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.
Found Object Jewelry
Students should bring lots of found objects so they have a selection that will work with the techniques they will be learning. Sterling silver sheet 20 gauge and wire ranging from 16 to 22 gauge, fine silver bezel wire, 26 gauge by ¼ inch by 12 inches. Also, any hand tools that they would like to use.
Watercolor on Textured Paper
- Watercolor brushes
- Water basin
- Pencil and earaser
- Paper towels
- 2, 12″ x 16″ supports for the papers (brown box cardboard, old mat board, gaterboard, foamcore, etc.)
- Artist Tape or painters Frog tape
- Pictures of tropical fish (the instructor will also provide pictures)
- Paper can be purchased in class for $10 cash or check
Clay Mold Making
- 1 gallon bucket
- Object to make mold from (more details will be provided)
- 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
- Paint: oil or water soluble oil, 37 ml tubes
- Titanium white
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Cadmium Red medium Hue
- Cadmium Yellow Pale or lemon hue
- Cerulean Blue or Hue
- French Ultramarine Blue
- Viridian Green or Hue
- Alizarin Crimson
- 12”x16” Strathmore palette disposable
- Palette knife
- 11”x14” or 16”x20 pre stretched canvas or canvas boards
- Jar with lid for turpentine or container for water
- Odorless Mineral Spirits
- Paper Towels or rag
- Brushes: #2, #4, #6 filbert bristle brushes
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 (charcoal paper)
- Erasers (both kneaded and rubber)
- ½” thick charcoal
- Compressed charcoal
SLR digital camera is preferred, or a digital camera with a manual shooting mode. Simple point-and-shoot cameras without manual adjustments for ISO, shutter speed, and aperture are not recommended.