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
Phthalocyanine blue or cerulean blue (not hue)
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
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