Glastonbury Arts


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.



Windsor Newton Artist Grade Watercolors (come in tubes)
Prussian Blue
Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Alizarin Crimson
If you already have watercolors bring them to first class
Plastic watercolor palette or a large white ceramic platter may be substituted
Watercolor Brushes
Flat 1 inch wash brush
Round number 4 or 6
Small detail brush
Old tooth brush
Watercolor Paper
Arches 300lb.Blocks (cold press) 9×12 or 10X14  Very Important
Sketch Pad
toilet paper or tissues
water holder

FROM DRAWING TO PAINTING (Instructor Dianne Gorrick)

sketch pad 9×12 or 11×14
Acrylics or oils
Colors: Red,yellow,blue, black, large tube of white
Turpenoid for oil painters
2 canvases 9×12 or 11×14
Brushes , different sizes
A small palette knife
Palette paper



TECHNIQUES WITH 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


Bring whatever supplies you have for oil, acrylic and pastels. Shauna will discuss other supplies you might want during the first class.


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.
Shauna will provide more info on other drawing media
Reference photos of trees and buildings

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.


Please note all mediums are welcome. although oils are my specialty.The basic concepts are the same.

Oils:   Bring what brand you have. I primarily use Gamblin, Rembrandt or Winsor Newton oil colors
Yellow ochre ,Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium yellow deep ,Cadmium red light, Alizarin crimson,Ultramarine blue or ultramarine blue deep,,Viridian green (used only to mix cerulean, used in skies, used to make flesh tone or stone colors with red), Titanuim or Zinc white.
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
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”.  professional grade stretched acrylic or oil primed canvas. Do not use student grade canvas, it can really make painting application difficult.
Double Palette cup; a small clip on palette cup to be used for thinner when painting.
Brush washer container or a jar to clean brushes
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.
Easel umbrella, or it is crucial to paint in the shade.
Plastic grocery bag for soiled rags


LANDSCAPE IN ALL MEDIA (Instructor: Jackie Jones):

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



For those who have pastels or pastel paper, please bring them. If not, you will need to purchase: 
A small set of (at least 12) NuPastels ( Jerry’s Artarama or Michaels)
Paper: Uart 300 or 400 only white available  (medium tooth)
Art Spectrum Color Fix, aubergine or elephant (fine tooth)
Canson Mi Tientes, neutral color (no tooth)
Try to buy the smallest piece possible, i.e. the Canson Mi Teintes comes in 8.5×11 preferred) as well as the larger sheets. Uart is a large sheet but also comes in a 9×12 pad (more expensive). And the Art Spectrum comes in very large sheets or 16×20 light boards (preferred). Jerry’s carries all of these papers. We will be using the no tooth canson paper in the first class. If there is enough time, the instructor will provide the materials for a prepared board for a minimal fee.
Miscellaneous items:
Art board for taping paper
painters tape
vine charcoal or pencil for drawing
protective clothing and surgical gloves or invisible glove cream (can be found at hardware or auto supply stores)
Paper Towels 
Several reference photos of simple landscapes, prints or on iPad
Note pad for value sketches
FINDING ABSTRACT (instructor: Jane Zisk):
Students, bring the medium that you are comfortable with, whether it is oils, acrylics or mixed media. Also bring a sketch pad to the first class.


PAINTING ON ALUMINUM  WORKSHOP(Instructor: Dianne Gorrick)

Aluminum panels 8×10 or larger, 3 or more panels, available at Jerry’s Artarama in West Hartford and online.
Oils or acrylics, Required :Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue.
Any other colors that you have
Variety of brushes
Small palette knife trowel type
Medium -oils turpenoid