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Vancouver Island School of Art

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


Supply List - Painting: Introduction II


Items required for the first class:


- 2 or 3 black or white, simple, still life objects, or photos of objects

- sketchbook (any size)

- HB or 2B pencil

- eraser

- ruler (optional)

- Vine or Willow charcoal

- 3 small/medium surfaces approximately 12"x16" (eg. Masonite or hardboard panel, plywood, matboard, cardboard)

- acrylic gesso and a brush for gesso

- selection of brushes (eg. #12 “bright” brush: Hog bristle for oil, and a stiff synthetic for acrylic)

- paint (oil or acrylic): one small tube of black, and one large tube of titanium white or titanium/zinc blend

- oil painters: bring rags, and odourless mineral spirits (OMS) in a sealed jar or container, liquin

- acrylic painters: container or jar for water

- palette


Additional Items to be discussed in the first class:


- oil or acrylic paint: In addition to black and white: cadmium red light and/or medium(or similar), ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, burnt umber

- optional: permanent rose, cobalt blue, dioxazine purple, pyrolle orange or cadmium orange (substitutions are acceptable)

- matte medium (acrylic) / odourless mineral spirits and walnut or linseed oil (oil)

- variety of brushes suited to your choice of paint

- two or more small or medium sized surfaces each week: stretched, primed canvas, canvas paper, gessoed wood panel, gessoed mat board or cardboard

- rags

- palette knife

- paint apron (suggested)


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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