Supply List for Colby One-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 9:00am -4:00pm
Location: Colby United Methodist Church
1. Pastel Sticks
Pastels can be expensive, but they last a long time and don’t dry out like other painting mediums. Buy the largest set of pastels you can (try to get at least a set of 36). A mix of hard and soft pastels is best (see suggestions at bottom of page). If you only buy one set, get Rembrandt, if possible because they are the best price for the quality. Half-stick sets are fine. Or buy individual colors (get a light, medium and dark value in each color you pick). Do not bring oil pastels or craypas. You could expect to start out with a small set of pastels and then add individual sticks as you find more colors you want and don't have in your set as you continue to paint in pastels.
I recommend working small (8 x10, 9 x12) but you can work in any size you like. I will be using **Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper (about $10.50/sheet- the paper is about 19" x 26" and can be cut to smaller sheets). I like this paper even though it is more expensive because it is easier to work on and can be washed off and reused if needed. If you don't want to use this paper, and have a favorite pastel paper, bring it. A medium-value (not white or black) paper is the easiest to work with. Pastel paper is not a smooth paper. The paper needs to have some texture "tooth" to it so that it will hold the pastels. You may want to buy only one or two sheets and then see if you like the paper. If you want the Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper and can't find a place to purchase it, let me know and I can bring you some. ShelaReilley@gmail.com
**I am having problems purchasing Art Spectrum paper locally so I will bring an alternate paper if I can't bring the Art Spectrum.
3. Backing Board/ Support to put paper on
Can be a piece of foamcore, masonite, plywood panel, cardboard, etc. Needs to be larger than the paper you will be working on.
4. Clips (or clothespins) or tape
Used to attach the paper to the backing board.
To cover table
6. Photographic Reference- Bring your own photos or print reference photos from the free website www.MorgueFile.com. This website has copyright free photos and a search engine so you can search for mountain scenes or whatever subject you want to paint. I will be using some black and white xerox copies of my photo reference (8 1/2" x 11" size) to work out some color ideas so if you want to bring 4-5 black and white copies of your reference, you can follow what I am doing. You are also welcome to use my reference photos.
You can attend the class without these items and then decide if you want to purchase any of them. These are all optional items that you may decide you don't need at all.
1. Tabletop Easel or Floor Easel- It is easier to work on pastels vertically
2. Pencil, pen or black Sharpie marker and a small sketchbook or a few sheets of white paper (can be copy paper) if you want to do thumbnail sketches before painting. If you have supplies that you use to do quick sketches, bring what you like to use.
3. Latex gloves or Magic Glove lotion- to protect your hands
4. Workable Fixative Spray (Needs to be workable. I use Krylon brand). You will be more likely to use this spray if you have a paper with less tooth. You probably won't need this if you work on a paper with a lot of tooth like the Art Spectrum.
5. Old, cheap brush with stiff bristles- any size up to about 1" (you are welcome to use my brush during class if needed)
6. Wet Wipes- cleanup for messy fingers
7. Scissors & Ruler to cut paper
8. Paper Plate- used to hold pastels that you are using for your painting
On-line Art Supply Stores:
Jerry's Artarama, Dakota Art Supplies and Dick Blick.
Denver, Colorado stores that carry pastel supplies:
Hobby Lobby- carries a few pastel sets and toned light-weight pastel papers
Guiry's (on Colorado and Evans) and Meininger's- carries a larger selection of pastel sets plus individual sticks of pastels and pastel papers including Art Spectrum Colourfix paper
Pastel Brands I Use:
Hard- Density Pastels: Nupastels by Prismacolor, Rembrandt
Soft-Density Pastels: Unison, Schmincke, Sennelier
Paper I Use:
**I am in the process of trying some new papers. Art Spectrum is out-of-stock locally right now (January 2013) and Wallis has had a production problem and is unavailable locally and on-line.
Art Spectrum- Colorfix paper
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