Art Retreat, Aug. 28 – Sept. 2, 2022

Suggested Art Materials List

Pick one medium and use it! If you bring everything you will only be just trying the materials, not getting good at any one of them. Acrylic is hard to manage plein air, hence not on the list. If you have it and really want to use it that is totally ok.

Basics (*means optional)

Mixed Media Sketchbook 9 x 11 or 11 x 14 -heavier paper for wet studies, canson is great
2h,2b, 6b pencil, erasure, sharpener
*pilot fine liner or a water based ink
*Erasing shield to create sharp lines
*Stomp to smudge pencil or chalk pastel (qtips also work)
*chalk pastels -Mungo is great.
*watercolour pencils-derwent is lovely, reeves is economical, good too, crayola is terrible.
*(digital) camera or phone with camera
2 water containers with lids
foldable seat or bucket with towel to carry and sit on
blue painters masking tape to create borders on longer studies. Non stickier tape

watercolour (* means optional)

water paints wet or dry, palette
talkon brushes round, flat sizes #2-8 , sea sponge, wax crayon or masking fluid*
plexiglass board or gator board 18 x 24 (should hold 2 sheets of paper )
140lb paper pad , individual sheets of Waterford or Arches or Strathmore