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Suggested
Supplies List

My teaching philosophy is simple: I can teach you technique, the proper way to use the tools and as many tricks as I know but you have to put the sweat. If you really want to learn to draw and/or paint, you need to practice beyond a two hour session per week.

These  are recommended supplies for the studio instruction and to practice at home. However, you will have enough material left over to keep on playing at home for the next six months. You don't have to buy them all at once since we always start teaching drawing before painting.

You could also use any supplies available at the studio but there is an additional supply fee that will be added to the cost of the program.

Suggested Supply list for Landscape and Animal Drawing and Painting 

 

1 Charcoal drawing kit – usually includes:

  • Charcoal (soft sticks, pencils or compressed squares)

  • Sandpaper pointer for pointing pencils, leads, and charcoal by hand

  • Kneadable eraser for erasing and shading

  • Erasing shield for precise erasing

  • Paper stumps with double pointed ends for blending (which can be re-pointed with sandpaper)

  • Tortillons for blending

  • Chamois (3" × 3" or 7.6 cm × 7.6 cm) for blending and shading

Estimated price $ 7-12

 

1 Charcoal drawing pad

Estimated price $ 3 - 7

 

1 Canvas pad

Estimated price $ 4 -10

 

1 “14 x 20” canvas board or stretched canvas

Estimated price $ 3 - 7

 

1 4oz-8oz bottle of gesso

Estimated price $ 7 - 16

 

1 Palette

Estimated price $ 3 - 7

 

A landscape paint set (acrylic or oil) – usually contains many of these colors:

  • Hansa Yellow — cool (toward green) semi-transparent light yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow Med. — warm opaque yellow

  • Naples Yellow — light earthy yellow with great hiding power

  • Yellow Ochre — traditional earth yellow

  • Cadmium Orange — medium opaque orange

  • Cadmium Red  — warm (toward orange) opaque light red

  • Alizarin Permanent — cool red (toward blue)

  • Violet — natural looking transparent violet

  • Ultramarine Blue — warm (toward red) transparent blue

  • Cobalt Blue — "true blue" semi-transparent

  • Cerulean Blue Hue — cool (toward green) transparent water blue

  • Cadmium Green — opaque light green

  • Permanent Green — opaque green

  • Sap Green — dark earthy transparent green with yellow undertone

  • Hookers Green — medium transparent green, muted in mixtures

  • Van Dyke Brown — brownish transparent black

  • Burnt Siena — Transparent reddish brown

  • Burnt Umber — opaque brown (towards green)

  • Lamp black

  • Titanium White

Estimated price $ 25 - 30

 

Mixing medium (Artist Mixing Medium for oils or Glazing Gel for acrylics)

Estimated price $ 7 - 10

 

Brushes (The more the better but don’t go crazy buying supper expensive brushes. You can find good quality pre-package affordable sets at any art supply store. Just make sure that the brushes are for oils and/or acrylics. Watercolor brushes won’t do.)

Bristle Brushes: Round #4, #8, #10, Flat #4, #8, #10, #12, Fan #8, #12, Filbert #4, #6

Soft Brushes: Flat #2, #4, #8, #12

Painting knife set (plastic ones work as well as the metal ones)

Estimated price $ 40 -60

 

Misc: Rags, paper towels

Estimated price $ 1

 

Total

$ 100 - 160

Suggested Supply list for Human Head and Human Body Drawing and Painting 

 

1 Charcoal drawing kit – usually includes:

  • Charcoal (soft sticks, pencils or compressed squares)

  • Sandpaper pointer for pointing pencils, leads, and charcoal by hand

  • Kneadable eraser for erasing and shading

  • Erasing shield for precise erasing

  • Paper stumps with double pointed ends for blending (which can be repointed with sandpaper)

  • Tortillons for blending

  • Chamois (3" × 3" or 7.6 cm × 7.6 cm) for blending and shading

Estimated price $ 7-12

1 Charcoal drawing pad

Estimated price $ 3 - 7

1 Canvas pad

Estimated price $ 4 -10

1 “16 x 18” canvas board or stretched canvas

Estimated price $ 3 - 7

1 4oz-8oz bottle of gesso

Estimated price $ 7 - 16

1 Palette

Estimated price $ 3 - 7

A portrait paint set (acrylic or oil) – usually contains many of these colors:

  • Hansa Yellow — cool (toward green) semi-transparent light yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow Med. — warm opaque yellow

  • Naples Yellow — light earthy yellow with great hiding power

  • Yellow Ochre — traditional earth yellow

  • Cadmium Orange — medium opaque orange

  • Cadmium Red  — warm (toward orange) opaque light red

  • Alizarin Permanent — cool red (toward blue)

  • Violet — natural looking transparent violet

  • Flesh Tone — light pink base for mixing skin tones

  • Venetian Red — use in place of Venetian Red for glazing

  • Terre Verte — muted earth green, great for grisaille

  • Ultramarine Blue — warm transparent blue

  • Cerulean Blue Hue — cool (toward green) transparent water blue

  • Cobalt Green — cool green with neutral tint

  • Van Dyke Brown — brownish transparent black

  • Burnt Siena — Transparent reddish brown

  • Titanium White

Estimated price $ 25 - 30

Mixing medium (Artist Mixing Medium for oils or Glazing Gel for acrylics)

Estimated price $ 7 - 10

Brushes (The more the better but don’t go crazy buying supper expensive brushes. You can find good quality pre-package affordable sets at any art supply store. Just make sure that the brushes are for oils and/or acrylics. Watercolor brushes won’t do.)

Bristle Brushes: Round #4, #8, #10, Flat #4, #8, #10, #12, Fan #8, #12, Filbert #4, #6

Soft Brushes: Flat #2, #4, #8, #12

Painting knife set (plastic ones work as well as the metal ones)

Estimated price $ 40 -60

Misc: Rags, paper towels

Estimated price $ 1

 

Total

$ 100 - 160