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.

Self Portraits for the New Year

Roe Murray

  • Canson toned pastel paper (not white or beige)
  • Charcoal pencil
  • White conte crayon
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Blending stump
  • Students will have the option to collage objects onto their self-portrait, so if interested they should bring objects that represent themselves

Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant

Kathryn Robbins

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

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

Fusing Sterling Silver

Caryn Hetherston

  • New, large hard charcoal block
  • 22 gauge sterling silver sheet
  • Scrap sterling

Portrait Painting

Julia Clift

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

Chemicals, etc.

  • 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.

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


Amanda Kamen

If using acrylic paint:

  • sketchbook, pencil, white eraser, sharpener
  • tracing paper or vellum (optional)
  • 1 small canvas board or canvas paper (for color mixing)
  • 4-6 pre-stretch, pre-primed canvases
  • gesso (16 fl. oz); fine sandpaper; cheap large flat brush (4″)
  • acrylic painting mediums: matte medium (8 oz); retarder (60ml); glazing medium (4 oz)
  • tubes of acrylic paint (2 fl. oz.) : recommended: cadmium red, cadmium yellow light,
  • alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt umber,
  • titanium white, payne’s gray)
  • Variety of synthetic brushes
  • White plastic palette or disposable rectangular palette
  • plastic palette knife
  • containers to hold water
  • brush cleaner or masters soap
  • roll of paper towels or cloth rags
  • paint box/artbin

If using oil paints:

  • sketchbook, pencil, white eraser, sharpener
  • 1 small canvas board or canvas paper (for color mixing)
  • (5) pre-stretch, pre-primed canvases
  • Tubes of oil paint: titanium white, cadmium red , cadmium yellow light,
  • cadmium yellow medium, alizarin crimson, cerulean blue
  • french ultramarine, yellow ochre, burnt umber
  • Brushes: (you may wish to try smaller and larger sizes as well as flats and rounds)
  • bristle- filbert #2, 4, 6, 8 ; sable- round #2, 4
  • odorless turpentine/turpenoid
  • mediums: linseed oil, liquin
  • metal palette knives (1 straight & 1 bent)
  • brush cleaning tank (glass or metal)
  • tin double palette cup
  • palette – glass, metal, ceramic
  • cotton rags
  • toolbox/artbin
  • smock/apron
  • latex gloves
  • master’s soap (brush cleaner)

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

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

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.).