For the past five years, I have taught art in co-op for children in first to sixth grade depending on the school year. Over those years, I have observed first hand, that you don't really need many supplies for art projects. The following list is seven essential supplies for teaching art.
- Paper - of any kind: drawing paper, water color paper, construction paper, tissue paper, white copy paper, scrap paper
- Writing Utensils - chose from among: pencils, colored pencils, drawing pencils, charcoal, crayons, craypas, oil pastels, markers, chalk, pens
- Paint with Paint Brushes - pick a kind of paint: water color, acrylic, oil, or tempera
- Scissors - child size probably works best for younger children
- Glue - really an adhesive of any type: glue bottles, glue sticks, rubber cement, or tape
- Clay - homemade or store bought, pliable or self drying
- Imagination and Creativity - A child has ample imagination and creativity. As their teacher, encourage them, and allow them to explore art.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world."