Materials list for portrait drawing and painting:

What you will need on day 1

  • Kneaded eraser

  • 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)

  • Masking tape

  • Sketchbook for taking notes

  • Comfortable shoes


What you will need for weeks 4 -6

  • 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 (each painter has their own preference of pallet knife shape. I prefer a long rectangular shaped pallet knife)

  • 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