Art Therapy: Gathering Your Art Supplies
Updated: Aug 2
By Lynn Cukaj, ATR-BC, MHC-LP www.CreativeExpressionsConsulting.com
Art Therapy for Children, Teenagers and Adults
A Thoughtfully Curated List of Art Materials
Below is a list of carefully selected items, readily available on Amazon or conveniently found around your home. While these materials are perfect for Art Therapy sessions, they offer endless opportunities for creative self-expression right in the comfort of your own space. Unleash your creative expression and delve into a world of boundless imagination. 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
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set
Cezanne Professional Colored Pencil Set of 24 Colors, Artist Quality Soft Core Blendable Lead for Drawing, Coloring, Sketching
The Pencil Grip Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint, Super Quick Drying, 12 Pack
Artist Brush Markers Pens for Adult Coloring Books, 34 Colors
Strathmore Sketch Pad, 9"x12" Wire Bound, 100 Sheets
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, Nextdoor.com, or Facebook Marketplace for old magazines and imagery books and any sort of arts and crafts that neighbors are willing to give away.
Dollar Stores for cheap materials and other fun craft items.
Materials around the home for a collage:
Junk (snail) Mail
Bubble wrap (for texture)
Maps or Atlas pages
Origami Paper or Colored Construction Paper
Colorful Candy Wrappers
Old Calendars with Artwork or Photos
Cardboard Boxes (cut into shapes)
Colored Tissue Paper
Leaves / Dried Flowers / Rocks
Fabric Scraps or Swatches
Greeting Cards (used or unused)
Paint Swatches (from home improvement stores)
Yarn / Ribbon / Buttons / Beads
For more therapeutic activities and resources on how to incorporate Art Therapy into your life, read more from Lynn's Creative Expressions Blog.
Learn more about Art Therapy and Lynn Cukaj, Board Certified Art Therapist here: www.CreativeExpressionsConsulting.com