See below for a list of classes that require supplies.
All Ceramics Classes: Supplies are available for purchase in class.
All Jewelry Making classes: Supplies will be discussed on the first day of class.
Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant
Some supplies will be provided, but students will bring:
- Selection of small beads that a 24 gauge wire will pass through
- If students already own they should bring: wire cutters, chain nose plier (no teeth), and round nose pliers
- Blank Journal: such as Strathmore Visual Journal Watercolor 140# – 5.5” x 8” or Strathmore Windpower Watercolor paper 140# – 9″ x 6″ or any blank journal approximately these sizes with 140# watercolor paper, not sketchbook weight.
- Waterproof pen with permanent ink – i.e. PITT artist pens by Faber-Castell – black or sepia “Superfine (S)”
- Small Travel Watercolor Kit – that holds 12 half pans (not tubes) i.e. Winsor Newton /Cotman has a wide range of sets, depending on your budget – if you are on a really tight budget, the children’s set “Prang” gives surprisingly good results but you will need to provide a small cup
- Brush: Niji Waterbrush Size Large – this eliminates the need to purchase a kit that holds water and includes water cups. (danielsmith.com)
- NOTE: If you prefer to use a regular brush, Robert Simmons makes a very affordable synthetic brush – I recommend at least an #8 or 10. In this case, be sure you purchase a watercolor kit that includes trays that attach to it for water.
- A rag/paper towels
- Extra water for refilling and drinking
- A Hat
- Sunscreen/insect repellent
Fusing Sterling Silver
- New, large hard charcoal block
- 22 gauge sterling silver sheet
- Scrap sterling
Surfaces: 1 canvas, canvas board, or sheet of canvas paper. Must be primed in advance. You may also work on a primed panel, if you prefer.
Brushes: Make sure you are selecting brushes that are labeled “for oils and acrylics.” (Stay away from watercolor brushes!) There are lots of brands of brushes–you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg, but I would stay away from the cheapest line available. Whatever brand you choose, pick at least one small, medium, and large size in flat and round (6 total).
Palette Knife: Metal palette knife with a diamond or tear-drop shaped tip. Get the kind that has a bend in it—not the kind that looks like a butter knife.
Palette: Hard wooden or plastic palette with a completely flat surface (no cups!). You can use a sheet of plexiglass or glass (from an old picture frame, for example), just make sure you clean it and wrap any sharp edges in tape before bringing it to class.
Paints: For beginners, I recommend Winton brand. Gamblin, Old Holland, and Winsor Newton are good quality brands but a little pricier.
- titanium white
- burnt umber
- raw umber
- burnt sienna
- raw sienna
- yellow ochre or mars yellow
- cadmium yellow
- naples yellow
- cadmium red-medium or light, or both
- ultramarine blue
- sap green
- 3 glass jars with lids
- Refined linseed oil
- Turpenoid or other odorless turpentine substitute
- Damar varnish
Cloth Rags: Please bring cloth rags as opposed to paper towels. They are much less wasteful.
Drawn Pet Portraits
The Museum will provide basic supplies for drawing in charcoal, but if students would like to do a portrait in color they should bring a set of soft pastels (the more colors in the set, the better).
From Drawing to Painting
Students who have taken the class and moved on to color can bring the materials they have been working with.
- Mi Tientes, Canson, pastel paper: 2 full sheets of a medium tone color, darker than white or beige (grey is a good choice)
- charcoal pencil
- large kneaded eraser
- tortillion or paper blender
- white conte crayon
- two drawing pencils: 3B and 6B
For Beginner Students:
- 18 x 24 Drawing paper tablet
- sketching set (includes soft vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, conte, graphite pencils, white plastic eraser, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener)
- chamois cloth or cotton rag
- workable spray fixative (optional)
For Intermediate Students:
- Any preferred drawing media (i.e. graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, etc.)
- watercolor paper
- watercolors set (A list of specific colors is available upon request)
- watercolor brushes
- small plastic containers for water
- pencil, eraser, old sketchbook
- liquid masking fluid
- items that might be used in the second class: old toothbrush, salts, 2 ft. of plastic wrap, white candle, palette knife, artist’s tape, paper towel, tissue, q-tips, color wheel
Drawing and Painting
Students who have taken the class can bring the materials they have been working with.
If students choose to paint, supplies will be discussed on the first day of class. For the first day of class (for both classes) bring:
- Stick charcoal
- 18 x 24 drawing pad
- Erasers (both kneaded and rubber)
- ½” thick charcoal
- Compressed charcoal
- a watercolor set of student’s choice
- water basin
- 12” x 16” block of ARCHES watercolor, cold press
- Viva paper towels