Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 firstname.lastname@example.org
Supply List - Calligraphy as Art
One pad of cartridge paper 24 x 36 (for practice)
1-2 sheets of a good-quality, white or off-white, hot-press watercolour paper (such as Arches or Fabriano) for your finished project, if you are doing one. Please buy the large individual sheet(s), as sketchbook pages will be too small.
One size 0 paintbrush
One plain black pen holder
A ruler (the longer the better)
Two bulldog clips
One mechanical pencil or regular pencil with a sharpener
One kneaded gum eraser
One tube or bottle of watercolour paint (ie NOT anything called “calligraphy ink”, as it tends to clog pens) in black. You may wish to try a couple of other colours, but it’s not required.
One Speedball C-3 nib if you are right handed. If you are left-handed, buy a left-oblique C-3 nib. (If you can’t find a left-oblique nib, don’t worry! I have a backup plan for you!)
A small, shallow dish that can act as a palette. Chinatown is a great place for this! Even a shallow styrofoam tray will do.
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).