It is much better to buy a few quality materials, than a huge set of inferior ones.
I have seen a lot of big ART SETS that looked exciting in the box…but sometimes the quality of the products makes the art-process very frustrating for even the most experienced artists…
Give your budding artist the best chance to succeed at drawing and painting.
- A couple of 2B pencils
- A nice pencil sharpener
- A white eraser
- 8 pack of (Prismacolor brand are my favorite) colored pencils and/or
- 8 pack of watercolor pencils with a #6 watercolor brush and/or
- an 8 pan watercolor paint set with a #6 watercolor brush and/or
- markers and/or
- acrylics in 2oz. craft-bottles are inexpensive and easy to work with ..but, get a separate brush for this and make sure that its kept clean (the acrylics could dry on it and ruin the bristles). Acrylics come off of most things…but not cloth…so, use an apron
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Have a great school year, and happy drawing!