Hi Laura,lauramb wrote:Can someone give me input on what to get exactly for DWC in regards to supplies? Which lessons will be presented and what medium will we need for 1st grade? She mentions felt tip markers that smell bad. I'm not familiar with that unless she's talking about permanent markers (!!!). Will all work be done with markers or will some be done with ink pen? What kind of pen? Colored pencils? I'm a little confused.
Any other tips or advice is appreciated. Is the set up she recommends (room, discussion about mood, etc.) really all necessary? Can we just set a tone by mentioning a few things? What have others done to prepare? Thanks
(1) I remembered a post by Marie about the black flair pens she uses:
http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 985#p35985
No, I don't think they're washable... so you could probably substitute some thin washable markers. They aren't so thin that they look like a pen, but they need to be thin enough to outline.
(2) There has also been some colored pencil conversation in the past:
Families range from being fine with cheap-O brands to liking nicer brands.
(3) My dd used DWC in high school. It's the same book except the high schoolers do an "intro" to sort of "un-learn" all their notions about art. Anyways, she did quite a variety of art work using that book. The whole idea is to show kids that there are tons of art forms, so they no longer say "I'm not good at art" because that's like saying "I'm not good at anything," or something like that. We had a lot of her artwork on the wall for several years. I remember doodles, sketches, contour drawing with a pencil, outline drawing with a pen, outline with markers filling in the color, colored pencils, shading, etc. So think about having as many options available as you are able to afford -- use art store coupons. Then just use whatever you have, and it will be fine. I do think there's a list of materials in the book somewhere? By the way, I don't remember any kind of painting, just drawing.