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Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

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1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Art Class Materials Lists

Please make sure you check the instructor's name at the top of the list as the materials may differ slightly from class to class. Let us know if you have any questions by calling 503-823-4328, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Enjoy your artistic experience!

Watercolor – All Levels – Supply List
Instructor: Robin Berry

Watercolor paper – There are a few options at various prices.
Arches 140# Cold Press is excellent but not mandatory.
0909090000022x30 sheets can be cut into quarters.
Canson Aquarelle studio quality tablet is a good second studio quality paper, 9x12 or 11x15.
Strathmore Watercolor 400 series paper 12 count 9x12
Blick Studio-like 140# Cold Press

Watercolor in tubes – *At least 4 colors, preferable all.
*Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
*Alizaron or a dark pink color
*Cadmium Red Medium – (Optional reds, Cad red light, Windsor Red, or Pyrol Red)
*Cad Yellow Light – (Winsor Lemon yellow)
Veridian
Cerulean or turquoise
Burnt Siena
Burnt Umber or a dark brown
Yellow Ochre

Three brushes (a flat, a small, and a medium) ¾ to 1” flat wash, #12 round, #6 round. Get the best point and quality you can in brushes, synthetic bristle is A-OK. Natural hair brushes (kolinsky) are too costly, camel hair is ok. I have good luck with Robert Simmons, Connoisseur, or Princeton brushes.

A portable watercolor tray - the new style with a gasket is great

A drawing board or gator board (14x18 or 16x20).

2-4 clips

A pencil

A few paper towels or tissue.

A good size water container (Quart+).

Optional items: tape; a small spray bottle

Watercolor - Supply List
Instructor: Melody Howden

Tracing paper & black graphite paper
Pencil & ruler, 12” or 16”
Stylis (with smallest point)
Kneaded &/or gum eraser
140# ARCHES watercolor paper pad size 11"x14"(or large sheet)
Watercolor brushes: 1", 1/2" flat, #2, #8 round, 1/2" dagger
Large size YARKA pan paints + 1 tube of Cad Yellow Lt 1 tube Paynes Gray,OR Tubes of: Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cerulean, Ultramarine Blue, Hookers Green, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Paynes Gray
Palette (plastic lids will work)
Water containers (2-pint size)
Paper towels &/or rags
Acid-free masking tape
2 12X16" boards (can use foam core--art store will cut for you)
Masking fluid

***Columbia Art Supply, 15th & East Burnside, is a great store for supplies --take receipt & supply list from class & get a student discount.

Chalk Pastel – Class Supply List
Instructor: Melody Howden

Tracing paper & Graphite Paper (Black & White)
Pastel Sticks (minimum of 24) Nupastel is a good brand
Soft Pastels – cheaper to buy a small box than individual pastels
Pastel Pencils
Plastic ruler/scissors
#2 Pencil & gum eraser
Water color Paper as long as it is heavy – 80 lbs or more
Fixative Spray & rags; paper towels
Acid free masking tape
Water Container
#8 Round Brush
1” Flat Brush
14x16 Foam-core
11x14 Foam-core
Battery operated pencil sharpener

**Columbia Arts will give a 20% discount if you show your receipt for class/supplies required.

Fine Arts - Mixed Media Class – Supply List
Instructor: Melody Howden

Watercolor brushes:  1" flat and 1/2" round and #2, #8 rounds and 1/4" dagger brush 
Yarka Pan Paints  
Ultra fine Sharpie marker
Palette (you can use plastic lids)
2 water containers  
Acid Free Masking Tape or Artist Tape 
Rags or paper towels
Black and white Graphite paper
Tracing paper
#2 Pencil and good rubber eraser
Ruler  
Assortment of pastel chalks, can be inexpensive brand
Assortment of colored pencils (Prismacolor best brand)
Assortment of oil pastels, inexpensive brand
140# Arches watercolor paper  (definitely need a quality art paper such as Arches cold press and it would be much cheaper to buy full sheet instead of pads but if you choose pads, get 11X14 size)
2 boards 8x10 and 11x14 (hard surfaces such as foam core)

Good stores to use are I've Been Framed OR Columbia Art Supply & give student discount with class receipt & supply list.

Drawing - Colored Pencil - Supply List
Instructor: Melody Howden

Prisma or Derwent Color Pencils (60-120)**
Stonehenge paper, sold by sheet or in pads
Pencil Sharpener (battery operated or electric would be best)
Kneaded eraser or sticky-tack putty or plastic eraser (battery operated eraser is good sold at Columbia Art Supply for about $10)
Ruler
Acid-free masking tape
White & black graphite paper or you can make your own (black), ask me in class
Tracing paper
Splenda Blenda (blending pencil)

**Prisma Colors are the best & the more colors you have, the more control you will have over your work. "Student Grade" pencils are not recommended; they will not give you quality that Prisma Color (& Derwent) will.

Columbia Art Supply, 15th & East Burnside, has a large variety of pencils & gives student discount with class receipt & supply list.

Watercolor – All Levels – Supply List
Instructor: Melissa Gannon

Watercolor Supplies:
Tracing paper and black graphite paper
Pencil & ruler 12” OR 16"
Stylis (with smallest point)
Kneaded and/or gum eraser
140# arches watercolor paper pad size 11"x14"(or lg sheet)
Watercolor brushes: 1"and 1/2"flat, #2 and #8 round and 1/2" dagger
Large size Yarka pan paints or, if tubes:  Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cerulean, Ultramarine Blue, Hookers Green, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Paynes Gray (if you choose Yarka Pan Paints, get a tube of Cad Yellow Lt and Paynes Gray)
Palette (Plastic lids will work)
Water containers (2-pint size)
Paper towels and/or rags
Masking tape (acid free)
2 12X16" boards (can use foam core--art store will cut for you)
Masking fluid

*Tip: a good store for supplies is Columbia Art--take receipt from class & get a discount on purchase

Pastel materials needed: (chalk, not oil)
Tracing paper & graphite paper (black & white)
Pastel sticks (minimum 24) nupastel good brand for firm
Soft pastels--cheaper to buy a small box than individual pieces
Pastel pencils faber-castello best brand
Plastic ruler/scissors
#2 pencil & gum eraser
Stumps for blending
Pad of toothy paper works well--or pad of variety colored papers long as it is heavy--80lb or more
Fixitive spray & rags, paper towels
Acid free masking tape
You will need a 14x16 piece of foamcore
Battery operated pencil sharpener is good for pencils
At columbia arts you can get a 20% disc if you show receipt for class/supplies required

Colored pencil supply list
Prisma color pencils (60-120)**  derwent are good quality as well
Stonehenge paper is best quality (required in class) usually sold by the sheet you can get different colors--pads are available
Pencil sharpener (battery operated or electric would be best)
Kneadable eraser or sticky-tack putty or plastic eraser (battery operated eraser is good sold at columbia art  for about $10)
Ruler & masking tape (acid free)

White and black graphite paper or you can make your own (black), ask me in class

Drawing – All Levels – Supply List
Instructor: Melissa Gannon

Pencils (just regular pencils)
A set of drawing pencils is nice to have as the different sizes give you more choices with line and value but it isn’t necessary.

Drawing paper

Tracing paper

Eraser

Additional optional supplies:
Colored pencils - If you like to work with color you might want a set of colored pencils. These are not required.
Pastels - If you have pastels, you might choose to use those as well for a project. They are not required.

The instructor usually has a pen and ink project or a scratchboard project each term.  She’ll talk about it during the first class.

The instructor recommends using bristol paper for colored pencil and pen & ink drawings as it is heavier paper. She will also talk about this during the first class.

Watercolor - Chinese Brush Art & Watercolor – Chinese Brush Art Advancing On - Supply List
Instructor: Frances Li

Ink: Bottle Ink (Sumi or Chinese).

Palette: Porcelain Blossom Pallette set or Porcelain dish.

Newsprint: For practice use.

Rice Paper: Any kind.

Brushes:
Small round brush for fine detail
Medium round brush for flower and landscape
Large round brush for wash use.

Water containers, Paper towel: For cleaning brushes.

You can order materials from: Oriental Art Supply P.O. Box 6596 Huntington Beach, CA 92615 Phone: 1-800-969-4471 Fax: 714-969-5897 www.orientalartsupply.com

If you order from Oriental Art Supply please let them know you want the beginners kit for Francis Li's class. By ordering the kit from OAS you may save money & will have the correct supplies for class.

If you have questions about supplies call Senior Recreation, 503-823-4328.

Watercolor – All Levels Supply List
Instructor: Carolynn Wagler

The paper, paint & brush supplies that you HAVE TO HAVE are at the art store "I've Been Framed" at the 3 corners of 50th, Powell and Foster Rd. It is also really close to Mt. Scott Community Center.  The store has the items needed in order to be successful in class.  They have made-up kits with instructor’s name on them. Request kits for classes with Carolynn Wagler.  Kits sell for under $25 and include:

Arches paper, a board to tape your paper to, a set of watercolor paints with 24 colors, and 4 brushes specifically for watercolor.

Additional supplies, often found at home:
Sketchbook
Black graphite paper (used for tracing)
Pencil
Ruler 12” or 16” 
Kneaded and/or gum eraser
Paint Palette (plastic lids will work)
Water containers (2, pint-size such as cottage cheese tubs)
Paper towels and/or rags
Masking tape (acid-free)
Contact paper
Masking fluid & contact paper (used to keep paper white when painting over it)
Scissors
Spray bottle
Blow dryer
Saran wrap to cover paints during transport
Toothbrush
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (foam pad to clean walls, etc)
All this will fit in a large tote bag.

Have fun getting your things. 

Pastel Chalk Techniques Supply List
Instructor: Carolynn Wagler

Set of Nupastel sticks (large as you can afford).
Inexpensive set of soft pastels.
Set of pastel pencils.
Tablet of Canson Mitentes pastel paper.
1 sheet of Wallis sanded paper (at Art Media, size 18 x 24, $10 for professional grade).
Small set of watercolors such as Yarka brand from I've Been Framed.
A couple of inexpensive bristle brushes, medium & large, 1/2 inch & 1 inch.
Collapsible table easel.
Hard surface to attach your paper to, such as a drawing board, foam board or masonite.
Tape, scissors, pencil for drawing, scratch paper, tracing paper, graphite paper for tracing (like carbon paper).
Plastic ruler, eraser, pastel fixit spray, rags, paper towels, masking tape.

Most items can be purchased at I've Been Framed (sometimes the cheapest, not always), then Michaels with a 40% coupon, Craft Warehouse, office supply stores, & Art Media will often have the best deal. Check around before you buy if you have a chance.

Watercolor Supply List
Instructor: Caitlin Moline

Watercolor Paints:
Choose tube paints rather than pan.  Please purchase the following colors:
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Pthalocyanine Blue
Pthalocyanine Green
Hookers Green

Most pre-packaged beginner sets come with these colors included, please choose at least a “student” or “academic” grade if purchasing a set.

Palette:
White plastic pan palette for watercolor use.  Choose one with at least 6 spaces for mixing.  You may want to purchase a larger palette later on, or have several small palettes to work with at one time.

Paper:
Heavier paper is more absorbent and works best, especially while learning the tricks or watercolor painting.   Please purchase any paper with a weight of #140 or higher.  You may use either a pad, block, or loose paper.  I would suggest purchasing several small sheets of various paper if possible, this way you will be able to try out a few options and decide which works best for you.  Arches is my preferred brand, but there are lots of other quality watercolor brands available.

Brushes:
1” flat brush
Medium sized round brush
Medium sized flat brush
Small script/liner brushes (approx.2)

Other misc. supplies:
Water containers (I suggest at least 2, one for rinsing and one for clean water application) 
Paper Towels
Sketchbook or loose paper
Pencil (HB or 2B)
Eraser (I prefer a kneaded eraser when working on heavier paper)
If using loose paper, a board and tape or metal clips are helpful in holding paper flat

Oil Pastel – Supply List
Instructor: Caitlin Moline

Pastels:
Set of 12-24 colors
Preferred brands:  Galley Artists Soft Oil Pastel,  Sennelier, Holbein, ,Cray-Pas Specialist, Erengi Art AspirerCaran d’Ache Neopastels, Mungyo gallery, Cray-Pas Expressionist, Van Gogh

*Please make sure you are buying OIL pastels rather than chalk pastels, boxes are sometimes very similar looking.

Paper:
Forms of paper that will work include pastel board, toned pastel paper, mat board, heavy weight drawing papers, and Arches, Cannon, or Strathmore printing or charcoal paper.  Paper can be anywhere from approx. 9½ x 12½ to 19 x 27 in size.  Approx. 16 x 23 is my preferred working size.

For first project please bring a white sheet of paper in a size that you are comfortable working with.  Toned paper may be used in following classes to create different effects. 

Other Supplies:
Drawing board or stiff cardboard, foam core may also be used
Clips or masking tape for attaching paper to board
Charcoal pencil
Pencil
Sketchbook or loose paper for sketching
Eraser
Paper towels

*Suggested but not required supplies:
Blending tools, including rubber tipped blenders, blending stumps, colour shapers or vinyl erasers
Scraping tools
Portfolio for carrying drawings to and from class
Tracing or glassine paper to protect images from smearing

Painting – Oil & Acrylic Supply List
Instructor: Caitlin Moline

Palette:
12'x 16' (wood or paper)

 Palette knife

Three white bristle brushes (size 8 and two smaller for oil painting)
OR synthetic brushes for acrylic painting

Rages (lint free)

Odorless Turpentine and small container to dip the brush for oil painting OR Retarder Gel and water container for acrylic

Charcoal (soft vine)

Surfaces to paint on, any of the following will be fine:
A. Canvas board 16'x20'
B. Stretched canvas
C. Gessoed masonite

Oil Paint (tubes):  OR Acrylic paint (Medium viscosity colors):

Alizarin Crimson  Bright white
Cadmium Red Light       Crimson
Ultramarine Blue Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow Medium Red
Yellow Ocher                 Lemon Yellow hue
Burnt Sienna                  Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber                 Burnt Umber
Titanium White    Yellow ocher

Optional:              Optional:
Cobalt Violet        Medium Orange
Viridian Green     Phthalo Green
Ivory Black                    Dioxide Purple
                             Black

Smock or apron

Acrylic Painting Supply List
Instructor: Caitlin Moline

Acrylic Paints:
Titanium White*
* We will be using quite a bit of white in class, so please purchase a larger tube.
Ivory Black
Alizarin Crimson
Pthalo Green
Pthalo Blue
Dioxine Purple
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Orange
Burnt Sienna

*I prefer Utrecht brands, but Windsor Newton, Lascaux are also great brands and Liquitex and Golden are fairly decent (and generally cheaper) options as well.

Paint Palette:
Choose a paint palette of your choice, either a plastic, glass or disposable paper palette

Palette Knife

Acrylic Medium:
Acrylic and gel medium helps to slow the process of drying with working with acrylic paints.  Acrylic medium comes in many different forms and brands.  I am most familiar with Utrecht, Liquitex and Golden, but please feel free to choose another brand.

Brushes:
Bristle and sable brushes are the best, but synthetic/imitation materials will also work well.  Bristle, or stronger haired brushes are best for larger brushes and sable, or finer haired brushes work best for smaller, detail oriented brushes.

Flat brushes are the most versatile.
To start your collection, I would suggest the following:
2 small brushes: At least one round brush, other may be a bright, filbert, or flat
2 medium brushes: One flat, other may be a bright, filber, or flat
1 large flat brush, 1” to 1½” 

You may always add to your brush collection later, but if wanted, a larger flat brush is helpful in painting undercoats, and smaller/medium brushes are great to have for detail work nearing the end of your paining.

Canvas:
Start with a 16x20 canvas, will be working with others and can work with different sizes, shapes depending on subject matter.

Other Supplies:
Paper towels or rags
Liquid dish soap (watered down, for cleaning brushes)
Container for carrying supplies
Sketchpad or loose paper for sketching
Pencil

 

Drawing – Colored Pencil
Instructor: Caitlin Moline

Colored Pencils: 24 color set or larger, Prismacolor brand preferred. 
Sharpener
Pink Pearl Eraser
Graphite pencil (HB)

 Paper:
We will be discussing paper brands, sizes, and tones during first class.  Please come prepared with at least a few loose sheets of 9x12 white drawing papers for first class. 

*Bristol and Stonehedge both make very nice colored pencil paper.

Other recommended but not necessary supplies:
Dry brush for brushing off excess colored pencil
Extra black and white colored pencils
Container for supplies

Painting – Oil & Acrylic  
Instructor: Bonnie Allen

-Palette- 12'x 16' (wood or paper) - Palette knife -Three white bristle brushes (size 8 and two smaller for oil painting) OR synthetic brushes for acrylic painting -Rages (lint free) -Odorless Turpentine and small container to dip the brush for oil painting OR Retarder Gel and water container for acrylic -Charcoal (soft vine) -Surfaces to paint on, any of the following will be fine: A. Canvas board 16'x20' B. Stretched canvas C. Gessoed masonite

Oil Paint (tubes):  OR Acrylic paint (Medium viscosity colors): Alizarin Crimson Bright white Cadmium Red Light Crimson Ultramarine Blue Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Yellow Medium Red Yellow Ocher Lemon Yellow hue Burnt Sienna  Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Titanium White Yellow ocher

Optional: Cobalt Violet Medium Orange Viridian Green Phthalo: Green, Ivory, Black Dioxide Purple                           Black Smock or apron

Drawing – All Levels 
Instructor: Caitlin Moline

Graphite:
Variety of graphite pencils including:
HB    
2B
4B

Kneaded eraser
Vinyl eraser

Good sharpener

Drawing board, masking tape, metal clips if using loose paper 

Paper:
Choose good grade drawing paper.  Paper may either be in tablet form or loose.  Please do not purchase spiral bound sketchpads that are difficult to remove.  Tablets/paper marked “Drawing Paper” will work fine.
*Recommended brands: Canson, Strathmore

Other suggested but not required supplies:
Blending stumps or tortillions
6B and 2H Pencils 


Charcoal Supplies:

Charcoal pencils
Vine Charcoal
Kneaded Eraser
Compressed black and white charcoal

Drawing board, may use foam core, professional drawing board, or lg. piece of cardboard.

Masking tape or metal clips for attaching charcoal to board

Paper:
For first class please bring Canson charcoal paper or other quality brand paper approximately 16x20.  We will discuss other types of paper including toned paper after first class.