Presentation rooms have a Windows PCs connected with a VGA cable to the digital projectors. We will have floating - one Mac and one PC laptop available for presenter if they want to bring presentations on flash drives.
Presenters who wish to use their own laptops, or iPads/Smartpads should come with an adapter to connect to a VGA video cable.
• Sketch Book: Larger than a postage stamp, please. 9x12” to 14x18” is good. (The larger area allows multiple sketches on a page)
• Pencils: hard and soft
• Manual pencil sharpener (live birds sometimes do NOT like electric noise)
• A pair of binoculars (close-focusing are best), this allows for close viewing without standing too close
• Colored pencils, watercolor pencils, or watercolors, drawing pens (Pigma Microns, Pitt Pens, or Staedtler Pigment Liners)
• Pencils: suggested, 2B, HB, 2H (wood or mechanical)
• Pencil Sharpener: battery operated or small hand operated
• Pad of drawing paper: 9x12”
• Tracing paper pad OR 12” roll of white drafting trace (“bumwad”)
• Eraser : kneaded
• Removable tape or blue painters tape
• Angle Finder (goniometer)
• View Finder: purchase a white inexpensive 8x10” pre-cut mat frame, cut into 2 “L” shapes
• 2 large paper clips
- EssDee Scratchboard, white surface, cut down to approximately 9” x 12”. (There will be boards to
- Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star Waterproof India Ink, matte
- X-acto blade holder, # 16 blade, blade cover (There will be blades to purchase.)
- Crowquill holder and nib or technical pen with fine point
- Old round watercolor brush, about size 8. (You will not want to use these brushes for watercolor
- Soft eraser, Pink Pearl or Magic Rub
- Kneaded eraser
- Sheet of tracing paper approximately 9” x 12”
- Masking tape
- Old bottle of rubbing alcohol (this will not be sterile after class)
- Cotton balls
- White chalk pencil
- Drawing pencil
Please bring your own subject matter to work from. I would suggest bringing something fairly simple in shape and texture, like sea shells, plants, fruit, or feathers. I would stay away from complex shapes like a pine cone. You want to have time to explore the medium and not drawing the subject matter. If you choose to do something more complex, have the drawing ready to transfer on the tracing paper. Do not transfer the image before class.
There is a $15.00 supply fee for those without supplies.
1 Reference Image will be provided
2 Tracing paper
3 A 27 X 13 in. piece of Arches 300 weight cold pressed watercolor paper. No other paper will do! I will explain why at the workshop.
4 Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid or Incredible White Mask made by Grafix in Cleveland, Ohio.
5 Watercolor- an assortment, preferably in tubes, I especially recommend Perylene Green for backgrounds.
6 Some small watercolors brushes (say, #1, #2 and #3) and one inexpensive brush for the masking fluid (which will ruin it for any further painting but can be used indefinitely for future masking uses.) Hint: Synthetic brushes work as well as Kolinsky hair and are much less expensive. Get an "Incredible Nib which is very helpful for applying masking fluid to tricky edges.
7 A wide Hake brush (2 1/2 inches wide) or any other wide, soft brush
8 Paper towels, a mixing tray, scissors, masking trap, hair dryer, some sheets of cheap drawing paper and some jars for water
9 A piece of foam core to back up the watercolor paper
10 Rubber cement pick-up for removing mask
11 Hair Dryer
✬ 1 round watercolor brush, size 6 or larger, synthetic or sable
✬ lots of soft absorbent paper towels (I like “select-a-size”)
✬ several plastic water buckets with wide mouths, large yogurt containers work great, don’t bring
glass (too risky).
✬ Arches hot press or cold press watercolor block, 9 x 12 fine or Arches 140 or 300 lb watercolor
paper, scraps okay. No need to stretch.
✬ a palette to mix your colors on (I prefer a 12” x 16” large John Pike palette.)
Suggested pigments: (you do not need to buy all of these colors and please bring others you may
own. Bring the actual tube in, not just what’s on your palette.)
Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Blue Red and Green Shade (this may also be called Thalo Blue,
or Phthalocyanine Blue, green shade)
Red: Cadmium Red, Permanent Carmine, Quinachridone Red
Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Dark, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Lemon (make sure it’s really a
Cadmium pigment, n o t Cadmium Yellow Hue or Lemon Yellow. Look on the tube for
cadmium zinc sulfide. If it’s not listed on the tube, don’t buy it)
5 small somethings that you want to try and match the color.
There is a $5.00 supply fee for those who do not bring supplies.
Please bring artist quality transparent watercolors, preferably in tubes. Colors will depend upon the subject to be painted, each of the primaries plus some non-fugitive greens and the earth colors:
• cadnium yellow light PY 35, lemon yellow PY 3 or aureolin PY 40, thalo green PG 7, viridian PG 18, cerulean blue PB 35, cobalt blue PB 28, ultramarine blue PB 29, permanent rose PV 19, cadmium red light PR 108, yellow ochre PY 43, burnt sienna PBr 7, raw umber PBr 7, raw umber PBr 7, burnt umber PBr 7.
• Round watercolor brushes (sable are best); size depends on subject to be painted. Nos. 1, 2, and 4 are suitable fore painting smaller subjects.
• A set of older, worn (or cheaper) brushes in the same sizes.
• Arches 140 lb hot-pressed watercolor paper; size depends on size of subjects to be painted.
• tracing paper for transferring
• pencils -- at least 2H, HB, B
• kneaded and other erasers as preferred
• drafting tape
• (folding) containers for holding water
• sponge (optional)
• Ivory soap bar (for washing brushes) (optional)
—Dolores R. Santoliquido
Pencils – 4B, 2B, HB and 2H, 4H (bring additional pencil weights if you wish) I use these pencils in the process of back tracing my final drawing if you wish to work directly on high quality paper you may not need all pencils listed.
Precise ruler – clear plastic optimal
11" x 14" tracing paper pad
Magnifying glass or loop
Water color brushes
Plain white paper towels
Plastic containers to hold rinse water
Small sturdy vase to hold cut flower specimens
Scissors (optional but recommended)
Rag Paper that will bear the application of washes – I currently use Arches 140-lb. Hot Press watercolor paper but have recently been experiencing difficulties with the surface texture. What is important is the surface of the paper you choose be as smooth as possible. Hot press paper enables me to achieve great detail in the particular way I work.
Acrylic Paint: Titanium White, Carbon Black (Golden Paint), one cool Yellow & 1 warm Yellow, 1 cool Blue & 1 warm Blue, 1 cool Red & 1 warm Red, Orange (optional), Purple, Burnt Sienna & Burnt Umber, Hooker's Green & Permanent Green. **I have not specified color names because different companies use different names for similar colors. I primarily use Liquitex paints and the names I have listed are for Liquitex paints, with the exception of carbon black as noted. I allow students to supplement colors from my supplies.
Color Pencils: I recommend Derwent Artist Pencils or Rembrandt Lyra Pencils as well as buying a set larger than the basic set. Again, I allow students to supplement supplies from the material I bring to the workshop.
Enamel Butcher's Tray: This is the surface you will be mixing paint on. This item is absolutely necessary but if you cannot find an enamel tray a flat white plastic tray will do. Acrylics will bond to the white plastic and discolor the surface. Traditional watercolor trays will NOT work. Although awkward, a white ceramic dinner plate will work.
—Don K. Rogers
-cold press illustration board will be provided
-oils mixture will be provided
-special spray fix will be provided