Art Supplies PDF

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Get a feel for the tools, mediums, and surfaces that artists can use to create by doing fun hands-on projects of your own. For ages 6 to 18.


Art Supplies is the second unit in the Layers of Learning Art Beginnings course. In this unit, you will do hands-on activities that teach about sketchbooks, paintbrushes, clay, palettes, pencils, ink, fabric, and other tools, mediums, and surfaces. It contains sections on:

  • Art Tools
  • Art Mediums
  • Art Surfaces

It contains activities where you will:

  • Practice using different types of brushes and paints
  • Do a notebooking page about mediums in your Art Sketchbook
  • Use stamps and ink to make greeting cards
  • Sculpt a self portrait out of clay or salt dough
  • Etch a picture with wax and paint
  • Create owl art with oil pastels
  • Craft a colorful chameleon out of fabric
  • Make your own game board with masonite and paint
  • Plus much more!

Each Layers of Learning Arts unit includes library lists of books, a family read-aloud suggestion, hands-on activities, printables and paper crafts, sidebars for extra learning, and tools to help you assess student’s progress and mastery.



This unit was written to be used for a month but contains plenty of content for many more weeks of learning if you choose. This is a pick-and-choose curriculum, meant to be cycled back to in the future when your child is older. As such, it intentionally includes far more material than you can possibly cover in a month.

Art Supplies is also part of the overall Art Beginnings course, the first Year of the four year Layers of Learning Arts cycle. If you use the program in order, it will take you though the art in chronological order, tracking with the Layers of Learning History units. However, each unit stands alone and can be used independently of any other unit.

Printable Pack

This unit comes with a downloadable Printable Pack that includes all the student worksheets. The printables can be copied as many times as needed for your family or class.

You can download the Printable Pack from your receipt or from your account at Layers of Learning.


Extra Resources

This unit comes with extra weblinks and a YouTube video playlist on the Art Beginnings Resources page.


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2 reviews for Art Supplies PDF

  1. Kaya Seaton

    I am teaching grades 3-9, and this was such a great mix of information and activities. My art-phobic 3rd grader had a blast doing things like painting on different surfaces (including his own face), shaping clay, and making collages. My prolific artist 9th grader was able to study and try new art tools, surfaces, and mediums. All of us had fun, and learned a TON!!

  2. katemichelle07

    Using so many different ways of doing art was so fun for the kids this year

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