Materials list for The Broad Strokes:

What you will need on day 1

  • HB drawing pencil
  • Kneaded eraser 
  • Masking tape
  • 8.5x11", white drawing paper (sketchbook paper is fine)
  • Sketchbook
  • 3 ring binder for keeping handouts (optional)
  • Comfortable shoes


What you will need on week 2

  • Nitram charcoal H, HB, B (only found at the Windward Community College bookstore in Kaneohe)
  • White chalk pencil ("Le Blanc" is a good brand)
  • Gray toned drawing paper, ("Canson" is a  pastel paper brand that works well for charcoal drawing)

What you will need for weeks 3 and 4

  • Paint brushes. Assorted sizes, "filbert" brush shape ("signet" is the brand of brush I use)
  • Terpenoid 
  • Sealable gar for storing brush cleaner
  • Refined linseed oil
  • Medium cups (small containers used for holding already mixed painting medium)
  • Pallet (the bigger the pallet the better. Wood pallets are best, followed by glass, then plastic, then paper. Try to avoid white pallets)
  • Pallet knife
  • Paper towels
  • Canvas panels (we will discuss sizes in class)
  • Paint
    • Titanium white
    • Cadmium yellow light
    • Yellow ocher
    • Vermilion (red)
    • Alizarine crimson 
    • Ivory black
    • Cobalt blue
    • Raw umber