Introduction to Painting with Water-based Media Supply List
Please bring $15 materials fee to first class to cover the cost of acrylic paints and some other shared supplies.
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.
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
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 student grade 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
Prussian Blue or Indigo
Dioxazine Purple (Winsor Violet)
Other Useful Colors
Quinacridone Magenta (or Opera Rose), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna
Several sheets of 100% cotton watercolor paper such as Arches, Fabriano, etc.
20" x 30" 140# cold 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
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)
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
Rags and/or paper towels
3 water containers (deli containers or glass jars are fine)
See our list of art supply vendors.