Materials: Acrylic and Mixed Media

These products have been suggested by your instructor for use in class. Please note that these are just examples of appropriate materials, and there are many more choices available in our store.

For the 1st class please bring

  • 1-2 canvases or boards (min. 11” X 14”, max. 36” x 48”)
  • Speedy Stamp flexible block 4” x 6”
  • lino cutter
  • spray bottle
  • palette (disposable paper palettes can be useful)
  • flat brushes various sizes (one 1” - 2”)
  • acrylic paint (Golden is a great brand but student quality will be fine too) warm & cool of the 3 primaries plus black & lots of white is good to start with
  • Suggested colours: Titanium white (you will probably use a lot of this), Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Lemon Yellow, Hansa Yellow Medium or Cadmium Yellow, Black, Golden Iridescent Bronze (this brand must be used to achieve the desired effects), Transparent Red Iron Oxide (simply a lovely colour), any other colours that you like!

The following materials will be required for the rest of the classes:

  • small – medium size jar of gesso
  • 5-10 pieces of watercolour paper (140+lb is best but 90lb will be fine for experimenting)
  • palette knives in various sizes (plastic is fine & economical)
  • any collage papers you’d like to bring (anything goes – Japanese papers, magazines, candy wrappers, tissue, wrapping paper…keep in mind that not all of these will be archival)
  • squeeze bottles

Optional Materials:

  • Fluid Acrylic Paints are concentrated and wonderful for layering and glazing
  • other brushes (rounds, filberts, angled etc)
  • anything that has interesting texture (bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, embroidered fabric, cheesecloth, etc, old credit cards to cut up, squeegee, stencils and/or stamps (you will be creating your own stamps as well))
  • pastels
  • markers
  • oil sticks
  • charcoal
  • pencils etc.

Other materials such as acrylic mediums will be provided.

*This course will be experimental as well as technique based, so feel free to bring anything that you’d like to explore!