Variety of brushes (synthetic are generally best for acrylic use, while natural bristles are more suited for oils. This info is usually included on the packaging, and the label may even say whether the brushes are best for oil or acrylic.) –
Your choice of medium or solvent for oil painting (I recommend Liquin or linseed oil for beginners)
Canvases, canvas boards, or canvas paper – you will NOT need to bring a canvas on the first day of class (though you can if you want to!) We will provide surfaces to paint on for our first and second days, and then you will be responsible for bringing in any canvases you want to work on moving forward.
Acrylic paints (the following are just suggestions, you may bring different colors/brands if you prefer, or buy a pre-assembled set): -Recommended brands: Liquitex BASICS, Golden, Winsor & Newton, BLICK, etc. – Recommended colors: white, black, primary red, primary yellow, phthalo blue, phthalo green, deep violet – Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre – Feel free to pick different variations on red/yellow/green/blue (crimson, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, lemon yellow, etc)!
Oil paints (suggestions): – Recommended brands: Winsor & Newton, BLICK, Williamsburg etc. – Recommended colors: Phthalo blue, naphthol/pyrrole red, hansa yellow, phthalo green, titanium white, black, dioxazine purple – Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson
Graphite or colored pencils –
Jars (to hold brushes or solvent)
Glass or plastic palette (palette paper will be provided as an alternative)
Disposable gloves (recommended) especially for oil painting