2023 Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) Art Expo March 25-April 29 For more information, click here.
-5 yards of fabric, in a mix of prints and/or solids with which you'd like to work. (Note: Instructor is happy to discuss fabric choices with students in advance of class, if they would like additional input.) Also, CAW has additional yardage for practice and for mixing in with student fabric. - an acrylic ruler (such as those made by Omnigrid) - a self-healing cutting mat - rotary cutter Note: these last three items are sometimes sold as "fabric cutting sets" and can be purchased with a Joann's coupon for a significant discount.
Supplies List for Portrait in Pastel with Erik March Vine charcoal (medium or soft) Nitram charcoal shaper (sanding pad for sharpening Nupastel or Vine Charcoal, optional) General's Charcoal Pencils (HB & 2B, optional) Razor blade (for sharpening pencils and chalks, optional) Charcoal/Pastel Paper,2–4 sheets You need a paper that has a textured surface that will hold the pastel. Some recommended options: Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Paper (this is my preferred paper but is expensive) Canson Mi-Teintes pastel/charcoal paper. Middle-value blue, grey, or brown Canson Ingres Laid paper Golden Pastel Ground applied to cold-press watercolor paper Pastel: Nupastel set of 24 (or set of 36; more colors can give you a broader palette). Nupastels are a fairly hard pastel and are helpful for getting sharp edges but can also be used for blending. The 24 set lacks some good darks—you can supplement the 24 set with individual sticks from the art store. I suggest getting an
Bridge to the Imagination with Shilo Ratner Supplies List 5-10 brushes, various brush sizes, 2- or 3- three pack Canvas Panels 18"x 24” or larger (6 canvases total). Acrylic Paints with (*) are required for class. * Titanium White 8oz * Ivory black (8oz tube) * Cadmium Yellow * Yellow Ochre * Ultramarine Blue * Alizarin Crimson Napthol Red or Cadmium Red Thalo Blue Permanent Green Light Thalo Green or Viridian Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Raw Umber Kitchen gloves Disposable palette Palette Palette knife for mixing paint Painting Rag
Materials List for Abstracting the Figure with Shilo Ratner (5) canvas panels, sizes 16" x 20” or larger or (5) 20" stretched canvases or larger (Please bring one canvas to class each week) Disposable palette Palette knife Painting rag Acrylic paints bold with (*) are required for class. *Alizarin crimson *Cadmium red light *Cadmium yellow *Ivory black (8 oz tube) *Naphthol red or cadmium red *Titanium white (8 oz tube) *Ultramarine blue *Yellow ochre Burnt sienna Burnt umber Permanent green light Phthalo blue Phthalo green or viridian Raw umber
Drawing: Charcoal sticks, white pastel or conte, kneaded erasers, and/or soft 6B pencils Paint: any acrylic paint you have and brushes. If you don't have paint, hardware store Rustoleum makes cheap 8 oz cans of acrylic paint now in white, lemon yellow, pink or red, blue. Find a tiny black in any kind of acrylic. Brushes: Hardware store $1 wood handle 3/4" and 1" brushes with natural rough bristles are amazing- buy 6. Art long handled brushes for drawing in acrylic/oil size Round 2 and square end Tapered #6 Paper: CAW provides 4' newsprint, and you also need 30"x22" art Hot Press Bristol or other paper: or brown package-wrapping/mailing paper. Bring 3 sheets to first class, or a roll of brown to use for the semester.
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
Supplies needed for working in ACRYLIC 14”X18” MINIMUM Palette Variety of long handled brushes (suggested): Flat (long, square cut) natural white bristle 3/4” Filbert (flat, round cut) sable or synthetic ½” Round sable #4 or #6 Sash (Chinese bristle “house painting” brush) 2” or 3” 3” or 4” Spatula type Palette Knife (not “Painting Knife” with round stem) Blade should be flexible and not rigid. Be sure to check that it bends along the blade and not at the handle 12”X16” (or or larger) Canvas pad (not canvas paper) paper towels masking tape MEDIUMS: 4oz. Polymer Medium (matte or gloss) 1 tube Retarding Medium A spray mister is recommended Medium or Artist grade colors: Cadmium Red Medium (hue) Cadmium Yellow Light (hue) Yellow Ochre Burnt Sienna Raw Umber Ultramarine Blue Titanium or Zinc White (large tube) Optional Colors Alizarin Crimson Viridian green Cerulean or Manganese Blue
Supplies needed for working in OIL 14”X18” MINIMUM Palette Variety of long handled brushes: Flat (long, square cut) natural white bristle 3/4” Filbert (flat, round cut) sable or synthetic ½” Round sable #4 or #6 Sash (Chinese bristle “house painting” brush) 2” or 3” 3” or 4” Spatula type Palette Knife (not “Painting Knife” with round stem) Blade should be flexible and not rigid. Be sure to check that it bends along the blade and not at the handle 12”X16” (or or larger) Canvas pad (not canvas paper) paper towels masking tape MEDIUMS: Turpenoid (blue can only) or other ODORLESS thinner 2oz. Liquin or Galkyd Medium Student, Medium, or Artist grade colors: Cadmium Red Medium (hue) Cadmium Yellow Light (hue) Yellow Ochre Burnt Sienna Raw Umber Ultramarine Blue Titanium or Zinc White (large tube) Optional Colors Alizarin Crimson Viridian green Cerulean or Manganese Blue any Violet
Students are encouraged to bring different kinds of paper to try, although plenty will be provided. Supplies provided: 4 Suminagashi kits 4 sheets mulberry paper 1 rice paper pads, 12 x 17 (100 sheets) 1 pad 9 x 12 charcoal paper Other tools provided by instructor are reusable and no cost.