• * Each grade level has a suggested supplies list based on the lessons that will be taught. Click on your grade level: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th



    • Paper. Lots of paper: every size, every shape. You can use photocopy paper, newsprint, mural paper, and butcher paper. Even paper grocery bags cut up into squares will do just fine. So will old shirt and cereal boxes.

    • Pencils. If nothing else, you must have pencils. Nice big fat pencils for little hands and smaller pencils for your “grown up” students. Ticonderoga is a good all around pencil. If you're serious about sketching, get a graphite pencil.

    • Crayons. The brighter your crayons are, the better. Crayola is preferred for vibrant colors and ease of use.

    • Markers. Make sure they are washable for the little ones. Crayola is preferred for vibrant colors that last.

    • Modeling Material. This can be clay, or even homemade dough—anything that can be formed. Here's a good recipe.

    • Pastels. It would be awesome to have both chalk and oil pastels on hand. Chalk pastels should be reserved for your older students while the oil pastels can be introduced to the younger students.

    • Scissors. Provide safety scissors and adult assistance for the younger students.

    • Glue. Just a small container of glue is all you need, or you can make your own with flour and water. If using Elmer's, please use Glue All and not School Glue. It holds lots of things strongly.

    • Paint & Brushes. You will be most pleased with water-base paints (tempera or watercolor) and brushes from small (¼”) to large (1″). Here’s a tip: Make clean up easier by adding a few drops of dish soap to your paints.

    • Found Objects. You can use buttons, beads, stamps, thread, sticks, straws, and so on in many an art project.

Art Supplies
Last Modified on June 12, 2022