• Danni Andrew

Art Class 101


Here is the list of what you will need to participate, or maybe you just want to watch? Either way is fine with me. You can also get art supplies at Dollar Tree. This does not have to be expensive. Chances are you may already have some of these things in your home and you do not have to have exactly what I have pictured here. Just get something close to it. No stress! Don’t forget to use your 40% off coupons or other coupons when shopping!! Also Dollar Tree does have many of these things in their stores. Art and hobbies do not have to break your bank. I will be doing segments on art solely from Dollar Tree.

Many of the tools needed you already have in your home.

  • Pencils, paper towels, cling wrap, disposable drink cups and ice cube trays.

  • You do no have to purchase expensive brushes to start with and the pallet knives come in plastic too so start with those.

  • Many of the projects I am going to do use Deco Art or Apple Barrel acrylic paints. They are inexpensive and easy to find. You can find them at Hobby Lobby. If you don't find that exact brand, don't stress, just use what you can find. They are the paints in the barrel like containers.

  • You can use an ice cube tray or a throw away paper plate for a pallet, you don't have to buy one. One of the easy cool things I have found is at Easter time buy a plastic egg tray at Dollar Tree for a buck. They are amazing. When I paint with oils I use a round piece of heavy glass.

  • I use different types of canvas for different things. I use canvas boards when I am painting smaller paintings because they are easier to frame. I use stretched canvas in oblong sizes when I am painting with oils and I use 11X14, 16X20 etc. When I am doing pouring techniques I like to use a square canvas. It depends on what I am doing.

  • Different brushes are used for different things to. When painting I use a large flatter brush for large areas and a small, long flat brush for painting details. I rarely use a narrow pointed brush for anything. A fan brush has specific uses.

  • What I have not pictured is what I use for pouring techniques. Those will be covered in another post.

I hope you will enjoy the artwork as we progress. This is meant to be fun and productive. I believe that art and hobbies is a good way to enjoy your time while balancing your life a little bit. Everyone should have a good hobby.

Danni Andrew, Artist

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