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Supply Lists

Dear Parents/Artists

After years of trial and error using several different types and brands of art supplies, I have tried to find what tends to work best (and what doesn't work well) for most of my students. I have compiled a list of necessary supplies for beginning artists in several mediums, listing recommended brands in order of my preference. I have chosen all of these products with the beginner in mind. Although other brands may be convenient, more expensive, or less expensive, please realize that they may be more frustrating for the beginning student to use. I have selected these products based on their quality, ease of use, and price for beginning artists. Once an artist has had the opportunity to establish basic skills in their chosen mediums, they may wish to try different brands to see what suits them best. I would be more than happy to suggest other mediums and brands for the developing artist to experiment with when they are ready.

Please check with the instructor before purchasing any of the optional supplies, to make sure that the student is ready to try a new medium. All of these mediums use some of the basic concepts and techniques used in drawing, so the instructors like to make sure that the student has a good understanding of these before moving on to other mediums to make the learning process a little easier. You may also want to speak with the instructor about the different mediums to see which would suit the student best.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Thank you!

Carey-Lynn Melnychuk
Gail Adams Studio of Art
All of these supplies are available at Art Placement; some are also available at stores carrying school/office supplies. To save you some time and running around, I have given this list of supplies and brands to the store and our students will recieve a discount on all art supplies.
Art Placement
228 3rd Ave. S
Back lane entrance
664-3931
www.artplacement.com
Email: supplies@artplacement.com

Supply Lists

  • Beginner Art Supplies

    Supplies Recommended Brands
    Pad of good quality drawing paper, approx. 11x14 Strathmore/any other good quality drawing paper (not "sketch"), white
    Pad of newsprint, same size as drawing paper or slightly larger Any brand
    2 HB pencils Staedtler/Derwent/any other brand
    2 white erasers Staedtler Mars Plastic (reg. size)
    Roll of tape Scotch Magic tape, green label, wide (19 mm.), in plastic dispenser
    6B graphite stick General's/Cretacolor, wide, rectangular stick
    2 red pencils with thin, hard lead Verithin/Sanford Col-erase/Berol Eagle/Ticonderoga
    Smooth board, larger than drawing paper 12x16 or larger: canvas board,/smooth masonite board/any other smooth, hard, flat surface

  • Beginner Pastel Supplies

    Supplies Recommended Brands
    Small, assorted set chalk pastels, 12-24 Nupastel/Pro-art Artist/Mungyo/Alphacolor, adults see note below
    Small, assorted set pencil pastels, 12-24 Stabilo Carb-othello/Derwent
    Sheet of pastel paper (not a pad), in a light color (if in doubt, get white) Canson Mi-Tientes
    Can of pastel fixative spray Lascaux/Winsor & Newton/Krylon, workable only, should say for pastels
    Any extra individual pastel colors for each specific picture Carb-othello pencils/Derwent pencils/Nu-pastel/Holbein/Rembrandt/Winsor & Newton
    *Take your picture into the store with you to select paper color (if in double, choose white or another light color) and individual colors.
    *Adults may want to invest in better quality chalk pastels such as Nu-pastel (good quality, lower cost) Rembrandt or Winsor & Newton (excellent quality, slightly higher cost…not appropriate for young children)

  • Pencil Crayon Supplies

    Supplies Recommended Brands
    Large assorted set of colored pencils, 24-36 or larger Prismacolor

  • Beginner Scratchboard

    Supplies Recommended Brands
    Claybord black, 8x10 to start (buy more boards or different sizes as needed) Ampersand Claybord black
    Size 112 scratch knife blade with holder Speedball
    Black ink brush pen Pigma brush pen
    Soft cloth Any kind

  • Beginner Watercolor Supplies

    Supplies Recommended Brands
    Small round watercolor brush, size #4 (taklon) Any good quality watercolor brush
    Round watercolor brush, size #8 or #10(taklon) Any good quality watercolor brush
    Flat brush (taklon), 3/4 inch Any good quality watercolor brush
    Watercolor paper pad, 140 lb or heavier, approx. 9 x 12, or 10 x 14 Cotman/any other good quality, cold-pressed watercolor paper
    White plastic palette, with paint wells & large mixing space (preferably with a lid) Any kind
    Roll of paper towel Cotman/Grumbacher Academy
    Watercolor tubes (can be hue): Permanent rose; Cadmium red light; Cadmium yellow light.; Yellow ochre; Cerulean blue (not Academy brand); Ultramarine blue; Indigo; Burnt umber; Burnt sienna; Viridian green; Ivory black Cotman/Grumbacher Academy

  • Beginner Acrylic Supplies

    Supplies Recommended Brands
    Acrylic paint tubes (can be 'hue'): Alizarin crimson; Cadmium red medium; Cad. Yellow medium; Yellow ochre; Ultramarine blue; Cerulean blue; Burnt umber; Burnt sienna; Viridian green; Ivory black, Titanium white Grumbacher/Winsor & Newton/Colors or any other good quality student/artist grade acrylic tube paints
    2 Canvas boards/stretched, any size (buy more as needed)(taklon) Any kind
    Small round acrylic brush, size #4(taklon) Any good quality acrylic brush
    Round acrylic brush, size #8 or #10 (taklon) Any good quality acrylic brush
    Flat (taklon) brush, 3/4 inch Any good quality acrylic brush
    Pad of paper palette Any kind
    Roll of paper towel Any kind

  • Summer Art Camp Supplies

    Supplies Recommended Brands
    Pad of good quality drawing paper, coil bound, approx. 11x14 (or 9x12) Strathmore/any other good quality drawing paper (not “sketch”), white
    Pad of newsprint, same size as drawing paper or slightly larger Any brand
    HB pencil Staedtler/Derwent/any other brand
    White eraser Staples brand/Staedtler Mars Plastic (reg. size)
    Roll of tape Scotch Magic tape, green label, wide (19 mm.), in plastic dispenser
    6B graphite stick General’s/Cretacolor, wide, rectangular stick
    Red pencil with thin, hard lead Verithin/Sanford Col-erase/Berol Eagle/Ticonderoga
    Smooth board, larger than drawing paper Canvas board/smooth masonite, slightly larger than drawing paper/any other smooth, hard, flat surface
    Also bring daily: backpack, water bottle, comfortable shoes. If staying full day, bring a bag lunch to eat on the premises.
    Optional: nut-free snack, hat, sweater/jacket, wear sunscreen & bugspray