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ART SUPPLIES

These are some of the materials we use in classes at The Art Park.  We recommend having some of these materials at home for our more dedicated artists that take classes from us or for anyone in the family that wants to create at home.  Art supplies make terrific gifts too!  Just remember to cover your work surfaces!!!  All materials can be found on Amazon, Dick Blick or at any local art/crafts store or sometimes even Office Max.

  • Copic Sketch Design Markers (expensive, but well worth the investment for a serious artist), these are refillable and we can fill them for a small fee here at The Art Park
  • Sharpee Markers, Ohuhu Sketch Markers, JoJoo Sketch Twin Marker Pens (a good alternative to expensive Copic Design Markers, there are tons of different brands on Amazon to decide between)
  • Crayola Portfolio Series Oil Pastels
  • Prisma Color Colored Pencils
  • Prismacolor Premier NuPastel Firm Pastel Color Sticks
  • Crayola Washable Watercolors, Artist Loft Fundamentals Watercolor set, Loew Cornell Simply Watercolor Cakes, Koi Watercolor Tubes, Prang Pan Watercolor Sets. Any of these are a great choice for students
  • Acrylics, we like several different brands including Artist Loft, Liquitex, Apple Barrel, Sargent, Blickrylic (Dick Blick brand)
  • Crayola or beeswax crayons
  • Caran D’ache Wax Pastels or Water Soluable Crayons, expensive, but well worth the investment for serious artists
  • Crayola Color Stix are a good alternative to the more expensive wax pastels, but the colors are limited and the feel is not quite as smooth as the Caran D’ache Wax Pastels
  • Derwent Watercolor Pencils
  • Lyra or Staedtler brand Water Soluable Crayons, great for all ages, but particularly for younger artists since no sharpening is involved
  • OOLY Color Appeal Crayon Sticks, great for travel or as a gift since they retail for under eight dollars, no sharpening required, comes in a plastic pouch to keep organized
  • Paper, we recommend just getting a standard 80 lb. paper because most media can be used on it including water media.  This can be purchased in reams of 500 sheets which is the most economical and can be found for around $15 online, we also like the bulk reams because kids tend to go through paper quickly and buying sketch books can get expensive fast