Community Education

Materials and Supplies

Class: BASIC DRAWING

  • 11" x17" or, preferably, 18" x 24" pad of paper
  • Pencils: one 2H and one 2B
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • 18" Ruler
  • Small, plastic T Square
  • Small pencil sharpener

If you already have supplies, bring what you have.  More pencils are good or if you have different #'s as long as one is hard and one is soft.

Class: Children's Book Illustration: An Intro. to Mixing Media

  • Tombow black brush pen
  • Watercolor paper pad Cold press any size larger than 8.5" x 11"
  • Basic water color set containing at least the 5 primary colors
  • Set of colored pencils
  • Aqua brush any size (An Aqua brush has a hollow handle that you fill with water and squeeze water out onto the brush)
  • Mars Staedtler Plastic Eraser or Kneaded Eraser and a pencil
  • Any basic assortment of markers or favorite paints the student likes to work with

Class: Comic Book Illustration: Super Hero Anatomy

  • 11" x 17" pad of paper or larger
  • Lead Holder with non-photo blue lead refill pack
  • Mars Staedtler Plastic Eraser or Kneaded Eraser
  • Lead Pointer (a sharpener for lead holders or at least a sanding pad)
  • Set of colored pencils with a separate sharpener for them

Class: Beginning & Intermediate Water Colors

  • 9 x 12 watercolor pad or 11 x 15 paper (Strathmore or Canson, 140 lb, acid free)
  • 3 different watercolor paint brushes
  • Cloth Rag
  • Rubber Cement

Class: CALLIGRAPHY

  • A bold or medium tip calligraphy pen (instructor prefers Sheaffer).  You can buy a set or one pen, they come with ink cartridges.

Class: GOURD PAINTING

  • Bring an apron or wear an old shirt.  Paint and dyes used will not come out of clothing.

Class: Oil Painting

  • One canvas or canvas panel 8" x10" or 16" x 20"
  • Two Brushes:  Hog Bristle, flat or filbert, both #4 (Robert Simmons "Signet" for example)
  • Regular size tube, 37-40 ml of Ultramarine blue, Hansa yellow (PY3), Napthol red light, medium or Crimson oil paint
  • Large tube white, titanium or titanium/zinc mix.  Student grade is acceptable and less expensive.
  • Small can odorless mineral spirits and a jar with a lid to clean your brushes.

Optional additional supplies:

  • Canvas panel, approximate  9" x 12"
  • Brushes:  Hog Bristle, flat or filbert, #2 and two #6
  • Inexpensive table top or larger easel 

If you do not have all the supplies, come anyway.  You can use some of the instructors equipment/items to help you learn what to buy.

Class: STAINED GLASS

  • Oil Fed Stained Glass Cutter
  • Paper and Pen to take notes