Supply List

Birch Trees and Snow

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*SUGGESTED Supplies for

Erin Callahan Blum’s Watercolor Classes

Watercolor Brushes in similar sizes to these:

1” flat synthetic (EX: Robert Simmons 755 goes on sale for $11.00)

#12 round synthetic

#8 round synthetic

#4 round synthetic

Try to have at least 2 rounds and definitely 1” flat brush.

Optional: 1 ½”-3” wide flat brush for washes on large paper if you plan on painting large  Optional:  Rigor brush

Paints: If you want, just make sure to have at least 3 primary colors, and Burnt Sienna. If you have other blues, yellows & reds already, you may use them instead. The top group is what I recommend if you don’t have paints already. The second group is other colors I enjoy using.

You will NOT need black or white! Winsor Newton makes professional grade paint and a student grade called Cotman. Other brands are fine. The smaller 7-8ml tubes are fine.

Permanent Rose

Rose Madder Genuine

Transparent Yellow

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Cadmium Red Light or Deep

Alizarin Crimson

Quinacridone Gold OR Gamboge Genuine

Prussian Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Umber

Optional, because greens can be mixed with yellow & blue:  Viridian OR Sap Green

Cerulean Blue

Paper:  I get my best results on the following brand paper (Arches):

Aquarelle Arches 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block, has a SOLID GREEN COVER, 12” X 16” (about $30. in one of the catalogs below, often $50. at a store: hint, find a store coupon)

or, 140# Arches, cold pressed paper (you can get 4-6 paintings from two 22” x 30” sheets! You can also turn them over for yet more paintings! Also available in 16” x 20” sheet packs.

Non porous board to tape paper onto: such as varnished Masonite, Plexiglass, or Formica. Cut a little larger than your desired paper size, enough for masking tape on all 4 sides.

Palette:  Large (WATERCOLOR specified) with flat mixing area.  A porcelain plate or enameled refrigerator tray will do!  If it does not have a cover, slip it in a container or box.  A small palette is nice as an extra, but should have FLAT areas to mix paint. 

Photo/s to work from that are your own or you have permission to use. Sometimes I will have extra of mine.  A couple people bring their “tablet” to work from. Or, google in “copyright free images of ______”.

Paper to draw on:  any kind, nice to have some the size of your watercolor paper.

Tracing paper

#2 pencils or other drawing pencils if you have them

Two 12” rulers

Masking tape

Plastic water containers, such as plastic cottage cheese or yogurt 

Paper towel &/or Kleenex

Kitchen sponge &/or natural sponge (nothing abrasive)

Salt

Carry cases (travel suitcase on wheels or over the shoulder bags. Anything that does the job for you! 

Optional:  Masking supplies: Masking Fluid

Crepe Rubber Cement Pick Up

 old brush or cheap kid’s brush, toothpicks for details

tiny container of liquid soap or small bar of soap

Color Wheel (small watercolor wheel)

Perspective: 2 yardsticks are nice to have

Transparent or Opaque class:  Wide BLACK permanent marker

Pen and watercolor class:  Ultra Fine Point SHARPIE Permanent Marker

Where to find art supplies:

Michaels (coupons found on-line)

Hobby Lobby

Blick Art Supplies

I sometimes order from: Blick, 800 828-4548, www.dickblick.com, Cheap Joe’s, 800-227-2788, www.cheapjoes.com, or ASW, 800-995-6778, www.aswexpress.com,

www.jerrysartarama.com

Everyday items can be found at a hardware, lumber or retail store.page.

Thank you!

Drawing Basics, Composition & Watercolor

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Watch for next drawing class!

Painting Poinsettias and Other Holiday Flowers

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 *SUGGESTED Supplies for

Erin Callahan Blum’s Watercolor Classes

Watercolor Brushes in similar sizes to these:

1” flat synthetic (EX: Robert Simmons 755 goes on sale for $11.00)

#12 round synthetic

#8 round synthetic

#4 round synthetic

Try to have at least 2 rounds and definitely 1” flat brush.

Optional: 1 ½”-3” wide flat brush for washes on large paper if you plan on painting large  Optional:  Rigor brush

Paints:  If you want, just make sure to have at least 3 primary colors, and Burnt Sienna.  If you have other blues, yellows & reds already, you may use them instead. The top group is what I recommend if you don’t have paints already.  The second group is other colors I enjoy using.

You will NOT need black or white!  Winsor Newton makes professional grade paint and a student grade called Cotman. Other brands are fine. The smaller 7-8ml tubes are fine.

Permanent Rose

Rose Madder Genuine

Transparent Yellow

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Cadmium Red Light or Deep

Alizarin Crimson

Quinacridone Gold OR Gamboge Genuine

Prussian Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Umber

Optional, because greens can be mixed with yellow & blue:  Viridian OR Sap Green

 Cerulean Blue

Paper:  I get my best results on the following brand paper (Arches):

Aquarelle Arches 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block, has a SOLID GREEN COVER, 12” X 16” (about $30. in one of the catalogs below, often $50. at a store: hint, find a store coupon)

or, 140# Arches, cold pressed paper (you can get 4-6 paintings from two 22” x 30” sheets! You can also turn them over for yet more paintings! Also available in 16” x 20” sheet packs.

Non porous board to tape paper onto: such as varnished Masonite, Plexiglass, or Formica. Cut a little larger than your desired paper size, enough for masking tape on all 4 sides.

Palette:  Large (WATERCOLOR specified) with flat mixing area.  A porcelain plate or enameled refrigerator tray will do!  If it does not have a cover, slip it in a container or box.  A small palette is nice as an extra, but should have FLAT areas to mix paint. 

Photo/s to work from that are your own or you have permission to use. Sometimes I will have extra of mine.  A couple people bring their “tablet” to work from. Or, google in “copyright free images of ______”.

Paper to draw on:  any kind, nice to have some the size of your watercolor paper.

Tracing paper

#2 pencils or other drawing pencils if you have them

Two 12” rulers

Masking tape

Plastic water containers, such as plastic cottage cheese or yogurt

Spray bottle for water 

Paper towel &/or Kleenex

Kitchen sponge &/or natural sponge (nothing abrasive)

Salt

Carry cases (travel suitcase on wheels or over the shoulder bags. Anything that does the job for you! 

Optional:  Masking supplies: Masking Fluid

 Crepe Rubber Cement Pick Up

  old brush or cheap kid’s brush, toothpicks for details

 tiny container of liquid soap or small bar of soap

 Color Wheel (small watercolor wheel)

 Perspective: 2 yardsticks are nice to have

 Transparent or Opaque class:  Wide BLACK permanent marker

 Pen and watercolor class:  Ultra Fine Point SHARPIE Permanent Marker

Where to find art supplies:

Michaels (coupons found on-line)

Hobby Lobby

Blick Art Supplies

I sometimes order from: Blick, 800 828-4548, www.dickblick.com, Cheap Joe’s, 800-227-2788, www.cheapjoes.com, or ASW, 800-995-6778, www.aswexpress.com

www.jerrysartarama

Everyday items can be found at a hardware, lumber or retail store.page.

 Thank you!

Watch for Posting

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To receive advance notice of classes and supply list, please request through the contact page.

Thank you!

Watch for Posting

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To receive advance notice of classes and supply list, please request through the contact page.

Thank you!

Watch for Posting

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To receive advance notice of classes and supply list, please request through the contact page.

Thank you!