Vancouver Island School of Art

950 Kings Rd, 2nd Floor
Victoria, BC V8T 1W6
250-380-3500

Supply List - Slow Painting PNTGs274-12

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Items required for the first class:

-Sketch book and your choice of sketching materials

Additional Items to be discussed during the first class:

This course is not an introduction to oil painting, acrylics, or watercolors, but an opportunity to build on your current painting practice through a thematic exploration of “slow painting.” Therefore, your supplies may differ from those of other students. You may choose to work with one of the follow painting mediums over the duration of the semester:

1) Oil paints;
2) Acrylic paints; or
3) Watercolors.

We will discuss our supply list in more detail on the first day of class, but as this course is not an introduction to the mediums listed above, please be sure to choose a form of painting that you already have some experience with. The following lists are not conclusive, but they will give you a sense of the materials you need to replenish, or tools that you may need to add to your current collection.

1) Oils: A sketch book and sketching materials, odourless mineral solvents, linseed or walnut oil, liquin, an assortment of brushes in different shapes and sizes, a good selection of oil paints in different colors, a tray or palette, palette knives, gesso, plastic containers for storing paint, disposable gloves, dish detergent, rags, lab coat/apron/old shirt, canvas pad/sketch paper, and your choice of wood panels or stretched canvas (surface details and sizes will be discussed during the first class)

2) Acrylics: A sketch book and sketching materials, matte medium or any other mediums you like to work with, an assortment of brushes in different shapes and sizes, a good selection of acrylic paints in different colors, a tray or palette, palette knives, gesso, plastic containers for storing paint, dish detergent, rags, lab coat/apron/old shirt, canvas pad/sketch paper, and your choice of wood panels or stretched canvas (surface details and sizes will be discussed during the first class).

3) Watercolors: A sketch book and sketching materials, a good selection of watercolor palettes or tubes in different colors, an assortment of watercolor brushes in different shapes and sizes, watercolor palette or plastic tray for mixing paints, paper towels, several plastic cups for water, a roll of masking tape, dish detergent, rags, lab coat/apron/old shirt, watercolor pad/sketch paper, and your choice of watercolor papers (surface details and sizes will be discussed during the first class).
You know your painting practice best, so please prepare accordingly.