Glastonbury Arts

VIBRANT AND EXPRESSIVE SOFT PASTELS(Instructor Shauna Shane)

For the first class, bring the materials that you have; the instructor will provide further information on materials at first class. As a preview, here is her usual recommendation for supplies. Complete set of NuPastels (90+) is recommended as a minimum, or the equivalent in any other set or combination.  Bring the support you are used to. If you can, Kitty Wallace paper is verygood taped to a board.  Alchohol for block in of your painting, Blending stump or chamois cloth, Kneaded eraser, Pastel pencils are helpful

COURAGEOUS WATERCOLOR (Instructor Shauna Shane)

Recommended palette:  Robert Wood, or Tom Lynch brand. A large mixing surface, even a Styrofoam plate, is essential to painting fresh vibrant paintings.

I recommend the following pigments in professional or artist quality (not student or economy. The word “hue” after the color means it is an alternate formula to save cost):Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red Light or Vermillion, Quinacradine violet, carmine, or permanent magenta, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Sap Green, Paynes Gray. I also have on my palette a light yellow-green (leaf green), cadmium orange, blue/grey (Holbein) and cobalt violet.  What can I say….I love color. Speaking of which, Utrecht brand paints are artist grade and the most economical for the quality. www.utrecht.com

Brushes:   Round – 6, 7 or 8, and 12 or above. I use a #16 the most. Mixed synthetic and sable is good, pure synthetic OK.  Of course, pure sable is always wonderful, but costs way more. When selecting a bruch, look for bristles that come to a point (sharp) and bristles with snap (snappy!)

Paper:  Cold press 140 lb. or higher full sized w/c paper folded in half. I prefer Fabriano, or D’Arches

Misc:
Paper Towels
Large water container like a gallon milk jug cut to include the handle.
A spray bottle will come in handy.
Drawing board–large enough for a half sheet of paper
Clips or tape
kneaded eraser
Pencil or pastel pencil: orange or sienna color recommended.

ALL MEDIA LANDSCAPE PAINTING (Instructor Dianne Gorrick):

You should bring your current painting supplies (watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels). In addition, bring up to 3 examples of your work for goal-setting discussions with the instructor.

LEARN TO DRAW (Instructor Dianne Gorrick):

An 11″ x 14″ drawing pad, #2B pencil and a kneaded eraser to first class. If you have other drawing materials that you are currently using, bring these to the first class.  The instructor will provide more information on other drawing media that may be used during the course.

STILL LIFE PAINTING (Instructor Katherine Simmons):

Limited palette of paint colors: Please note that alternative colors are listed in parentheses for some pigments in the event that you do not have the color  recommended. (Note: If you are already working with an established palette of colors, bring those to the first class rather than buy more paint colors that you may not need.)  Ttitanium white, cadmium yellow medium, yellow ochre (or raw sienna), cadmium orange, cadmium red medium, permanent rose (or quinacridine red, or alizarin crimson), french ultramarine, prussian blue (or thalo blue), permanent sap green, viridian (or thalo green), and burnt sienna.

Weber Odorless Turpentine (blue and white can), Winsor & Newton Paint Medium (75 ml. bottle). If you want your paint to dry more quickly, use Winsor & Newton Liquin in place of tWinsor & Newton Paint Medium.

#4 and #8 Isabey hog bristle filberts, #6 red sable round brush, #4 Princeton synthetic flat

Unless you have experience working in larger sizes, use the following canvas sizes: 8″ x 10″ to 11″ x 14″. Good quality canvas panels are available from Jerry’s (in store or on-line): Frederix, Pintura, and Raphael. Other good quality canvas panels are available on-line from RayMar and SourceTek.

Paint palette (A pad of disposable paper palettes is useful for easy cleanup), Roll of paper towels, One small jar (Jelly jars are a good size), One large jar (a tomato sauce jar is a good size), Disposable non-surgical gloves or “Invisible Glove” protective cream for hands, and a Palette knife (trowel shaped). For the inevitable dabs of paint that find their way on to your clothing, a good spot remover is called Kiss-Off and is available at most art supply stores.

To transport your wet paintings to and from class, lay an old sheet or drop cloth across the trunk of your car. An empty pizza box is also useful for making sure that wet paintings don’t slide around. For transporting your painting supplies, a toolbox, old briefcase or large canvas tote are good alternatives.

TECHNIQUES IN ACRYLICS (Instructor Ramona Agro):

Paints: Twelve (12) color Liquitex Acrylic Paint Set (4 ounce tubes) and a small  tube of Titanium White(4oz).
Brushes: Nylon brushes In the following shapes and sizes: #0, #4 and #6 Flat, #0 and #2 Round, 3/8″ chisel and #00 Fan Brush.
Canvas: Pre-stretched and primed canvas in the size of your choice; canvas boards are also acceptable.
Paint palette and other materials: (A pad of disposable paper palettes are useful for easy cleanup).
Paper towels and/or rags for wiping brushes.
Water jar for cleaning brush

 

DRAWING PEOPLE AND ANIMALS (Instructor Shauna Shane):

An 11″ x 14″ drawing pad, #2B pencil , Winsor Newton willow charcoal and a kneaded eraser to first class. If you have other drawing materials that you are currently using, bring these to the first class.  The instructor will provide more information on other drawing media that may be used during the course.

GUIDED ART STUDIO (Instructor Ramona Agro):

You should bring your current painting supplies (watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels). In addition, bring up to 3 examples of your work for goal-setting discussions with the instructor.

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING  (Instructor Jackie Jones)

Oils:   Gamblin and/or Rembrandt Oil Colors.

Yellow ochre ,Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium yellow deep ,Cadmium red light, Alizarin crimson,*Purple; (mix 1 part alizarin crimson, 1 part ultramarine blue deep and a touch of white to show color)Ultramarine blue deep (Gamblin) or French ultramarine blue (Rembrandt)*Cerulean Blue: (mix 1 part alizarin crimson, 1 part ultramarine blue deep, 1 part viridian green and ½ part white),Viridian green (used only to mix cerulean, used in skies, used to make flesh tone or stone colors with red),Ivory Black ,Sap Green, Titanuim/Zinc white (120 ml tube).

Thinner: Gamsol- a petroleum distillate but all the aromatic solvents have been refined out of it, less than .005% remains. Aromatic solvents are the most harmful types of petroleum solvents. It has a low evaporation rate.

Medium: I mix a large bottle with 1 part Linseed Oil and 4 parts Gamsol or Galykd Lite cut w/ Gamsol for quick drying

Brushes: Flats (bristles, hog’s hair) Robert Simmons brushes recommended. One of each size: #2, #4, #6 #8, #10, #12 -Silver Brush Grand Prix is another excellent alternative. Detail brush for signing your name: any 0 or 00 or “rigger” AND a color shaper to scribe your name in wet paint.

Palette knife: One that looks like a trowel with an offset handle.

Paper towels and rags. (You can purchase of box of rags at Lowe’s that will last for a long time)

Palette: I use a Masterson palette w/lid, lined with foil for easy clean-up, but disposable pallet paper pads or a traditional wood palette is great.

Canvas: 6 x 8” to 12 x 16”. I use Raymar cotton duck panels. www.raymarart.com. Or professional grade stretched acrylic or oil primed canvas. Do not use student grade canvas, it can really make painting application difficult.

Palette cup; a small clip on palette cup to be used for thinner when painting.

( For plein air painting-Julien Plein Air Easel, but any will do. A clip on easel umbrella is crucial. I have a vented one from Guerrilla Painters.)

Latex gloves (I buy a box from CVS) or “invisible glove” I am a messy painter and my gloves are a wreck by the end of a painting session. I would not want these toxic ingredients slowly seeping into my system.

 

LANDSCAPE IN ALL MEDIA and PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP (Instructor Jackie Jones)

See above for oils. For watercolor, pastels, acrylics, please bring what you are currently using for supplies. 

( For plein air painting-Julien Plein Air Easel, but any will do. A clip on easel umbrella is crucial. I have a vented one from Guerrilla Painters.)

PASTEL PAINTING (INSTRUCTOR Jane Penfield)

Bring 5 or 6 landscape photos that you have taken yourself. These can be prints or you can use your iPad. (No magazine clippings, photos from the internet, or photos taken by other people.)
Sanded pastel papers in warm colors such as burnt siena, sand, olive green – cut to 8×10 or 11×14”
UArt pastel paper (off-white color) 400 or 500 grit (This is critical – do not substitute another brand of white or off-white paper. Cut to pieces of 11 x 14”or 16 x 20” size.) Save the scraps.
Black Canson paper (not sanded) (you won’t need this for the first class)
Drawing board (on which to mount your paper)
Artist tape or masking tape
Sketchbook
Drawing pencils or markers in at least 3 distinct values (dark, medium, light)
Recommended: Faber Castell 6 PITT Artist Pen shades of gray
Assorted soft pastels (whatever brands you use) NO OIL PASTELS.
Recommended: Rembrandt, Unison, Sennelier, Terry Ludwig, Girault.
NuPastels are very hard and are excellent for underpainting (get 4 sticks: dark purple, magenta, orange, and bright pink.) After the underpainting you will switch to the others.
Vine charcoal
Rubbing alcohol in a wide mouth container with a tight screw-on lid
2 or 3 cheap watercolor brushes in different sizes (I use “Simply Simmons” bristle bright set of 3)
Baby wipes
Paper towels
An empty pastel box or something to set aside the pastels you choose for your palette
(Empty chocolate box, styrofoam box from food take-out, etc. work well for this purpose.)
An old bath towel to serve as a dropcloth
RESOURCES
Jerry’s Artarama in West Hartford carries all of the art supplies listed above.
Dakota Art Pastels  www.dakotapastels.com
Terry Ludwig Pastels  www.TerryLudwig.com
Cheap Joes Art Supplies  www.Cheapjoes.com
Rochester Art Supplies  www.fineartstore.com

 

PORTRAITS (INSTRUCTOR Ramona Agro)

Bring your own paints or charcoal
Sketchbook
Photos for portraits

 

MIXED MEDIA FLOWERS IN A VASE PAINTING (INSTRUCTOR Marcy LaBella)

Student grade and craft acrylics are fine.
90 lb. mixed media paper, size 9”x12” for drawing and collage
140 lb. watercolor paper at least 11”x15” OR a 16”x20” stretched canvas or canvas board
Gesso
Drawing pencils 2b, 4b, 6b your choice
Pencil sharpener
Charcoal pencil
Eraser, kneaded eraser
Soft gel medium, small bottle
Papers: newspaper, scrapbook papers, magazine clippings – for collage
Acrylic paint – student grade or craft acrylic paints is fine, basic colors are fine. Instructor will brings some extra student grade paint and extra ephemera.
Please email the instructor if you have questions:  mjbella62@gmail.com

 

FASHION RENDERING  (INSTRUCTOR IRIS VAN RYNBACH)

Set of markers-colors-including flesh tones and a wide range of colors and fine tip black markers. Blending stick for markers. Colored pencils. Watercolor and india ink. White watercolor paints. Good watercolor brushes.
Watercolor paper. Sketch paper