KIA Acrylic Class Supply List

  • A roll of Bounty Paper towels. The towels in the studio are very poor.
  • A palette of either glass or plexiglas duct taped to a plywood or masonite board. Or the Masterson Palette system is very useful for water based paint. It is a large tupperware like rectangle with blue top and white bottom available at hobby lobby or Michaels. You need to get a sponge that fits it also available there and palette sheets that are a membrane that transmit water to your paint to keep it from drying out too soon. The sheets and sponge are marketed as Masterson Brand products. Also available at the local stores.
  • A starter set of acrylic paints or choosing a range of individual tubes. Basic colors include Ivory Black, Titanium White, Venetian Red, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Cadmium Red, Ultramine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, etc. Golden Acrylics are the preferred brand. We have a supply of acrylics to help supplement some colors that are not likely to be in starter sets of acrylics.
  • Two water containers. One large for waste water and one small for dipping into while painting.
  • A small container of matte medium available same stores for translucent passages and glazing.
  • A small bottle of slow drying medium, to help in passages you need to blend in, available locally, same stores.
  • A medium to large canvas. Small canvas hard to paint and must use tiny brushes.
  • A subject matter that is not too difficult that allows for maximum success. Not to fussy or detailed.
  • A range of synthetic brushes, a filbert medium size, a varnishing brush, a couple rounds in small to middle size, a nice script liner, a fan brush or some kind of acrylic brush set.
  • You can draw your image on canvas or show me and do that during first class.