Virtual Art Programs

Creative Aging: Art with Alayne

Art With Alayne: Virtual Classes & Meet Ups

Watch the most recent virtual Art with Alayne class at the top of Featured Lessons and begin your project.  Then, join Alayne and your fellow art students from AHML in a virtual meet up on Zoom. Share your work inspired by the class, or get help from Alayne to complete your project, and learn tips for upcoming classes. Scroll to the bottom of this page to register for upcoming Creative Aging: Art with Alayne Meet Ups.  Once you register, your confirmation and reminder emails will contain a link to join the meetup.

We expect the May video, Grasshopper, to be available Friday, May 3. Registrants can pick up a free Create kit with supplies at the drive-up window. We will notify you by email when your kit is ready.  Kit distribution begins May 6.

Supplies used for all of the previous lessons can be ordered using the individual supply lists below. Having trouble finding an item, ask Alayne for substitution options for upcoming or past lessons in a meet up.

Supplies You Can Use for Multiple Lessons

  • Cray-Pas Expressionist Assorted Color Oil Pastel Set (25-piece set or, if unavailable,16-piece set will work for most projects)
  • Canson XL Series Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 Pound, 9 x 12 Inch, 30 Sheets (both spiral bound or foldover style pads work)
  • Heavy weight white drawing paper 
  • White Sulphite Drawing Paper - (Blick)
  • Pacon gray bogus drawing paper - (Blick)
  • 10 x 14 Masonite art board – (you can use this as your art board for all projects or use cardstock or other rigid paper or cardboard that you discard each time.  Size needs to be large enough to fit  your 9 x 12 art piece) 
  • ½ “ x 60 yard Drafting tape (You can substitute blue painter’s tape if you have it.  Masking tape is not ideal) 
  • 2B Pencils
  • Plastic eraser (white block eraser)
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Prang semi-moist 8-color watercolor set
  • India ink WATERPROOF (1 small bottle)
  • Blick, Sax or Sargent Black, brown, and violet liquid watercolor (buy single 4 or 8 ounce bottles) 
  • Bamboo or wooden skewers 
  • Brush sets: Item 06082-2169 (Blick) or Prang hobby brush set 94005 (Amazon) or Item 10415683 (MIchaels)
  • Black and brown fine point Sharpies
  • Tombow Mono Knock stick eraser or pencil eraser
  • #4 gray paper blending stump
  • Cray-pas colorless extender (not included in sets)
  • 1 large Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel – White (not included in sets)
  • Willow charcoal 
  • Compressed charcoal 2B (“General’s” brand)
  • Camellia student 18 color watercolor set - (Blick)
  • Derwent Delft blue watercolor pencil - (Blick)
  • Prismacolor NuPastel color sticks - Light Gray, Prussian Blue, Rust, Light Ochre, Palm Green, and Dark Rose
  • Size 05 black Micron pen
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Classic Gel Pens, 1.0 mm Bold Tip, White (ordered from School Specialty)
  • Conté à Paris Crayons - Sketching Colors, Matchbox Set, Set of 4 - Black B, White 2B, Sanguine, and Bistre (ordered from Blick)
  • 4 - 6 cotton swabs (generic with plastic works better than Q-tip brand)
  • Aerosol hairspray (we used Suave max hold 8 unscented)

Where to Buy Online

You should be able to find the entire supply list on any of the following websites or call the local stores to arrange for pick up: 

Blick 

Amazon 

Michaels 

Supplies by Lesson - Grasshopper (May 2024)

  • 1 sheet 8 x 10 Pacon gray bogus drawing paper (use 1/2" drafting tape to tape paper to your art board on all 4 sides with tape half on paper and half on board) - (ordered from Blick)
  • NOTE: can also use painter's tape - just cover 1/4" of your paper on each side so that you have the same work area as Alayne
  • Art board, cardstock, or newspaper on which to tape artwork down (larger than your 8 x 10 paper)
  • Conté à Paris Crayons - Sketching Colors, Matchbox Set, Set of 4 - Black B, White 2B, Sanguine, and Bistre (ordered from Blick)
  • 6 cotton swabs (generic with plastic works better than Q-tip brand)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Aerosol hairspray (Alayne used Aqua Net extra super hold unscented)

Supplies by Lesson - Plumeria (April 2024)

  • 1 sheet 8 x 10 white heavy weight drawing paper (use 1/2" drafting tape to tape paper to your art board on all 4 sides with tape half on paper and half on board)
  • NOTE: can also use blue painter's tape - just cover 1/4" of your paper so that you have the same work area
  • Art board, cardstock or newspaper on which to tape art work down (larger than your 8 x 10 paper)
  • 2B Drawing Pencil
  • Block eraser cut in half - (we used Mars block eraser)
  • Stick eraser (we used Tombow Mono Knock stick eraser, but a regular pencil eraser can be substituted)
  • Blending stump (we used #4 gray paper blending stump)
  • Sandpaper (fine grit) -optional

Supplies by Lesson - Mushrooms (March 2024)

  • 1 sheet 8 x 10 white heavy weight drawing paper (use 1/2" drafting tape to tape paper to your art board on all 4 sides with tape half on paper and half on board)
  • NOTE: can also use blue painter's tape - just cover 1/4" of your paper so that you have the same work area
  • Art board, cardstock or newspaper on which to tape art work down (larger than your 8 x 10 paper)
  • 2B Drawing Pencil
  • Block eraser cut in half - (we used Mars block eraser)
  • Stick eraser (we used Tombow Mono Knock stick eraser, but a regular pencil eraser can be substituted)
  • Blending stump (we used #4 gray paper blending stump)
  • Sandpaper (fine grit) -optional
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