I have purposely kept the supply list as simple and inexpensive as I can. I suggest buying the more expensive items at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s using their 40% coupon, or ordering through Amazon. You can also find DIY posts for certain art supplies (e.g. homemade gesso or decoupage) on Pinterest, but make and use at on risk because I haven’t tried them! 🙂
These are supplies I will be using during class, please don’t feel obligated to purchase anything upfront or spend money if you have a similar product already. Simply use what you have.
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Basic Supply List:
- Sketchbook (simple copy paper will do)
- Watercolor paper (the best you can afford – this pad is my favorite or a Strathmore mixed media book
- Art journal (homemade or purchased) I will have a video of how to make your own the first week.
- 2 (or more) 8×10 canvases or canvas panels (or choose a variety of sizes). If panels are too expensive, consider purchasing an “Acrylic Pad” for some of the painting projects. These papers are texturized, having the same “tooth” as canvas, and will work well for most of our projects.
- Wood blocks cut square from a 2×4 – scraps of wood from a building project?
- Mechanical pencils
- Kneaded eraser
- Watercolors – this simple set will do
- Acrylic craft paints in a variety of vibrant spring colors
- Assorted paint brushes (you’ll use the same ones for acrylic & watercolor)
- Foam Brush
- Black permanent ink pens – I prefer PITT Artist Pens or Micron Pens, but a Sharpie extra-fine point will work in a pinch
- White gel pen – these are my favorite (& maybe a white fine-point Sharpie poster paint marker – water based only)
- Gesso – this is what I use
- Decoupage (matte finish)
- Various decorative (scrapbooking) papers in vibrant spring colors
- Old hardcover book – we will use the pages and covers
- Paper clay – I prefer this
Gather These Supplies from Around the House:
- Magazine clippings, tissue paper or old sewing patterns
- Bubble wrap and/or punchinella or shelf liner (optional)
- Brightly-colored card stock or construction paper
- Paper or styrofoam plate
- Masking or painter’s tape
- Aluminum foil
- Old gift/credit card
- Baby wipes
- Stamps & ink pads (optional)
- Old T-shirt for smock
- Craft paper or newspaper or plastic to cover workspace
- Printer & paper
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