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Vancouver Island School of Art


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

Supply List - The Practicing Artist: Getting Started



Items required for the first class:

- large mixed-media sketchbook (14"x17” or larger)

- small collection of coloured markers and pens or pencils

- journal for daily writing practice

- set of pan or cake watercolours

- #6 round watercolour brush

- pencils: 4B, 2B, HB, 2H

- black Sharpie

- oil or chalk pastels (optional) - scissors

Additional Items:

- pad of tracing paper (8 ½“ x 11”)

- 22”x30” Arches watercolour, Stonehenge,  or other mixed-media art paper (four sheets)

- collage materials

- white glue

- glue brush (old bristle brush or similar)


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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