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Fall 2018 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:  
Creative Art Classes:


Watercolor/Acrylic Workshops - Gayle Rappaport-Weiland


Truckee Workshops​



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


Drawing for Beginners Workshops
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.


​Exploring Uncial Calligraphy
Broad edged markers such as ZIG or ITOYA with one end 5.0 (or close to that size). 1-2 dark colors. Bond paper tablet such as LAYOUT BOND by Strathmore (9x12)


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


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.


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

Painting with Acrylics: Animals
Materials 16x20 Canvas or bigger Paint Brushes (various sizes) Palette Acrylic paint (recommended) Titanium White Cadmium Yellow Cadmium Red Alizarin Crimson Phthalo Green Phthalo Blue Dioxazine purple Burnt Sienna Ivory Black Naples yellow Recommend - container for water - rag - sketchbook 


Simple Wreath Illustrations
#2 pencil, Bring your OWN art supplies in which you want to work. Can be watercolor, markers, colored pencils or rubber stamps. (stamps should be small in size), and a small paper tablet (5x7) Strathmore is a great brand.


All Gayle Rappaport's Material Lists
Watercolor Pen & Ink Sampler 
Don’t let the material list overwhelm you. These are all suggestions get close. E-mail Gayle at gayle@grappaport.com 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)
# 10 round brush (optional)
 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.
Primary colors: Red, Yellow , Blue and Sepia will work for first class. 

Recommended Colors Bring colors you love and I will also share some fun colors. 

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, 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, permanent marker (fine tip) required for pen and ink class and a non –permanent marker.



Watercolor Painting: Flowers, Stems and Leaves
Remember don’t let the material list overwhelm you. These are all suggestions get close.E-mail Gayle at gayle@grappaport.com  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)
# 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 and Sepia will work for first class. 

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 photo’s to give you inspiration, kneaded eraser, HB pencil, small piece of sponge, rubber cement pick –up,smallsoap. permanent marker (fine tip) 



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 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.

#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)
#2 Fan Brush

Pigments: 
Any decent quality acrylic is fine.

Recommended Colors:
 Choose colors that you would enjoy in a landscape. 
Primary Colors: Red Yellow and Blue a good start.
 If you already have colors bring what you have

Titanium White a must
Burnt Umber or black a must to paint edges and use for Birch. 

Canvas:
No smaller than 12 by 16 cotton artist stretched canvas suggested. (Gallery wrap o.k.) . No larger than 16 by 20.

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.
Please bring a blowdryer


Write On!
Material List: Scissors, UHU glue stick, 3m double sided tape, Pencil, White eraser and Black sharpie pen.

Truckee Workshops

Oil Painting Workshop--Truckee
Canvas, minimum 9"x12"
variety of bristle brushes for oils
variety of soft synthetics or sable brushes for oils
Oil paints: Titanium white, mars black, hooker's green, phthalo blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, orange, quinacridone red and violet, sienna brown, burnt umber.
glass container for oil painting medium and turpenoid
turpenoid
oil painting medium or linseed oil
paper towels
sunscreen lotion or hand cleaner
palette
palette knives, at least two

Watercolor Workshops--Truckee
Good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore, Arches or Fabriano 140 lbs min. cold press, 2 loose sheets from Nevada Fine Arts or pad
Watercolor (see Amazon, Dick Blick for choices)
Brushes: variety of round #8, flat 1", and others
water container
paper towels
artist tape
foam core board 12"x 18" minimum

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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