Supply Lists

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

Erin Robin

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


Kathleen Buckalew

Participants should bring their iPhone, smartphone, or tablet and be ready to download apps.

Watercolor Journaling

Rosemary Connelly

  • 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. (
    • 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.
  • Plus:
    • A rag/paper towels
    • Extra water for refilling and drinking
    • A Hat
    • Sunscreen/insect repellent

Portrait Painting

Julia Clift

  • 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

Frank DiPietro

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

Roe Murray

Students who have taken the class and moved on to color can bring the materials they have been working with.

For Beginners:

  • 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

Cynthia Swanson

  • Micron Pigma pens, black ink, sizes; .01, .03, .05
  • Watercolor set of choice
  • Watercolor brushes: #2 round, #4 round, 3/4 flat
  • HB pencil,
  • Eraser

Can purchase in class:

  • ARCHES watercolor paper or block, hot press

Intro to Acrylic Painting

Amanda Kamen

  • 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

Beginning Drawing

Amanda Kamen

  • 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)


Wendy Hatch

  • 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
  • Extras
    • 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

Landscape Painting

Frank DiPietro

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

Eo Omwake

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

Continuing Watercolors

Cynthia Swanson

  • a watercolor set of student’s choice
  • brushes
  • water basin
  • 12” x 16” block of ARCHES watercolor, cold press
  • Viva paper towels

Intermediate Drawing

Amanda Kamen

Any preferred drawing media (i.e. graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, etc.)