Glastonbury Arts


Painting Waterscapes in Pastel & The Seasons in Pastel (Instructor: Karen Israel)
A variety of soft pastels(no oil pastels please). Try to have a palette of grey greens/pinks/reds/blue plus some vibrant colors of the primary colors(red,yellow,blue)
For underpainting I recommend Nupastel single sticks: cordovan,spruce blue,bottle green,sepia,cocoa brown, ochre
Pastel paper, sanded, sizes approx 11 x 14
Photo reference or you can work from mine
Vine Charcoal
artists tape
a board larger than your paper
an easel
paper towels
OPTIONAL: watercolor and 1” flat watercolor brush

                    rubbing alchohol


SNOWSCAPE  PAINTING WORKSHOP (Instructor Jacqueline Jones)

OILS COLORS: From least to more expensive oil brands: Gamblin, Utrecht, Windsor Newton, M
Graham, Rembrant, M. Graham, Michael Harding, Old Holland, Williamsburg, Sennelier *Recommended: Buy Professional Grades if possible. Always buy good high quality yellows. With that said, bring what you have that is equivalent – you do not need to run out and buy special colors. It’s just that inexpensive brands contain more filler than paint pigment, so your paintings will not look as vibrant or perform as well. If you are new to painting, inexpensive brands can get you started, then if you decide to continue oil painting, you can upgrade colors.
Yellow ochre or raw sienna
Cadmium yellow light or lemon (Cool Yellow) 
Cadmium yellow medium or deep (Warm Yellow) 
Cadmium red light or permanent red (Warm Red) 
Alizarin crimson (Cool red) 
Ultramarine blue or Ultramarine blue deep (preferred) (Cool blue) 
Viridian or phtalo green 
Titanium 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: Brights and/or Flats (bristles, hog’s hair) Robert Simmons Signet, Silver Brush Grand Prix or Bristlon, Rosemary Long Ivories. All of these are great brands.
One of each size: #2, #4, #6 #8 -Detail brush for signing your name: any 0 or 00. 
PALETTE KNIFE: One that looks like a trowel with an offset handle for mixing and a small triangle.
Paper towels and rags. (You can purchase of box of rags at Lowe’s that will last for a long time) 
Palette Holder (Optional). I use a plastic 12 x 16 Masterson palette w/lid. Easy for transport and keeping paints wet longer. You could also use a shallow box to carry your pallette to and fro each day. 
Palette: 12 x 16 disposable pallet pad (“Grey Matters” is excellent, but also a traditional wood palette is fine or use foil over it for easy clean-up. 
CANVAS: Choose a canvas size you are comfortable working with, often it’s easier to work a bit larger, 11”x 14”, 12”x 16”, up to 16” x 20” max.” A professional grade stretched acrylic or oil primed canvas. * Recommended not use student grade canvas, it can really make painting application difficult. 
Palette cup; a small clip-on double palette cup to be used for thinner & medium when painting. The one with screw on caps are great. 
Latex gloves (I buy a box from CVS) Oil colors have some toxic ingredients as does turpentine

Art Journaling: Combining Wrting with Art Media (instructor: Carly Donath)

 Sketchbook or journal with paper suitable for mixed media (a minimum paper weight of 90lbs is strongly recommended) Assortment of basic art materials Suggestions include: Acrylic paint, Watercolor paint Paintbrushes/water cups/paper towels/mixing palettes Drawing pencils, Colored pencils Pen and ink Pastels X-acto knives Charcoal Fixatif (for charcoal or chalk pastel) Construction paper/scrapbook paper. 

Online Teen Photography class (instructor:Carly Donath)

Digital camera or smartphone, access to editing apps are helpful but not required.

ACRYLIC  STILL LIFE for Teens and Pre-teens (Instructor:Sandra Gustafson)
 Canvas paper or pre-primed canvas sheets, gessoed board
primaries plus white, acrylic paints.
Paper plates for palettes, brushes, water and paper towels,
Collect a selection of white objects  and a white cloth
Moveable light source


ACRYLIC PORTRAIT  for Teens and Pre-teens (Instructor Sandra Gustafson)
Canvas paper or pre-primed canvas sheets, gessoed board
primaries plus white, acrylic paints.
Paper plates for palettes, brushes, water and paper towels,
Have a mirror and moveable light source (lamp, flashlight)




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.


If you already have watercolors bring them to first class. Otherwise, bring Windsor Newton Artist Grade Watercolors (come in tubes)
Prussian Blue
Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Alizarin Crimson
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 10″ X 14″  Very Important
Sketch Pad
toilet paper or tissues
water holder


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


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.