Supply List

Items in red are required NOW.


  • pad of plate Bristol board (9”x12” 2-ply smooth plate finish)
  • pad of plate Bristol board (14”x17” 2-ply smooth plate finish)
  • sketch book (9″x12″ for this class only)
  • black drawing paper (1 sheet approx. 18″x24” or larger)
  • a roll or pad of tracing paper

General Supplies:

  • small box or travel container for your supplies
  • basic portfolio to transport and protect your work
  • 1 self-healing cutting mat
  • 1 roll drafting or removable tape
  • small craft scissors (pointed end)
  • Exacto knife and extra blades
  • ruler (preferably metal)
  • t-square ruler
  • triangle
  • glue sticks or fabric/craft glue
  • old magazines

Drawing Supplies:

  • graphite pencils (Venus or similar 6B, 2B, HB, 2H, 4H)
  • pencil sharpener (basic metal)
  • eraser (magic rub, mars or gum)
  • inking pens (Pigma Micron .02, .05, and Pigma brush – or similar)

Painting Supplies:

  • gouache paints (alizarin crimson, scarlet, lemon yellow, golden yellow, ultramarine blue deep, sky blue, burnt sienna, yellow ocher, raw umber, and two tubes of white and black). *WC Art Supply has a Reeves 18 Color Gouache Set for $13.99, but the quality is poor and frustrating to work with. Windsor & Newton tubes are preferred.
  • sable-type watercolor brushes
    • FLAT:  1/2″ angle, #4
    • ROUND: #1, #5
    • **WC Art Supply has a lesser-quality brush set (bring this supply list and ask the owner)
  • 4 small jars with tops (baby food jars work well)
  • palette (round 10-well)
  • cotton rags (old white t-shirts or scraps)
  • color wheel (small)

Digital Supplies:

  • Hard drive, flash drive, or CD’s to backup
  • Digital camera or phone with camera and cable

NOTE: Total cost should not exceed $150 (shop around)