Please do not purchase any store brand pencils,

colored pencils, watercolor pencils, or oil pastels. 

(However, there are exceptions now and again, depending on determined use. )  Especially, do not pick up any of these said items from “dollar stores.”  Their quality is poor, and they will not let you work the medium effectively at all.

Listed are materials which students are to bring to class:
  • Colored Pencil Creations
    • set of at least 12 wax-based colored pencils  -  Suggested brands are: Staedtler (about $10); Koh-I-Noor (about $14); and even Crayola Twistables (not the wood encased Crayola colored pencils...they do not sharpen well) (about $3 for the set of 10 pencils).  Prices will vary depending on the brand and the store at which they are purchased.

    • kneaded rubber eraser
    • pencil sharpener
  • Colored Pencil Studies (to be used in all the Colored Pencil Studies)
    • set of at least 12 wax-based colored pencils  -  Suggested brands are: Staedtler (about $10); Koh-I-Noor (about $14); and even Crayola Twistables (not the wood encased Crayola colored pencils...they do not sharpen well) (about $3 for the set of 10 pencils).  Prices will vary depending on the brand and the store at which they are purchased.

    • a pad of sketch paper or drawing paper larger than 5" x 7", but no larger than 9' x 12"
    • blender pencil
    • kneaded rubber eraser
    • pencil sharpener
  • Drawing, One Square at a Time
    • a graphite pencil
    • kneaded rubber eraser
    • pencil sharpener
    • a black permanent, fine-point marker
    • any non-damaging, repositionable tape
    • 12" ruler
  • Draw More, One Square at a Time
    • a graphite pencil
    • kneaded rubber eraser
    • pencil sharpener
    • a black permanent, fine-point marker
    • any non-damaging, repositionable tape
    • 12" ruler
    • your choice of an image no larger than 5" x 7" as your drawing subject
    • colored pencils, if your image is in color

 

  • Dynamics of Drawing
    • set of graphite pencils with a degree range including at least:  2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B
    • Suggested brands of good pencils are: Staedtler-Mars Lumograph (about $12.50); Faber-Castell (about $13); General's Kimberly (not the General's “Semi-Hex”) (about $11), and Derwent (about $15).  Prices will vary depending on the brand and the store at which they are purchased.
    • kneaded rubber eraser
    • pencil sharpener
    • blending stumps or tortillons
  • Graphite Pencil Studies (to be used in all the Graphite Pencil Studies)
    • graphite pencil set including at least a degree range of:  6H, 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B - Suggested brands of good pencils are: Staedtler-Mars Lumograph (about $12.50); Faber-Castell (about $13); General's Kimberly (not the General's “Semi-Hex”) (about $11), and Derwent (about $15).  Prices will vary depending on the brand and the store at which they are purchased.
    • a pad of sketch paper or drawing paper larger than 5" x 7", but no larger than 9' x 12"
    • kneaded rubber eraser
    • pencil sharpener
    • blending stumps or tortillons
  • Meditative Coloring with Markers
    • set of at least 12 water-based markers
    • a white plastic palette
    • round paint brushes, a # 6 and a #8
  • Practicing with Pen & Ink
  • Sketching It Out with Scratch Art
    • any number of student grade oil pastels
    • Paper(s) to be provided by instructor.
       
  • The Making of Mandalas
    • a graphite pencil
    • white vinyl eraser
    • pencil sharpener
    • a permanent black, fine point marker
    • any variety of water-based markers, including black, and colored pencils, including black and white
    • Paper(s) to be provided by instructor.
  • The Possibilities of Oil Pastels
    • set of at least 12 oil pastels
    • a pad of smooth Bristol paper larger than 5" x 7", but no larger than 9' x 12"
  • The Principles of Perspective Drawing
    • a graphite pencil, wood encased
    • pencil sharpener
    • a mechanical pencil (0.5, 0.7, or 0.9 mm with lead to size)
    • white vinyl eraser
    • a 6" or 8" 45-degree drafting triangle
    • a 6" or 8" 30/60-degree drafting triangle
    • 12" ruler
  • Watercolor Pencil Project
    • set of 12 watercolor pencils  -  Suggested brands of good quality student grade pencils are: Staedtler; Faber Castell; General's “Kimberly” (not the General's “Semi-Hex”); and Derwent.  These cost about $10-$12 for a 12-pencil set depending on the brand and the store at which they are purchased.
    • one #8 round paintbrush
    • pencil sharpener
    • kneaded rubber eraser
  • Watercolor Pencil Studies (to be used in all the Watercolor Pencil Studies)
    • set of 12 watercolor pencils  -  Suggested brands of good quality student grade pencils are: Staedtler; Faber Castell; General's “Kimberly” (not the General's “Semi-Hex”); and Derwent.  These cost about $10-$12 for a 12-pencil set depending on the brand and the store at which they are purchased.  Packaged instructional sets are also sold that include the watercolor pencils, a brush or two, a small pad of watercolor paper, and an instructional booklet.  General's offers such as a “Learn to Draw & Paint” set for about $15.  Faber Castell also has such a set available.
    • one #8 round paintbrush - Another one to purchase would be a #6 flat brush. Because there are so many brushes made, you could decide after you begin the class to see which type of additional brush(es) you might like to optionally purchase for specific purposes, as example brushes will be shown in class.  Depending on where you shop, you could find a single brush for about $4-$5 or a small set of three or so brushes for about the same price or as much as $10, depending on their quality.  As stated, you really only need a #8 round brush for class purposes.  Just make sure that the bristles come to a nice pointed tip...do not get a round brush that has scattered bristles at its tip, as it will not function well.
    • a pad of watercolor paper larger than 5" x 7", but no larger than 9' x 12"
    • pencil sharpener
    • kneaded rubber eraser
  • Welcome to Watercolor Pencils
    • set of 12 watercolor pencils  -  Suggested brands of good quality student grade pencils are: Staedtler; Faber Castell; General's “Kimberly” (not the General's “Semi-Hex”); and Derwent.  These cost about $10-$12 for a 12-pencil set depending on the brand and the store at which they are purchased.  Packaged instructional sets are also sold that include the watercolor pencils, a brush or two, a small pad of watercolor paper, and an instructional booklet.  General's offers such as a “Learn to Draw & Paint” set for about $15.  Faber Castell also has such a set available.
    • one #8 round paintbrush - Another one to purchase would be a #6 flat brush. Because there are so many brushes made, you could decide after you begin the class to see which type of additional brush(es) you might like to optionally purchase for specific purposes, as example brushes will be shown in class.  Depending on where you shop, you could find a single brush for about $4-$5 or a small set of three or so brushes for about the same price or as much as $10, depending on their quality.  As stated, you really only need a #8 round brush for class purposes.  Just make sure that the bristles come to a nice pointed tip...do not get a round brush that has scattered bristles at its tip, as it will not function well.
    • pencil sharpener
    • kneaded rubber eraser
Any listed material fee for a class that is to be paid to the instructor will provide for all other materials that will be utilized in a class.  These materials include, but are not limited to, the appropriate paper per medium, worksheet papers/handouts, transfer paper, tracing paper, grid paper, acetate sheets, stencils, scratch tools, masking fluid, solvents, paper towel, water containers, sample art tools, and such.
 
Suggested stores to shop at are: Hobby Lobby; Michaels; Rainy Day Art Company; and JoAnn Fabrics.  LOOK FOR STORE COUPONS ON-LINE!!!

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