Supply List

Pouring Watercolor

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I have tried to give many options in the supply list for this class for both the beginner (to save money) and for those who have some of the supplies from other classes.

WATERCOLOR BRUSHESin similar sizes to these

1” flat synthetic (EX: Robert Simmons 755). #4, 8, & 12 round synthetic or sable or simular

(Try to have at least 2 rounds and definitely 1” flat brush. Test brushes out at home to make sure you won’t be losing hairs of a cheaper brush. Some are good, others not.)

Rigor brush or any thin, long haired brush

OR, if you are a beginner and just trying this out, I suggest 

*Brushes (Michael's: Craftsmart brushes Brown Taklon value pack.

If you go this route, bring any other larger soft paint brushes you have. I've even used a pastry brush for large areas.

PAINTS: Use what you have, but below is a nice selection.  I use Winsor Newton brand.:

Winsor Red

Winsor Yellow

Cobalt Blue

Cadmium Scarlet (an opaque red)

Bismuth Yellow or Aureolin Yellow 

Antwerp Blue

Payne’s Grey

Brown Madder

Cerulean Blue

French Ultramarine Blue

OR. If you are a beginner and just trying this out, you may start with the first three paints, and the last one. Another alternative is to buy the small box of student grade Cotman Watercolors.

CRESENT BOARD, PAPER, & HOMOSOTE: I WILL HAVE THESE TO SELL. BRING ENOUGH CASH FOR THE FIRST DAY. The prices below are estimates. You may buy it yourself before class, but I require the paper listed below.

1- Crescent medium weight cold-press illustration board, 1 or 2, 12” x 16” or smaller.  I will be using it first and I will bring some pieces along which you may purchase. $2.-5. each

2-Aquarelle Arches 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor 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 through on-line catalogs. Do not get a different brand,. I will charge $4. -6. for pieces that I pre-cut. 

If you purchase it in the Block, it should be the one with a SOLID GREEN COVER, not the one with a smaller green rectangle on it. (12” X 16” is about $30. in one of the catalogs below, often $60.-70. at a store: hint, find a store coupon). 

3-A board to staple paper to:

4- Homosote Board: I will bring what I have that you may purchase for about $4.. Or purchase a Gatorfoam Press board on-line.

Stretching Paper:

-1 ½”-2” masking tape

-Larger desktop staple gun with extra staples (no larger than 1/4” reg. staples)

-Ice Crème bucket for water and -other water containers, such as plastic cottage cheese or yogurt 

-Kitchen sponge &/or natural sponge (nothing abrasive)

PALETTE: White enameled butcher tray or a couple white porcelain plates. Bring a container or box to place it in to bring home with you.  Or, a large (WATERCOLOR specified) palette with large flat mixing area-no divisions. 

PHOTO/S of water and sunset scenes to work from that are your own or you have permission to use. Someone suggested a site she uses: PaintMyPhoto.com for a copyright free photo site. Sometimes I will have extra of mine. I usually go to Walgreens or Costco for my photos. A couple people bring their “tablet” to work from.

OTHER IMPORTANT SUPPLIES:

-plastic drop cloth to protect your table area or newspaper

-Paper to draw on: any kind, even computer paper

-Newspaper to cover your work surface…bring enough

-Pencils, sharpened (2 will be enough- #2)

-Kneaded eraser

-Spray bottle with water. Different bottles will deliver different textures of spray.

-Oiler Boiler bottles from Cheap Joe’s on-line catalog. Or, “Worm Blowers”, plastic squeeze bottles which are the same. I may have them available at $4. each

-Squirt bottles (from hair coloring that you cleaned, or any other source)

-Toothpicks, q-tips, expired credit card, any impromptu home found tool for techniques

-Palette Knife with a flat blade

-Old toothbrush/es

-Scissors

-Paper towel (Viva is very absorbent)

-Box of Kleenex

-Salt

-Pliers, small screw driver, staple remover

-Hair dryer & extension cord

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

- 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

empty pill prescription bottle or other small air tight bottle

-Optional: Color Wheel (small watercolor wheel)

Where to find art supplies:

Michaels (coupons found on-line)

Hobby Lobby 

Blick Art Supplies, 2321 N Murray Ave, or 242 E Menomonee St., Milwaukee, WI

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

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

Drawing Basics, Composition & Watercolor

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Drawing Supplies

Drawing pencils or # 2 school pencils

Drawing tablet or paper to draw on

Two 12” rulers

Kneaded eraser or a white artist’s eraser

Optional: yard stick and any drawing tool you may have.

Please notice the word SUGGESTED in the list below. I do not want you to spend a fortune to enjoy painting in watercolor!

SUGGESTED Supplies for

Erin Callahan Blum’s Drawing & Composition

Watercolor Brushes:

#12 round synthetic

#8 round synthetic 

#4 round synthetic

Try to have at least 2 rounds in sizes similar to these.

Burnt sienna and ultramarine blue watercolor paint

OR payne’s grey or black (if you have it)  watercolor paint

-Winsor Newton, Cotman (student) or any other brand are fine. The smaller 7-8ml tubes are fine.

Paper: Any watercolor paper. This is a chance to use one of the more inexpensive tablets.

Non porous boardto tape paper onto: such as varnished Masonit, Plexiglass or Gatorfoam Press. Cut a little larger than your paper size, enough for masking tape on all 4 sides. 13” x 17” min.

Palette options: Large 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. 

Masking tape from hardware store

Plastic water containers, such as plastic cottage cheese  

Paper towel &/or Kleenex

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

Where to find art supplies:

Michaels 

Hobby Lobby 

Artist & Display, 92nd & Burleigh, Milw. 

Utrecht (recently acquired by Blick), 2219 N. Farwell Ave., or 143 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

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

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

Thank you!