-18" x 24" pad of newsprint.
-18" x 24" pad of white drawing paper
-Optional - 9" x 12" pad of tracing paper (bring the whole pad or at least 10 sheets to class)
-roll of drafting tape or masking tape
-set of graphite pencils (Mars Lumograph recommended) minimum range of 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 4B
-Optional - set of "dividers" (Looks like a compass, but has 2 points instead of a point and a drawing lead - I will show you in class if you are unsure.)
-white pastel pencil (Carb-o-thello brand reommended.)
-white soft pastel (rembrandt brand)
-Optional - can of workable fixative (Matte) This can be left at home.
-a few sheets of grey paper (Canson mi Tientes "steel grey") Leave at home until requested.
-sketch book for taking notes and for obsessive sketching (welcome to your new life!)
Specialized materials will be discussed as needed.
A portfolio/carrier is useful for carrying paper, or make a sandwich of 2 sheets of foam core clipped together.
Drawing boards and easels are provided by the Academy, but please bring your own bulldog or large binder clips.
Mid tone drawing paper, such as Canson mi-Tientes "steel grey"
Hard vine charcoal
White Carb-o-thello pastel pencil
-other drawing materials as you like -
(graphite pencils, red chalk/conte, pens, newsprint, white drawing paper, etc. - talk to me in class)
- If you already own oil paints, bring them all, plus your brushes and your palette. I will sort through your supplies and see what else you might need.
Paints: 37ml regular size tubes unless otherwise noted
Titanium white (large tube 120 ml.) Recommend Graham brand or permalba
brand for your white paint
Raw Umber (recommend winsor newton brand raw umber green shade)
Hansa Yellow light or Cadmium yellow lemon
Cadmium red light
Alizarin crimson or permanent alizarin
Cerulean blue "hue"
There are many good brands of oil paint - I usually use Graham, winsor
newton, holbein, utrecht or gamblin brands.
Get your brushes on the internet:
Google "Kalish Brush" or click here:
This is my recommendation of brushes to get from Kalish:
Series 65 - finest chungking bristle
Size 4 (one)
Size 6 (get 2)
Size 8 (one)
Size 10 (one)
Series 55 - pure mongoose
Series 41 - finest red sable
I also recommend their "deluxe brush bag."
Kalish does sell paint too - it is the same flat fee for shipping no
matter what you order.
Masterson Palette seal box (for Oil - has blue lid, not red) 12" x 16"
Wax paper palette pad to insert in palette seal box (12" x 16")
metal trowel type small (1.5 - 2") triangular palette knife - play
with it in the store and make sure the welding is good and that it is
masking tape - low tack, such as the blue painters tape.
16" x 20" (approx) board to tape your canvas paper to - thin plywood,
Turpenoid (pint or quart - get the kind in the blue can, NOT the green
- silicoil tank or metal brush washing container (the turpenoid goes in here)
9 x 12" pad of canvas paper
black sharpie marker
small container of "masters brush cleaner and conditioner"
If you have trouble finding anything, call me on my cell from the art
store and I will help. There are 2 fine art stores in Boulder -
Guirys and Meiningers. You can probably find what you need at
Michaels or Hobby Lobby also..
Everything should be available locally except the brushes. I highly
recommend that you buy the Kalish brushes on the internet - you will
not be able to find them in local art stores - it will save you a lot
of money, and you will get better quality.