Vancouver Island School of Art

302-733 Johnson St
Victoria, BC V8W 3C7

Supply List - Painting: Introduction I PNTG101-36-FA22

Dylan Cram -


Items required for the first class:

- 2 or 3 black or white, simple, still life objects
- sketchbook (any size)
- HB or 2B pencil
- eraser
- ruler (optional)
- Vine or Willow charcoal
- 3 small/medium surfaces approximately 12"x16" (eg. Masonite or hardboard panel, plywood, matboard, cardboard)
- acrylic gesso and a brush for gesso
- 1 big brush (2 1/2” or larger)
- #12 “bright” brush: Hog bristle for oil, and a stiff synthetic for acrylic
- paint (oil or acrylic): one small tube of black, and one large tube of titanium white or titanium/zinc blend
- oil painters: bring rags, and odourless mineral spirits (OMS) in a sealed jar or container
- acrylic painters: container or jar for water

Additional Items to be discussed in the first class:

- oil or acrylic paint: In addition to black and white: quinacridone red (or similar), ultramarine blue, lemon yellow, burnt sienna, yellow ochre
- optional: cadmium red light and/or medium, phthalo green, dioxazine purple, pyrolle orange or cadmium orange (substitutions are acceptable)
- matte medium (acrylic) / odourless mineral spirits and walnut or linseed oil (oil)
- variety of brushes suited to your choice of paint
- two or more small or medium sized surfaces each week: stretched, primed canvas, canvas paper, gessoed wood panel, gessoed mat board or cardboard
- rags
- palette knife
- paint apron (suggested)

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).