With the current high rate of contagiousness and infection from Omicron, we have made the decision to conduct all January classes remotely and to require, with limited exceptions, all employees without essential on-campus duties during this period to work from home through January 28th.  For more information on Covid-19 and the start of spring semester, please use this link to our Covid Response page.  

Experimental Drawing Supply List

Eric Hibit

 Materials for the FIRST class:
• A Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pad (14” x 17” or larger)

• A Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Board Pad (14” x 17” or larger)

• Chalk and/or oil pastels (nice to have both but one or the other will do-an inexpensive set of 10-12 colors will be just fine)

• A set of watercolor pencils (any amount of colors is fine and any brand within your price range is fine too)

• A watercolor brush set (some of these are very expensive don’t spend more than $10-$20)

• A plastic cup or bowl for water

• Scissors

• A blade for cutting paper (x-acto, utility blade, etc.)

Materials for the Subsequent classes:
As the course progresses students will work in a variety of drawing mediums. In many cases students will choose what they wish to work with. We will discuss this further on the first day of class.

See our list of art supply vendors

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