Please bring - 

Acrylics  

  • A3 pad of watercolour 140lb (300 gsm) paper

  • 20 x 16 inch (at least) acrylic painting paper/boards

  • acrylics preferably including crimson, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and plenty of white

  • brushes - nylon and bristle including fan brush and small size nylon brushes

  • 4B pencil

  • matt / gloss gel medium

  • glaze medium

  • structure gel

  • modelling paste

  • flow release / improver

  • 'wet palette' or paper palette

  • spray bottle

  • pipette

  • two large water containers

  • natural sponge

  • large cotton rag (essential)

  • paper towels

  • palette knife - 'trowel shape' in plastic or metal

  • foamboard or table easel on which to rest your work

Calligraphy   

  • A3 cartridge paper

  • two B and 2B pencils

  • pencil sharpener

  • masking tape

  • putty rubber

  • 18-inch ruler

  • board slightly larger than A3 on which to rest your work (foamboard is ideal - firm and feather light)

  • elastic bands

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)

  • oil / acrylic paper

  • palette

  • dippers

  • bristle brushes

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

  • newspaper for 'tonking'

  • 6B-8B pencil/charcoal

  • if possible, small table easel on which to rest your work

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

  • sandpaper block

  • two aperture pencil sharpener

  • masking tape

  • cotton wool

  • wet wipes

  • board on which to rest your work

 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

  • tissues

  • pencil sharpener

  • sandpaper block

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

  • 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

  • tissues

  • paper towel

  • natural sponge

  • pencil sharpener

  • sandpaper block

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

plus for advanced

  • A3 cartridge paper

  • surgically sharp scalpel!

 

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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