Painting With Water Based Media

Judy Simonian

Materials fee: $20

This covers the cost of shared materials pre-purchased by your instructor. Please bring cash or check payable to the instructor to your FIRST CLASS SESSION. 

*This fee does not cover the cost of materials listed below.

Materials needed for the first two classes:
acrylic brushes, paper, disposable palettes, water containers, rags, plastic cloth or newspaper to cover table

*Gouache and watercolor paints will NOT be needed for first 2 classes. Acrylic paints will be provided.

GOUACHE PAINTS
Windsor Newton Designer Gouache or Turner Designer Gouache highly recommended 14 ml. tubes. AVOID "Acrylic Gouache" as it has an acrylic base
Red - Primary Red, Spectral Red OR Jewel Red
Blues - Ultramarine Blue AND Prussian Blue
Yellows - Spectral or Primary Yellow (Lemon Yellow is also usefull)
Orange -your choice
Purple - Iris, Deep Violet OR Deep Purple
Green -Optional, try any one you like
Black - several different kinds (warm and cool) try anyone you like
Titanium White - get largest tube available (avoid ZINK white)
Other useful colors:
Magenta or Bengal Rose
Raw Umber, Burnt umber, Raw Sienna and Burnt sienna

WATERCOLORS
Quality varies. Purchase highest quality you can afford, but avoid sets in brands other than those mentioned here: Schmincke, Sennelier, Winsor & Newton, Old Holland are very best. Grumbacher, Utrecht's brand and W/N Cotman are less expensive and are fine for this class.
Cadmium Red or similar less expensive red you like (cadmiums are always more expensive)
Cadmium Yellow or other similar one
Hookers Green or Sap Green
Ultramarine Blue
Prussian Blue or Indigo
Dioxazine Purple (Winsor Violet)
Black
Other useful colors:
Quinacridone Magenta (or Opera Rose), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna

PAPER
Several sheets of 100% cotton watercolor paper such as Arches, Fabriano. Less expensive paper is (American Master etc.) are fine for Acrylic
20" x 30" 140# cold press and hot press (to be torn into quarters) highly recommended for watercolor and gouache
American Masters is less expensive and fine for Acrylic paint
Pads of acid free, archival watercolor paper OK too, #140  DO NOT BUY BLOCK OF PAPER with glued edges

BRUSHES
Bring whatever you have on hand. Your preferences for brushes is personal and your choices will develop as class progresses.
Acrylic brushes: bristle or synthetic, 1/2" diameter round and 3/4" flat or filbert shaped, one detail brush
The following brands and shapes are recommended for watercolor and gouache:
Silverwhite series 1500, round pointed 1/2" and 1/4" in diameter recommended , flat or filbert (size is your choice)
Princeton Art & Brush Co. 6300 Series, round and 1/2" and 1/4" in diameter recommended and flat or filbert (size is your choice)

PALETTES
Pad of disposable wax paper palettes are very convenient for mixing acrylic and gouache. Best for easy clean up.
Metal or plastic palettes with wells are good for watercolor

OTHER SUPPLIES
Color wheel
Masking tape
Rags and/or paper towels
3 water containers (deli containers or glass jars are fine)
See our list of art supply vendors.

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