The Supplies Behind the Art: A Look Inside the Art Bin

By: Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator

The Art Bin is an essential part of Ryman Arts. Brimming with high-quality art supplies, the Art Bin provides our students with all the tools they need to create stunning works of art. Let’s take a look at the supplies behind the art!

Every student receives an Art Bin at the beginning of their Ryman Arts journey. These Art Bins are full of pencils, charcoal, colored pencils, paint brushes, watercolor and acrylic paint, and more!

Ryman Arts Art Bin

Students also receive sketchbooks, professional grade drawing and painting paper, and a drawing board.

Ryman Arts students receive sketchbooks, professional grade drawing and painting paper, and a drawing board

Student Nathan Song (Ryman ‘21) receives his art supplies from Education Manager Rebecca Tuynman at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton

Student Nathan Song (Ryman ‘21) receives his art supplies from Education Manager Rebecca Tuynman at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton

In Foundation Drawing, students learn to draw from observation using graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils.

Student Gavin Piedra (Ryman ‘22) uses various charcoal pencils to create this captivating self-portrait

Student Gavin Piedra (Ryman ‘22) uses various charcoal pencils to create this captivating self-portrait

Our Intermediate Drawing and Painting students study the usage of color through wet and dry media.

This monochromatic still life is painted by student Genesis Otero (Ryman ‘20) using watercolor on paper

This monochromatic still life is painted by student Genesis Otero (Ryman ‘20) using watercolor on paper

By the third semester, students learn to master painting from observation and from source materials. Building on what they learned over the three semesters, our students revisit the figure, portraits, and still lifes using acrylic paint.

Ryman Arts art supplies: acrylic paint and paint brushes

Advanced Painting student Serena Chan (Ryman ‘21) utilizes core art skills to paint this acrylic scene

Advanced Painting student Serena Chan (Ryman ‘21) utilizes core art skills to paint this acrylic scene

Even after completing the program, many alumni still use their Art Bins. “This [Ryman Arts Art Bin] means more to me than just a place to keep my supplies; it reminds me of all the amazing artists I've met and all the amazing opportunities I've had because of the program,” remarked Beck Serna (Ryman ‘14).

We could not have provided these amazing Art Bins without the support of our generous donors. Thank you for equipping our student with the tools they need to succeed as young artists! To donate an Art Bin to our student artists click HERE.