Do you have an artist in the house?
Our friends at iHomeschool Network are sharing a mega list of everyday tools for the homeschool mom today. Just for fun, we put our own spin on things and decided to share a list of my son’s favorite homeschool art supplies.
Art is a big part of our everyday here. It actually saves the day most days. When math isn’t going so great or we just can’t seem to get a handle on book work, drawing is one of my son’s go to outlets. I love watching him grow into an amazing artist and young man. He never fails to blow me away with his work!
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If you have a tween or teen who enjoys drawing or sketching this list of art supplies is for you!
Right now he’s all about drawing Pokemon. Everything is pretty much centered around Pokemon here. Anybody?
Must Have Homeschool Art Supplies (According to My 6th Grader)
Toned paper is a big thing you guys. Apparently sketching or drawing on regular white paper a huge N-O. These spiral sketchbooks are perfect for me as the homeschooling parent because they’re art portfolios that are building themselves. I can easily toss his sketchbooks in with our year end loot when we meet with our evaluator. They’re also perfect for keeping all of his art work together in one place. No more papers flying everywhere around his room!
These drafting pencils are awesome. They’re weighted at the fingertips which makes it easier for precise drawing of lines and details. He actually uses these pencils for all of his school work. In addition to them being great for drawing, the weighted grips really help with focus when writing too. We’ll take all the help we can in that area!
Speaking of focus…a decent desk lamp is a must!
This desk lamp is glare-free and puts off a soft light-two features that are not only great for his art work, but also great for his school work and focus! See a pattern here? He actually loves this lamp because it has several different settings of brightness and it doesn’t take up too much space on his desk.
Any other perfectionist kiddos/artists out there? A smudge can ruin the best artwork in our home. I cringe at the thought of all the gems that got tossed in the garbage over one tiny smudge. Quick drying pens are a must! This set of pigment liners is his top pick for for lining the outside of drawings and sketching.
After trying several brands of colored pencils, this is the brand that wins his vote. “They just write better.”, he says.
The Manga colors are the best set, of course.
Do you have an artist in the house? What must have art supplies do they have in their toolbox?