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.
Relief and Monotype Printmaking
The Museum will provide most materials, but students will bring:
- 1 E-Z Cut printing block, 4 x 6 inches
- 1-2 sheets of Rives BFK 20 x 30 inch printmaking paper, white or off-white
- Speedball Linoleum cutting tool
Participants should bring their iPhone, smartphone, or tablet and be ready to download apps.
- 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
- Brushes: Any brand Oil or Acrylic brushes: #2, #4, and #6 or #8 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 sienna
- ultramarine blue
- -optional: cerulean blue or phthalo blue
- alizarin crimson
- cadmium red-medium or light, or both
- cadmium yellow
- yellow ochre or mars yellow
- Naples yellow
- sap green
- phthalo green
- Chemicals, etc.
- 3 glass jars with lids
- Refined linseed oil
- Turpenoid or other odorless turpentine substitute
- Damar varnish
- Cloth Rags
Intro to Oil Painting
Oil paints will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own.
- 16”x20” canvas or canvas board
- Bristle brushes
- Palette knife
- Disposable palette
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
Ink and Watercolor
- Micron Pigma pens, black ink, sizes; .01, .03, .05
- Watercolor set of choice
- Watercolor brushes: #2 round, #4 round, 3/4 flat
- HB pencil,
Can purchase in class:
- ARCHES watercolor paper or block, hot press
Intro to Acrylic Painting
- sketchbook, pencil, white eraser, sharpener
- tracing paper (optional)
- support: anything suitable for acrylic including canvas paper, canvas, or board
- small amounts of acrylic painting mediums : matte medium and retarder
- small tubes of acrylic paint
- Variety of synthetic brushes
- White plastic palette or disposable rectangular palette
- plastic palette knife optional
- plastic containers to hold water
- brush cleaner or masters soap
- cloth rag, spray bottle (optional)
- paint box/artbin/ bag for carrying supplies
- 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)
- 11″x15″ Strathmore spiral pad of watercolor paper
- Set of watercolor paints: The cheap end is a Crayola children’s snap tin or a nice quality set of Winsor – Newton small tube paints. Check to be sure your set includes a tube of Paynes Grey and find your price point between the two options. I demonstrate with the Crayola set and recommend rewarding yourself with better paints as you progress.
- Brushes: set of 5 or 6 synthetic short or long handled brushes in the $10- $15 range; they should include a flat 3/4″ – 1″, flat 3/8″, and assorted sizes to fill out the package
- Palette: white dinner sized hard plastic plate or white vacuum formed 10″x 13″ palette
- Sponge: 1″x2″ corner of a household kitchen sponge, or small natural sponge
- Water container
- Sketch paper (anything), pencil, kneaded eraser
- A few soft paper towels, or Kleenex, or soft rag
- ( Optional ) Liquid mask and bar of hotel soap
- ( Optional ) Hair dryer and extension cord
Additional supplies will be discussed the first day of class
- #2 Filbert bristle brush (recommended: Silver Brush ltd, Grand Prix, or Windsor and Newton)
- #4 Filbert bristle brush (recommended: Silver Brush ltd, Grand Prix, or Windsor and Newton)
- Palette knife
- 12”x16” disposible palette
- Roll of Viva paper towels
- 11”x14” pre-stretched canvas or canvas board
- Jar for mineral spirits
Drawing and Painting
Additional 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
Any preferred drawing media (i.e. graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, etc.)