REQUIRED MATERIALS LIST
Note: All students get 20% off purchases at Oregon Art Supply while enrolled in a class… What a great time to try new stuff! The list below is enough to participate in the workshop, but you can bring any media you already have and see how it can be used.
Paper: Any drawing weight paper will work. Oregon Art Supply has a good selection of drawing tablets (Robert Bateman, Bee Paper, Strathmore, Canson, etc.). This is a table top class, so a tablet size of 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 x 14 works well. You can also bring any paper you already have. If you are using loose sheets, bring a drawing board for support.
Media: Drawing pencil, soft: Choose from: General’s Draughting #0314, General’s Layout, Ebony pencils… they are all wonderful soft graphite pencils. There are also the “graded” pencils… The higher the number with a “B”, the softer the lead, so 3B or softer is good. If you don’t want to mess with a sharpener, try a 0.7 or 0.9 mechanical pencil. Replace the original lead with softer lead (3B or 4B, available at the counter).
Firm chalk pastel (Cretacolor or Nupastel) or Conte stick. Hue should be medium to medium dark in value, a neutral hue (brown, grey to black, ochre, etc.). One stick/color is all you need. Compressed charcoal is also good. This will be used for tone work, so needs to be erasable.
Erasers: 2 types:
White vinyl, either a block or clic type (Pentel clic).
Kneaded eraser: Faber Castell #127220 is the BEST kneaded eraser.