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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Image Transfer


- B&W or colour toner based photocopies, preferably high contrast images such as line drawings, book illustrations, vintage line artwork, contrasty photos (get done at Staples or Monks) *****IMPORTANT-DO NOT USE INKJET IMAGES! THEY WILL NOT WORK

- mixed media sketchbook -9"x12" (aprox) or 1 sheet Stonehenge paper 22"x30" cut into quarters

- package of 3 5"x7" Ampersand Aquaboard (available at Opus)

- several small images on an 8.5"x11" sheet of plain photocopy paper; several of your images should be no wider than 2"

- tubes of acrylic paint a darker colour such as: Burnt Umber, Payne’s grey, Prussian Blue, Hooker’s Green, Black

- medium container of Acrylic Matte GEL Medium

- 2" hogs hair brush or pastry brush (Dollar store brand recommended)

- plastic palette knife

- bone folder (book binding tool) or old dessert spoon

- old credit card or plastic squeegee

- roll of clear packing tape

- water container (eg. large yogurt container)

- water spritzer bottle

- roll of White Reynolds Freezer paper

- hair dryer (optional)

- notebook and pen to take notes

- source out flat texture objects and surfaces such as bamboo mats, sink-stoppers from the dollar store, textured plastic mats, stencils, paper doilies, corrugated cardboard that has been ripped open, leaves, wooden planks (anything that has a reasonably flat surface but has a distinctive texture or pattern)


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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