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Vancouver Island School of Art


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

Supply List - Painting and Cinema



Items required for the first class:

- 9 x12” or larger sketchbook (preferably the kind with rings so pages can lie flat)

- pencil (HB), eraser

- paints (black, white + one other colour)

- paintbrushes

- water/solvent cup

- rag- palette

- one small/medium surface (11"x14" or similar)

Bring the usual materials you use to paint with (Items listed below are just suggestions):

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

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

- variety of brushes suited to your choice of paint

- surfaces to paint on (canvas, panel or paper, depending on paint choice). You will need at least six surfaces for this course.

- rags

- palette knife

- x-acto blade

- paint apron

- large container or jar for water


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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