Materials Lists


FALL 2017



Hand and Wheel: Section 1 with Alexa Mattes

Materials included with fee



Hand and Wheel: Section 2 with Sam Loos

Materials included with fee



Hand and Wheel: Section 3 with Tina Gram

Materials included with fee



Mosaic Art with Maureen Hodge



It Takes a Village with Vanessa Irzyk

Materials included with fee



Explorations in Clay with Karen Futral

Materials included with fee



Watercolor: Section 1 with Dawn Scaltreto



Watercolor: Section 2 with Michele Lauriat

Please bring a black and white photo to the first class.


You will probably need 10 – 12 sheets of 22”x30” paper.

Canson Edition Paper is a good cheaper paper that can be used for watercolor.

Arches and Fabriano make the highest quality watercolor paper.

Cold Pressed paper has a slight texture. Hot Pressed paper is as flat as can be. Rough paper is very textured. You may buy whichever you prefer – if you don’t know what you like I recommend buying an assortment.

Rice paper optional.


Winsor and Newton Artist grade watercolor or Holbein watercolor are your best options. Tube paints are recommended over pan paints. If you already have paints, bring what you have.

Please buy one tube of paynes gray or indigo as well as,

2 colors from this list:
Cadmium Yellow Medium

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Red Medium

Indian Red

Burnt Sienna

Raw Umber

Mars Violet

And 2 colors from this list:
Cobalt Turquoise (reg. or light)

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Cerulean Blue

Sap green

Windsor Green

Windsor Violet

Brushes: Dick Blick brand watercolor brushes are recommended. If you have brushes that you love, just bring those. If you don’t have brushes please buy:

One Wash brush: squirrel mops sizes 8-12 or large sumi brush

Three Rounds or Pointed Rounds of varying sizes: Sizes 2-16

One or Two Flats: sizes 1-12

Other items

Drawing Board(s)

Palettes- Plastic containers, no glass

Portfolio – to get work to and from class

Ruler 18" or longer

Artist's Tape




Watercolor Explorations with Cathy Garnett

For the first class bring the set of watercolors and tools that you presently use.

If you need to supplement your watercolors I recommend Winsor Newton Artist Grade:
– Transparent Yellow
– Cadmium Yellow Deep
– Quinacridone gold
– Scarlet Lake
– Permanent Alizarin crimson
– Permanent Rose
– Cobalt Blue
– Ultramarine
– Winsor Blue green shade
– Winsor green blue shade
– Dioxazine violet
–Raw sienna
– Burnt sienna

– Paper: Arches 140# cold press W.C. Paper or watercolor pad at least 12” x 16”

– Bring the brushes you presently use. If possible bring one nylon W.C. brush #8 or #10 with a point, 1 large W.C. brush with point #20 or “Sceptre”, and one nylon W.C. flat brush 1”.

Misc. required:
– Palette (John Pike or equivalent)
– Paper towels
– Pencils
– Artist tape or thumbtacks

– Two clean containers for water

We will go over your equipment in class and discuss.



Painting Studio: Creativity in Water Media with Cathy Garnett

Regular complement of watercolor brushes

Current palette of watercolor, gouache or acrylic paints

Stiff bristle Acrylic flat brush

Matte acrylic medium ( small bottle)

140 cold press watercolor paper rough

Misc. canson or ornamental papers

Misc: scissors, pencils and white eraser

*We will go over any additional materials in class.



Beginning and Continuing Acrylic Painting: Section 1 with Marta Kaemmer



Beginning and Continuing Acrylic Painting: Section 2 with Marta Kaemmer



Portraiture with Luba Shapiro Grenader

Graphite pencils


Drawing paper

*We will discuss the following materials and options based on your personal preference during the first class, so no need to buy anything but feel free to bring what you already have:

Options for other dry drawing mediums: charcoal (charcoal brand is the softest), conte crayons, pen and ink or thin sharpies or ball point pens of your choice

Painting medium of your choice, brushes and appropriate surface

Glue for collage

Collage materials



Gelatin Printmaking with Nancy Crasco

A gelatin plate for each participant will be provided for the first class. Recipes will be distributed during the first class for students to make their own plates for the following weeks. OR students may purchase a Gelli Arts Printing Plate on-line at:


Wear old clothes or bring an apron

Cover a 9” x 12” cardboard with aluminum foil (to hold your gelatin plate)

One 9” x 12” pad of white drawing paper to make test prints

Freezer paper (for palettes)

8 ½” x 11” white card stock (for prints and for making stencils)

Other interesting inexpensive printmaking papers are: wrapping papers, pages from a discarded book or telephone book, or pages from good quality magazines

Brayer – 6” soft rubber brayer is preferable available at Artist and Craftsman, Dick Blick etc.

Paint brushes (either oil or watercolor are OK)

Dishpan or bucket for water, rubber gloves (optional)

Old towel or rag (or roll of paper towels)

3”x5” sponge (old one OK) for cleaning plate

Small plastic cups or yoghurt containers

Palette knife or small plastic knife for mixing inks

Plastic spoons


X-acto knife or scissors

Masking tape


any texture/pattern producing materials:

plant materials: leaves, grasses

paper or fabric with texture: burlap, cheesecloth, paper towels, tissues,

doilies or laces

rubber or wooden stamps

combs (no sharp points)

plastic silverware




adhesive spreaders ($1.00 at the hardware store)

commercial stencils

an old magazine

any other materials with texture that you can think of (no sharp edges/points)



Experimental Relief Printing with Cathy Garnett

Brayer - hard rubber


Brush for oil or. Acrylic

Mylar or Duralar sheet - at least 9" x 12"

Perspex (plexiglass)

*We will go over any additional materials in class.



Pastel Drawing with Luba Shapiro Grenader

Basic soft pastel set (12 pieces or more; student grade is fine for this class)

Paper stumps such as:

Pastel paper pad with white and various other shades, at least 9"x12" 
   this looks like a good deal:


You may buy pastel paper by sheet of white and other color(s) of your choice for example: as they are larger, you will only need three or four sheets for the four classes, as we can cut them in half
masking tape

Graphite pencil

Kneaded rubber eraser

Color and/or pastel pencils (a few colors or a basic set)



Drawing Big with Marta Kaemmer



Drawing for People Who Think They Can't Draw: Section 1 with Marta Kaemmer

Sketch pad (18x24 in.)
Drawing board with clips (Makes it easier to carry pad around and draw)
Drawing pencils (4B, 2B, HB suggested, also an Ebony pencil)
Charcoal and/or conte (compressed charcoal)
kneaded eraser
rubber eraser
Spray workable fixative
Painters tape

I find Dick Blick or Michaels a good place to look. Michaels often has 40% coupons or other sale offers on their website



Drawing for People Who Think They Can't Draw: Section 2 with Zoe Schein



Drawing Life with Cat Bennett

Materials included with fee collected on first day of class.



Mixed Media: Personal Explorations with Ruth Henry

Materials will be determined by student interest and experimentation.



Bookmaking and Printmaking with TBD



Demystifying the Sewing Machine with Luba Shapiro Grenader

*For the first class, feel free to bring what you have and some fabric scraps, recycled clothing, fabrics that you have at home. We will discuss the rest in class.  Bring what you have, no need to buy if you are uncertain. 

Sewing machine and all the necessary attachments

Hand sewing needles

Marking pencil

Fabric scissors


Heavy metal ruler



Needles and Thread with Ashley Rabon



Field Trip with Marta Kaemmer



Looking Within with Luba Shapiro Grenader

Journal or any writing pad and pen

Small sketchbook or white paper for making quick idea-sketches

Pencils or pens for sketching


Your regular art making materials and any surface of your preference

A few sheets of larger drawing paper

*If your regular work is of a bigger scale, please bring the smaller surface to work on in class. 

*Please bring an example of your work or a few.  It can be actual work or in a digital format as well.

*Please bring a few found objects: materials from nature and/or textiles, clothing, etc. – objects without particular meaning, based on initial subjective attraction; also, bring 1-2 objects with particular personal meaning.

*Consider bringing your own scissors, tape, stapler, although these will also be available in the classroom.



Painting Intensive with Marta Kaemmer



Coffee and Clay: Section 1 with Alexa Mattes

All materials provided



Coffee and Clay: Section 2 with Alexa Mattes

All materials provided



Crafterdark with TBD

All materials provided



Drawing Like... with Renee Silva

All materials provided



Explorations in Paint with Renee Silva

All materials provided