Acrylic Painting: Weekend Workshop

Supply List

Acrylic Paint

Golden Artist Colors Acrylic Paint – Recommended Brand, Best Value


  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium or Deep
  • Cadmium Orange Medium
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Permanent Green
  • Dioxazine Violet or Purple
  • Mars Black
  • Titanium White


  • Spray Bottle (good quality plant or utility sprayer)
  • Palette knife
  • Variety of brushes (1/4” to 1” width; nylon bristles or natural depending on preference)
  • Good quality house painting brush 2”(Purdy, Rockset or comparable quality     brand)
  • Stretched canvas or panel primed with acrylic gesso (16”-20” minimum size)
  • Cups with sealable tops for mixing paint; yogurt container size
  • Small water container to clean out brushes (1 or 2 quart container)
  • Paper towels (Bounty best brand to get)
  • 4 foot by 5 foot piece of plastic, roll of masking tape
  • Pad of Bristol Paper 9” x 12” or larger, newprint pad 18 x 24


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.