Glastonbury Arts


Rorschach Painting Test (Instructor Lynn Bywaters)

Ampersand Aquabord 1/8” Panel: 6” x 6”, 8” x 8” or 8” x 10”,  you may bring more than one.       Gessobord
Chroma Atelier Interactive acrylic: set of 12, 20 ml each or
Turner Acryl Gouache: set of 6, 20 ml each or
Turner Acryl Gouache: “Japanesque” set of 12, 11 ml each or
Holbein Acryla Gouache: Primary set, 20 ml each
(Or Choose smallest possible tubes of at least three colors you like together -no white- of either Chroma Atelier Interactive acrylic or Turner Acryl Gouache- preferable to get one of the sets.)
¾” or 1” synthetic wash brush for use with acrylics
Caran D’Ache Pablo Colored Pencils: set of 12, or more
Canson Tracing Paper pad: 9” x 12”
KUM 2-Hole Magnesium Pencil Sharpener
White plastic eraser:  Staedler-Mars, Factis, green “dust-free” Faber-Castell
Sources – worth checking all for sales
Jerry’s Artarama, 860 232-0073, 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford,  (NOT the same as the West Hartford store!)
Blick Art Materials, 860 747-5551, 341 Cooke Street, Plainville


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


PAINT YOUR FAVORITE PLACES IN OIL (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 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


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.


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: 
1.A small set of (at least 12) NuPastels ( Jerry’s Artarama or Michaels)
2. 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.
 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


Bring a sketch pad. Instructor will provide examples of landscapes that students may use.
Brushes-variious sizes, paper towels

For oils- required Black(ivory,mars,etc), linseed oil, turpenoid.
Optional- any other oil colors you may wish to bring
For acrylics- required Black
Optional- any other acrylics colors of your choice
Miscellaneous items: old credit cards, color shapers, old toothebrush
Instructor will provide aluminum panels, material fee payable to instructor.