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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Photo-based Mixed Media


Required: iPhone 10+ and/or iPad

Apps required: Download from the App Store

• Snapseed (Free)

• Slow Shutter ($1.99 USD)

• Union ($1.99 USD per week for the weekly plan, $3.99 USD per month for the monthly plan, or $19.99 USD per year)

• Harris Camera (Free)

• ScanCamera ($3.99 USD)

• Decim8 ( $1.99 USD)

Art Supply Store

• 5 plain 11x14 hardboard panels (available at Island Blue or Opus)

• Acrylic matte medium (any brand)

• Matte Gel medium (Golden or Triart)

• Small Bottle Liquitex Clear Gesso (don’t buy another brand)

• Set of acrylic paints (any brand)

• Acrylic brushes (medium & smaller size)

• Mixed Media sketchbook (8x10” or 9x12”)

• Small bottle of Speedball super black India Ink

• Palette paper pad

• Black sharpie

• X-acto knife

• Posca white pen fine

• Sheet of inexpensive white poster board

Hardware Store

• Sanding block (medium)

• Foam brushes in several sizes 2”- 4”

• Rolls of blue shop towels (recommended)

Other Items

• Coloured and decorative papers, old magazines, brown wrapping paper

• Notebook and pen for class notes

• Old used credit card

• Be prepared to have digital prints made at Prism Imaging and B&W and colour photocopies at Staples/Monks


• Tripod holder (recommend ulanzi st-27 or any Metal mount, avoid plastic!!)

• Metal Tripod, (avoid plastic) or Gorilla Pod (table top tripod) (London Drugs)

• Blue tooth shutter release for phone (Amazon)


Art 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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