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Vancouver Island School of Art

 

302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com

Supply List - Painting Flora and Fauna

 

 

Choose which paint you'd like to use and get supplies only for that type of paint, unless you'd like to work with multiples types of paint


Watercolour:

- watercolour pencils and/or watercolor travel set

- variety of watercolour brushes (round, flat, quill) in various sizes (must have a detail brush size 0)

- watercolour paper travel pad


Oil:

- oil painting travel set (paints, pallet knife, linseed/other medium)

- oil brushes (recommend having a flat, round, detail, and fan brush)

- oil painting paper or gessoed watercolour paper (if you have gesso and watercolour paper I can show you how to do this) / board / primed surface


Acrylic:

- acrylic paints

- acrylic brushes (recommend having a flat, round, detail, and fan brush)


All Mediums:

- painter's tape

- paint pallet (ensure its the right kind for your chosen type of paint)

- pencil, sharpener and eraser

- sketchbook

- a container to bring water in when painting en plein air

- paper towel / rags

- optional: viewfinder (we can make these using paper)

- optional: travel easel, plein air painting box/kit

- stretched and gessoed canvas or other primed painting surfaces (around 11" x 14")


* all paints regardless of type must include a red, yellow, blue, black and white (recommend cad red med, hansa yellow light/med, ultramarine/phthalo blue)  


 

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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