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Please refer to these supply lists to prepare for your upcoming art class. 

Sketching Pencils


Sketch Pad

  • 1 14x17 Spiral Sketch Pad

  • Brands: Canson or Strathmore

One Package of Blending Stumps

  • These are the size of a pencil with a point on each end.  Get a package of stumps with different thickness.


  • 2B (2 of each)

    • 8B (2 of each)

    • Brands: Kimberly or Faber-Castell


  • 1 Eraser

    • Brands: Mars, Factus or Pink Pearl

Kneeded Eraser

  • 1 Kneeded Eraser

    • Brands: Faber-Castell, Generals, or Design

1 Zip Pouch 

  • to carry pencils and erasers in.



  • If the supplier is out of a particular size, go to the next larger size brush.

  • Recommended Brands: Robert Simmons, "Signet" series, Princton Series (at Michael’s/Hobby Lobby or refer to online vendors at bottom of page)

  • Pighair:

    • Round #4

    • Bright #2 and #4

    • Flat #8 and #10

    • Filbert #6

    • 1 inch Bright

Other Materials


  • Palette (wooden, plastic, or paper pad)

  • Paper Towels

  • Canvas (stretched or cardboard)

  • Palette Knife for mixing paints

  • Cloth or Plastic Brush Tote to protect brushes from bending



Supplies for Acrylic Painting



  • Acrylic Paints

    • (Liquitex or best available brand)

    • Alizarine Crimson

    • Cadmium Red

    • Cobalt Blue (or Cyan)

    • Ultramarine Blue

    • Yellow Oxide

    • Cadmium Yellow

    • Black

    • White


Supplies for Oil Painting

  • Oil Paints

    • (Winsor Newton, Not Winton)

    • Cadmium Yellow Light

    • Yellow Ochre

    • Orange Light

    • Cadmium Red Light

    • Alizarine Crimson

    • Burnt Seinna (optional)

    • Burnt Umber (optional)

    • Cobalt Blue

    • Ultramarine Blue

    • Permanent Green Light

    • Hookers Green or Terre Verte Green (optional)

    • Dioxide Purple(optional)

    • 1 Large Tube of Titanium White OR Flake White. Titanium White is warm and Flake White is cool.

    • Zink white (optional; transparent color)


Note: Lay out your palette colors in this order (warm to cool colors).





Additional Materials (For oil only)

  • 3 Stretch Canvas or Canvas Board 18 x 24 or 20 x 24

  • Odorless Turpenoid- 1 can, any size

  • Cold Press Linseed Oil

  • Galkyd Lite (or any quick-dry oil medium)

  • Palette Knife for mixing paints

  • Art Box, Tackle Box or Tote Bag for carrying paints

  • Palette paper (or a wooden palette)

  • Paper Towels

  • 2 Clip-On Metal Cups to hold mediums

  • 1 Mason Jar (found at Michaels)




For Painting at Home (not necessary for class)

  • Brush Cleaner and Preserver (round tan cake soap) or (Murphy’s Oil Soap diluted in 1 part Murphy’s, 4 parts water)

  • Oil paint hand soap or “Lava” from grocery store

  • One Step Oil Brush Cleaner and Conditioner(optional but highly recommended for your brushes’ life) 

Students need to make sure they have an easel, hand soap, brush cleaner, brush preserver along with the items on the supply list.

Suggested Vendors




Hobby Lobby


Online: Jerry's Art-o-Rama

Online:Cheap Joes


Online: Dick Blick

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