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You may already have these items at home! Most of these art supply links are to JoAnn's or Amazon. Links to amazon are affiliate links, meaning that when you click on a link, then make a purchase, the art studio will receive a small percentage.
This is a fantastic buy and on sale when I ordered online. If regular price, you can use JoAnn's online or in-store coupon for 40% or 50% off. This set can easily be shared and has long-lasting, easy-to-clean handles.
Any straight palette knife is fine...Here's one from JoAnn's:
Ideas: disposable plates, cardboard, plastic food contianer lids, foam produce packaging
Use anything from a disposable cup, to a clean, plastic food container to hold paint water. A wide bottom is less less likely to spill.
If you'd rather not, a cloth towel/rag can be used, washed, reused.
Only one piece of white and one piece of colored is needed.
There are lots of choices here! You don't have to paint on a stretched canvas for each class. Canvas "panels" are more affordable, although they don't have a frame/edge, making them more difficult to hang. I'll also link some extra thick cardstock as a super practical painting surface.
What size of canvas would be best? Using larger canvases could require less fine motor skills in some designs, but smaller canvases take up less wall space, and are faster to complete.
We'll mostly be using 12 x 16 canvases. Find the best values on canvases or art panels by searching "Value Pack Canvas" or "Value Pack Art Panels" online or in-store at JoAnn's, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, or Amazon. If they're not on sale (first three), you can use in-store or online coupons for an additional 40-50% off!
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We use LOTS of white, and the quality makes a difference.
Here's what we use:
I've tried lots of paint brands, looking for the best quality for the best price point. If you've ventured into the craft paint section of your Walmart, you may have discovered (like I have) that it is BARE!! Online? Similar results. Because of that, I'm encouraging you to use whatever you might already have...any acrylic paint, including craft paint in 2 oz bottles will do.
We will be using "Americana" with gold caps. These are available at JoAnn's online and in store. Wanting to have this list out earlier, I placed an order with lots of varying colors and shades with plenty of time to spare. Even though most of the Americana brand colors are "available" at JoAnn's, they've been coming sloooowly, one or two bottles at a time, every few days! So many people must be painting!! Americana is also available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Walmart. At the time of ordering, JoAnn's had the largest selection available online. As soon as all of the colors arrive, I'll make the specific color names available for everyone. There are so many to choose from, and it makes the most "cents" to narrow the list down to the most used colors. FolkArt (also gold caps if possible-these were my 1st choice, but couldn't find a good selection available) and Apple Barrel will work too (3rd choice)! I've ordered Craftsmart from Michael's, and am not recommending it...still if that's what you have, use it up!
To begin, it's good to have a primary (bright) shade of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
Plus a dark green, dark blue, bright pink, black, a dark brown, and a lighter brown (or reddish brown).
Others that we'll be using: turquoise, teal, deep yellow, coral.
Here's what we use:
Who wouldn't want a super cool apron or two or twenty-seven?! There are options, and I'm happy to share them with you! But really all that you need is an old, over-sized t-shirt. Or turn a garbage bag upside-down, cut a hole top-center (just large enough to squeeze your head through~can use a clothespin if hole gets too big), then add some arm holes. I'm not even kidding.
That said, here are some fun apron choices for you and your Masters of Art...
Many more apron options on amazon! Have fun!
Cutting up a large trash bag also works, or a broken-down cardboard box.