Glastonbury Arts


Exploring Watercolors (Instructor Alan James)

At least 3 primary colors and earth colors (brands Daniel Smith, Holbein, or Windsor Newton)
Examples: light red/cadmium red, ultramarine blue, raw sienna, cadmium yellow
Watercolor palette for mixing
Watercolor brushes: mop brush suggests DaVinci size 6 or Princeton Neptune)
pointed rounds size 6 & 12.
Rough/cold pressed paper 140 lb. (suggests Arches sheets, cut to size 11×14, or 8×10, or 9×12)
Drawing board, or gatorboard, or corrugated plastic board
1” tape to secure paper to board
Drawing sketchbook or pad, pencils
Container for water
Paper towels
(Jerry’s has a list of supplies for Alan James classes)

Abstract Painting Outdoors workshop (instructor: Jane Zisk)

It is necessary to have an easel and/or small portable table.
Optional portable chair
Ultramarine, cad yellow light, alizarin crimson, titanium white, ivory black
suggested painting panels: 8X10, 9×12, 12×16
sketch pad
drawing materials
Extra water if you work with water media
Hat, sunscreen, hand sanitizer
sack lunch, water bottle,
There are farm fields and riverside to paint. Bathroom facilities and food/drink nearby on Route 17.

Glastonbury Ferry Landing directions from CT-17(South or North) depending on where you are travelling from, then turn to follow CT-160W

The Landscape En Plein Air workshop (instructor Sam D’Ambruoso)

Sketch Box Easel or aluminum tripod:  Some brands are Maybef, Julian, Soltek. Either half or full box is fine.  Julian brand is used by many.  There are also many aluminum tripods available at your nearest full art supply store.  Other boxes: look at EasyL and OpenBoxM.  Use whatever you are comfortable with and is easy to carry.  Important: Practice setting up your new boxes before you come to the workshop.
Small stool or folding chair
Brushes:  Numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, White Bristle filberts and flats
 Number 10 Bright
One each of number 2 and number 4 sable riggers                   

Oil Colors (recommended): in 1.25 ounce tubes.  No student grades.  Recommended brands:   Gamblin, Old Holland, Holbein, Winsor Newton, Grumbacher. Michael Harding. I normally have the following:
Alizarin Crimson                                                            
Cobalt Blue
Cadmium Red Light                                                    
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow Pale
 Burnt Sienna
Cadmium Orange
Burnt Umber
Naples Yellow
Ivory Black
Yellow Ochre
Titanium White

Wood, glass, or other permanent palette, or disposable paper palette pad
Palette knife
Winsor & Newton Liquin Medium or Resin Gel made by Weber
Vine charcoal and drawing pencil
Odorless turpentine
Required: Small Sketchbook

Other: Protective Glove
Bug spray
 Drinking Water bottle
 Sun Block
 Paper Towels
Painting umbrella


A painting surface(canvas, board,acrylic paper)
Water cup and paper towels
Acrylic primary color paints, plus white


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