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  • Drawing: Explorations in Ink

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Drawing: Explorations in Ink - sketchbook (11 x 14 all-purpose) - pad of tracing paper 14 x 17” (Canson) - pad of Bristol board 11 x 17” (Strathmore, smooth surface) - black ink - plastic nib holder - bowl-point nib for drawing (such as Speedball Series C-6) - bamboo brush (small and medium) or watercolour brush size 12 that you can dedicate for ink use - glue stick (such as UHU) - scissors - small container for ink (eg small glass jar) - paper towel - newspapers Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Drawing from the Ocean

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Drawing from the Ocean - graphite pencils (a set or a range of individual pencils: HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 9B) - set of 12 soft pastels - set of watercolours (could be an inexpensive set such as Angora Opaque Watercolours or any watercolours you already have - #10 round watercolour brush - black pens of different size (Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Set - Set of 4 Black; includes S,F,M,B) - tube of white gouache - pad of Bristol board 11 x 17 (Strathmore, vellum surface) - pad of black paper 11.75 x 16.5” (Fabriano) - pad of tracing paper 14 x 17” (Canson) - 2 sheets of Stonehenge drawing paper - fashion magazine for collage (such as Vogue) - glue stick (UHU) - scissors - metal ruler 18” - small sketchbook for ideas and notetaking (suggested size 8 x 10”) Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Watercolour: Art and Science

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Watercolour: Art and Science Items required for the first class: - brushes: synthetic sable #4 and #12 - watercolour paints: travel set with dry watercolour cakes or individual tubes (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, violet) - white plastic palette for mixing watercolour paint (small rectangular ones are fine or you can also use white ceramic plates or white plastic lids ) - painter's tape (low tac) - graphite pencil: H and 2B - white plastic eraser - metal pencil sharpener - large tube of white gouache Paper - watercolour sketchbook 9 x 12” or larger (Arches, cold press pad recommended) - two sheets of watercolour paper 22 x 30” (140 lb, cold press, Arches or Fabriano are good brands) - one sheet black watercolour paper (Legends), 22 x 30” Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Paint Like an Artist I

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Paint Like an Artist I In this course you can choose the painting medium you prefer to work with for each project (see below) In-class exercises - any set of watercolour paints (doesn’t have to be expensive) - H pencil, eraser and sharpener - #10 brush - Arches Watercolour Pad, 9 x 12”, cold press Homework projects Suggested materials: - paints (oil, acrylics, watercolour or gouache) in a range of colours -including warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, at least 2 greens, one orange, one violet and large tube of white (for oil or acrylic) - matte medium (acrylic), odourless mineral spirits and walnut or linseed oil for oils - variety of brushes - surfaces to paint on (canvas, panel or paper, depending on paint choice) -you will need at least five surfaces for course Note: Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Some of the local Art stores offer a student discount or PST exemption: 1. Let them know at the cash that you are a student at VISA 2. Show proof of registration or payment (your Registration Receipt email from VISA).

  • Painting: The Flower as Art

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Painting: The Flower as Art Materials needed for in-class exercises: - Arches Watercolour Pad 9 x 12”, cold press - set of watercolours (for in-class exercises) - watercolour brush (size 10 or equivalent) - HB pencil - eraser - glue stick - scissors - fashion magazine such as Vogue (great for collage!) I do recommend you buy yourself a Vogue magazine because one magazine will last you the entire course. Some in-class projects will involve collage You can choose any painting medium of your choice to do homework assignments. This will be discussed in more detail on the first class. - paints (oil, acrylics, watercolour or gouache) in a range of colours including warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, two greens, one orange, one violet and a tube of white - matte medium (acrylic), odourless mineral spirits and walnut oil (oils) - palette to mix paint on: disposable palette pads for acrylic or oil; plastic palettes for watercolour or gouache - variety of brushes (small, large, round, flat) - six surfaces to paint on such as watercolour paper (1/4 sheet minimum for homework) for watercolour and gouache or stretched canvases or cradled panels for acrylic or oil (canvas paper or canvas board is not recommended); surface of choice should be at least 12” x 12” or larger Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Watercolour Pencil in Beacon Hill Park

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Watercolour Pencil in Beacon Hill Park - watercolour pencils: set of 12 (Derwent or Staedtler)- #10 watercolour brush (round) - B pencil- plastic eraser- pencil sharpener - paper towel - container with water (jar with lid) - watercolour paper pad, 9 x 12” (any pad that indicates “suitable for watercolour” would work - folding chair (or cushion) to sit on Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Paint Like an Artist II

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Paint Like an Artist II In this course you can choose the painting medium you prefer to work with for each project (see below) In-class exercises - any set of watercolour paints (doesn’t have to be expensive) - H pencil, eraser and sharpener - #10 brush - Arches Watercolour Pad, 9 x 12”, cold press Homework projects Suggested materials: - paints (oil, acrylics, watercolour or gouache) in a range of colours -including warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, at least 2 greens, one orange, one violet and large tube of white (for oil or acrylic) - matte medium (acrylic), odourless mineral spirits and walnut or linseed oil for oils - variety of brushes - surfaces to paint on (canvas, panel or paper, depending on paint choice) -you will need at least five surfaces for course Note: Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Some of the local Art stores offer a student discount or PST exemption: 1. Let them know at the cash that you are a student at VISA 2. Show proof of registration or payment (your Registration Receipt email from VISA).

  • Calligraphy for Beginners

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Calligraphy for Beginners - liquid or tube watercolour in indigo or black for writing (this works just as well as ink and will not clog your pen!) - watercolor (any type) in other colours for illustration - large pad cartridge paper (24 x 36) - one plain black pen holder - C2 and C3 Speedball nibs; two of each if possible (*see below if you are left-handed) - large ruler, preferably metal - size 0 watercolour brush - palette or small cups, such as sauce dishes (available for very good prices in Chinatown!) - sharp pencils HB or 2B - regular eraser - kneaded gum eraser *lefties! Please buy left oblique nibs in C2 and C3, as well as calligraphy markers in a couple of different sizes Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Watercolour Play

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Watercolour Play - watercolour paint set (recommended: Angora Watercolour Set of 14) - 9x12 watercolour paper pad (140 lb paper) - plastic paint palette - watercolour brush #10 - small spray bottle - pencil sharpener - H graphite pencil - white plastic eraser - blotting paper - 2 containers for water Email if you have any questions: wwelch@vancouverislandschoolart.com Note: Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Watercolour: Experimental Landscapes

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Watercolour: Experimental Landscapes -watercolour pan set or watercolour in tubes (blue, red, yellow, orange, violet, green) (if you already own watercolours bring what you have) -#10 or #12 round synthetic sable watercolour brush -#4 or #6 round synthetic sable watercolour brush (optional helpful for small details). -plastic tray for mixing colours (white plastic lids could suffice). -blotting paper (optional -sold in large sheets at Opus Art supplies) -two containers of water -H pencil, eraser and sharpener -lo-tac masking tape (1/2") -small spray bottle -9 x 12″ watercolour sketchbook with 100% cotton paper, cold press, 140 lb is recommended. This pad is more expensive than the lesser quality pads but you will get better results and you can use both sides of paper. -paper towels Note: Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Fantastical Jellyfish

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Fantastical Jellyfish All supplies are provided for this workshop. Note: Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Tamara Bond | Vancouver Island School of Art

    Biography Tamara Bond was born in Prince George BC and received her BFA from Emily Carr University in 1999. Her work has been shown in commercial and public galleries and Artist run-centres across Canada. Bond is represented by Madrona Gallery in Victoria, BC. She is a recent recipient of an Explore and Create Canada Council Grant (2021) to create a graphic memoir and another (2022) to create a series of large scale, mixed media paintings. Bond’s studio practice involves storytelling with many mediums including collage, painting, mixed media and drawing. She attempts to draw everything that her mind considers, and combines them all to create narratives from. Currently, this includes her own psyche, mad identity, nature, animals, her chickens, motherhood, menopause, dreams, and the principles and elements of design. tamarabondblog.ca Tamara Bond Education BA Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Tamara Bond Create your future COURSES & WORKSHOPS

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