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Oil And Acrylic Artist Supply List:

We cannot pour paint or solvents down the sink at our location, so be prepared to take them home with you in a tightly sealed jar.

  • CANVAS – Pre-stretched, primed canvas or canvasboards. Small sizes such as 8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″ are best. Get one for each day of class.
  • PAINT – Tubes of oil or acrylic paint. Beginners can start out with a packaged paint set if it saves money.
    • White (Titanium or zinc white)
    • Yellow (Cadmium Yellow is best. If unavailable, try brilliant yellow or cad yellow medium)
    • Red (Cadmium Red is best. If unavailable, try brilliant red or permanent red)
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Burnt Umber
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Optional: Naples Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue.
  • BRUSHES – A few oil/acrylic brushes of different sizes and shapes, such as: #1 round, #6 flat (or filbert), #12 flat (or filbert). More expensive brushes are recommended, as cheap ones tend to fall apart.
  • EASEL – A lightweight folding easel is fine, but floor-standing easels are best. (If we’re doing outdoor plein air painting, you’ll need a floor-standing easel.)
  • PALETTE – For oils: either a paper palette block (disposable) or permanent palette (wood, plastic, etc.) For acrylics: a Stay-Wet palette works best; alternately, you can use a paper palette block.
  • REFERENCE PHOTOS – If we’re painting in the studio, I’ll always bring a photo the class will work on. You are also invited to bring a few photos or still life objects you’d like to paint. (Not necessary if we’re doing outdoor plein air painting.)
  • Pencil & small paper tablet
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Plastic bags to transport dirty towels & paintbrushes, wet palette, and wet canvases home.
  • Carry-all bag or old suitcase to transport your gear.
  • For oil painters
    • Odorless artist’s solvent like Gamson, turpenoid, or odorless mineral spirits in a wide-bottom jar that will seal tightly after class.
  • For acrylic painters
    • Jar – Large, wide-bottom, leak-proof jar to hold your water.
    • Spray bottle – to keep your paints damp (An empty, clean windex spray bottle is fine.)
  • For Outdoor Pein Air Painting
    • Personal items like insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, snacks, and water.
    • A folding chair
    • Floor-standing easel
  • Optional:
    • Small Color Wheel.
    • Brush Cleaner. (Recommended: The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver)
    • Smock to protect your clothing and Latex gloves to protect your hands.

     


    For Drawing Classes – Supply List:

    • Small spiral bound sketchbook
    • Drawing pencils – yellow pencil #2 is fine; optional: 2H, 4H, HB, 2B, 4B.
    • Gray kneaded eraser (Prismacolor kneaded rubber eraser)
    • Small hand-held pencil sharpener