Virtual Art Programs

Creative Aging: Art with Alayne

Art With Alayne: Virtual Classes & Meet Ups

Watch the most recent virtual Art with Alayne class under Featured Lessons to complete 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 Art with Alayne Meet Ups.  The day before your meet up, you'll receive a link to join us on Zoom.

Supplies used for all of the previous lessons can be ordered using the list of Supplies for Multiple Lessons. Having trouble finding an item, ask Alayne for substitution options for upcoming lessons in a meet up.

Registrants for a November Meet Up can pick up a Create Kit with supplies for the November Apple Basket project at the library's drive-up window.  Once you register, we will contact you by email when your kit is available to pick up.  Kit distribution for November will begin on October 29.

Supplies You Can Use for Multiple Lessons

  • Cray-Pas Expressionist Assorted Color Oil Pastel Set (25-piece set or, if unavailable,12-piece set)
  • Canson XL Series Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 Pound, 9 x 12 Inch, 30 Sheets (both spiral bound or foldover style pads work) 
  • 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 
  • Prang semi-moist 8-color watercolor set
  • India ink WATERPROOF (1 small bottle)
  • Sax or Sargent Black and Brown 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

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 - Apple Basket (November)

  • 1 sheet 8 x 10 Canson watercolor 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)
  • Art board, cardstock or newspaper on which to tape art work down (larger than your 8 x 10 paper)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • 16 or 25 color Cray Pas set - these specific colors were used from those sets: yellow ochre, brown, white, yellow, gray, red, orange, green, yellow green, and purple. 
  • Black fine point Sharpie
  • Liquid black watercolor
  • Sponge for applying black watercolor
  • Paper towel to dry watercolor

Supplies by Lesson - Coleus (October)

  • 1 sheet 8 x 10 Canson watercolor 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:  You can use painter's tape instead of drafting tape (do not use masking tape)
  • Art board, cardstock or newspaper on which to tape art work down (larger than your 8 x 10 paper)
  • Pencil and eraser 
  • 25 color Cray Pas set - these specific colors were used from that set: yellow-green, yellow, lt. violet, pale blue, pink, red, gray-green, vandyke brown
  • Brown or Black fine point Sharpie
  • Liquid brown watercolor 
  • Sponge for applying brown watercolor 
  • Paper towel to dry watercolor
  • Plastic knife with teeth

Supplies By Lesson - Lion (September)

  • 1 sheet 8 x 10 Canson watercolor 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) 
  • Art board, cardstock or newspaper on which to tape art work down (larger than your 8 x 10 paper)
  • Pencil and eraser 
  • 25 color Cray Pas set - these specific colors were used from that set: white, yellow, brown, lt. orange, yellow ochre, olive brown, vandyke brown, and yellow orange
  • Liquid brown watercolor 
  • Sponge for applying brown watercolor 
  • Paper towel to dry watercolor