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Vancouver Island School of Art


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

Supply List - Nature in the City



If you are strictly using oil do not get watercolour supplies. If you are using watercolour only do not get oil supplies.


- watercolour pencils and/or watercolor travel set

- variety of watercolour brushes (round, flat, quill) in various sizes (must have a detail brush size 0)

- watercolour paper travel pad


- oil painting travel set (paints, pallet knife, linseed/other medium)

- oil painting paper / board / primed surface

- oil brushes (recommend having a flat, round, detail, and fan brush)

All Mediums:

- painter's tape

- pencil, sharpener and eraser

- sketchbook

- a container to bring water in when painting en plein air

- paper towel / rags

- optional: viewfinder (we can make these using paper)

- optional: travel easel, plein air painting box/kit

* paints must include a red, yellow, blue, black and white (recommend cad red med, hansa yellow light/med, ultramarine/phthalo blue)



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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