Supply Lists

Supply Lists

First Day of All Classes

  • Staedtler Pencils, at least 1 of each: HB, 2B. 2H (B is optional).
  • Canson Paper (Mi-Tientes). Color: white or cream.
  • 1x Exacto Knife
  • 1x Sand Paper Pad
  • 1x Grey Kneaded Eraser, soft
  • 1x White Hard Eraser
  • 1x Small Size Stomp (Essentially a rolled up sheet of paper brought to a point, the art store clerks will know what they are if you aren’t sure.)
  • Masking Tape roll, 1 inch or so wide
  • A Portfolio can be handy for taking home your drawings.Everything else will be provided, paper included!

Cast & Still Life, Master Study Program

In addition to the supplies indicated in the section above, you will need to bring a high resolution print from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course. The first three projects of the Programs will be studies from this book.

You can find the Bargue Drawing Course for free online courtesy of the Internet Archive here.

For your first day of class choose between the first level Bargues. Once you have chosen your Bargue you need to get it printed. We recommend going to the local Fedex (130 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT). Prints should be high quality and as close to the original image as possible.

For Level 1 Bargues, The size of drawing subject (not paper size) should be roughly 8″. If your image is horizontal, make sure the width is around 8″. If your image is vertical, make sure the height is around 8″.

For Level 2 Bargues, The size of drawing subject (not paper size) should be roughly 12” or slightly larger. How large will depend on your selected image and if it is vertical or horizontal. Once you have chosen your plate let us know which one you have selected so we can help you choose your size. We can cut the print and paper to size here in the studio when we place them on the drawing board.

For Level 3 Charcoal Bargues, The size of the paper of your print should be 10 x 14 as well as your paper. The image should be as large as possible on that 10 x 14 paper.

We will have some extra Bargue prints on hand in the Studio in case you don’t have time or something happens with the print.

First Level Bargues

Plate I, #5-15, #17, #18, #25, #31-33;

Second Level Bargues

Plate I, #16, #19, #20, #22-24, #27, #30, #34-37, #42-48, #50, #52-54, #56, #57, #60, #67-69;

Third Level Bargues

Plate I, #38-40, #51, #55, #58, #61-63;

White Chalk Projects

  • Staedtler Pencils, at least 1 of each: HB, 2B. 2H (B is optional).
  • Canson Paper (Mi-Tientes) for the color: Choose either Hemp, Buff, Sand, Light Blue, Steel Gray, Flannel Gray.
  • 1 White Chalk/pastel  in pencil form, try brands: Stabilio White Pastel, Primo Euro Blend White Charcoal, or General’s White Charcoal pencils.
  • 1x Exacto Knife
  • 1x Sand Paper Pad
  • 1x Grey Kneaded Eraser, soft
  • 1x White Hard Eraser
  • 1x Small Size Stomp (Essentially a rolled up sheet of paper brought to a point, the art store clerks will know what they are if you aren’t sure.)
  • Masking Tape roll, 1 inch or so wide

Charcoal Projects

  • Arches charcoal paper, Fabriano Charcoal Paper, Or another high quality charcoal suitable paper, 18 x 24 in size or close to.
  • Separate Erasers for charcoal
  • Linen cloth from an old t-shirt or something similar.
  • Stomps of various sizes for Charcoal only
  • Nitram Charcoal in HB, B, and H. You can find these on Amazon, the Nitram Store online, or at the University bookstore when in stock.
  • A soft kitchen sponge.
  • Scotch tape and other usual studio materials.

Sepia Projects

  • Staedtler Graphite Pencils. If you can’t find Staedtler’s, Faber-Castell is a good alternative.
  • Paper: Arches hot press, or other high quality hot press papers. at at least 18 x 24 in size.
  • Cretacolor lead holder.
  • Creatacolor  pack of 6 leads box, Sepia Light.
  • Cretacolor  pack of 6 leads box, Sepia Dark.
  • 1x Exacto Knife.
  • 1x Sand Paper Pad.
  • 1x Grey Kneaded Eraser, soft.
  • 1x White Hard Eraser.
  • 1x Small Size Stomp, clean, (Essentially a rolled up sheet of paper brought to a point, the art
    store clerks will know what they are if you aren’t sure).
  • 1x Medium Stomp, clean.
  • Masking Tape roll, 1 inch or so wide.
  • A Portfolio can be handy for taking home your drawing (optional).
  • A sketchbook to take notes (optional but recommended).

Russian Portrait Workshop

  • Staedtler Graphite Pencils
    If you can’t find Staedtler’s, Faber-Castell is a good alternative.
  • Paper: Purchase at the studio. We will be using a certain kind of watercolor paper that an ink wash can be applied to. The paper will be just a few dollars.
  • Cretacolor lead holder.
  • Creatacolor 6 pack lead box, Sepia Light.
  • Cretacolor 6 pack lead box, Sepia Dark.
  • 1x Exacto Knife.
  • 1x Sand Paper Pad.
  • 1x Grey Kneaded Eraser, soft.
  • 1x White Hard Eraser.
  • 1x Small Size Stomp, clean, (Essentially a rolled up sheet of paper brought to a point, the art
    store clerks will know what they are if you aren’t sure).
  • 1x Medium Stomp, clean.
  • Masking Tape roll, 1 inch or so wide.
  • A Portfolio can be handy for taking home your drawing (optional).
  • A sketchbook to take notes (optional but recommended).

Oil Painting Supply List

You can find these supplies at the University Bookstore or at Michael’s.

  • Grisalle Windsor and Newton Professional Artist Oils : Ivory Black, Titantium White, and Burnt or Raw Umber.
  • Color Windsor and Newton Professional Artist Oils: Ivory Black, Titantium White, and Burnt or Raw Umber, English or Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre. Based on your painting you choose you may need additional colors, such as: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson Permanent, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, Colbalt Blue, Chromium Oxide Green, Cadmium Yellow, Rose Madder.
  • Long Pose bring one 8 x 10 for a color study and a large canvas, least 18x 24 in size. Mastercopy, please bring one 8 x 10 for a color study, and a larger canvas at least 11 x 14 in size,but in theory should be the same size as your printed copy.  For Landscaping please have an array of sizes ranging from  8 x 10 to 16 x 20. .
    They should be pre-stretched and gessoed Linen canvas or gesso board. You may also use Gesso Boards (wood panels that have been pregessoed. Please do not use cotton canvas if possible.
  • Linseed Oil and Odorless Mineral Spirits or Turpenoid (clear liquid kind only)
  • Cotton Rag (an old T-shirt is fine)
  • Paper Towels for cleaning brushes
  • Brush cleaning soap
  • Brushes, sizes 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8. The more the better. Also please have a selection that included both bristle (stiff hog hair) and soft synthetic. Please also include a variety of brush shapes, but make sure to have at least some Filberts or Cat’s Tongue brushes as they are extremely versatile.
  • Paper palette (with disposable sheets). Ideally gray but white is also fine. if you have a wooden palette bring it to class too.
  • Medium cups (small CLEAN glass jar with lid also okay)
  • palette knife (small diamond shape)