Below is a list of some art supplies you might like to gather for any online sessions or in between session play. Please note you do not need all of these items, but you might like to invest in some extra supplies, this will in turn allow more access to creativity within your process.
Basic art supplies required for 1:1 sessions:
- A3 – A2 sized Art pad or paper (the bigger size the better)
- Oil pastels or pencils/pens
Other Art Supplies you might consider collecting:
Art Supply List
- Oil Pastels
- Chalk/Soft Pastels
- Crayons (kids ones work just fine)
- Markers, textas, pens & pencils
- Watercolour palette, acrylic paint or water soluble pencils, graphite sticks or pastels.
- Watercolour paper
- Acrylic inks
- Large art paper, art pad or journal
- Air drying clay
- Yarn, string or wool
- Embroidery thread
- Scrap of cotton fabric, linen or felt squares
- Magazines/books/colourful paper for collaging
Don’t forget your tools
- Glue stick or glue pot
- Sticky tape or masking tape
- Pencil sharpener
- Paint brushes
- Embroidery needle
Yes you can use items from nature. Your creative expression can be temporary. Please do be mindful to only take what you need for nature eg. flora that is in abundance.
- Sticks, branches
- Seed pods
- Some of the above nature items can release pigment when pressed into paper
- You can use items from your kitchen: spices (turmeric, paprika, cinnamon etc), frozen or fresh berries, dark leafy greens and veggie scraps
- Check out my Nature Ink video
Setting up your space for one-to-one therapy session
Create a sacred space for yourself so that you will be able to be immersed in the experience. You can do this by:
- Removing distracting objects and devices from your environment.
- Creating a sacred space, an altar, temenos or an arrangement of personal items.
- Lighting a candle, incense or an oil diffuser.
- Making a cup of herbal tea, glass of water and have tissues available.
- Letting anyone in your immediate environment know not to disturb you for the duration of your session.
Setting up your space for online workshop or group
I always put specific set up information on the Eventbrite workshop listing. However, in general:
- Create a sacred space for yourself (see above)
- Prepare and set up your art supplies.
- Protect your floor/wall or furniture from spills and splatters by placing a drop mat or plastic sheeting under your paper. Please secure the edges of your drop sheets with masking or painters tape to avoid any trip hazards!
- Remove distractions eg. put away unnecessary objects and put your phone on silent or airplane mode.