Art Class Materials Lists

Beginning Acrylic 

  • Large multi-media pad (18X24) with multiple pages 
  • Pencil 
  • Acrylic paints 
  • Selection of brushes 

Oil Painting from Life

  • Easel and setup for outdoor painting 
  • Palette or palette paper 
  • Canvas, canvas board or panel 
  • Brushes and palette knife 
  • Gamsol or odorless thinner 
  • Paper towels or rags 
  • Oil paint: titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, ultramarine blue 
  • Optional colors: yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, purple, veridian, transparent red iron oxide 

Pastel Painting 

  • Reference photo to work from. 
  • One piece of foam core (drawing board) 
  • One set of NuPastels (a “hard” soft pastel version) 
  • One set of soft Rembrandt Pastels 
  • One 19” x 25” sheet of Canson Mi-Tientes gray paper 
  • Kneaded eraser 

Introduction to Watercolor 

  • Watercolor paints 
  • Watercolor paper pad (at least 16×20 inches in size) 
  • Range of watercolor brushes 
  • Pencil and eraser 

The Full Spectrum of Colored Pencils

  • Paper: Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper or Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface or Canson Bristol Vellum Surface. 8 x 10 or larger. Not sketch or drawing paper. Note: paper quality is very important! 
  • 1 sheet of NON WAX transfer paper. Saral is a good brand.
  • 1 set Prismacolor (or your favorite brand) pencils. At least 72 colors, including a set of grays (6 shades) 
  • 1 White Pentel click eraser
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 brush – a cheap bench brush, big paint brush or gesso brush.
  • Optional: White artist tape, typing style erasers, fine point art knife (#1 or 2 size handle with fine point blade)
  • Optional: a piece of art in progress or finished, that you would like to work on or would like help with. Magazines, books or photo reference you would like to recreate. 
  • Bring anything else you are comfortable using!

Note: the SHAC has a limited amount of supplies for students to borrow or purchase — please ask.