2020-21 Art Supply List
2020-21 Middle School Art Supplies
To help reduce the spread of germs in the art classroom, art students are strongly encouraged to have their own common/frequently used art supplies for personal use.
Personal supplies will be stored securely in the art room so that students have less to carry in their book bags.
This year we will be making sketchbooks that will be kept in the art room at all times. Students are welcome to have personal sketchbooks as well; however, all sketchbook assignments will need to be completed in their classroom sketchbook.
Communal art supplies will still be available for all students to use as needed. Project specific, “messy,” and more expensive “fine art” materials (such as paints, brushes, clay, liquid ink, glue guns, liquid glue, construction paper, heavier weight art paper, etc) will continue to be communal, and will be cleaned and disinfected as frequently as possible.
- Pencils: mechanical for drawing, wooden for shading and value work*
- Pink Pearl Style Erasers (2)*
- Handheld pencil sharpener with shavings container*
- 3 pack of glue sticks (for classroom supply)**
- 1 Pack of xerox/copy paper (for classroom supply and sketchbooks)
- Large bottle of hand sanitizer (for classroom supply)
- Large container of Clorox/Lysol wipes (for classroom supply)
Individual supplies may be kept with optional individual supplies and stored in the classroom with optional individual supplies.
Optional Individual Supplies:
- 3 ring binder style pencil pouch OR heavy weight gallon Ziploc storage bag to hold individual supplies (will be stored securely in classroom)
- Black gel ink pens or felt tip pens
- Colored gel ink pens or felt tip pens (very optional)
- Colored pencils: regular,* not washable or erasable**
- Crayons: 16-24 pack,* not washable**
- Water Based Markers: Broadline and fineline (thick and thin). Regular, not washable**
- Compass or circle template that will fit in pouch/Ziploc
- Straight Edge that will fit in pouch/Ziploc
- Crayola Twistables colored pencils and crayons are a great option because they don’t break as easily, and don’t have to be sharpened.
Supplies specifically labelled as “washable” and/or “erasable” tend to be harder to create even coloring and don’t blend as well. “Washable” crayons are water soluble and will not work with painting resist techniques. “Washable” markers dry out significantly faster than regular markers. Regular water based markers such as Crayola will wash out of almost anything very easily.