Material Lists
Students must supply materials listed on confirmation and website. Class offerings found on our website www.sierracommunityed.org

Scroll down to view the material lists for the following classes:  
  • Abstract Acrylic Skins as Collage Elements
  • Art Deco Window Hanging
  • Clothing Construction
  • Drawing for Beginners 1: Introduction to Materials & Techniques
  • Drawing for Beginners 2: Objects, Light, & Space
  • Drawing for Beginners 3: Composition Basics
  • Drawing for Beginners 4: Drawing the Human Figure, Head, & Hands
  • Drawn Lettering with Pencils
  • Exploring the Versatility of Watercolor & Mixed Media
  • Recycled Wine Bottle Gifts
  • Watercolor Workshop: Flowers, Stems, & Leaves
  • Watercolor Workshop: Passionate About Poppies

Art Deco Window Hanging
  • Sack lunch
  • Mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Sharpie pen


Clothing Construction
  • Simplicity Pattern #1520
  • Fabric - 3 yards of fabric 45" or 60" wide (cotton, flannel or batiks)


Drawing for Beginners 1, 2, 3 & 4
Materials needed for the class (Michaels, Aaron Brothers, or Academy Art will have all the materials, or you can order them online):
  • Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad (or similar), 12"x18"
  • Derwent artists pencils (or similar), at least 3 pencils with 2H, HB, 4B hardness. As an example, the Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils tin has 12 pencils of varying hardness and is perfectly suited for all types of drawing.
  • Kneaded rubber eraser
  • Pink Pearl artists eraser (or similar)
  • 12" ruler (any type)
  • Feel free to bring in any other monochrome drawing material you'd like to use or experiment with, such as charcoal or conté crayons.


Drawn Lettering with Pencils
  • Strathmore Visual Journal "Drawing", 100 lb. 9x12, wire bound, 42 sheets OR Canson XL "Mix Media", 98 lb., 7x10 or larger, wire bound, 60 sheets OR any nice quality drawing or mixed media paper in a similar size and weight, at least 12 sheets
  • Several pencils (2-4 of whatever brand you have in 2H, HB, 2B, 4B range). If purchased, instructor suggests Tombow Mono, Faber-Castell, Staedtler Mars, etc. If you already use a mechanical pencil in 0.5, bring it along.
  • Portable pencil sharper that fits your pencils
  • 12" ruler or T-square
  • 1-2 erasers: foam, plastic, or vinyl
  • Tombow Mono Zero eraser


Pen & Ink Drawing
  • Higgins Waterproof Black India ink 1oz. (or similar)
  • Speedball Art Products SB2964 Sketching Project Set
  • A pad of Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Pad, 9"x12" tape bound, 20 sheets
  • Paper towels
  • A small cup for water


Recycled Wine Bottle Gifts
  • Sack lunch
  • Mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Sharpie pen



Gayle Rappaport's Material Lists

Exploring the Versatility of Watercolor & Mixed Media
Watercolor Workshop: Flowers, Stems & Leaves
Watercolor Workshop: Passionate About Poppies
Remember, don't let the material list overwhelm you. These are all suggestions, get close. Contact instructor if you are concerned at gayle@grappaport.com or 805-295-6690.

  • 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)
            - #10 round brush 
            - Round and small inexpensive miskit/maskoid fluid brush 

  • Palette knife (credit card, nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work)

  • Pigments (QoR - Golden/Grumbacher/Winsor Newton/American Journey student grade is a good start):
            - Primary colors (Red, Yellow,Blue)
            - Sepia

  • Papers: 
            - 140lb. or 300lb. Dearcher’s Rough acid free watercolor paper (available to purchase at class) paper can             be purchased by the sheet so you can experiment.

  • Palette:
             White with sections for painting and mixing (non-absorbent). A melmac or styrofoam plate is a good start.

  • 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 photos to give             you inspiration, kneaded eraser, HB pencil, small piece of sponge, rubber cement pick-up, small soap,             permanent marker (fine tip). 


Abstract Acrylic Skins as Collage Elements
Remember don’t let the material list overwhelm you. These are all suggestions, get close. Contact instructor if you are concerned at gayle@grappaport.com or 805-295-6690.

  • Brushes: sizes of brushes are suggestions/ note you may use your watercolor synthetic brushes. DO NOT use natural hair brushes. Wash brushes properly.
            - 1" square brush
            - 2" flat brush (optional), you can use an inexpensive pastry brush.
            - #3 rigor, script, or liner brush (long and thin)
            - #8 or #10 round brush
            - #2 bright bristle brush

  • Pigments: Any decent quality acrylic is fine. High flow, heavy body. Primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) are a good start. If you already have colors, bring what you have. Colors don't have to be exact. Make sure you choose a blue and red that creates a good purple.
            - Yellow Medium Azo
            - Prussian Blue
            - Red Napthol Crimson
            - Titanium White for mixing
            - Black to paint edges of your canvas

  • Canvas:
​           - (2) 12"x12" cotton artist stretched canvas suggested (squares work better for abstract, gallery wrap ok).
            Available for purchase at class. 

  • Palette:
            - Styrofoam plate is a good start. Disposable paper palette or aluminum foil also work.

  • Palette knife (credit card, nail clipper, emery board, pocket knife will work)

  • Extra Items:
            - 2 water containers, toothbrush, toilet paper, paint rag, pencil, and small piece of sponge.
            - Instructor will supply skins, molding paste, glues, varnish, gel mediums and more!