Please bring - 

Acrylics  

  • A3 pad of watercolour paper 300 gsm paper NOT or cold pressed

  • acrylics -starter pack Daler Rowney or Winsor and Newton

  • brushes - bristle, small , medium, large, small bristle fan brush

  • 2B pencil and rubber

  • large palette or plastic plate

  • small spray bottle

  • two large water containers

  • natural sponge

  • large cotton rag or old t-shirt

Drawing

  • A3 (at least) cartridge, watercolour and any other 'toothed' papers

  • a selection of drawing pencils, from 6H to 6B

  • carbon and charcoal pencils : soft grades eg 4B, 6B, 8B etc

  • rubbers, including putty rubber

  • masking tape

  • board on which to rest your work (foamboard is ideal - firm and feather light)

Mixed media

  • watercolours

  • acrylics including structure gel

  • coloured pencils

  • felt tip pens

  • pastels: soft and oil

  • brushes

  • low-odour white spirit

  • mount spray

  • sponge and rubber rollers

  • plastic: 25 x 25 cm approx

  • scissors

  • coloured string and cotton

  • coloured tissue paper

  • bubble wrap

  • found objects

  • straws

  • fabric off-cuts

  • paper towels

  • supports: heavy paper / card / board / canvas

Oils

  • paints - titanium white, cadmium / lemon yellow, yellow ochre, ultramarine, permanent rose, quinacridone magenta, burnt umber, terre verte / viridian /sap green / oxide of chromuim

  • distilled turpentine, or white spirit, or low odour Sansodor

  • Liquin original gel

  • large cotton rag

  • prepared canvas boards (16 x 12" at least)

  • palette

  • bristle brushes

  • plastic bag for discarded cloths and paper (essential because of Health & Safety regulations!)

  • newspaper for 'tonking'

  • 6B-8B pencil/charcoal

Pastels

  • A3 pastel paper (paper to be at least A3 but preferably bigger - A2!) - includng coloured (dark or black) paper

  • selection of graded pencils - 5H-5B

  • pastel pencils

  • chalky pastel sticks

  • 'fan' brush and selection of bristle brushes

  • torchon or blender

  • putty and other rubbers

  • two aperture pencil sharpener

  • masking tape

  • cotton wool

  • wet wipes

 Pen & wash

  • A3 watercolour 140 lb (300 gsm) paper

  • A3 cartridge paper

  • watercolours

  • waterproof and non-waterproof black ink

  • nylon brushes including fan brush

  • selection of graded pencils - 5H-5B

  • robust dip pen drawing nibs (not calligraphic)

  • angled colour shaper

  • palette

  • masking tape

  • two large water containers

  • putty rubber

  • large cotton rag

  • sponge

  • cigarette lighter (not matches!) 

Watercolours

  • A3 watercolour 1401b (300 gsm) paper

  • watercolours

  • nylon brushes including fan brush

  • selection of graded pencils - 5H-5B

  • two large water containers

  • putty rubber

  • masking fluid

  • angled colour shaper

  • palette

  • masking tape

  • large cotton rag

  • natural sponge

Please also bring

Photos and pictures of the subject matter. Photos to be in close-up from various angles and points of perspective and in various lighting; also from a distance.  You could also bring photos or pictures of the background subject matter.

Please also bring actual object, models or toys where possible and applicable, eg real or artifical flowers.

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