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Vancouver Island School of Art

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


Supply List - Drawing: Introduction I



Items required for the first class:

- sketch book (8" x 10" or larger)

at a minimum: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B pencils

- white soft eraser

- pencil sharpener

- Cartridge Paper 18x24 or larger: 10-20 Sheets to start

- Newsprint 18x24 or larger: 30-40 Sheets to start


Additional items to be discussed during the first class:

- grey gum eraser (kneadable)

- compressed charcoal

- willow or vine stick charcoal

- kneaded eraser

- blending stumps (3-4 in various sizes)

- Conté (black, white and sanguine)

- India ink

- Chinese brushes (2 different sizes)

- 1 large Hake brush (2 ½” or 3”)

- 10-well plastic palette for inks or small plastic container(s)

- rags (old and used is fine)

- scissors

- masking tape

- glue (white or stick)

Paper: (sizes do not need to be exact. As close as possible is fine)

- White bristol/tag (Plate finish) (x 5)

- Stonehenge, white (x 5)

- Stonehenge, black (x 1)

- Strathmore Art Again Gotham Grey paper (or any grey pastel or other  drawing paper) (x 4)


- Drawing Board

- bulldog clips 


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. 

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