I have designed my Zoom teaching around the most simple and basic supplies that most people will have around the house. With the supplies listed above, your child can participate in my Zoom lessons.
Colour Pencil Sets:
While we can use any colour pencils that the kids have, I love the Prismacolour Scholar brand colour pencils and use them extensively in my teaching. It makes such a big difference in the quality of the work with these fabulous pencils...
Kneadable Eraser: Not necessary but really fun and handy!
THE GOOD STUFF -- WATERCOLOUR KIT
At the request of some of my students, I sometimes will teach the kids watercolours in my Zoom classes - I will always add both watercolours and colour pencil instructions so that students can choose what they would like to use. If you would like to outfit your young artist with a set of watercolours, please review my suggestions. I have had a lot of success with these particular sets. I have added links to various suppliers so that you have a choice.
Water Colour Paints :
Prang Oval Pan Watercolour Set... Just get one set/student. Please do not make any substitutions on this. Get the set that has 16 colours. It is available in 2 places... but just get one for each artist who is taking lessons with me. Each student will need their own set:
Canson XL Watercolour Pad 9" x 12" (30 shts)
Masking tape 1 inch wide is the best - Do not purchase masking tape from Dollarama - it does not stick. My choice is the 3M Scotch brand and I get it from home depot... but you can also get masking tape from Currys...
Board to tape the paper on: I have found 2 choices...
Amazon - Masonite (most Durable and what I use in class) ...12" x 16" ...
You can also find a red 'GARAGE SALE' sign from Dollarama that is corrugated plastic, 20" x 14" - tape the watercolour paper on the back... this will work for the board as well...
This is the brand and the size that I have the kids using in class: Curry's Series 2600 Round #12 ....
You can also, sometimes, find nice brushes at Dollarama. Their quality is not consistent, but I do find nice brushes there.. I was there yesterday and I found a set of 5 small brushes for $2... I show them in the video. They will need some small brushes.
Other Necessary Stuff:
- Paper Towels
- Water Container
- Container for store and protect the brushes - I use an empty Pringles Potato Chip tube with the lid.
- A bag of some sort to put the supplies into for easy storage - I found a nice canvas purse at Dollarama for $4 that everything fits into nicely. A reusable grocery bag would also work....
- The board needs to be on an angle, not flat on the table, so a long narrow box like for plastic wrap or aluminum foil for the board to lean on, or a pencil tray from dollarama as shown in my video....
I have made a couple of videos about how to use and set up the supplies.
Watercolour Painting Set-up and supplies for Young Artists... This is a video that explains how to set up for a session of watercolour painting.; What supplies to get your young artists and how to help them set themselves up for success.
Taping Watercolour Paper onto a Board. How to get your watercolour paper ready for a painting session by taping it onto a board.
THE GOOD STUFF -- Super EXTRA Special Art Supplies for Young Artists to enjoy .... Great gifts... but not used in my Zoom classes...
Pen and Ink: These are the pens that I use:
Oil Pastels: I use Mungyo Oil Pastel Sets....
Multimedia Sketchbook: These sketchbooks can support some watercolour use. They come in various sizes... all of them are fabulous!
Painting Crayons: These painting crayons are really fun to use in the above multimedia sketchbook and mix well with colour pencils: Hint - colour in the drawing then get a brush with water and the crayons mix like watercolour paints on the page - very fun!
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