Supplies for first week: ½ yard of all cotton solid material, either white or off-white
- 72x90 roll of Low loft batting by Fairfield
- 1 spool of quilting thread in either white or off-white to match the fabric
- 1 package of size 9 quilting needles
- 1 sharp pair of fabric scissors and a hard lead pencil
- Notebook to take notes
- All other supplies needed for the course will be discussed at the first class.
- A good assortment of brushes
- A set of acrylic paints
- Disposable mixing palettes
- A few decent size canvases
- Pencils: 2-4 design ebony pencils or 2 hb and 2 2b quality drawing pencils
- Pads: 1 pad of white general purpose drawing paper 14" x 17" or 16" x 20". No newsprint pads
- Drawing Supports or Boards: 1 1/8" masonite drawing board, plexiglas or 3/16" to 1/2" form core board. Cut foam board 1/2" bigger than your paper size. 18" x 24" too large for the class.
- 2 drawing board clips to hold paper to board
- 1 quality pencil sharpener (battery operated are good)
- 1 small kneaded eraser
- 1 long thin rubber band to hold paper to the bottom of board
- 9x12 (or larger) Strathmore Watercolor, cold press, block 140 lb.
- 9x12 (or larger) Tracing Paper pad (Get same size as Watercolor block.)
- Round Brushes
- #4 & #8 approximate size. (Can go up or down a size in each.)
- 1 small (approx.1"wide) & 1 large (approx. 2-3"wide) foam tipped brushes.
*Can buy individual colors or kit (suggest Grumbacher tubes)
- Individual Tubes
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cadmium Red
- Cadmium Yellow (optional)
- Lemon Yellow
- Viridian Green (optional)
- Cerulean Blue (optional)
- Ultramarine Blue
- Yellow Ocher
- Burnt Sienna
- Payne's Gray (optional)
- Cotman Watercolors & Palette Set
(Comes with mixing tray and #4 brush)
*Buy Lemon Yellow in addition if you buy the kit.
- Cotman Watercolors & Palette Set
- Individual Tubes
(From home or can buy)
- Water container
- Palette (Can use plastic palette, butcher tray, or white plastic plate.)
- Kneaded eraser
- Roll of paper towels
- Spray bottle
- Masking tape
- Extra brushes
- Roll of graphite transfer paper
- Masking fluid
- Pro white
Instructor – Lizzi Schippert
N.B. We will be using artist-grade 'dry' pastels, not oil pastels, such as Cray-pas
- Set of Pastels* – Nupastel full sticks, Faber-Castell or Winsor Newton half-sticks, at least 24 colors
- Strathmore** 'Charcoal' Assorted Tints 18x25"
- Sketchbook for thumbnail sketches, no smaller than 11x14"
- SpectraFix casein-based spray fixative
- Pencil& pencil sharpener
- Erasers, white plastic by Mars Steadtler and kneaded eraser
- Spray bottle of Fantastic or Windex
- Roll of paper towels for clean up
- Pastel pencils, in addition to pastels listed above and pencil sharpener
- "Sand" paper by Wallis or Art Spectrum Colourfix coated pastel paper, in addition to paper above
- Baby wipes for cleaning hands
* Not recommended – Loew-Cornell or other large sticks of soft, hobby-grade, pastel due to the excessive dust & additional clean-up time
**Not recommended - Canson-Miteintes paper due to the distracting surface pattern
The instructor will send out an email, or phone call (if no email), 2-3 days in advance with venue information, including driving directions, and map, if possible. Students will RSVP that they know how to get to the venue. Ocean County College has a studio for us for inclement weather.
Contact Lizzi with any questions.
- Start out with the media you are most comfortable with.
- All portable drawing and painting media are suitable.
- Most of our venues are public spaces. We take care to leave no trace of pigment where we have been. Some items below will be helpful in clean-up and packing out our supplies:
- Oil and acrylic painters often need a drop cloth. An old beach towel or large trash bag are suitable.
- Have small glass jars, with tight lids, for packing out used oil medium or solvent.
- Goop is helpful for cleaning hands & oil brushes.
- Rags as painting tool and for cleanup – old cotton T-shirts make good rags.
- Small plastic bags for transporting dirty brushes & rags.
- Newspaper or large plastic trash bags to lay wet paintings on in the car.
- Acrylic painters bring containers for water and are prepared to pack out used acrylic water in a large plastic bottle with tight lid.
- Pastel painters bring workable fixatif.
- Sturdy backboard for work on paper & several clips to hold paper in the wind
- Masking tape & paper towels often come in handy for everyone.
- Watercolorists bring stable container for water (large yogurt containers are nice). Most venues have running water nearby. Small spray bottle for wetting paints on the palette.
- Small sketchbook, pencil & eraser for thumbnail sketches are very helpful for all media.
- Outdoor Gear
We might walk up to 5 minutes with our supplies. Portability is important.
Yard sales might yield some of these items:
- Lightweight folding chair & small folding table
- Lightweight, portable easel
- Small beach umbrella – portable shade!
- Coordinate your art supplies some days in advance in a backpack or shoulder bag.
- Small wheeled cart or luggage carrier & bungie cords
- Creature Comforts
We will be outdoors – all venues have restrooms.
Dress in layers for the weather, some reminders below:
- Sensible shoes
- Sun hat, sunscreen
- Water to drink!! This is very important! Bring an extra bottle.
- Snacks /lunch – not all venues have food venders nearby.
- Baby wipes to clean hands.