No materials are supplied
Please bring materials you may already have.
Four individual sheets of watercolour paper with a weight of 300gsm. The heavier the paper, the less likely you will have to deal with the warpage of the damp paper while painting. Suggest Arches watercolour, medium surface. You need only bring one sheet to the first class.
OR use any watercolour pad eg Arches watercolour, A3 size, medium surface, 300gsm
Do NOT buy cheap watercolour sets – the results will be disappointing! Artist quality are always the best however, if concerned about cost, I suggest the following:
8ml tubes – Art Prism Watercolours made by the Australian company, Art Spectrum, at only $5.85 per tube. Can purchase online – see link below.
Primary colours required = Cadmium Yellow hue, Cadmium red hue, Cobalt Blue hue, Rose Madder hue
Optional: other suggested colours include Phthalo Blue, Hookers Green Permanent, Raw Sienna Hue (Light) OR Sepia . Please bring any colours you already have.
Good quality brands include Windsor & Newton, Schminke, Daniel smith, Art Spectrum…
- One round Watercolour synthetic Size #12 e.g. Roymac Achiever, Nam white Taklon, or Golden
- One soft, round wash brush for washes, such as Black Goat Hair Mop 3/4 OR Squirrel 389
- Plus your own choice of other watercolour brushes as long as they are not smaller than size 8 round or 1/2” flat.
Lead pencil 2B and a kneaded eraser
White plastic palette with large, round, deep areas for paint, slanted areas and preferably with a lid
Two large plastic water containers Soft rags Masking tape
Firm board (eg. ply) approx. 45 x 32cm (strong cardboard or foam core would suffice)
Pencil sharpener or blade
Notebook and pen
Folder and/or plastic bag to transport paper
Any other paint colours etc
Total cost approx. $110 – 150 depending on the quality you invest in and what you already own.
Shop around. Online stores are often cheaper eg. https://www.artstoreonline.com.au/watercolours/art-spectrum/art-spectrum-art-prism-watercolours/cat_1271.html . Their Art Prism Watercolours are only $5.85 a tube compared to $8 a tube of similar quality elsewhere.
Also compare prices here www.cavalierart.com.au www.theartshop.com.au www.eckersleys.com.au
Senior Art Supplies: 21 Degraves St., Melbourne, ph. 9639 6662 – 10% discount with class receipt. Make sure to get there no later than 5:30pm. Helpful staff!