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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 


The Vancouver Island School of Art is delighted to have a partnership with Opus Art Supplies so please consider using this link and clicking on your course to purchase supplies from Opus Art Supplies: Partnership Page.


You can also consider an Opus A+ Membership, where students can sign up to save 10% on all orders during their studies: Sign Up For Opus A+ Membership.

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