ART SUPPLIES

Howdy Artists!!

I get lots of questions on the different types art supplies.  It can be very daunting when you check out the art supply department at your local store or online.  Hopefully, this will narrow done some of the basic supplies.

Here is where you can find links to supplies that I use.  These cover beginner thru the advanced drawing and painting classes.  Please note that these are the retail art suppliers that I am affiliated with and receive commission for any sales when using the links below.  I give several purchase options and for both suppliers where possible.

 

The links above are to the Blick and Amazon general pages.  Below I have categorized by the art medium and their product links.  Continue scrolling down the webpage to find your type of art class or area of interest.  I have tried to provide options for various budgets and skill levels so your artist can find the supplies needed for their particular class and interest.  Have fun!
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Watercolor Painting Supplies

Beginner Watercolor SETS
Here are some beginner WATERCOLOR SETS that include the paint, brushes and paper.
(Amazon) 43 Pack Watercolor Paint Set w/ fan brush
(Amazon) Norberg Linden Watercolor Paint Set
Watercolor PAINTS only
(Blick Art Materials)  12 color Winsor & Newton Cotman ← I use this brand.
(Blick Art Materials)  45 color Winsor & Newton Cotman ← I use this brand & this “Studio” set.
(Blick Art Materials)  16 color Prang Watercolor Pans
(Blick Art Materials)  18 color Camellia Watercolor Pans
(Amazon)  12 color Winsor & Newton Cotman ← I use this brand.
(Amazon)  45 color Winsor & Newton Cotman ← I use this brand & this “Studio” set.
Watercolor PAPER only
(Blick Art Materials) 9”x12” Canson Euro Fold Pad ← I use this brand.
(Blick Art Materials) 9”x12” Canson Wirebound Pad ← I use this brand.
(Blick Art Materials) 9”x12” Strathmore Student Pad
(Amazon) 9”x12” Canson Fold Over Cover Pad ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) 9”x12” Canson Mixed Media Wirebound Pad ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) 9”x12” Strathmore Watercolor Wirebound Journal
Watercolor MISC ITEMS only
Posca Paint Pens
(Blick Art Materials) Uni-Posca Paint Marker - WHITE
(Amazon) Uni-Posca Paint Marker - WHITE

For COLORED PAINT PENS, see CREATE! Supplies Section.

Palettes
(Blick Art Materials) Richeson 8-Well Slant Mixing Tray
(Amazon) MEEDEN Ceramic Artist Paint Palette Tray

Droppers
(Blick Art Materials) Paint Pipettes Set
(Amazon) Scineeds 3ML Plastic Pipettes Droppers


For pencils and erasers, see DRAWING Supplies Section.
For markers, pens and other misc items, see CREATE! Supplies Section.

Drawing Supplies

Basic DRAWING SETS
Here are some basic DRAWING SETS that include the pencils, erasers and paper.
(Amazon) Brite Crown Drawing Set
(Amazon) Norberg Linden Drawing Set (NO stumps, see BLENDING TOOLS section)
(Amazon) Castle Arts Drawing Set (NO stumps, see BLENDING TOOLS section)
(Amazon) U.S. Art Supply Drawing Set (NO paper, see PAD & JOURNALS section)


*ADV = indicates items for ADVANCED DRAW class & intermediate level artist.
Drawing PENCILS only
(Blick Art Materials) Derwent Graphic 4qty Pencil Set
(Blick Art Materials) Staedtler Lumograph 12qty Pencil Set *ADV ← I use this set.
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Studio 12qty Drawing Pencils *ADV
(Amazon) Tombow 61002 MONO Drawing Pencil Set w/ eraser
(Amazon) Derwent Graphic 6qty Pencil Set
(Amazon) Staedtler Lumograph 12qty Pencil Set *ADV ← I use this set.

For COLORED pencils, MARKERS and INK PENS, see CREATE! Supplies Section.
Drawing MECHANICAL REFILL PENCILS only
(Blick Art Materials) Pentel Mechanical Pencil - 0.7mm
(Amazon) Pentel Mechanical Pencil - 0.7mm
(Amazon) Pentel Mechanical Pencil Set - 0.5mm / 0.7mm /  0.9mm ← I typically use 0.9mm.
Drawing CHARCOAL only
(Blick Art Materials) General's Charcoal 4qty Set *ADV
(Blick Art Materials) General's Charcoal 8qty Set *ADV
(Amazon) General's Charcoal 10qty Set *ADV
Drawing ERASERS only
(Blick Art Materials) Faber-Castell Perfection Eraser
(Blick Art Materials) Tombow Mono Sand Eraser *ADV
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Kneaded Eraser - Medium
(Blick Art Materials) Tombow Block Eraser
(Blick Art Materials) Tombow Zero Refillable Eraser - RECTANGLE *ADV
(Blick Art Materials) Tombow Zero Refillable Eraser - ROUND *ADV
(Blick Art Materials) General's Factis Mechanical Eraser *ADV
(Blick Art Materials) Staedtler Retractable Triangular Eraser *ADV
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Kneaded Eraser - Large *ADV
(Amazon) Tombow Block Eraser
(Amazon) Tombow Smart Eraser
(Amazon) Tombow Easy to Use Pen Style Eraser
(Amazon) Faber-Castell Kneaded Erasers
Drawing BLENDING TOOLS only
(Blick Art Materials) Richeson Assorted Blending Stumps
(Blick Art Materials) Gray Paper Blending Stumps
(Amazon) US Art Supply Assorted Stump & Tortillion Blenders
(Amazon) 21 Pcs Blending Stumps & Tortillions Set

Paint brushes are also used for blending.  See hyperlinks in the watercolor BRUSHES section.
Drawing PENCIL SHARPENERS only
(Blick Art Materials) Mobius & Ruppert Triple-Hole Sharpener hand held
(Amazon) Mitsubishi KH-20 Pencil Sharpener hand crank
(Amazon) 3 Point Settings Auto Pencil Sharpener battery & electric

CREATE! Supplies

CREATE! classes can include a blending of different art types (drawing, inking, paint, coloring, etc).  Below are some supplies that may be needed for a CREATE! class that are not already listed in the DRAWING supplies or PAINTING supplies sections.  Be sure to check the specific supply list for the CREATE! class you will be attending.
Create COLORED PENCILS only
(Blick Art Materials) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set - 12 qty
(Blick Art Materials) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set - 24 qty
(Blick Art Materials) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set - 48 qty
(Blick Art Materials) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set - 150 qty  ← I use this set.
(Amazon) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set - 12 qty
(Amazon) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set - 72 qty
(Amazon) Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set - 150 qty  ← I use this set.

For regular pencils, see DRAWING Supplies Section.
For pencil sharpeners, see DRAWING Supplies Section.
Create INK PENS only
I use the various types of Sakura pens for Zentangle and fine inkwork.  Sharpie is great for Pop-Up Art. 
(Blick Art Materials) Sakura Pigma Micron Graphic Pen Set (1 mm)
(Blick Art Materials) Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen Set (FB/MB/BB)
(Blick Art Materials) Sharpie Be Bold Lettering Kit
(Amazon) Sakura Pigma Micron Graphic Pen (1 mm)
(Amazon) Sakura Micron Zentangle Pen Set 
(Amazon) Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen Set (FB/MB/BB)
(Amazon)
Sharpie Be Bold Lettering Kit
Create COLOR MARKERS only
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Studio Brush Markers 12 Colors
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Studio Brush Markers 6 Colors
(Amazon) Sargent Art Fine Tip Marker 50 Pack
(Amazon) Ohuhu Brush & Fineliner 36 Colors ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Ohuhu Brush & Chisel Tip 48 Colors ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Ohuhu Brush & Chisel Tip 72 Colors ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Ohuhu Brush & Fine Tip 100 Colors ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Ohuhu Brush & Fine Tip 120 Colors ← I use this brand & this set.
Create POSCA PAINT PENS only
(Blick Art Materials) Posca Paint Pens - 1.5 mm Basic 8 Colors
(Blick Art Materials) Posca Paint Pens - 1.5 mm Basic 16 Color
(Amazon) Posca Paint Pens - 1.5 mm Basic 8 Color
(Amazon) Posca Paint Pens - 1.5 mm Basic 15 Color

Note these are “special” painting pens, for general color markers see above.
Create MISC ITEMS only
Glue Sticks
(Blick Art Materials) UHU Stic Glue Stick
(Amazon) Elmer's Clear Glue Sticks

Scissors (choose tip based on child's maturity level)
(Blick Art Materials) Westcott Scissors 5'' BLUNT Tip w/ Microban - Blunt
(Blick Art Materials) Westcott Scissors 5'' POINTED Tip w/ Microban - Pointed
(Amazon) Westcott School Kids 5” BLUNT Tip Scissors - Blunt
(Amazon) Westcott School Kids 5” POINTED Tip Scissors -Pointed

Tape 
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Acid Free Masking Tape -0.75 in
(Amazon) Scotch Tan Masking Tape -0.70 in


For regular PENCILS, ERASERS & SHARPENERS, see DRAWING Supplies Section.
For PAINT & BRUSHES, see WATERCOLOR PAINT Supplies Section.

Acrylic Painting Supplies

Basic ACRYLIC PAINT SET KITS
Here are some ACRYLIC PAINT SET KITS that include easel, brushes, paint, panels, palette & paper.
(Amazon) Arteza Tabletop Easel Art Set
(Amazon) MEEDEN Deluxe Artist Acrylic Paint Set w/ Solid Beech French Easel
Acrylic PAINTS only
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Studio Acrylics Set - 6 Color
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Studio Acrylics Set - 12 Color
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Studio Acrylics Set - 24 Color
(Blick Art Materials) Winsor & Newton Pro Acrylics - (ALL Colors page)
(Amazon) Arteza Acrylic Paint Set - 24 Color
(Amazon) Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Set - 12 Color ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Set - 24 Color ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Set - 36 Color ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Set - 48 Color ← I use this brand & this set.

Glazing
(Extends the working time of acrylic paint)
(Blick Art Materials) Golden Acrylic Satin Glazing Liquid
(Amazon) Golden Acrylic Satin Glazing Liquid
Acrylic CANVAS only
(I use Blick Premier Brand for all my stretched canvas)
Stretched (⅞” profile depth)
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Premier Canvas 10'' x 10'' -7/8”
 
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Premier Canvas 10'' x 10'' -7/8” stapled 
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Premier Canvas 9'' x 12'' -7/8”
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Premier Canvas 9'' x 12'' -7/8” stapled

Stretched (⅝” profile depth)
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Premier Canvas 9'' x 12'' -5/8” 2pak
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Premier Canvas 9'' x 12'' -5/8” 8pak
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Premier Canvas 12'' x 12'' -5/8” 7pak
(Amazon) PHOENIX Stretched Canvas 10” x 10” -5/8” 8pak
(Amazon) PHOENIX Stretched Canvas  9” x 12” -5/8” 8pak
(Amazon) PHOENIX Stretched Canvas 12” x 12” -5/8” 7pak

Panels

(I use Blick Brand for all my canvas panels)
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Canvas Panel 9'' x 12” - 1/8”
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Canvas Panel 9'' x 12” - 1/8” 5pak
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Canvas Panel 11'' x 14” - 1/8”
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Canvas Panel 11'' x 14” - 1/8” 5pak
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Canvas Panel 12'' x 12” - 1/8”
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Canvas Panel 12'' x 12” - 1/8” 5pak
(Amazon) PHOENIX Canvas Panels 9” x 12” - 1/8” 12pak
(Amazon) PHOENIX Canvas Panels 11” x 14” - 1/8” 12pak
(Amazon) FIXSMITH Canvas Panels 12” x 12” - 1/8” 12pak

Journal / Pads
(Blick Art Materials) Canson XL Oil & Acrylic Pad - 9'' x 12'' ← I use this brand.
(Blick Art Materials) Canson XL Oil & Acrylic Pad - 11'' x 14'' ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Canson XL Oil & Acrylic Pad - 9'' x 12'' ← I use this brand.
(Amazon) Canson XL Oil & Acrylic Pad - 11'' x 14'' ← I use this brand.
Acrylic MISC ITEMS only
Acrylic Gessos

(Surface primer in Clear / White / Black / Grey color options)
(Blick Art Materials) Liquitex Acrylic Gessos (choose appropriate color)
(Amazon) Liquitex Acrylic Gessos (choose appropriate color)

Chalk
(Blick Art Materials) Crayola Multi-Colored Chalk
(Amazon) Crayola Multi-Colored Chalk

Easel
(Blick Art Materials) Blick Aluminum Tabletop Easel
(Amazon) U.S. Art Supply Aluminum Tabletop Easel

Sealer Spray Paint
(Blick Art Materials) Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer - Matte Finish
(Blick Art Materials) Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer - Gloss Finish
(Amazon) Krylon Acrylic Spray Paint Crystal Clear - Matte Finish
(Amazon) Krylon Acrylic Spray Paint Crystal Clear - Gloss Finish

Water Sprayer Bottle
(Blick Art Materials) Delta Artist Ultra Fine Mist Water Sprayer
(Amazon)  Flairosol Continuous Ultra Fine Mister Spray Bottle

Blow Dryer
(if you don’t want to share yours with the kids….)
(Amazon) Revlon Travel Hair Dryer