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Recommended Supply list for our ongoing Art Classes

The Below list are items we recommend for your class... it's only a recommendation-if you already have supplies and don't want to purchase more then just bring what you have!

The only thing we DO HIGHLY recommend is the watercolor paper! (see below) let us know if you have any questions! 

 There are so many new mediums and paints on the market now such as iridescent and metallic paints feel free to purchase these and bring them along... we will help you make the best use of them! 

 

WATERCOLORS​

*BRUSHES

These are basic brushes you will be using-, other suggestions will be made as you learn more about the style of painting you prefer.

-1 inch flat # 8 round #12 round watercolor brushes.

*PAINTS

You may purchase these colors separately or you can purchase a ‘set’  or ‘tin’ of watercolors if you like- We prefer Daniel Smith brand, they are the best (however they are pricey) Winsor Newton paints also a good brand however any watercolors will do- we believe that you are better off putting your money into the best paper.

Basic Colors; 

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Raw Sienna

  • Raw Umber

  • Cadmium Yellow

  • Cadmium Red

  • Paynes Gray

  • Any other colors that look enticing to you!

 

Watercolor PAPER  is the MOST important part!

140 lb. cold press Arches Watercolor sheet- (not the block or pad) We recommend purchasing this at Woodruff's Art Center in Mashpee Commons- You will get the best paper there that will not have fingerprints or scratches on it. 

When you get to class we will cut the paper to the size you need- 140 lb. cold press Arches Watercolor sheets are the best paper to use if you are new to watercolor. If you are experienced and know your papers bring whatever you like! We will go over all the papers in the class. 

​Good paper makes ALL the difference in learning watercolor!

  • Inexpensive watercolor palette or use a plastic egg carton!

  • Water container, (coffee can or yogurt container will work)

  • Paper towels, 

  • Small sketch pad,

  • Masking tape, 

  • #2 pencil, 

  • Gray kneaded eraser.

  • Liquid Mask  also known as ‘Frisket’ any brand.

 

ACRYLICS & OILS

*OILS

Water Mixable  Oil Paints (Winsor & Newton “Artisan” or similar brand, 37 ml or larger), and Water mixable medium. See recommended colors and other supplies to bring below.

Regular Oil Paints- Winsor Newton, Artisan or any brand -You may purchase these as single tubes or as a set- Sets may not carry all the colors below but may be less costly.

  • Thalo Blue

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Rose Madder or magenta

  • Raw Sienna

  • Raw Umber

  • Cadmium or medium Yellow

  • Paynes Gray

  • Titanium White

  • Any other colors that look enticing to you! 

  • Many  paints come in metallic and iridescent which can be SO much fun!

There is a product called Schmincke Medium W that will make your oil paints into water mixable oils!  So you can use water as a medium :) It gives you the beauty of oils without the turpentine!

​Please do not bring Turpentine to class!

If you are using oils please use walnut oil and Sennelier Green for Oil Mediums - Solvent-Free Thinner

  • Canvas of any size you like

  • We recommend a set of inexpensive synthetic acrylic/oil brushes- you can alway add more as you learn more.

  • Plastic or metal palette knife

  • Small plexiglass, plastic egg carton or large art tray for mixing paint

  • #2 pencil and kneaded eraser.

  • Metal or glass container for water or oil mediums

  • Canvas paper pad or heavy paper pad

  • small plastic container for water

  • paper towels​

We recommend The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver to clean and preserve your brushes for both acrylic and oil paints- this stuff really works!

 

ACRYLIC PAINTS​

 We LOVE Golden paints, they are truly the best! However Winsor Newton, Artisan or any brand will do-You will find better quality paints more enjoyable to work with as well as giving you more intense colors and better blending.  You may purchase these as single tubes or as a set- Sets may not carry all the colors below but may be less costly.

  • Thalo Blue

  • Cerulean Blue

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Rose Madder or magenta

  • Raw Sienna

  • Raw Umber

  • Cadmium or medium Yellow

  • Paynes Gray

  • Titanium White

  • Any other colors that look enticing to you! 

  • Many new paints come in metallic and iridescent which can be SO much fun!

  • Canvas of any size you like

  • We recommend a set of inexpensive synthetic acrylic/oil brushes- you can alway add more as you learn more.

  • Plastic or metal palette knife

  • Cookie sheet, plastic egg carton or large art tray for mixing paint

  • #2 pencil and kneaded eraser.

  • Metal or glass container for water or oil mediums

  • Canvas paper pad or heavy paper pad

  •  small plastic container for water

  •  paper towels

We recommend The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver to clean and preserve your brushes for both acrylic and oil paints- this stuff really works!

  We recommend purchasing your supplies at Woodruffs Art Center in The Mashpee Commons (across the street from us! ) for the personal attention, excellent products and student discount!

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