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Beginner Painting- Wednesday 12:30-3:00
Acrylic Painting materials or Water Based Oil/Oil paint (Read Railyard Arts policy on oil paint)
Stretched canvas 8X10 or 11X14 (from Michaels)
Pad of paper palette
At least 4 brushes, sizes ranging from 2-18
Acrylic Paint colors:
6 ml tubes preferably Windsor& Newton if not then any other brand it’s ok.
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cobalt Green Deep
Water Based Oil colors or oil paint:
titanium White small tube
Cadmium yellow small tube
Alizarin Crimson small tube
Yellow Ochre small tube
Ultramarine Blue small tube
Viridian Green small tube
Burnt Umber small tube
Beginner Watercolor- Monday 12:30-2:30
Paints: pans or tubes.
Brands to choose from:
Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor paint tubes (Amazon Link)(for beginners)
Winsor Newton Cottman paint pans (Amazon Link). (for beginners)
or Daniel Smith watercolor paint pans or tubes, Utrecht artists watercolor sets, Grumbacher academy artists watercolor pan sets or tubes, Van Gogh watercolor sets. Please no Artist Loft Michaels brand.
Paper: Watercolor pads or Watercolor blocks 140 lbs. or higher. Brands (Blick, Canson, Fabriano, Strathmore, Arches, Acquerelle, Saunders, Winsor & Newton).
Brushes: (synthetic or hair). Small and medium brushes (round point and flat edge).
Large brush for washes
- a mop brush
- a white watercolor palette if buying watercolor tubes. Here is one from Amazon as a suggestion Amazon Link
- a watercolor drawing pencil (graphite form)
- absorbent papertowels
- plastic container for water
- masking tape
Advanced Watercolor- Thursdays 12:30-2:30
Good quality materials make the watercolorist’s job so much easier! At the minimum have a few paint colors, some paper and a couple brushes of varying sizes for the first class. Listed below are materials that I have found useful in my own painting experience. Blick Art offers good online prices for painting supplies (dickblick.com). ACMoore and Michaels carry a limited selection as well but remember to always use a 50% off coupon when purchasing supplies at these stores!
Paints – any colors, brands in tubes – professional quality recommended. My basic palette is based primarily on Winsor and Newton colors, with a few Holbein and Daniel Smith paints mixed in. A warm and cool yellow (such as cadmium yellow and Winsor lemon), warm and cool red (cadmium red and permanent rose or permanent alizarin crimson) and warm and cool blue (French ultramarine and cobalt blue) are good colors to start with. Other colors I have: cadmium orange, yellow ochre, cerulean Winsor violet, burnt sienna, burnt umber, cerulean blue, viridian, oxide or chromium (green), mars black, titanium white.
Paper – rough or cold-pressed, at least 140Lb (300gm). Block paper or single sheets. Professional quality such as Arches, Fabriano and Winsor & Newton – whatever has worked for you. Size – at least 12” x 16” but if you want to work larger, that will be encouraged as well. If using single sheets, bring a board and masking (or artist) tape to affix the paper to a solid surface.
Brushes – synthetic or natural hair – your choice. I use synthetic rounds such as Escoda Ultimo or Versatil and Princeton Neptune. Have a least one large (#20) and one small (#6) on hand.
Synthetic or natural hair mop brushes (#6 or #8).
A flat ¾” synthetic brush is good for washes and scrubbing.
A thin liner or rigger is useful for making thin lines.
Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad for thumbnail sketches and small studies. Pencil, pen, eraser, charcoal, watercolor graphite/crayons/pencils/markers, etc. – whatever you like to use.
Bring a container for washing brushes, paper towels, chamois cloth or sponge for blotting and a hairdryer if you have one.
Other materials to consider: masking fluid, salt, old toothbrush, tissue paper, color chart, viewfinder, value finder, ruler.
Painting All Levels- Thursday 7-9
Paint Colors for Acrylic, Water-Soluble Oils or Oil Paints*
Cadmium Red Light
Cobalt Green Deep or Viridian Green
Collage with Mixed Media! Mondays 3:30-6:00
Drawing with Different Mediums!- Tuesdays 1:00-3:00
Drawing For Everybody!- Mondays 6:30-8:30
Beginner Knitting/Crocheting- Thursday night 7-8:30
Depending on what you would like to learn, crochet or knitting;
Crochet hook: H8 crochet hook
Knitting needles: Depending on the yarn. Check yarn package for correct needle size.
1 Medium weight skein of a solid color yarn. Once you decide on the project you can buy more.