Supplies students should bring if working in PENCIL:
- Pencils: H, HB, 2B (1 of each: “H” pencils are harder, “B” pencils are softer.)
- I recommend using “lead holders” or “architect’s pencils”— 2mm mechanical pencils (made by Kohinoor and Staedtler, among other companies) that are easier to maintain than regular wood pencils. They require a special rotary lead pointer sharpener.
- Pencil sharpener
- Long pose paper for pencil:
- Strathmore 400 Series 18” x 24” drawing pad or you could also try loose paper: Bristol Plate smooth finish (2 or 3 ply)
- Sketch drawing paper:
- Strathmore drawing paper is recommended and newsprint is provided. Sketch drawing paper should be in a pad or individual sheets of 11” x 14” or larger.
- Drawing board:
- CAW does provide drawing boards. However, you might want to bring your own to ensure you have a smooth, clean drawing surface. Your drawing board needs to be larger than your paper size. I recommend a simple piece of masonite, gator board, or 1/2” foam core.
- Two large 2″ black paper clamps or bulldog clips (for clipping paper to board)
- Straight, thin knitting needle or stick (for measuring)
- Kneaded eraser
Recommended Supplies (optional):
- Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating or similar (for fixing charcoal drawings at home)
- Glasseine (for covering drawings in storage, especially charcoal – glasseine is like tracing paper and can be bought in rolls. You can also buy a pad of tracing paper and use that as long as it’s acid-free.)
- Portfolio for storing and transporting paper and drawings (do not roll your drawings)
- Sketchbook – for your own sketches and for taking notes