Glastonbury Arts


Furry and Feathered Friends (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 or unsanded (Canson MiTientes), sizes approx 11 x 14
Dry brush for corrections
Vine Charcoal
Photo references
Board larger than paper to tape paper onto
Artist tape
Apron/gloves/paper towels



DRAWING BASICS (Instructor: Shauna Shane)

Hard Vine Charcoal
Drawing Board
4 large sheets grey Charcoal Paper – or white, light grey, or     multi-toned Charcoal Pad 14 x 18 or larger. (Canson, etc.)
Kneaded Eraser
Blending Stump
Sandpaper Block
Workable Fixative


OIL PAINTING FOR ALL LEVELS (Instructor: Shauna Shane)

Professional colors – Avoid ‘student grade’ or ‘hues’
Titanium white – large tube
    Cadmium Yellow Light
    Yellow Ochre
    Burnt Sienna
    Cadmium Red Light or Vermillion
    Quinacridone violet or Permanent Magenta
    Cerulean Blue
    Cobalt Blue
    Ultramarine Blue
    Sap Green
    Ivory or Mars Black
    Cadmium Yellow Medium or Deep,
    Cadmium Orange
     Violet Grey
Suggested Brands: (Professional Grade):
    Utrecht, Windsor Newton, Holbein, Rembrandt, Gamblin, or M.Graham.
Brushes:   Flats.  2;  •  #4 or 5; •  #8 or 9. Feel free to bring additional sizes
Palette: glass. (Or Grey-tone disposable palette)
Recommended: Palette Keeper to store and keep paints fresh
Paper Towels: (automotive towels are tougher).
Turpenoid or Gamblin Mineral Spirits from art store.
Mineral Spirits Container: (recommended, a metal container with screw lid or bale clips to seal securely). Optional: I will show you a good DIY option
Support:  Four Canvas boards, panels, or stretched canvas  – 11 x 14

WAVE 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: 12 x 24” 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


Plein Aire Painting Workshop (Instructor: Sam D’Ambruoso)

Supply and Reading List
It is recommended that each artist should have the following painting materials:
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
Miscellaneous: Wood, glass, or other permanent palette, or disposable paper palette pad , Palette knife
Winsor Newton Liquin medium or Resin Gel by Weber                      
Vine charcoal and drawing pencil
Oderless turpentine                           

Required: Small Sketchbook
Other: Protective Gloves
Bug spray
 Drinking Water bottle
 Sun Block
 Paper Towels
 Painting umbrella 
 Canvas board or Stretched canvas in 6”X8”, 8”X10”, 9”X12”, and/or 11”x14”
   Primed masonite or birch panel or Primed multimedia art board
“Composition of Outdoor Painting” by Edgar Payne. 


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.