Students may purchase a supply kit from the instructor for $11 which includes a practice palette and pre-printed exercise sheets.
In addition, choose which medium you prefer and bring the colors below!

For oil, acrylic or watercolors, these are the recommended colors:

Quinacridone “Acra” violet or red or napthol crimson (Alizarine crimson OK if you have it)

Cadmium red light or medium

Cadmium yellow light or medium

Hansa yellow light

Raw sienna and/or Yellow ochre or yellow oxide

Ultramarine blue

Phthalocyanine blue or cerulean blue (not hue)

Burnt sienna

Burnt umber

Titanium white

Optional: Phthalo green or viridian green

Note that Black and Payne’s Gray are NOT listed!

For colored pencil or pastel, a basic set should include colors similar to those listed above.

The equivalent Prismacolor pencils would be:



Poppy (scarlet) red

Ultramarine blue

Indigo blue

Dark umber

Sunburst yellow

Canary yellow

Yellow ochre

Sienna brown

Also bring: True Blue, Dark green, Grass green, Tuscan red

Inexpensive painting or drawing surface:

May use canvas paper for oil or acrylic; watercolor paper, cold press illustration board or regular surface bristol for water-based and dry media. Have 2-3 pieces (about 11 x 14") for mixing practice, and one piece that may be used for a simple color painting or drawing.

Also, for all wet media:

Palette for paints (palette sheet pad is fine for oil or acrylic)

Brushes: One or two flats or brights, one round with a good point, medium sizes

Water container or Solvent:

Container for water or (for oils only) sealable jar of odorless mineral spirits.

Rags or paper towels

For colored pencils:

Pencil sharpener and Faber-Castell Perfection eraser (pencil-type eraser for typing or ink)

For Pastels (optional):

chamois and/or blendin