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Summer/Fall 2017 Material Lists
Students must supply materials listed on confirmation and website.

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Creative Art Classes:


Watercolor/Acrylic Workshops: Gayle Rappaport-Weiland



​Truckee Classes


Altered Book Basics
Scissors, glue sticks, small paint brush, pencil, eraser and waterproof black pen. 


Beginning Drawing I:  Getting Started
Beginning Drawing II:  Figure Drawing
Beginning Drawing III:  Portrait Drawing
Pencils (HB, 2B & 6B),
White Plastic Eraser, 
Kneaded Eraser,
Sharpener,
Sketching Pad (65lb) or Drawing Pad (80lb), 9”x12” minimum


Drawing with Dry Pastels
A box of assorted Pastel Pencils or a box of Soft Pastel Sticks 
(recommended Soft Pastel Sticks brands: Sennelier, Windsor & Newton, Schmincke, or Rembrandt)
(recommended Pastel Pencils brands: Carbothello from Stabilo, or Conté)

Pastel Colored Paper Sketchpad (Canson mi-teintes, Strathmore Pastel paper, etc)
ATTENTION: if you use Nu-Pastels, Conté, or Carbothello pastel pencils, you need white or light colored pastel paper!

Kneaded eraser
Blending Stumps or Blending Tortillons
Cotton rags or soft tissue paper
Several sheets of copy machine paper

NOTE: Bring several photos and documents of subject matters (realistic, abstract, designs, etc.) you would like to explore during this workshop such as personal photos, magazine photos, post cards, etc. 


Fun with Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Bring Lunch, super glue (non-gel), safety glasses and sharpie pen.


Fun Floral Design
Bring a flexible chopping/cutting mat, a florist’s knife or sharp paring knife, a vase approximately 7" tall & 3-4 inches in diameter and a roll of paper towels.


Kilned Formed Glass Vessels
Bring Lunch, super glue (non-gel), safety glasses and sharpie pen.


​Lessons in Pictorial Composition
Bring drawing supplies - Pencils, paper and pens.


Mixed Media "Play" Day
A mixed media paper spiral pad, UHU gluesticks, scissors, small paint brush, and sharpie pen.


The Art of Sketching
Black Ballpoints or Black Markers (of 2 or 3 different sizes, for ex: ultra fine, fine, medium)
White Plastic Eraser
Kneaded eraser
Sharpener
Sketchpad, 60 lb and up, 8x11 minimum
Optional (only if you want to add more material or if you already have some of the following material):
Pastel Pencils (recommended brands: “Conté or “Carb-Othello from Stabilo)”*
“Conté” squares (Red, Brown, or Black)
Charcoal 
Color Pencils* 
Ink, Penholder & Pens 
Or any other drawing mediums you would like to experiment with.
NOTE:
Bring to class 5 to 6 objects (small to medium size) to sketch. They can be man-made and/or natural objects.

About supplies:
*If it is your first time purchasing color pencils, I would suggest investing in a good brand. You will not regret it, as cheaper brands yield very little color pigments on the paper. Good brands are: Prismacolor, Staedtler, Faber-Castell, Caran D’Ache.
*Ellis art supplies store, on J street carries the “Carb-Othello” pencils by the unit.


The Decorated Letter
 Small drawing pad no larger than 5x7", Pencil, 1 MICRON pen black size 0.1, any art supplies you may already have (ex: colored pencils, markers, crayons, watercolors, brushes, gel pens, etc.)


Watercolor Material List--Click here to download

Watercolor Material List
Watercolor Material List: Remember don’t let the material list overwhelm you. These are all suggestions. email gayle@grappaport.com or call 805-295-6690 if you are concerned. Brushes: Sizes of brushes are suggestions # 2 bristle brush 1 inch square or flat aquarelle (beveled edge used in place of a palette knife). #4 rigor, script, or liner brush. (Long and Thin) Round Brush 6 or 8 .Palette knife (credit card, nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work) Pigments: QoR / Grumbacher/ Winsor Newton/ American Journey student grade is a good start. Required Primary colors: Red, Yellow, Blue and Sepia Medium paper: 140lb. or 300lb. Dearcher’s rough acid free watercolor paper (available to purchase at class) Palette: A melmac or Styrofoam plate is a good. Extra Items: 2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, table salt, paint rag, masking tape, (masonite board or something non-absorbent to tape your paper on), kneaded eraser, HB pencil, small piece of sponge and hairdryer. 

Optional: permanent marker (fine tip) required for pen and ink class. 

Watercolor Gone Golden
Brushes: Sizes of brushes are suggestions # 2 bristle brush 1 inch square or flat aquarelle (beveled edge used in place of a palette knife). 2 inch inexpensive pastry brush, or 2 inch flat brush or hake ( to apply washes) #4 rigor, script, or liner brush. (Long and Thin) 

Round and small inexpensive miskit/maskoid fluid brush Palette knife (credit card , nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work) 

Pigments: QoR / Grumbacher/ Winsor Newton/ American Journey student grade is a good start. Required Primary colors: Red, Yellow, Blue and Sepia Medium paper: 140lb. or 300lb. Dearcher’s rough acid free watercolor paper (available to purchase at class) 

Palette: A melmac or Styrofoam plate is a good. 

Extra Items: 2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, table salt, paint rag, (art masking fluid, miskit or maskoid), masking tape, (masonite board or something non-absorbent to tape your paper on), favorite photo’s to give you inspiration, kneaded eraser, HB pencil, small piece of sponge, rubber cement pick-up, small soap. 

Optional: permanent marker (fine tip) required for pen and ink class. hairdryer


Watercolor Painting: Textual Fruit
Brushes: Sizes of brushes are suggestions # 2 bristle brush 1 inch square or flat aquarelle (beveled edge used in place of a palette knife). 2 inch inexpensive pastry brush, or 2 inch flat brush or hake ( to apply washes) #4 rigor, script, or liner brush. (Long and Thin) Palette knife (credit card , nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work) 

Pigments: QoR / Grumbacher/ Winsor Newton/ American Journey student grade is a good start. Required Primary colors: Red, Yellow, Blue and Sepia 

Medium paper: 140lb. or 300lb. Dearcher’s rough acid free watercolor paper (available to purchase at class) Palette: A melmac or Styrofoam plate is a good

Extra Items: 2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, table salt, paint rag, masking tape, (masonite board or something non-absorbent to tape your paper on), favorite photo’s to give you inspiration, kneaded eraser, HB pencil, small piece of sponge, cement, permanent marker (fine tip) and hairdryer. 

Contemporary Expressive Acrylic Gone Golden
Brushes: sizes of brushes are suggestions/ note you may use your watercolor synthetic brushes. DO NOT use natural hair brushes. Wash brushes properly. 1” inch square #3 rigor, script, or liner brush. (Long and Thin) #8 or 10 round brush #2 bright bristle brush Palette knife (credit card, nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work) 

Pigments: Liquitex /Golden/etc. any professional grade Any quality acrylic is fine. Recommended Colors: (a set is fine) Primary colors and colors you love. For Abstracts and Hearts pick colors you love flowers remember to think floral. For seascapes remember to think ocean (blues, greens and whites. 

Canvas: 12 by 12 cotton artist stretched canvas suggested. Squares work better for abstract (Gallery wrap o.k.) Any size will work. 

Palette: Disposable paper palette or aluminum foil. 

Extra Items: 2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, paint rag, pencil, and small piece of sponge. Many fun products will be shared. Email with Gayle with questions at gayle@grappaport.com

Acrylic Material List
Remember don’t let the material list overwhelm you. These are all suggestions- get close. E-mail or call if you are concerned.

Brushes: sizes of brushes are suggestions/ note you may use your watercolor synthetic brushes. DO NOT use natural hair brushes. Wash brushes properly.
1” inch square
#3 rigor, script, or liner brush. (Long and Thin)
#8 or 10 round brush
#2 bright bristle brush
Palette knife (credit card, nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work)

Pigments: Liquitex /Golden/etc. any professional grade
Any quality acrylic is fine.

Recommended Colors: (a set is fine) Primary colors and colors you love. For flowers remember to think floral.  For seascapes remember to think ocean  (blues, greens and whites. 

Canvas:
12 by 12 cotton artist stretched canvas suggested. Squares work better for abstract (Gallery wrap o.k.) Any size will work.

Palette:
Disposable paper palette or aluminum foil.

Extra Items:
2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, paint rag, pencil, and small piece of sponge. 


Fluid Paintings on Aquabord (Gone Golden)
Remember don’t let the material list overwhelm you. These are all suggestions- get close. E-mail or call if you are concerned.

Brushes: sizes of brushes are suggestions/ note you may use your watercolor synthetic brushes. DO NOT use natural hair brushes. Wash brushes properly.
1” inch square
#3 rigor, script, or liner brush. (Long and Thin)
#8 or 10 round brush
#2 bright bristle brush
Palette knife (credit card, nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work)

Pigments: Golden High Flow Acrylic set 1 fl. Oz or pick your favorite colors singlely.

Recommended Colors: Primary Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue or bring the colors you love.
Golden Acrylic Mica Flakes/choose your favorite color or any Golden product you may want to try and share.
Note: Colors don’t have to be exact. Make sure to pick a blue & red that creates a good purple. Bring your favorite colors if you already have them.
Canvas: Ampersand Aquabord
Palette:
Styrofoam plate is a good start. Disposable paper palette or aluminum foil also work.

Extra Items:
2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, paint rag, pencil, and small piece of sponge.
I will supply rice papers, molding paste, gel medium, gesso, glues, medium and more at class to complete your painting…
Masking tape 
Water containers, tissue, toothbrush, sponge, pencil to take notes.



Scissors
UHU glue stick
3m double sided tape
Pencil
White eraser
Black sharpie pen


Anke Hass Workshops--Truckee
Captivated by Oil Painting--Truckee
Bring two 9 x 12 canvases or larger, basic oil paint set with eight colors, two medium size bristle brushes one flat brush and one round brush and turpentine. Plus, additional material fees.

Watercolor Workshops--Truckee
Bring a watercolor set, watercolor pad 9”x12” minimum and student quality watercolor brushes (1 round & 1 flat brush) plus materials fee at class.

Drawing Workshops--Truckee
Bring a pencil, eraser and an 11’ x 14’ drawing pad and Pencil set 1B,2B,4B, HB to the first class. Plus additional materials fees.

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