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-DRAWING BOARD, LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD A 16”X20” SHEET OF PAPER
-MASKING TAPE -T-SQUARE
-TRIANGLE(S): 30º/60º; 45º -AN INEXPENSIVE COMPASS
(THE 30/60 IS MOST USEFUL IF
ITS 12" ON ITS LONGEST EDGE)
-METAL RULER 18” OR 24” -SCISSORS
-EXACTO KNIFE OR A -CUTTING MAT (MINIMUM SIZE: 12”X18”)
-PENCIL -ERASERS: 1 KNEADED, 1 PINK PEARL
-RUBBER CEMENT (get the jar with the attached brush applicator in the cap)
-PAPER: 11”X14” ALL PURPOSE WHITE SKETCH PAD FOR DEVELOPING YOUR
ONE 12-SHEET 11"X14" PAD OF 140lb COLD PRESS WATERCOLOR
PAPER (STRATHMORE 300 SERIES IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
SHEETS OF 11"X14"
ONE PAD OF TRACING OR TRANSFER (RECOMMENDED) PAPER
(11"x14" IS RECOMMENDED BUT SHOULD BE LARGE ENOUGH TO
TRANSFER/TRACE YOUR DESIGNS TO THE PAINTING SURFACES)
-BOARD: 5-6 SHEETS OF 16”X20” OR LARGER COLD PRESS ILLUSTRATION
2 SHEETS OF BLACK AND 2 SHEETS OF WHITE MATTE BOARD,
16"X20" OR COMBINE IN LARGER SHEETS
1 SHEET OF 1/4" OR 3/8” FOAMCORE BOARD (32"X40")
-A STANDARD PRINTED COLOR WHEEL
- AN ART BOX TO HOLD YOUR SUPPLIES
-A PORTFOLIO LARGE ENOUGH TO HOLD YOUR BOARD AND PAPER.
-OLD MAGAZINES FOR COLLAGED MOSAIC PROJECT.
-PALETTE : BECAUSE WE ARE USING LIQUID FORMS OF PAINT, A WHITE
WATERCOLOR-TYPE PALLETTE WORKS BEST FOR THIS CLASS.
ONE TYPE OF PALETTE IS CALLED “SEAL-A- PALETTE” FOR WATER
MEDIA. IT HAS 12 SMALL REMOVABLE CUPS WITH AIRTIGHT CAPS
FOR STORING MIXED PAINT AS WELL AS 3 WELLS FOR MIXING
YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO GET EMPTY 35MM FILM CANISTERS TO STORE PAINT IN (ASK FOR THEM WHEREVER THEY DEVELOP FILM).
-A LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINER TO HOLD WATER (LARGE YOGURT OR "COOL
-BRUSHES: A 1/4" AND A 1/2" FLAT SYNTHETIC WATERCOLOR BRUSH
(An Aquarelle-style or something similar).
A #6 OR #8 ROUND SYNTHETIC WATERCOLOR BRUSH
(WATERCOLOR BRUSHES HAVE SHORT HANDLES)
ARE USING ACRYLIC FLU
GET GOLDEN BRAND FLU
IN 4 fl oz CONTAINERS:
BLACK: CARBON, IVORY, OR LAMP (NOT MARS)
WHITE: TITANIUM (YOU WILL PROBABLY NEED 2
CONTAINERS AS WHITE IS USED THE MOST FOR
IN 2 fl oz CONTAINERS:
RED: QUINACRIDONE RED, CADMIUM RED MEDIUM,
NAPTHOL RED, PYRROLE RED, PERMANENT RED
YELLOW: HANZA YELLOW OPAQUE CADMIUM YELLOW
LIGHT, OR HANZA YELLOW MEDIUM
BLUE: PTHALOCYNINE BLUE RED SHADE (OR COBALT) AND
GREEN: PERMANENT GREEN
OTHER HUES RECOMMENDED FOR MIXING SECONDARY & TERTIARY MIXTURES ARE:
OCHRE, BURNT SIENNA, & QUINACR
ACRYLIC MATTE MEDIUM, 4-6 FL OZ CONTAINER.
ACRYLIC RETARDER IS RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH PAINT DRYING TOO QUICKLY.
There are a few facts about acrylics you need to know:
Although they can be diluted and cleaned up when wet with water, once dry, acrylics are not resoluble, they are permanent.
Acrylics can be very semi-transparent and easily streak.
To avoid the streaking it is better to apply 2-3 thin layers letting each layer dry completely before applying the next. Also learn to “brush out” your painting stroke in order to apply as even a layer of paint as possible. Take into consideration that each layer will slightly darken the previous layer
Acrylics tend to dry 1 to 3 value steps darker than what they look like when wet – this will take some time getting use to so give your self enough time for each assignment.
Acrylics are made with ammonia-based polymers and should always be used with good ventilation – this can be deceiving as acrylics tend to have no disagreeable odor. When working at home, always open a window and/or if the kitchen is nearby, turn on the exhaust fan above the stove.
Treat all paint pigments as if they are toxic for most are. Do not eat at the same time that you are handling paint.
Acrylic paint can be very damaging to your brushes.
Develop good habits of keeping your brushes from drying out by cleaning out your brushes periodically as you are using them and always wash them out with warm water and a mild soap.
On cleaning up:
Never dump paint in a sink. Always wipe your Palette and Brushes off completely with a paper towel over the trash can before washing them in the sink.