Art Exploration Series 1.3

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 ink 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) options are available year round and daily (week-long) options are available during school breaks.

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. We are phasing out the sale of art supplies in our store. If you purchase any supplies from The Marvegos, 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

Mirror attachment for tablets to view students’ artwork (recommended)  –  Marvegos Store

Organization tray (recommended for organizing art supplies)  –  Marvegos Store

Board (~16×20) for stretching paper  –  Marvegos Store  –  Blick

Masking tape for stretching paper-  Marvegos Store  –  Blick  –  Amazon

3 sheets bristol vellum drawing paper (13-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)

Graphite pencil  –  Blick


Chalk pastels  –  Blick  –  Michaels(24set)  –  Amazon

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Black india ink  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Ink tools (an assortment of mark-making tools you can find at home like stick/skewers, plastic forks, junky craft brushes)

Small condiment cup for holding ink  –  Marvegos Store

Oil pastels  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Pan watercolors  –  Arteza  –  Amazon

Watercolor palette  –  Richeson Slant Palette

Soft paint brushes  –  Marvegos Store  –  Ikea  –  Amazon

Water cup for rinsing brushes  –  Marvegos Store

Squirt bottle  –  Blick

Paper towels

Colored pencils  –  Target   Amazon

Blow/hair dryer

Paper towels

Spray bottle with water

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 Goats on a Tightrope Part 1

  • 12″x18″ bristol vellum drawing paper (stretched to board on all four sides)
  • 1 tbsp. black india ink in small condiment cup
  • One chalk pastel
  • Spray bottle with 1″ of water
  • Small soft hair brush
  • Plastic fork, wood skewer
  • Paper towel

Day 2 Goats on a Tightrope Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Goats on a Tightrope Part 1 Save
  • Pan watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Paper towel
  • Cup with 1″ of water in the cup
  • Squirt bottle with water

Day 3 Magic Tidepool

  • Bristol vellum drawing paper (tear in half and stretch to board)
  • Chalk pastels
  • Graphite pencil
  • Colored pencils
  • Hairspray fixative

Day 4 What’s Up In That Tree?! Part 1

  • 12″x18″ bristol vellum drawing paper (stretched to board)
  • Oil pastels
  • 1 tbsp. black india ink in a condiment cup
  • Soft-hair paint brushes

Day 5 What’s Up In That Tree?! Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as What’s Up In That Tree?! Part 1
  • Oil pastels
  • 1 tbsp. black india ink in a condiment cup
  • Wooden skewer
  • Soft hair brushes (one small and one medium round)