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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Painting: Colour, Medium and Surface


Painting experience required.

- Paints and brushes: you can work in any medium of your choice for this course (oil, acrylic, watercolour or gouache) or a combination for layering (eg. acrylic, then oil). Please have on hand a range of colours, a variety of brushes and any other tools you like to use to apply paint.

- Surfaces: A range of found, constructed or purchased surfaces are recommended (work, canvas, paper, metal, cardboard)

- Optional: found collage papers and/or objects to incorporate into your painting.

Please note: this course is about exploring and experimenting with materials so a specific list is not appropriate. Each painting project will require each student to choose the most appropriate materials and surface that suits their idea.


Note: Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St).

Some of the local Art stores offer a student discount or PST exemption:

1. Let them know at the cash that you are a student at VISA

2. Show proof of registration or payment (your Registration Receipt email from VISA).

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