Pastel Drawing Supply List

24 or larger pastel set Nupastel or comparable quality pastel set

10 sheets of pastel paper 18” x 24” or larger paper size

5 or more sheets of colored pastel paper 18” x 24” or larger (optional)

18” x 24” newsprint pad

Variety of paper blending stumps

Kneaded eraser

White plastic eraser (Staedtler erasers good brand)

Willow Charcoal

Compressed Charcoal (Alphacolor a good brand)

Chamois cloth

Roll of Bounty paper towels

Roll of acid free tape

Exacto knife or razor knife

  • 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.