Welcome to Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom!
Once you have registered as a student and selected your class times, here is what you will need to do first.
Complete the Drawing Skill Level Pre-Test that is included in the "Welcome New Students!" enrollment confirmation email.
- SELF PORTRAIT
Complete the Student Profile by drawing your self portrait character sketch in your sketchbook. It can be realistic or a fun zany doodled alien.
- STUDENT GALLERY
With your parents permission, start your own student gallery on a wall, door, or refrigerator in your house. In a few months we plan on creating an online Student Art Gallery for our LIVE online Virtual Students.
- PARENT PERMISSION
Parents/guardians/adult students need to sign this Legal Permission Form allowing Mark Kistler to post your drawings and lesson material on our public website.
- PURCHASE SUPPLIES
Any paper and pencils will do just fine. However, the following class supply list is recommended:
- PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS that are auditing the course free of charge with their paid child, are encouraged to purchase their own separate supplies and art bag. This encourages both students and parents to commit seriously to this fun learning process.
Spiral bound sketch pad (of at least 50 pages) of blank white smooth non-textured drawing paper, 8.5 x 11 or larger. Having a spiral binding will keep your drawings neatly organized in chronological order of skill level progress. A clipboard and some blank white standard computer printer copy paper will work great as well. To keep these individual pages organized use a 3-ring binder with clear plastic “page protector” sleeves.
Standard #2 pencils and a pencil sharpener. Standard mechanical pencils work fine as well. In later lessons Mark will be exploring many types of pencils from 6b to 6h, however, for now just standard pencils are required.
- BLENDING STOMPS
You can purchase these wonderful pencil shading blending tools from any art supply store. Blending Stomps come in many sizes, Mark prefers size 3, however students are always encouraged to experiment and explore with different materials to determine what works best for them.
- CLICK ERASERS
Click erasers, gummy erasers, kneaded erasers, mechanical erasers are all great tools, however the simple eraser on the end of any #2 pencil will do just fine as well.
- DESIGNATED STUDENT ART BACKPACK
Any back pack, book bag, or cloth grocer bag will do. Create a cool "Art Attack Pack!", so your student is always ready to launch into a Pencil Power Adventure with Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom!