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Art Lessons


Your student will need supplies!

You can either purchase the supplies yourself or, if you are local, rent most of them from me.


If you choose to rent, a refundable deposit will be required.  The deposit is returned at the end of the session if the supplies are still in working order once returned.  The only supply I cannot rent out is paint.  You will still need to supply the paint.  The supplies will be available for pick-up and drop-off in a bin on my front door step.  You get to keep the paper and canvas!

If you choose to purchase the supplies, please purchase the recommended brands below.  I have taught art a long time and through trail and error I have figured out the cheapest supplies that will still perform well for my students.  Your student will be frustrated if their supplies do not perform as they should and it will hold them back from their learning.  I recommend either Michaels or Paint Works (art store in Okotoks)

Art Explorers

$15 rental free plus $10 Deposit

Graphite pencils 2B, 4B, 6B

purchase Stradtler brand, Kimberly Brand, Artist Loft brand or Winsor and Newton. 



Kneaded Eraser

White Eraser

Smudge stick or blending stump

Transfer or Graphite paper

3 pieces of printer paper or sketching paper

Size 4 Filbert paint brush

Size 6 Filbert paint brush

Size 10 filbert paint brush

2 Canvases approx. 9" x 12"

Can be canvas panel, canvas paper or stretched canvas.  Dollar store canvas is fine if you want.

I use canvas paper in my classes.  The front and back is different, insure you paint on the FRONT

A palette

you can find cheap ones at Dollarama or buy from an art store.  I recommend one like this that has lots of spots for paint colours plus large mixing areas

Brush cleaner (optional but works wonders!)

5 paint colours

Buy BASIC brand from Michaels.  Don't be temped to buy a cheaper brand, they will not mix well!  They often go on a bit of a sale.  Smallest bottles are fine.

Paint Brushes:

Buy short handled acrylic brushes.  Avoid variety packs as they are usually low quality and your student will be frustrated with a brush that doesn't work.  Buy from the "Stage one" or "Stage two" categories from Michaels.  We just need three brushes in different sizes that have flat bristles.  

Cadmium Yellow medium (not light or pale)

Titanium White

Alizarin Crimson

Cerulean Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Paint is NOT included in Rentals

you will need to purchase the paint!

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