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.


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

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

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.


Although oils are my specialty, all mediums are welcome.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


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

DRAWING MADE EASY (Instructor: Jackie Jones):

2H,H,HB, and 2B pencils and sharpener
Paris a Conte pencils, white, blacl, sanguine
kneaded eraser
small sketchbook
gray toned drawing pad(Strathmore 400 series, 9 x 12 or larger)
tape and ruler.
Newsprint will be supplied for larger practice

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.


Portable easel- a french easel or other style
Oil paints(for acrylics the same colors):( Winsor newton or Winton oils are a good brand, but any brand will do.)
cadmium yellow light, cadmium, yellow lemon, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson, uktramarine blue(french ultramarine), cobalt blue or cerulean blue, burnt sienna,raw umber,titanium white
turpenoid odorless thinner
Brushes: Flats(inexprensive synthetics such as Soho or Prostroke Powercyl), one of each size: #2,#4,#6,#8. A small #00 round is good for signing your work.
Palette knife(metal, not plastic), one that looks like a trowel
Disposable or wooden palette
Canvas, 9 x 12 or 12 x 16, Bring 2 canvases and 2 panels.  Outdoors, panels are better than canvases
Vinyl or nitrile gloves
A plastic bag for disposing of dirty rags
Paper towels
Double palette cup
Metal brush washer
A bottle of water, sunscreen and bug spray
A good source of art supplies is Jerry’s Artarama, either in store in West Hartford or online.


ACRYLIC  STILL LIFE for Teens and Pre-teens (Instructor:Sandra Gustafson)

18 x 24 (appx size) Canvas paper or pre-primed canvas sheets
primary plus white, acrylic paints.
Paper plates for palettes, brushes, water and paper towels,

DRY MEDIA PORTRAIT for Teens and Pre-teens (Instructor: Rachel Gaivoto)

18 x 24 grey toned paper, 18 x 24 white drawing paper.
Graphite pencils, vine charcoal, charcoal sticks, charcoal pencils, white charcoal, soap erasers & kneaded erasers