 inches wide
- Round objects to trace around – roll of tape works fine
- A profile (direct side view) photo of the child to print and trace. Simple background will be best for ease of tracing.
- Optional: a lightbox of any kind; other methods of tracing will be shown but child can also use a light box.
- Water-based markers, any brand (can be the fat or thin kind)
- Apple Barrel black paint (this brand tested really well, I haven’t found others I trust for scratchboard)
- Soft Pastels – recommend Faber Castell or equivalent.
- Oil Pastels – water soluble OR non water soluble. The Crayola water soluble are safer if you’ve got kiddos who write on walls or need big fat pastel crayons; Faber Castell and Pentel both have more color choices but the physical pastels are smaller.
- Mixed media sketchbook (it needs to have paper a little heavier than just drawing paper but needn’t be high quality)
- Student grade watercolor paper
- Construction paper
- Poster board (cut to a useable size like 9×12 or so)
Please share your art! You can share homework and ask questions in our Student Facebook Group for all classes here at Art-Classes…please do join in and see the work of fellow students! Each month there’s a giveaway hosted in the group, so don’t miss out on your chance to win.
Linking back to this site or mentioning the class name so others can take the class is appreciated – if you enjoyed it, your friends probably will too!