Art 1 – Basic Art Course


Now Available – PDF Original Course

Basic Skills

180 Lessons – Can be done in a year, ore spread out over two.  Good for Ages 4-6.


The Art 1 Course covers learning

  • Basic shapes
  • Basic Colors
  • Finger Painting Techniques
  • Water Color Techniques
  • Crayon Coloring Techniques
  • The Basics of Mosaics
  • The 5 Basic Elements of Shape
  • Creating Clay Figures
  • Understanding “quad’, “tri”, “angle”, and “lateral”


  • To know the above
  • To be able to demonstrate the above


The following will be required at some point in the course.

Supplies are listed in order of use.

  • Imagination and creativity.
  • Ingredients to make finger paint at home (Recipes included) OR
  • Commercial Finger Paint in Red, Yellow and Blue colors
  • Finger paint or freezer paper
  • 5” x 8” Index cards
  • Containers to hold homemade finger paint
  • Smock or Dad’s old shirt
  • Table coverings – newspapers, old vinyl table cloth, etc.
  • Bowl for holding water in which to moisten and rinse hands.
  • Paper towels.
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Commercial white and black finger paint.
  • 2 White poster boards
  • A small pack of crayons –
    • Colors: Blue, black, red, yellow, white, green, orange purple.
  • Picture to color (Supplied)
  • Tooth picks
  • A piece of old terry cloth about the size of a wash cloth
  • 2 Sets of Crayola Washable Water Colors – with 8 colors and brush
  • Pictures to color (supplied)
  • Water cup for rinsing the brushes
  • Two or more additional brushes – small, pointed; medium, and ¼”
  • Tablet or pack of individual art paper.
  • A Variety pack of Colors of Construction paper – 8 ½” x 11”
  • Elmer’s glue or school paste
  • Ruler
  • Colored and painted shapes from the course.
  • Pencil
  • Old Magazines
  • 2 Boxes of Crayola or Prang clay in colors – try for eight colors
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