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Vancouver Island School of Art

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

Supply List - Still Life Painting


- Students can work in acrylic or oils

- Recommended Pigments: Ultramarine Blue, Prussian or Phthalo Blue, Cadmium red Light, Quinacridone Red, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Hansa Yellow, Black, White, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna. Also bring any other colours you have.

- Mediums: gloss medium (acrylic), odourless mineral spirit (oil)

- Palette for mixing paint  (white plastic lids or ceramic plate or disposable palette pad)

- Palette Knife

- Brushes :#12 Bright or similar, and a mix of different types of brushes, include one fine round brush

- Two prepared canvases about 11 x 14 and 16 x 20 inches

- One personal possession with sentimental meaning or just an ornament that you like from home eg. a candle and base, vase, shell, necklace, clock, flowers, feathers, skulls, musical instruments etc.


Note: 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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