Class Supply List


For each class you will need: These items are required for the first class. 

It is up to you to bring all necessary painting supplies for each class. If you have questions, please ask before purchasing. 

I would advise purchasing "student grade"acrylic paint initially, they are decent quality and less expensive.  Paint brands I would suggest would be; Michael's own "Artists Loft", Grumbacher Academy, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex or Golden (the latter two are more expensive but higher grade). Purchasing multi-packs of paint will not save money. You will only be wasting your time and money. This palette is what I teach and any substitutes will only result in not being able to keep up the class and added frustration in learning.

Acrylic paint

  • Quinacridone Red
  • Alizarin Crimson (Liquitex)
  • Lemon Yellow (Grumbacher)
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Viridian
  • Black
  • Titanium White




A selection of brushes in different sizes. Michaels or A C Moore sell a multipack of "flats" and "rounds"which will be sufficient for your needs initially.

8 x 10 inch student grade canvas. These can be purchased in multi-packs. You may need up to two per 3 hour class. Later, we will graduate to larger sizes.

12" Ruler

Small sketch pad and a soft pencil (hb)

Water spray bottle - acrylic paints needs to be kept wet

Artist Tape 

Plastic Bag for trash

Paper towels - Viva or Bounty towels are recommended

Wet wipes - your preference (i.e. Huggies)

A vessel for water, large enough to clean your brushes in between colors

Small metal palette knife (NOT PLASTIC) for mixing color. Michael's sell one with a blue handle that is of decent quality.


Pallet paper - gray in color for holding paint and mixing on whilst painting.

I recommend the use of a pallet box (Masterson Sta-Wet Palette) or wooden pallet that the pallet paper can be taped to.  This makes clean up easier as you simply remove the pallet paper and dispose of it.  The one shown can be purchased online via Dick Blick, Jerry's Artarama, Amazon