Art Class Materials List.
Table easel (I have a few that students can borrow until you get one.)
I recommend Winton oils and Galleria acrylics as they have a strong pigment for student quality.
Titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue. Yellow Ochre and burnt sienna are handy colours to have too.
With this selection of paints, you will be able to mix any colours you need. Don’t buy cheap paint as there is no pigment in them and they only make work for you!
Brushes and Palette Knives
A selection of brushes in different sizes. One knife is enough to start but wait until class starts so I can show you different shapes etc and you can decide then what suits you. You don’t have to spend money on your brushes. Flats are best and any synthetic brushes will work.
Sketchbook and pencil
Either A4 or A5 is best
Stretched canvases or canvas boards. Not too big. The size we exhibit at our annual exhibition is 10″ x 12″.
Disposable palettes are the best. But an old tile or plate will work too.
Solvent for oil paints
If you are using oil paints you will need a solvent to loosen your paint and clean your brushes. Only low odour white spirits/turpentine is permitted in the class, such as Sansodor (Winsor & Newton) or Zest-it, or a similar product with no smell. To speed the drying time of the oil paint, I recommend Liquin.
Essential for cleanups
A photograph of something you would like to paint.
Please, I want to encourage everyone to paint from a photograph and not copy someone else’s painting.
You will learn much more about colour mixing and composition working from a photograph than copying a painting.