- Acrylic paints: We will doing design experiments and color mixing using inexpensive
non-toxic paint. I like to use Dick Blick's nontoxic "BLICKRYLIC". I'd like you to
have red, blue, yellow, black and white. If you can't get the Blickrylic, then any
brand of tube acrylic will be fine as long as you get the 5 basic colors.
- You will need CLEAR gesso and black gesso.
- You will need a bottle of matte or gloss medium
- Paper: You will need a pad of Bristol paper. 19x24 or 11x18 is fine
- Small spritz bottle of alcohol
Unconventional Tools Required:
- Paint chips: Please bring a collection of paint chips on the first day of class. They
are free for the taking and can be found at all paint departments at Home Depot, Lowe's,
WalMart, etc. Include colors you like, colors you don't like, darks, mediums, and
lights. Don't worry it will be fun!
- Old calendars--preferably the ones with awful pictures, bad landscapes, too many flowers,
the free ones that come in the mail or are giveaways.
Bring a stack of junk mail. Yes, really. Junk mail--no bills allowed, tho! I would
like you to have a small stack of ads and other mail that you typically toss in the
recycle bin. This will be great art when we are through with it!
- Palette for mixing paint. I use cereal box liners, styrofoam trays.
- Brushes: whatever you have will work, even your most awful brushes. Sometimes they
make the best marks! Both round and square brushes in small, medium, and large are
good to have. A larger brush is good for applying gesso and mediums. Bring a fan brush
if you have one.
- Tracing paper is always a good item to have on hand.
- Supplemental paints in addition to the basics: It is OK to bring craft paints, especially
if you have a bunch of colors you don't like or don't use very often. All colors welcome.
If you want to use your Golden acrylics you may do so. However, most of our work will
be done with basic acrylic colors and your supplemental paints can be used as highlights
or transparent glazes.
- Bring a roll of paper towels. Water containers will be provided.
- Bring scissors
- Mixed Media sketchbook
MOST IMPORTANTLY COME WITH A PLAYFUL ATTITUDE. WE ARE USING INEXPENSIVE MATERIALS
FOR A REASON
Some supplies can be found at Michael's and Craft Warehouse but a greater selection
is available in Portland. For good prices, I like "I've Been Framed" in SE Portland. Columbia Art supply and Dick Blick are also in Portland. On line
there is jerrysartarama.com, dickblick.com & cheapjoes.com.