Before we start, let's talk about what you are going to need. Please note that you can use any type of medium to complete the assignments. There are no limits to your creativity! Use what you love best. However I encourage you to try out different mediums because who knows, maybe you have a knack for watercolor and you never knew it. It's also just fun to try different things and get messy.
I'm cheap, but not too cheap, because really cheap art supplies are CRAP. I go for the highest quality of the low quality art supplies until I know I'm good enough to justify the more expensive stuff. Case in point, a few months ago I splurged and bought $100 Swiss colored pencils even though I've never drawn with colored pencils and it turns out I'm not very good at it. Should have started with the 12 pencil Crayola box and gone up from there. Lesson learned. In related news...anyone want to buy some Swiss colored pencils? ;)
I would buy most things on Amazon prime because they are sometimes significantly cheaper than your local craft store even with a coupon and you get free two day shipping, and you don't have to leave your house with all your kids in tow. Dick Blick and Cheap Joes Art Stuff also has good prices, but you will pay for shipping (the horror). If you have to, make sure you have a coupon before you head to Michaels or Hobby Lobby and know that their selection is very limited.
These are the supplies that I use and have on hand at my house. I will use these in this class:
Specifically for kids:
Paint recommendations for adults (this is optional, just my recommendations if you were going to try it out):
Do any of you have recommendations for art supplies? What are your go to brands?
Hi! I'm Rachel and welcome to Citrus and Mint! Here you will find unique hand drawn illustrations for yourself or someone you love.
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