In this chapter, Anna Sheather provides an explanation of the different mediums and supports that can be used in coaching with art, explaining their suitability and where to buy them. With new materials coming onto the market all the time, the focus is on the most well-known and easily available.

A medium is anything that is used to create marks and imagery, such as pens, pencils, paints or clay, and supports are anything on which or through which images are created, such as paper, card and canvas. The chapter includes explanations of drawing mediums, painting and water-based mediums, other mediums including clay and collage, accessories, storing your materials and where to buy them.