Art Exploration Series 1.1

Five online Marvegos classes on the Zoom platform include live interaction with an instructor for a unique personalized experience! In this part of the first series, students will use watercolor, oil pastels and paper to create three artworks that are original and truly their own. All Series 1 online classes refer to the same ‘special words’ to help students build their understanding of the fine art terms.

Weekly (one day per week), daily (week-long) and daily camp (3hr/day week-long) options are available. The daily schedule for three hour camp programs include two full hours of art making and an hour of other activities to create a fun virtual camp experience.

Watch this Parent Guide video which includes instructions on how to set up an art space at home and how you can achieve a more independent and empowering experience for your child.

Find the list of supply needs by day below. Plan to spend about 15 minutes preparing the supplies before each class.

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Supplies Information

Quality art materials of good value have been specially selected for these classes because we know better supplies and tools improve the outcome of art making. Limited palettes of specific colors teach color mixing and are preferred over a palette with many colors. Our colored pencil selection provides the unique practice of layering and pressure control to blend and is preferred over softer colored pencils that mimic the practice of using soft chalk pastels to blend.

Listed below are the required supplies plus a number of choices and brands from the Marvegos Store, Blick and Amazon. You may purchase the recommended art supplies and kits from the Marvegos Store and sign up for Curbside Pickup to obtain the supplies before the first class. If you prefer to purchase supplies from a different store, please allow up to 3 weeks to acquire the needed art materials. If you purchased these supplies before or have these supplies at home, no need to purchase again.

Required Art Supplies

Supply List By Day

Prepare for each day of class by having the following supplies ready beforehand.

Day 1 Space Under Water Part 1

  • 13″x19″ cold press watercolor paper (stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Oil pastels

Day 2 Space Under Water Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Space Under Water Part 1
  • Oil pastels
  • Pan watercolors
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Paper towel
  • Cup with 1″ of water in the cup
  • Watercolor palette
  • 1 Tbs. salt in a condiment cup
  • Cling wrap in 3 small (~4″ sections)

Day 3 Patchy Elephant Part 1

  • 12″x18″ bristol vellum drawing paper (stretched to board)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Collection of paper that only has grays and blacks, e.g., newspaper, paper from magazines, etc.

Day 4 Patchy Elephant Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Patchy Elephant Part 1
  • Oil pastels
  • Pan watercolor
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor palette
  • Paper towels
  • Cup with 1″ of water in the cup

Day 5 Lively Flowers

  • 13″x19″ black pastel paper (stretched to board)
  • Oil pastels
  • White charcoal pencil