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.

STILL LIFE IN ANY MEDIUM (Instructor Shauna Shane):

Bring a notebook and pen/pencil to the first class, Bring your painting supplies. If you have any questions on supplies, email the instructor at fentonriver@yahoo.com

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):

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 umbrela, or it is crucial to paint in the shade.

Plastic grocery bag for soiled rags

 

LANDSCAPE IN ALL MEDIA and PLEIN AIR PAINTING
COLOR WORKSHOP FOR OILS AND ACRYLICS (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

 

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

 

THE WATERBASED MONOPRINT WORKSHOP (INSTRUCTOR MELISSA MEREDITH):

Please bring any watercolors and/or gouache paints your are comfortable using and any watercolor crayons/pencils/sticks.  Also needed are palettes, brushes, watercolor paper and paper towels.

FOG AND MOONLIGHT:TWO PASTEL LANDSCAPES(INSTRUCTOR  STEVE LINDE):

Surface material: paper sizes 9×12 or 11×14 preferred
For Fog painting: gray sanded paper or Ampersand Pastel Board(gray panel is best)
For night scene: Black sanded paper(Canson Mi-Teintes or Art Spectrum)
A small drawing or canvas board for support
Pastels: Any brand will do (Blues and grays will be needed for fog and moon scenes)
Pastel Pencils for blending: blues, grays, black and white(Stabilo CarbOthello recommended)
Single pencils available from Dick Blick
Pencil sharpener
Reference photos: Daylight photos are acceptable for moon scenes(values and moon can be substituted during the painting process) Actual fog pictures are best,but fog can be added to daylight photos