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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Painting: Colour & Composition


· variety of acrylic or oil painting brushes (flat, round, filbert and a detail brush - recommend Opus Legato Acrylic Brush Set Assorted - need a flat #8 or larger)

· variety of acrylic or oil paint (must have a red, blue, yellow, white and black - recommend Opus Essential Acrylics 60 ml tubes: cadmium red medium, phthalo blue green shade, hansa yellow medium, titanium white and lamp black)

· stretched and gessoed canvas or other primed painting surface (any brand, any size under 11” x 14”)

· heavy weight paper (recommend Canson XL Watercolor Pad Size: 9X12)

· sketchbook

· pencil and eraser

· paint palette

· painter’s tape

· paper folder for worksheets


Note: 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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