New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

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Supply List

Intermediate Watercolor
Instructor: Lauren J. Andrews

The following supplies can either be purchased locally at Mo’s Art Supply or online through Amazon (links provided).  Most of these supplies are not available through the Academy in-house supply store.

Paints

We will work with watercolor paint from tubes (for this class, we will not be using pan watercolors).  Students can either purchase a set of paints or buy the tubes individually. We will need one of each of the following colors:

  • Warm red (e.g. Cadmium Red, Vermilion)
  • Cool red (e.g. Crimson, Rose Madder)
  • Warm yellow (e.g. Cadmium Yellow, Deep Yellow)
  • Cool yellow (e.g. Lemon Yellow)
  • Warm blue (e.g. Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue)
  • Cool blue (e.g. Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue)
  • Warm Green (e.g. Permanent Green)
  • Cool Green (e.g. Viridian Green, Cobalt Green)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber

Optional colors:

  • Shell pink
  • Purple

Holbein makes professional grade watercolors and is highly recommended.  Winsor Newton also makes good quality paints. Students can use other brands if they prefer.

Holbein Artists' Watercolor 12 Color Set

Holbein Artists' Watercolor 24 Color Set

Brushes

Students will need at least two medium size round watercolor brushes (size 10 to 16) and one small round (size 2 to 4).  In addition, an assortment of flats and various round sizes are welcome but not necessary.

Synthetic sable and squirrel hair brushes provide the most versatility and are a good option for people looking to make a long-term investment.

Princeton Art & Brush Synthetic Brush Set

Synthetic Squirrel Round Brush, Size 4

Synthetic Squirrel Round Brush, Size 12

Synthetic Squirrel Brush Set, 8 Brushes

Paper

Students can work on Hot Press or Cold Press watercolor paper with a thickness of 140lbs and greater.  Students should purchase watercolor blocks or pads, as well as a few individual sheets of paper. Blocks and pads should be between 8x10” and 9x12”, and individual sheets of paper (available at the Academy in-house store) can be cut down to size.  The larger sheets will not be needed in the initial classes.

Arches 9x12” Cold Press Watercolor Pad

Arches 10x14” Hot Press Watercolor Pad

Arches 9x12” Cold Press Watercolor Block

Arches 9x12” Hot Press Watercolor Block

Palette

A white plastic or aluminum palette is recommended.  The palette ought to have a large, white, opaque color mixing area.  If your palette does not have ample space to mix colors, please bring white styrofoam plates or another substitute mixing tray to class with you.

18 Well Plastic Palette

Water Bowls

Students will need two small bowls for water (one for dirty, one for clean).

Paper Towels

Students will need to bring their own paper towels.  The more absorbent the paper towel, the better. Bounty and Viva are both good paper towel brands for our purposes.