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. Visit our Programs calendar to register for an Art with Alayne Meet Up.  The day before your meet up, you'll receive a link to join us on Zoom.

Most of the supplies you will need for upcoming classes, can be ordered at once 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.

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 - Tabby Cat (July)

  • 1 sheet 9 x 12 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 9 x 12 paper)
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Black fine point sharpie
  • Waterproof Black India Ink (can use black water color but will miss some effects)
  • Plastic plate or something to put ink in
  • Size 6 or 8 round Paintbrush for painting in watercolor
  • Prang Watercolor set
  • Container for water and paper towel to wash brush between colors

Supplies By Lesson - Dragonflies (June)

  • 1 sheet 9 x 12 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 9 x 12 paper)
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Extra scrap of paper at least 9 inches long
  • Prang Watercolor set
  • Size 6 or 8 round Paintbrush for painting in watercolor.
  • Container for water and paper towel to wash brush between colors
  • Waterproof Black India Ink (can use black permanent marker like a Sharpie Fine Point instead of india ink but will miss some effects)
  • Plastic plate or something to put ink in

Supplies By Lesson - Pencils (May)

  • 1 sheet 9 x 12 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 9 x 12 paper)
  • 2 x 9" rectangle of paper to use as straight edge
  • Pencil and eraser 
  • Black watercolor (either liquid watercolor or Prang semi-moist) 
  • #6 or 8 round paintbrush
  • Cray-pas Expressionist oil pastels
  • Paper towel

Upcoming Creative Aging Programs

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