I just got home from a luncheon and saw all the replies to
your post. I haven't read those yet, but this is a great place
for good advice. I'll suggest one supply for your older kids.
I taught middle level (6-8) and loved the soft creamy quality
of Crayola's Portfolio Series water-soluble oil pastels. The
pigments are quite rich for the price, under $8 for a set of 24.
We used them several ways and they wipe off tables with water.
One lesson was a combination of torn paper college, prang
watercolors and the oil pastels. I have it on line at:
I'm retired now, but I have several lessons on the web that
you are welcome to look over:
Anyway, welcome to the list. You will find great people here,
ready and willing to share. They are also a great support
when things don't go quite right.
> Hi, I just signed up here. I have just been hired for my first teaching
> job...a K-8 art teacher at a new charter school. Because the school is
> new, and because I have no experience, I could use some help, really any
> advice at all...but right now I'm in the process of creating my supply
> list. I was given a catalog and asked to make a list. Right now, there
> is no equipment, no supplies. I am starting from scratch. It's kind of
> a daunting task. I'm having trouble even picking out paints and
> papers. If any of you have any ideas, favorite brands, equipment and
> shelving that has worked well for you, cheap solutions, things I can't
> live without...I'd love to hear them. Thanks so much in advance!