Fine Art Fundamentals 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 charcoal, chalk pastels and colored pencils to create two artworks that are original and truly their own. Students will apply elements of form and composition to their drawings while exercising creativity and developing observation skills. Each series of online Fine Art Fundamentals classes build on different composition concepts. Series 1 explores Focal Point, or how size and elements of art create a focal point in composition.

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

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

Tube watercolors  –  BlickList  –  Marvegos Store (whole kit) –  Marvegos Store (paint tubes only)

  • Recommended colors: Permanent Red Violet, Permanent Red Light, Permanent Lemon Yellow, Phthalo Green, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Deep Blue, Yellow Ochre

Soft hair watercolor brushes  –  Marvegos Store  –  Amazon

Watercolor palette  –  Richeson Slant Palette  –  Amazon  –  Michaels  –  Marvegos Store (whole kit)

Water cup for rinsing brushes  –  Marvegos Store

Squirt bottle  –  Blick

Paper towels

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

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Supplies List By Day

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

Day 1 Light Up Your Life Part 1

  • Watercolor paper (approximately 13×19 stretched to board with masking tape)
  • Tube watercolors (7 colors)
  • Variety of soft hair brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Watercolor palette
  • Squirt botttle
  • Paper towels
  • One chalk pastel

Day 2 Light Up Your Life Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Light Up Your Life Part 1
  • Tube watercolors (7 colors)
  • Variety of soft hair brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Squirt bottle
  • Watercolor palette
  • Paper towels

Day 3 Light Up Your Life Part 3

  • Continuing on same paper as Light Up Your Life Part 2
  • Tube watercolors (7 colors)
  • Variety of soft hair brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Watercolor palette
  • Squirt bottle
  • Paper towels

Day 4 Where Are You Going? Part 1

  • Watercolor paper (approximately 13×19 stretched to board)
  • Tube watercolors (7 colors)
  • Variety of soft hair brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Watercolor palette
  • Squirt bottle
  • Paper towels
  • One chalk pastel

Day 5 Where Are You Going? Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Where Are You Going? Part 1
  • Tube watercolors (7 colors)
  • Variety of soft hair brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Watercolor palette
  • Squirt bottle
  • Paper towels
  • One chalk pastel