Vancouver Island School of Art

302-733 Johnson St
Victoria, BC V8W 3C7

Supply List - Landscape Painting Now II PNTG269-36-WI22

Wendy Welch -


Items required for the first class:

Please note that this is not a “how-to-paint” course, but rather a course to introduce students to different ways to approach landscape painting. It is assumed that students enrolled have some painting experience. Students can choose any painting medium to work with such as oil, acrylic, watercolour or gouache. While the instructor has experience and knowledge of all these media, the student is expected to have some knowledge of the medium they choose to work in for this course. If you are looking for a how-to-paint course, please consider our Painting: Introduction I course.

- 9 x 12” or larger sketchbook (preferably the kind with rings so pages can lie flat) or loose sheets of paper
- HB pencil, eraser and sharpener
- set of watercolours, watercolour brush #10 (approx), jar of water or coloured pencils (We will sometimes do preparatory exercises during class time using watercolours or coloured pencils)

Materials will be discussed during the first class but here is a general overview of what you should expect to have on hand:

-paints: a good selection of colours, at least two of each of the primary and secondary colours (a warm and cool of each), two browns, black and white
-brushes: a range of brushes from small to large, round and flat
-medium: (for acrylic or oil)
-odourless mineral spirits
-palette to mix paint on
-palette knives (metal for oil, plastic for water based medium)
-surfaces: canvas, cradled panels, paper, found wood
-drawing materials: pencil, charcoal, etc.

Recommended Textbook:
Barry Schwabsky, Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism, Distributed Art Publishers, 2019

Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at Island Blue (905 Fort St), Art World (860 Yates St) or Opus (512 Herald St). You will receive a student discount at all three stores if you:
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).