• Lynn Cukaj

Art Therapy: Gathering Your Art Supplies

Since the onset of Covid-19, Art Therapists have turned to Zoom and FaceTime for Teletherapy sessions. Prior to 2020, I would purchase art materials from Michaels or a place like Hobby Lobby and bring them to my client sessions. Due to the change in the environment, I am often asked to suggest art materials that anyone can purchase or find around the home prior to a virtual session. Below is a list of carefully selected items that anyone can purchase from Amazon or find in their home. These items need not be curated solely for an Art Therapy session, but at any point you may want to creatively express yourself. As always, feel free to get some inspiration at www.CreativeExpressionsConsulting.com for Art Therapy activities that you can try at home and on your own. Enjoy!



Prang Watercolor Paint Set and Mixed Media Journal, Assorted Colors

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LDTJJ69/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_PH2GK6ZS837JH1FYBG88?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LFCWSPM/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_H42KAF93C3F5FMPRYC3X


Cezanne Professional Colored Pencil Set of 24 Colors, Artist Quality Soft Core Blendable Lead for Drawing, Coloring, Sketching

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084WZMKM6/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_ZQPA51P5VFAG13RAM28E

The Pencil Grip Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint, Super Quick Drying, 12 Pack

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013HO4OR0/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_R2FWXVJFQ8777ABACFJ4


Artist Brush Markers Pens for Adult Coloring Books, 34 Colors

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085DP36VF/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_WMCYREMTXER7F56J9Q90?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Strathmore Sketch Pad, 9"x12" Wire Bound, 100 Sheets

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0027A39PY/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_glt_fabc_TT29CWEC6EC25AP4WV48


Other Art Materials


Imagery Online: Unsplash.com offers beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any art project.


Craigslist.org or Nextdoor.com for old magazines and imagery books that neighbors are willing to give away


Dollar Stores for cheap materials and other fun craft items

Materials around the home for a collage:

  • Wrapping Paper

  • Old Magazines

  • Newspapers

  • Old Photos

  • Junk (snail) Mail

  • Colored Tissue Paper

  • Leaves / Dried Flowers / Rocks

  • Fabric / Yarn / Ribbon / Buttons