Introduction to 2D Design

Course #5000022
Peter Schroth

Materials for the FIRST class:
18” ruler or t-square ,drawing pencil (HB), or # 2 writing pencil or mechanical pencil.  
Bristol paper pad, 11x14”
Same size or smaller inexpensive sketch pad (not newsprint)

large, black chisel point marker
standard “Sharpie”
a very fine point felt tip type pen: Pilot Razor Point, Pitt pen, Micron, etc.
Be careful not to get the very stinky markers (take a whiff before you buy)

Materials for subsequent classes:
exacto knife, scissors ,glu-stik,Drafting or painter’s tape ( If you can find Nichiban it’s worth it; Da Vinci and NY Central both carry it.)
acrylic paint: black and white (Titanium White pref’d)
a range of synthetic bristle (”white sable” ) brushes for acrylic painting (#’s 4,8,10) both Rounds and Flats
wax paper palette
large container for water

Suggested Art Supply Stores:
New York Central Art Supply—3rd Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets
Utrecht—111 East 4th Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets
Pearl Paint—308 Canal Street
Blick—1-5 Bond Street

Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union Continuing Education registration receipt.

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