Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a seasoned pro, you can find everything you need to build out your homeschool curriculum at Blick. The family-owned retailer, which has been serving artists since 1911, stocks art supplies, craft materials, and school essentials for all ages and skill levels—all at affordable prices. Plus, you can download hundreds of FREE original lesson plans that meet the National Standards for Visual Arts Education! Add creativity and fun to your teaching plan with Blick!
Art Supplies for All Ages
From painting supplies to drawing pads, Blick has a wide range of homeschool materials available to purchase online and at your local Blick store. Here are just a few to get you started.
Blick Essentials Tempera Paint Tempera paint is a must for younger artists. It’s economically priced and cleans up easily with soap and water. The brilliant colors of Blick Essentials Tempera Paint allow for endless blending opportunities. The paints are non-toxic and contain no latex, dairy, casein, soy, egg, gluten, peanuts, or tree nuts. Made in the USA.
Blick Essentials Craft Value Brush Set Conquer any project with this versatile brush set. Ideal for beginners and students, this set comes with 25 brushes in a variety of sizes, shapes, and brush hairs. It’s perfect for experimenting with different types of media, brush types, and painting techniques. Use with acrylics, watercolors, oils, and other media.
Blick Essentials Colored Pencil Sets Easy to sharpen and hard to break, Blick Essentials Colored Pencils are a great choice for young artists. The strong 3.3 mm cores offer smooth color laydown for coloring, drawing, and blending. The pencils are non-toxic, pre-sharpened, and come in a variety of sets.
Blickrylic Student Acrylic Paints and Sets Available in more than 30 colors—including fluorescents and metallics—Blickrylic Student Acrylic Paints make for a versatile and budget-friendly choice. They can be used on paper, canvas, wood, cardboard, and even T-shirts! Designed with safety in mind, these paints contain no latex, dairy, casein, soy, egg, gluten, peanuts, or tree nuts.
Blick Studio Artists’ Colored Pencils and Sets Draw, illustrate, and color with these professional-quality pencils that were designed with feedback from the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). They’re highly pigmented, fade resistant, and offer smooth color laydown.
Blick Studio Drawing Pencils and Sets These professional-quality drawing pencils have highly opaque graphite leads that are lightfast and clean-erasing. Use them to produce striking effects in illustrations, drawings, and sketches. Each pencil has a hexagonal lacquered cedar casing that keeps them from rolling off tables.
Blick Liquid Watercolors and Sets Easy to dispense, these dye-based watercolors can be used directly from the bottle for intense color or diluted with water to create a wash effect. They’re non-toxic and contain no latex, dairy, casein, soy, egg, gluten, peanuts, or tree nuts.
Blick Studio Pastel Sets Made with fine-quality raw materials, these full-pigment pastels come in vibrant colors that blend easily for a smooth texture. They’re affordably priced and available in a variety of sets. The square sticks measure 2-1/2″ x 3/8″.
Blick Studio Mixed Media Pads This versatile mixed media paper is perfect for collage, quick studies, final drawings, and practicing techniques. The micro-perforation allows for quick and easy removal of true-size sheets. Use these pads with watercolors, pen and ink, pencils, markers, pastels, and more!
Hundreds of Free, Original Lesson Plans
Inspiration is only a click away with Blick Lesson Plans. You can find hundreds of free, original ideas for creating a homeschool curriculum that meets the National Standards for Visual Arts Education. The downloadable lesson plans feature shoppable materials lists—just click to add to your Blick shopping cart.
Community Curtain (Grades K–12) Inspired by the large-scale, immersive installations of artist Rebecca Louise Law, this lesson tasks students with creating a single vertical strand filled with words, phrases, and objects that express ideas or personal visions. The personalized strands are then combined to form a “community curtain” that evolves over time and gives voice to individuals and communities. You can hang the installation chandelier-style by suspending them in a circle on a cluster of coat hangers. Strands can also hang from tree branches—just be sure to use weather-safe materials if hanging outdoors.
Woven Impressionistic Paintings (Grades 5–12) Just as Claude Monet painted the same subject over and over again, students will experiment with creating their own two-painting series—choosing the same subject and composition and changing only the light. The two paintings are then woven into a single scene that captures both impressions at the same time. This lesson teaches students to observe and identify subtle colors and their relationships. Students will also learn how to simplify or edit a scene by deciding which elements are important and which are not.
Observe Like O’Keeffe (Grades 3–12) Georgia O’Keeffe, an important 20th-century artist, was known for her keen observation skills and ability to focus in on only the elements that intrigued her. Taking cues from O’Keefe, students will use a viewfinder and mindful practices to zoom in on a subject and explore various viewpoints. They then express their findings through sketches and a list of sensory words, which are combined to create a dimensional collage.
Treasure Leaves (Grades K–12) In this lesson, students celebrate biodiversity and the huge importance of leaves by creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Fresh, natural leaves are primed and sealed on both sides, turning them into a blank canvas for drawings and designs. After a final coating, the leaves can be displayed at home, given away as gifts, or returned to nature by tying them on a tree branch.
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