Supply Lists

See below for a list of classes that require supplies.

Artini: All supplies provided.
All Ceramics classes:
Students may provide their own tools or are available for purchase in class.  Clay must be purchased onsite and is $25 for a 25 pound bag.
All Jewelry Making classes: Supplies will be discussed on the first day of class.
Photography classes: SLR digital camera or a digital camera with a manual shooting mode is preferred.
Youth Classes: All supplies provided.

Demystifying Soldering

Caryn Hetherston

Instructor will email supplies approximately one week before class.

Painting in Plein Air with Gouache

Charley Parker

  • Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop: Enough paint in the recommended “core palette” colors will be provided as needed on the workshop days. This will allow you to try working in gouache before making an investment in paint.
  • Other suggested materials:
    • Brushes: Short handled synthetic brushes labeled for mixed media or acrylic (stiffer than watercolor, not as stiff as oil)
      • 1/2 inch flat wash (or shader) – ideally, 2 of these (for dark and light colors)
      • 1/4 inch flat wash (or #6 or #8 flat shader) – ideally, 2 of these
      • #6 or #8 round – ideally, 2 of these
    • Paper: Heavy (140lb / 300gsm) watercolor or mixed media paper — hot press, vellum or cold press surface (not rough). A nice inexpensive choice is Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media pads, 140lb, vellum surface.  Either 9×12” or 6×8”.
    • Palette or mixing tray: Watercolor palette or mixing tray with mixing area. You will need more mixing area than color wells.
    • Small spray bottle (mister) for keeping your palette wet.
    • Water containers: Water jar for rinsing brushes (a medium size plastic peanut butter jar works well), 3/4 full of water. It’s also nice to have a small jar (like a jam jar) for clean water. You might also want a little spice jar for holding brushes while you paint.
    • Sketchbook for initial sketch, & pencil or markers
    • Portable easel, pochade box, or other support for painting outside. The simplest arrangement is a small drawing board or lapboard and a folding chair. Try it at home to make sure it works for you. You may want a second chair or folding table to lean your board against.
    • Clips — Office clips or potato chip bag clips for holding your paper on your drawing board
    • Paper towels —You will only need a few
    • — Sunscreen, hat, snacks, drinks, or whatever you need for spending a few hours outside.
  • When buying your own gouache paint:
    • Some good brands are Winsor & Newton Designer’s Gouache, Holbein Artist’s Gouache and M. Graham Artists Gouache. The “core palette” as provided in the workshop (15ml tubes):
      • Ultramarine Blue
      • Cadmium Yellow Pale or Cadmium Yellow Light (not “Cadmium Yellow Light Hue”)
      • Perylene Maroon (Winsor & Newton), or Alizarin Crimson
      • Burnt Sienna
      • Phthalo Green (or Viridian)
      • Permanent White (Titanium White) – (37ml tube), you will use more white than other colors.

Expressionistic and Abstract Painting Techniques

Eo Omwake

  • Canvases or panels: bring enough surfaces to do 19 projects. For example: 20 6”x6” canvas boards, gessoed masonite boards, or canvasas.
  • Painting supplies: if you have experience, bring what you typically use. If new to painting, consider:
    • Assortment of brushes, such as small, medium, and large flat bristle brushes and round bristle brushes.
    • Cloth rags
    • Paint cups (no glass)
    • Disposable palette and palette knife
    • Painting medium (depending on type of paint)
    • Paints (either acrylic or water based oils:
      • Economic set: black, white and burnt umber
      • For a full set:
        • cadmium orange hue
        • cadium yellow hue
        • cadium red hue
        • ulramarine blue
        • black
        • white
        • burnt umber
        • permanent green
        • yellow ocre
        • raw sienna
        • Pthalo green or viridian green
        • purple / violet


Small Scale Forging for the Jeweler

Caryn Hetherston

  • Forging hammers and files if you have them
  • 12 to 16 guage roun or square wire
  • Copper wire for practice can be purchased for market price in the workshop

Calligraphy for Weddings, Part 1

Riva Brown

  • Pilot Plumix fountain pen and ink cartidges
  • 8 to the ink anch 10 to the inch graph paper

Calligraphy for Weddings, Part 2

Riva Brown

  • Pilot Plumix fountain pen and ink cartidges
  • 8 to the inch and 10 to the inch graph paper
  • Ames Lettering Guide
  • Mechanical pencil
  • t-square
  • triangle
  • mars/staedtler white pastic eraser

Plein Air Painting Along the Brandywine

Thomas Del Porte

  • Wooden painter’s palette
  • Oil painting medium
  • Small cup for oil
  • #6 flat brush or bright brush
  • Vine charcoal
  • Canvas, no smaller than 16” x 20”
  • Paper towls/rags
  • Paints:
    • Permalba White
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Viridian
    • Cerulean Blue


Amanda Kamen

  • 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

Oil Painting

Charley Parker

  • Brushes — Synthetic bristle (Princeton 6300 is a good series) or natural bristle (traditional oils only). Size numbers vary by manufacturer; go by inch measure.
    • #8 (3/4”) filbert, ideally two of these, for dark and light colors
    • #6 (1/2”) flat, ideally two of these
    • #4 (3/8”) filbert, ideally, two of these
    • #6 or #8 round synthetic, ideally, two of these
  • Painting panel or canvas, and/or oil paper
    • Painting panel (“Gessobord” or canvas panel) or pre-stretched canvas, 8×10” or 9×12”
    • And/or oil paper pad (“Arches Oil Paper”, “Canson Canva-Paper”), 9×12” pad
  • Painting knife or palette knife — Preferably painting knife with elongated diamond shape, roughly 2” long
  • Sketchbook for initial sketch, & pencil or markers
  • Palette or palette paper pad — 9×12” pad
  • Cardboard box to carry your wet painting
  • Optional — Masterson Stay-Wet “Painter’s Palette”, a palette with a sealing lid that can keep your paint fresh for longer, 11 3/4” x 12 3/4”, fits 9×12” palette paper pad
  • Paint (water mixable oils): Holbein Aqua Duo water-mixable oil paint in these colors will be provided for the workshop ,along with medium and thinner. (I do not recommend W&N Artisan water mixable oils.)
    • The “core palette” of provided colors:
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cadmium Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow Pale or Light — not Cadmium Yellow Light “Hue”)
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Phthalo Green (or Viridian)
    • Titanium White
  • For those painting in traditional oils with their own paint
    • Paint — You’re welcome to bring colors you have, but color mixing with a limited palette will be demonstrated with the “core palette” listed above.
    • Solvent — Odorless mineral spirits (for example, Gamsol)
    • Painting Medium — Preferably slow drying rather than Liquin (or add 1 part mineral spirits to 2 parts thickened linseed oil or stand oil)
    • Jar, palette cups, containers
    • Jar with lid for odorless mineral spirits
    • Palette cups (ideally with lids), or small jars with lids, for using mineral spirits and medium while painting
  • You might also want a thin tall jar for holding brushes while you paint.

Drawing and Painting

Eo Omwake

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


Amanda Kamen

For Beginner Students:

  • 18 x 24 Drawing paper tablet
  • sketchbook
  • 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)