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Vancouver Island School of Art

302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500

Supply List - Draw like a Surrealist


- mixed media sketchbook -11"x14" (aprox) or 2 sheets Stonehenge paper 22"x30" cut into quarters

- 10 sheets white photocopy paper

- bottle of Speedball Super Black India Ink

- small container of Acrylic Matte GEL Medium

- tubes of acrylic paint a dark colour such as: Burnt Umber, Payne’s Grey, Prussian Blue, Hooker’s Green, Black

- 4B drawing pencil

- mark making tools such as a feather, chopstick, dried tree branch, silicone basting brush, hair comb cut into pieces (use your imagination)

- old toothbrush

- selection of inexpensive acrylic painting brushes (Dollar Store brand is recommended)

- 2" hogs hair brush or pastry brush

- water container (eg. large yogurt container)

- small dish or plastic palette (eg. lid of a yogurt container)

- old credit card or plastic squeegee

- roll of clear packing tape

- page from an old book or magazine with text on it (8.5"x11")

- roll of White Reynolds Freezer paper

- paper towels or blue shop towels

- notebook and pen to take notes


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).

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