6 Things Beginner Artists Need to Know

If you have just taken up art I have some thoughts that might be helpful to think about:

1.Buying the Materials is the Easy Part!

I think it is great that I always get so many learners joining my courses in January of every year.  The pattern is often the same, they have given a set of paints by a family member for Christmas and signed up for an art class.  The hard work then starts, some don’t realise that learning to draw and paint is not that easy.  You will need to put time and energy if you wish to see results.

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What are the Essential Materials for Beginners?



When you start learning to draw and paint you can be totally overwhelmed by all the range of materials out there.  There is so much choice, which is great but where do you start?

Some of my learners have rushed out and spent a fortune purchasing so many materials which they then aren’t sure what to do with or don’t like using.

My advice would be start with the ‘essentials’ there are certain materials that in my view all artists need.  This is a personal list, so it will vary for each of us, but here is my list of my essential materials:

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