Supply List

Instructor: Lauren J Andrews

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)

Optional colors:

  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • 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 12 Color Set: Purchase on Amazon

Holbein 24 Color Set: Purchase on Amazon

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 brushes are the most cost effective option and suitable for beginners.  Sable is much more expensive, but a good option for painters who are making a long-term investment.

Princeton Art & Brush Synthetic Brush Set: Purchase on Amazon

Paper: We will be working with both Hot Press and Cold Press watercolor paper with a thickness of 140lbs or greater.  Students can purchase watercolor blocks, pads, or individual sheets of paper.  Notebooks should be between 8x10” and 9x12”, and individual sheets of paper should be cut down to size.

Fabriano 8x10” Cold Press Watercolor Pad: Purchase on Amazon

Fabriano 9x12” Hot Press Watercolor Pad: Purchase on Amazon

Palette: A white plastic or aluminum palette is recommended.  The palette ought to have a large color mixing area.

Plastic Palette: Purchase on Amazon

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.