Art Teachers

Hello! I am being asked to create a "back to school" shopping list for my art class. What would you suggest asking for from parents? I'm moving to a new school with no former art program.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
works at

A composition notebook. I use this as our sketchbook. It’s cheap and easy to store. My students do preliminary drawings in it, reflection writing and when they finish early they draw in it.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

I agree, a sketch book is a good thing! Maybe each student could have 2 glue sticks, box of colored pencils, and scissors. That should help with the basics.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Sketchbook for sure! I always give weekly sketchbook assignments so early finishers can work on those, for your middle school ages most likely. Crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, box of tissues, pencils, eraser,

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

My school (pre-K-4) provides a budget sufficient for art supplies, but the problem is necessities like tissues, baggies, paper towels, etc. Since I have 500 + students, I ask only one item per class.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

I ask for composition books and we use them as our sketchbook/journal. I don't want my parents buying expensive sketchbooks. composition books are usually less than $1.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

What grade level?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

K-8

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Presuming that you have a budget for basics (ie drawing paper) for that age group I would ask for pencils, crayons (personally, I would request they get Crayola), box of markers (again-Crayola), school scissors and glue sticks. With some creativity those materials can get you through lots of meaningful lessons. If each student would donate a skein of yarn you could end up with a adequate supply of yarn that could be used for weaving/braiding/texture projects.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Does anyone have cool sketchbook assignments that went well? Any suggestions on books with ideas?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

*weekly post complaining about hiring discrimination against males*

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Delta Platinum members, what bonus do you choose? Very likely gifting Silver Status to my spouse.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I got a new role in Ohio. My SO is freaking out about the bedbug crisis there. Any tips of how to protect against bedbugs?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If anyone wants to join a boutique HR & Talent Advisory consulting firm, Kincentric is hiring for an Associate Partner role! Location doesn’t really matter, but preferably in IL, NY, or ATL.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Download the app for more exclusive discussions.