Art Kits

Drawing Materials for Making Marks in Safe Creative Classrooms << back to umbrella #SafeCreativeClassrooms page

Created 9th June 2020 (updated 10th June 2020)

We have had teachers and head-teachers getting in touch who are preparing to go back to school and are addressing the challenge of how to continue to give pupils rich creative experiences within the limitations of the ‘new normal’.

Removing stencils to reveal the design - ridgefield

The truth is we don’t have the answers but can listen to and share the questions! But we do know that we need creative minds to find wholesome and inspired solutions to these highly challenging circumstances.

AccessArt sees this as an opportunity to work with teachers, artists and educators to find the most creative ways forward as a community.

This post is just to start the conversation!

Recently Asked Questions Relating to Classroom Materials

Materials for dry activities

Graphite

Graphite

Graphic Pencils

Graphic Pencils

Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

Pens

Pens

Chalk and Soft Pastels

Chalk and Soft Pastels

Erasers

Erasers

Materials for Wet Activities

Art Kits

Water Pots and Waterbrushes

Children can have their own pot of water and their own paintbrushes (see notes in the accordion above).  

Waterbrushes can also be bought relatively inexpensively online.
Waterbrushes work very well with watercolour blocks, which have a lower impact on the environment than the alternative which would be small amounts of liquid paint placed on disposable plates.

Extra Essentials

Masking tape

Masking tape

Glue sticks

Glue sticks

Scissors

Scissors

Don’t Forget that Pupils can Combine Materials Together

Remember that materials are a way in for children to express themselves individually and with lots of practice, experience and play will become fluent in their understanding of how they behave and how they can be used for maximum effect. 

With plenty of experimentation, children will be confident to make choices about their preferred artistic processes and preferred mediums.

Sketchbooks and Drawing Surfaces

Sketchbook with Carbon paper and collage

Sketchbooks, Paper and Drawing Surfaces

If there is no budget for sketchbooks be inventive with creating packs of assorted paper and drawing surfaces for pupils to work on.

In addition, there are many AccessArt projects which include carbon paper as a substitute for complicated and messy print-making so if you can include a piece of that! Tracing paper is also useful!

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We want to see your kits! #SafeCreativeClassrooms on Instagram and Twitter

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