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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Paint Like an Artist I


In this course you can choose the painting medium you prefer to work with for each project (see below)

In-class exercises

- any set of watercolour paints (doesn’t have to be expensive)

- H pencil, eraser and sharpener

- #10 brush

- Arches Watercolour Pad, 9 x 12”, cold press

Homework projects

Suggested materials:

- paints (oil, acrylics, watercolour or gouache) in a range of colours -including warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, at least 2 greens, one orange, one violet and large tube of white (for oil or acrylic)

- matte medium (acrylic), odourless mineral spirits and walnut or linseed oil for oils

- variety of brushes

- surfaces to paint on (canvas, panel or paper, depending on paint choice) -you will need at least five surfaces for course


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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