A program that collects and distributes the donations of new and gently used art and tactile learning materials to be used in local classrooms and arts educational programming!

The HAC will continue its volunteer-driven ArtCycle Program during the pandemic to meet the need for art supplies. Orange County Schools (OCS) are now offering online instruction, and ArtCycle will make donated art supplies available to art teachers and to their students who are studying from home.


The pandemic and concern about spreading the virus make it more difficult to collect and distribute art supplies. To avoid risks and to increase donations, HAC has partnered with the Orange County Schools Director of the Arts, Shannon Braxton. HAC and OCS have worked together to create a public Amazon “Wishlist” where area residents can purchase items to be sent directly to the teachers. Please use the URL below:

The teacher’s “Wishlist” identifies art supplies that will be distributed to children learning from home. The list will be updated as needed. Items include drawing pencils, watercolor sets, markers, crayons, sketchbooks, and other paper, glue sticks, and much more. Various options have been added to the Wishlist for each item to allow our community members to support this program within their own budgets. HAC and OCS welcome supplies from physical and online stores as well as from individual donors.

If you have supplies that you’d like to donate, please contact us at to coordinate a drop-off or pickup time at a designated location. All supplies are kept in quarantine for at a minimum of 72 hours prior to distribution to teachers, staff, or students. All donations will be delivered to Orange County Schools art teachers but due to the various overlapping requests, we cannot guarantee any one teacher will receive a specific order.

Supply orders from the Amazon Wishlist should be shipped directly to:

Shannon Braxton
Director of the Arts
Orange County Schools
920 Corporate Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

This address is also linked on amazon for easy ordering.

This is a list of Art Supplies for Virtual Learning requested by Orange County Schools Art Teachers. Other items are also welcome.

  • HB drawing pencils

  • Colored pencils

  • Manual pencil sharpeners

  • Crayons

  • Markers

  • Erasers (kneaded erasers or white hi-polymer block erasers)

  • Watercolor sets with 6-8 colors

  • Watercolor paint brushes

  • Pads of watercolor paper

  • Colored construction paper (12x18)

  • Sketchbooks

  • Sharpies (fine and very fine, black or multicolored)

  • Glue sticks

  • 12” rulers (wood or plastic)

HAC is proud to support our local art teachers through ArtCycle and our partnership with OCS. We are grateful to our community of art-lovers who support this program.

The ArtCycle Program is always taking donations of new or gently used art supplies.

Materials Most Requested by Local Teachers:


Paper - art and craft papers of ALL kinds! Construction paper, card stock, sketchbooks, watercolor paper, canvas pads, vellum, tracing paper, kraft paper, etc.
Drawing - pencils, markers, pens, chalk, crayons, pastels, colored pencils, erasers, sharpeners
Painting – stretched canvases, brushes, paints: poster, acrylic, oil, watercolor, tempera paints
Sculpting – polymer or other low-fire and no-fire sculpting clays, clay tools, stamps, molds
Craft - glue, scissors, beads, buttons, yarn, popsicle sticks, hardware, foam sheets, wire, tiles, pipe cleaners, felt, fabric, glitter, sequins, pom poms, 
Beading and Jewelry Supplies – beads, wire, ribbon, pliers, clasps, hooks, ear wires and posts

Additional Needs – mat board, foam core board, poster board, sewing machines, hammers and tools, plastic bins and storage boxes 

If not being shipped to OCS directly, items can be dropped off at:


Studio 71

243 S. Churton St.

Hillsborough, NC



HAC Gallery & Gift Shop

102 N. Churton St.

Hillsborough, NC