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Vancouver Island School of Art

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


Supply List - Understanding Colour I



- ivory black (acrylic, watercolour or gouache)

- large tube of titanium white (acrylic or gouache), chinese white (watercolour)

- brushes: Acrylic: a variety of round and flat or “bright” soft synthetic brushes (Taklon or similar works fine). Watercolour and Gouache: A variety of watercolour brushes (whatever you have, a wash brush and good quality round #10 or #12 recommended).

- empty plastic containers

For acrylic only:

- gloss medium - 8 or 16 oz for acrylic

- palette knife(s) (metal is preferred)

- pad of disposable palette sheets



- pad of watercolour paper, 9”x12” (if using watercolour or gouache)

- canvas pad, 9”x12” (if using acrylic or oil)

- 20 or more card stock sheets (8.5”x11”)



- magazines (or other black and white images found online) : look for lots of interesting black and white photos.

- scissors

- glue stick

- ruler

- 3" or 4" binder and ready index divider tabs:


Additional Colours (acrylic, watercolour or gouache):

- cadmium red medium (genuine not hue)

- alizarin crimson (hue is better) or quinacridone red

- ultramarine blue or French ultramarine (NOT green shade)

- phthalo blue (green shade)

- cobalt blue (genuine)

- hansa or lemon yellow

- cadmium yellow medium (genuine not hue)

- dioxazine violet

- cadmium orange (genuine) or vat orange

- phthalo green (this could be regular, yellow shade or blue shade)


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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