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Beginning Art and Drawing

Margie Samuels
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This will be an ongoing art class that will work like a traditional classroom art class. Each project will take between 1-4 lessons. It is specifically for kids who haven't had Miss Margie yet. Please email me first for project info.

Class Experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Beginner Level
I have been teaching all ages to draw for over 20 years, and I have been a professional artist since I was in high school.  I am currently a graphic designer.  I love to teach others to draw.  I was born to do this.  
You will need 1)  DRAWING PAPER.  A white drawing paper tablet (found online on Amazon, or dickblick.com or Target) will work great.  I prefer 80 lb. weight paper, so I think the paper at Target might be lighter weight, but it's certainly fine if that's all you can get right now.  81/2 x11" or 9x12".   Strathmore has a 9x12 60-sheet spiral pad in 64lb. weight at Target for $6.49.  Also - "Mellisa and Doug" Drawing pad 50 sheets heavy weight on Amazon for $2.99.  Just be careful that it's not too stiff like card stock.  2) A PENCIL - Bic #2 mechanical 0.7 pencils from Target are my "go-to" pencils.  BIC X-TRA LIFE.  A 40 count box is about $10 but you can buy single pencils.  Don't get 0.9.  Not the x-tra smooth x-tra strong or sparkle...they break too easily.  I create significant art using these and they're way cheaper than drawing pencils, but easy, since you don't have to sharpen them.  If all you have available are Ticonderoga #2, that's fine.  But I will not let the students use the pink eraser on the end of that type of pencil.  It smears the drawing and leaves a pink streak. *Please note, if they wish to use "drawing" pencils with varying degrees of soft to hard leads, they may, but it isn't required.  3)  AN EXTRA ERASER.   "White Pearl" is fine..Target 3-pack $1.99.        4) COLORED PENCILS, and Prismacolor is the colored pencil of choice, as it is the best blending and shading capabilities.  These can be found on Amazon.  If Prismacolor colored pencils are not in your budget, then Crayola is the best bet.  They will work fine. These are also at Target - 24 ct. $2.99.  5) WATERCOLORS. I will leave it up to you to select what's best for them or your family budget, but the tray watercolors work fine for what we do in here.  All can be found on Amazon.  Please select a watercolor brush, maybe two sizes.  They are tapered through the tip.  6) ULTRA FINE BLACK SHARPIE PEN, and if possible a #3 MICRON black pen, too.  7) GEL PENS (These are optional - gold/silver/white) on Amazon.  Uniball Signo is the very best brand.  For any additional supplies I will list them in advance on the classroom page.  The Sharpies can be found at Target or on Amazon, and the Micron pens can be found on Amazon too.  
My classes are unbiased, inclusive of all learners, and intentionally designed to represent diverse viewpoints fairly and accurately. This ensures that all learners and families feel welcome in my class and can expect a positive experience in my Outschool classroom. 

Joined March, 2020
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My name is Margie Samuels.  When I began teaching privately and for independent learning centers, after years of teaching in school classrooms, the students began calling me "Miss Margie", which I found very personal and endearing and I... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-11
2-9 learners per class

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