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 Titanium White
 Ivory Black
 Cadmium Red Medium
 Ultramarine Blue
 Cadmium Yellow Light

 Burnt Umber
 Burnt Sienna
 Yellow Ochre or Yellow Oxide
 Alizarin Crimson
 Phthalocyanine Blue (Sometimes labeled as “Thalo”)
 Phthalocyanine Green (Sometimes labeled as “Thalo”)
 Sap Green

 Stretched canvas or canvas boards (Stretched is better)
 Watercolor paper IF you “Gesso” it
 Masonite (if Gessoed)

1” flat synthetic or 1” angular shader 1/2” same as above
1/4” same as above
#4 Round synthetic Brush
Liner or script brush NEEDED EXTRAS
 Portable easel (Art Center has large stand up easels for free usage)
 Paper Towels (fold them in fours so you don’t have to carry a whole roll)
 Brush Cleaner (General’s is best)
 Water bucket (the plastic ones are wonderful)
 Disposable palette sheets in a pad (get the cheapest one)
 Pencil, separate eraser (whites are the best)
 Small travel sized hairspray
 Spray Water bottle (small) 

Extras you may like in time
 Graphite paper
 Pliers
 Small Pad and paper to take notes
 Palette knife
 Acrylic Extender
 Travel size hairdryer
I use a cloth scrapbook divider tray to house my supplies and I use a travel tote from office depot to roll them in.

*Book required - “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards. You can find this book on Amazon for around $12. There is a workbook to this book, however, it is not necessary to purchase for the class. You will be given many handouts.
Drawing pad 9”x12” nothing smaller, or 11”X14” is fine too.
Masking tape (or painter’s blue tape)
#2 pencil or drawing pencils, preferably without an eraser a white rectangular eraser you hold mirror (Small rectangular or square, not round.) Highlighter (to highlight book) Pigma Pen (any small, soft felt tip marker will do) Sharpie Marker, normal sized small pencil sharpener Hand Sanitizer-small, travel size bottle
If you’d like to learn basic portraiture in charcoal, after I demonstrate in class, purchase these supplies.
I will explain all supplies so you will have no doubt on what to purchase, do NOT purchase the supplies below until you SEE what to use and how to use it.
2 Sheets of Canson paper, light gray colors, light flesh colors, or light blues...no white, no black, no deep colors. Foam board large enough to fit a full piece of Canson Paper OR...a large drawing board with clips.
Vine Or Willow Charcoal sticks
General’s Charcoal pencils (comes in a pack of three or four, including the white, you’ll want to get that, and usually it has a kneaded eraser too.
Face image(s) from a magazine, no children and no relatives please. There’s a reason for this! Get as close to a full page as possible or at least the size of your hand.

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Drawing Board with clips $6 at Hobby Lobby

Tape (masking, blue or green frog tape)

Canson Mi-Tientes Paper (It's written along side of large sheets approx. $3 a sheet) or purchase 12" X 16" pad of paper for $10.79   NO Strathmore paper! 
   NOTE!  Michael's no longer carries this paper. 

Pastel Pencils - Brand names: Conté, Derwent, Faber-Castell, Stabilo

    *NO General's pencils!

Pastels - Rembrant, Sennelier, Master's Touch @ Hobby Lobby
    *NO "NU" pastels!  Dick Blick online sells A set of 15 half sticks of "Rembrandt' for about $26.  Be sure it is SOFT pastels, not oil pastels!

Kneaded Eraser

Exacto knife for sharpener or an OLFA knife (available at hardwood stores)

Charcoal Pencils by General (Set includes different Strengths from ex-hard to ex-soft and an kneaded eraser and a charcoal white.)

Tortillions or Stumps for blending.

Chamois Cloth (Available at Walmart auto area)

Carry-all - Be it a tote, box, bag

Workable Fixativ by Krylon

Paper Towels (Fold before class, don't bring a whole roll)

Hand Sanitizer (Travel Size)

Totes available!

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