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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Painting the Everyday with Gouache



- gouache paint: titanium white (large tube), ivory black, red, blue, yellow, orange, green and violet (M. Graham or Winsor & Newton Designer Colours are the preferred brands); ideally get two versions of each of the primaries (2 reds, 2 yellows and 2 blues but if you are on a budget one will be fine)

- watercolour brushes synthetic sable (round): no. 12 and no. 4

- palette for mixing paint: white plastic palette for watercolour, white ceramic plates or white lids from yogurt containers or a combination (or your preferred surface/method for mixing gouache paints)


- watercolour paper pad 9 x 12” (ideally Arches 100% cotton, cold press but if this is too expensive any 9 x 12” watercolour pad)

- Strathmore black watercolour paper: 9 x 12” pad (if you are on a budget black cardstock will do 8.5 x 11”)

- any other drawing or watercolour paper you have on hand

- sketchbook or loose paper 8.5 x 11” for notes and sketching

- spray bottle and eye dropper

Gouache paintings: please note we are using regular gouache for this course and not “acrylic gouache”.

Email if you have any questions:


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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