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Vancouver Island School of Art


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

Supply List - Drawing from the Ocean



- graphite pencils (a set or a range of individual pencils: HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 9B)

- set of 12 soft pastels

- set of watercolours (could be an inexpensive set such as Angora Opaque Watercolours or any watercolours you already have

- #10 round watercolour brush

- black pens of different size (Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Set - Set of 4 Black; includes S,F,M,B)

- tube of white gouache

- pad of Bristol board 11 x 17 (Strathmore, vellum surface)

- pad of black paper 11.75 x 16.5” (Fabriano)

- pad of tracing paper 14 x 17” (Canson)

- 2 sheets of Stonehenge drawing paper

- fashion magazine for collage (such as Vogue)

- glue stick (UHU)

- scissors

- metal ruler 18”

- small sketchbook for ideas and notetaking (suggested size 8 x 10”)


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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