Fine Art Fundamentals 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 acrylic paint, india ink, oil 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.

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

2 sheets 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)

Tracing paper  –  Blick  –  Amazon

Composition templates (download and print)  –  PDFa  –  PDFb

Graphite pencil  –  Blick

Eraser

Black and white charcoal pencils  –  Blick  –  Amazon  –  Michaels

Acrylic painting supplies  –  Blick List  –  Amazon List

  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette paper pad
  • Palette knife
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

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

Colored pencils  –  Target   Amazon

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

Hairspray fixative  –  Target

Glue stick

Scissors

Ruler

Supplies List By Day

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

Day 1 Skyscape Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (approximately 13×19 stretched to board with masking tape)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette paper
  • Palette knife
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 2 Skyscape Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Skyscape Part 1
  • Tracing paper
  • Composition templates
  • Graphite pencil
  • Eraser
  • White or black charcoal pencil
  • Ruler

Day 3 Skyscape Part 3

  • Continuing on same paper as Skyscape Part 2
  • Oil pastels
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint brushes
  • Palette paper
  • Palette knife
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Hair/blow dryer

Day 4 Self on Shelf Part 1

  • Bristol vellum paper (approximately 13×19 stretched to board)
  • Black or tinted pastel paper
  • One chalk pastel
  • White charcoal pencil
  • Ruler
  • India ink (1 tbsp in condiment cup)
  • Ink brushes
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels

Day 5 Self of Shelf Part 2

  • Continuing on same paper as Self of Shelf Part 1
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White charcoal pencil
  • India ink (1 tbsp in condiment cup)
  • Ink tools (plastic fork, stick, craft brushes)
  • Colored pencils
  • Water cup for rinsing brushes
  • Paper towels