Art Exploration Series 1.4

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, chalk 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.

Register for Weekly Series 1.4
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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

1 sheet of watercolor paper (13-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)

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

1 sheet black or tinted pastel paper (13-14″ x 17-19″ in size, purchase by pad or single sheet)

Black and white charcoal pencils  –  Blick  –  Amazon  –  Michaels

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

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Oil pastels  –  Blick  –  Amazon

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

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

Blow/hair dryer

Hand mirror

Supply List By Day

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

Day 1 Fantastic Portal Part 1

  • Watercolor paper (~12″x18″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • Chalk pastels
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes (1″ of water)
  • Soft-hair paint brush

Day 2 Fantastic Portal Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Fantastic Portal Part 1
  • Pan watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Soft-hair paint brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes (1″ of water)
  • Paper towels

Day 3 Family Portrait Part 1

  • Bristol vellum drawing paper (~13″x19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • India ink (1 tbsp in condiment cup)
  • Soft-hair paint brushes
  • Oil pastels
  • Hair/blow dryer

Day 4 Family Portrait Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Family Portrait Part 1
  • Black and white charcoal pencil
  • Pan watercolors
  • Watercolor palette
  • Soft-hair paint brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes (1″ of water)
  • Paper towels

Day 5 Ready for My Closeup

  • Tinted pastel paper (~13″x19″ stretched to board on all four sides)
  • India ink (1 tbsp in condiment cup)
  • Soft-hair paint brushes
  • Skewer/stick tool (6″ or shorter)
  • Plastic fork
  • Black and white charcoal pencil
  • Chalk pastels
  • Hand mirror or mirror with stand
  • Hair/blow dryer
  • Paper towels