Intro to Painting at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden: Materials List

Required Materials for Intro to Painting Students

**Students should bring all material each week even if we will not use**

**Prices may differ as costs for materials varies depending on what brand, when and where you buy them.**

 

Where to find materials:

 

-Blicks in Pasadena should have everything you need from the following list.

-Some can be found at Aaron Bro's

-Check these online sources for other (cheaper) options:

 

Blicks Online at www.DickBlick.com

OR

Jerry’s Artarama at www.jerrysartarama.com

OR

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff at www.cheapjoes.com

OR

Jack Rarleys Art Suplly at www.jackfarleysartsupplies.com

OR

Some items can be found on amazon at www.amazon.com

 

Must-have Materials:

 

- Small Unlined Sketch Book - -ex. Strathmore Visual Journals run between $5 - $10

- Lined Notebook - - ex. Mead College Ruled $3 - $5

- Table Easle - - ex. Amazon has a variety of good ones for $10 - $25

- Palette Knife - - ex. Painters Edge #56217 - $4.15 at Cheap Joes

- One plastic jar w/lid - - Recycle an old pickle jar. FREE

- Paper Palette. - IMPORTANT This is your mixing surface - - ex. Grey Matters $6.14 or homemade versions will work

      - (Can be made at home from white formica or use kitchenwax paper or freezer paper). 

- Facial Cleaning Wipes - NOT BABY WIPES - - ex. Walmart brand "Equats" Facial Wipes $5 for two pack

Paper towels (the blue shop towels are very good)

Canvas Boards: OFten found in a 3 pack (recommend, 9x12) - - 3pack ~$10-15

- Linseed Oil or Artist Painting Medium #2 - - ex. Aaron Bro's $6.99

- Drop Cloth - - ex Reuse an old flat sheet, tarp, canvas, or piece of fabric

- 3 Brushes (atleast): 1 Very Small , 1 Medium and 1 Large -- Simply Simmons are great brushes and very affordable. ~$10

           - Make sure they are OIL PAINTING BRUSHES ONLY.

           - NO WATERCOLOR OR ACRILIC BRUSHES.

           - Flats or Angle Brushes are both okay.

           - You may also want but don't need, fine point Rounds or Filberts as many sizes as you can buy.

 

Paints List:

- Oil paints only! DO NOT BUY WATER SOLUBLE OIL PAINTS.

           - Winsor OR Newton Winton Oil Colors are student grade but are the most economical at this point. But you may choose to purchase any (more expensive) non-water soluble oil paints for this class

Paint Colors (1 of each):

- Burnt Sienna - $4.39 37 ml

- Burnt Umber - $4.39 37 ml

- Cobalt Blue - $4.39 37 ml

- Phthalo Blue - $4.39 37 ml

- Permanent Alizarin Crimson - $4.39 37 ml

- Cadmium Red Light - $9.69 37 ml

- Yellow Cadmium Light - $9.69 37 ml

- Lemon Yellow - $4.39 37 ml

- Large Titanium White - $12.29 200 ml

 

Miscellaneous (not required):

- Pencils

- Pliers

- Eye dropper

- Erasers 

- Pencil sharpeners

- Scissors

 

 Instrcutor will Supply:

- 4B Drawing pencils 

- Art Gum eraser or kneaded eraser 

- Pencil sharpener 

- Mineral Spirits – NO Turpentine:

NOTES: 

- MAKE SURE YOU WEAR OLD CLOTHES YOU DON’T CARE IF YOU GET PAINT ON.

 

- DO NOT BUY WATER SOLUBLE PAINTS FOR THIS CLASS!

- OIL PAINTING BRUSHES ONLY!

- Students should bring all material each week even if we will not use

- Cost for above materials varies depending on what brand, when and where you buy them.