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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Drawing: Thematic Approaches


Items required for the first class:

- black conté and/or charcoal

- sketchbook

- pen/pencil

Additional Supplies to be discussed at first class:

- pencils: range from 4H - 6B

- conté crayon (black, white, grey, burnt sienna)

- charcoal (compressed, vine)

- coloured pencils (a few assorted colours of your choice)

- blending stump (aka tortillon)

- pen nib holder and nib for drawing

- Chinese ink

- bamboo brushes (small and medium)

- eraser (white and kneaded)

- watercolours: travel sets or tubes (red, blue, yellow, violet, orange, green)

- plastic palette or small plate

- #12 watercolour brush (synthetic sable: buy a brush specifically for watercolours

- chalk pastels (buy a few individual colours based on your personal choice)

- oil pastels (buy a few individual colours based on your personal choice)

- rags

- pad of newsprint

- few pieces of grey toned paper

- assorted sheets of paper (Buy different types of hot and cold pressed rag papers. Large pieces can be torn down.)


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. 

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