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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.)


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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