Workshop Supply Lists
Drawing Realistic animals in graphite
Various grades of graphite pencils - 6H through 6B set or a minimum of 2H, HB, and 2B.
White vinyl stick eraser - Pentel's Clic Eraser or Staedtler's Mars Plastic stick eraser.
Pad of Bristol Smooth paper - 9" x 12" or 11" x 14" - Strathmore's 300 or 400 series, Canson Smooth Bristol or similar.
Medium tortillon and / or small blending stump / torchon
Pair of dividers or a compass if you cannot find one
0.5mm mechanical pencil with HB lead - one with a metal sleeve protecting the lead - will be used for drawing as well as incising hairs.
Pencil sharpener - either battery operated or pocket-sided manual type.
Inexpensive paintbrush (1" or 2" natural fiber kitchen basting brush, house painting brush, or a small draftsman duster brush for removing eraser crumbs)
Collection of reference images of the animal of your choice - preferably several different photos and angles to work from.
9" x 12" pad of tracing paper
12" Plastic ruler
Your own favorite drawings
2- or 4-ply museum board, or
hotpress Illustration board approx 9 x 12
white casein paint (Plaka), or
white gouache such as permanent white, zinc white, or titanium white
tube of watercolor in an earth tone for tinting ground (suggested: yellow ochre, burnt sienna, or sepia)
Optional: other colors (watercolor or gouache) for tinting selected areas of drawing
Large, soft flat wash brush, approx. 1-inch wide
Optional: watercolor round for painting areas of drawing (#2 or 3)
Jar for mixing ground (a babyfood jar would work fine)
Container for water
Transfer paper (such as Saral), or material to make transfer paper:
Soft pencil (4B)
Eraser - white plastic
Tracing or layout paper to cover drawing
Holders and silverpoints will be supplied for a cost of $8.
Landscape Painting in Pastels”
816 Valerie Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606,
Saturday July 21,2007
sketch book and whatever medium comfortable sketching with
a couple of sheets of tracing paper approximately 10” x 13”
two pieces of cardboard approximately 10 ½” x 13 ½”
photographs of landscapes you love and would like to paint
small, old, flat oil or acrylic brush
Soft pastels: Schminke, Great American Artworks, Sennelier, Unison
Medium hardness pastels: Rembrandt, Art Spectrum, Winsor and Newton
Hard pastels: Holbein, Nupastel
Please call with any questions.
Buy individual pastels. (Full sets contain many colors you will never use. It’s cheaper to buy what you need.) You may buy them loose from an art supply store or from a catalog. If you order from a catalog try The Jerry’s Catalog or Dakota Art Pastels.Rembrandts are much less expensive than the other brands, but they are also not as saturated in pigments. I personly use Rembrants for the underpainting and then switch to the rich, saturated soft pastels. I particularly love and rely on Sennelier and Unison. Please bring any additional pastels you have from home. Make sure that the colors that you buy or bring are lightfast. You will need a wide range of values. If you are buying your first pastels, buy every other number of a particular color. For instance, Rembrant, Ultramarine Deep 506,10, 506,8, 506,7, 506,5. Do not buy any of the darkest Rembrants (any number with a suffix ,3). These colors have black added in.
Do not buy all the colors listed below. Do feel free to add any additional colors to what is listed below. You will need some warm and cool colors and a range of light to dark values of white, red, blue, yellow, orange, green, violet, and brown.
Suggested Rembrant colors: Lemon Yellow, Deep Yellow, Permanent Rose, Red Violet Deep, Blue Violet, Ultramarine Deep, Phathalo Blue, BurntSienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber.
Suggested Sennelier: Van Dyck Brown, Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow, Ruby Red, Chromium Green, Leaf Green, Cerulean Blue
Suggested Unison: (Unison has very brilliant dark colors that have not had black added to them.) Blue Violet 12, Blue Violet 18, Brown Green Earth 14, 16, 18
Schminke: 17 066 069D xxxx Prussian Blue
Pastels need to be packed tightly and surrounded by foam. If there is room for them to shift or roll, they will break into pieces or turn into dust. You may make your own foam container using pencil containers and foam, use the foam containers the pastels came in, or save time and try Roz Pastel Bag. To bring more colors or to cut down on weight, break each stick in half. Leave the half with the pigment’s name and i.d. number at home and bring the other half. Tape, or use rubber bands, the container shut. Do not depend solely on the fasteners to keep it closed.Wrap your pastel box in a plastic trash bag to help prevent dust escaping into your luggage. Bring another bag larger than the two pieces of cardboard listed above for your painting.Pastel sticks look a lot like bullets, so be prepared to have your luggage searched. Make them easily accessible to airport security.
$5.00 supply fee for a handmade surface, gessoed with Golden’s Fine Pumice Gel and underpainted with acrylic paint.
Introduction to Wood Engraving: Carving the Block, Making the Print
Wood engraving kits available for purchase from instructor for $60.
#3 Elliptic Tint tool (spitsticker)
#8 square graver
3" x 4" wood block
If you wish to purchase the kit from the instructor, please send $60 to
the following address by July 5. (Please include your phone number on
605 Dickinson Street
Missoula, MT 59802
You will also need the following supplies:
* Micron pens or Sharpie to draw on block
* transfer paper
* a simple drawing on tracing paper with reference photos or
detailed sketch emphasizing lights and darks and textures
* a small sturdy box to hold their new engraving tools, at least
The instructor will be providing paper, ink, brayers, burnishers and
the sharpening jig for any interested in learning how to use it.
For all techniques:
Scratchboard will be in the class for each participant to purchase
x-acto blade(s) #16 and blade holder
Pink pearl eraser
Soft eraser (suggested brand: Magicrub)
Pencils (1 soft for sketching and 1 hard for transferring)
Small desk lamp or high intensity lamp if possible
For pen and ink technique
All of the above.
Good quality waterproof drawing ink (suggested brand – Higgins Black Magic Ink)
Round watercolor brush (#1 or #2) for ink – NOT the best quality.
Pen nibs (suggested brands: Hunt 100, Gillott 209, 291 or Speedball 103 or other good quality flexible pen nibs with a fine point)
Pen holder for nibs
Optional: mechanical pen(s): (suggested brand Rapidograph Koh-i-noor, finer points 3x0, 00, 0, 1, or if you bring only one, I’d suggest 0 or 1)
For Graphite Pencil Technique
All of the first list (For all techniques)
High quality drawing pencils 4H through 6B (suggested brands: Schwan-Stabilo 8000, Staedtler Mars Lumograph 100, or Faber-Castell 9000. There are other good brands.
1 sheet of 3M 220 extra fine sandpaper (as used for sanding wood).
Students will need to bring their own subjects to work from. These could include fruit, feathers, sea shells, pine cones, and any other not too complex items from nature that will remain stable for the day.
Painting White Flowers in Watercolor
- Tracing paper
- Approx. 11”x15” sheet of Arches 300 wt. cold pressed or Fabriano
soft surface watercolor paper.
- Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid or Grafix Incredible White Mask and an inexpensive brush for applying masking fluid. The “Incredible Nib” is very helpful for applying mask to edges.
- An assortment of watercolors, preferably in tubes.
- Some small watercolor brushes ( for example #1, #2 & #3) and a
“spotting” brush for tiny stipples. Synthetic is fine and less
expensive than hair.
- A wide Hake brush 2 1/2 in or wider, or any other wide soft brush.
- Paper towels, a mixing tray , scissors, masking tape, plastic wrap,
a little salt, hair dryer, some sheets of cheap drawing paper and some
containers for water.
- A piece of plywood or other nonabsorbent and firm surface big enough to tape the 11”x15” watercolor paper to.
- A small chip of soap.
Mixing Greens Workshop Supplies
Marlene Hill Donnelly, Instructor
Professional quality watercolor: Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Schminke, Graham or Holbein. Please bring full 15 ml tubes of color marked with **. Do not buy any color with “hue” in the name (e.g.: Quinacridone Gold Hue).
Phalo (Winsor) Green, blue shade
Aureolin Yellow-- full 15 ml tube
Quinacridone Gold (Daniel Smith only)
*Quinacridone Burnt Orange (Daniel Smith only)
Cadmium Red Medium
Paper: D’Arches cold-pressed 300 lb, ½ sheet
Brush: # 8 or 10 round synthetic (white Taklon or equivilent) watercolor brush
Palette for mixing—-large, not divided, at least 6x10 inches. White Corelle Ware (Corning) plates or platters work fine.
½ “ masking tape (fresh!)
Rags or sponges
Water containers (2)
Waterproof pen (PigmaMicron #3 or equivelent)
*T-square and triangle
Please contact Marlene with questions:
Ph. (312) 665-7638 (Field Museum)
Perspectice of Reflections and Shadow" Part 1 on Tuesday July 17th
sketchbooks or paper and
very transparent tracing paper or film
optional: protractor and compass