When it comes to drawing, painting and learning about ART one of the best ways to go is quality over quantity.
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 artists the best chance to succeed at drawing and painting.
- A couple of 2B pencils; a nice soft lead that should erase cleanly if you don’t press too hard…see WHISPER LINE.
- A nice easy-to-use pencil sharpener (hand-held or electric)
- A white eraser (or any kind that will erase cleanly without tearing up your paper).
- and as good a quality of paper as possible: even Walmart has sketch or drawing paper.
For color use one or more of the following:
- Markers or Crayons: most brand names are vibrant enough for little fingers to get strong color from.
- 8 pack of watercolor pencils with a #6 watercolor brush.
- an 8 pan watercolor paint set with a #6 watercolor brush
- 8 pack of colored pencils (Prismacolor are my favorite)
- Acrylics in 2 oz. craft bottles (inexpensive and easy to work with) BUT…get a separate brush for this& make sure that it is kept clean (the acrylics could dry on the bristles). Acrylics will eventually peel off of most things…but not cloth…so, use an apron!
Just remember in the beginning you do not need a lot of equipment…just a few quality tools & materials.
For more information and places to buy supplies see:
The Draw Book
A book full of DRAW PAGES which are art lessons for Kids and their Grown-Ups!
This is a digital download that you can print immediately to make a copy or save it to your laptop or desk top and have some fun drawing with your kids today!