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Kids Drawing Academy

Items are listed as follows:
• Essential- you need these items "high priority"
• Secondary- great items but not an absolute necessity. 
• Optional- these are convenient items, but not necessary items

Drawing Pencils
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL- Drawing Pencil set-  make sure you get the medium set so you have the widest variety of pencil leads. 

Kneaded Eraser
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL-  You'll need at least two of these kneaded erasers.  One for graphite drawing and the other for charcoal drawing.  These erasers can molded to any shape and erase by rubbing back and forth or pressing and lifting.  

White Pearl Eraser
by PaperMate

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ESSENTIAL-  Just about any white eraser will work, I prefer these inexpensive erasers. 

Retractable Erasers
by PaperMate

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OPTIONAL-  A great eraser for small areas.  

Drafting Brush
 

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SECONDARY-  Any type of drafting brush to brush the eraser crumbs off your paper without smearing it.  I really like this hake brush.

Small Sketch Book
 

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ESSENTIAL-  Small sketchbooks are perfect for our warm-ups exercises.  Any inexpensive brand will do for this.

Drawing Paper
by Strathmore

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ESSENTIAL-  A book of drawing paper (not sketch) is great for your drawing projects. 

T-Square
any brand

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ESSENTIAL-  A T-square is a great tool for getting your measurement correct and making parallel lines.  

Charcoal Drawing Pencils
by General

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ESSENTIAL- A great set of three softnesses of black charcoal plus a white charcoal which you will love!

Vine Charcoal Sticks
by Winsor Newton

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ESSENTIAL- These will be used to begin the Charcoal drawing section. Vine charcoal sticks are a great method to learn the wipe out method which is fun and fast!

Toned Paper
by Strathmore

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SECONDARY- We will be using toned paper for some of our charcoal projects as well as pencil drawings.  You can also choose a grey toned paper if you prefer. (same brand)

Pastel Pencils
by Derwent

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ESSENTIAL- Students will need this set of pastel pencils to learn how to easily blend and soften colors.