Materials for Watercolor

Materials for Watercolor

Materials for Watercolor

Materials are discussed extensively on the first day of class. Bring something to take notes. Drawing boards, table easels and free standing floor easels are available on a first come, first served basis but, only at specific locations.

Supply List

1) Pencil, Kneadable Eraser and Ruler

2) Ink pen with waterproof black ink
  • Sharpie Pen (Not Marker)
  • Or Sakura Micron
  • Or Pitt Artist Pen
  • Or Fountain pen with Platinum Carbon Black ink or DeAtramentis Document Black ink
3) Sketchbook, spiral or hard-bound, 5x8” size (or smaller or larger if you prefer)
  • Any Strathmore “Mixed Media” or “Watercolor”, including “Visual Journal”
  • Or Global Arts Hand*Book (Travelogue or Watercolor)
  • Or Moleskine Watercolor
  • Or any Stillman & Birn
  • Or Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook
  • Or Pentalic Nature Sketch or Aqua Journal

4) Watercolor Paper, 5x7”, 140lb cold press, 2 or more pieces
  • 100% cotton such as Arches, Fabriano

5) Watercolor Kit (Bring what you have. If you don't have anything…)
  • Winsor Newton Cotman Pocket Box (best student-grade paints available, nice compact size for travel, inexpensive, a good palette of colors)
  • Two watercolor brushes, round size 8, 10, or 12 range
  • Small water sprayer (Mini Mister is the smallest)
  • 1-2 plastic cups for water (Collapsible silicone cups from REI are nice)
  • Paper towels
6) Other


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