Materials List: (special note: Because this class is open media, students should contact the instructor with specific questions not addressed here. markdanielnelsonart@gmail.com)

 

All Media: Digital Camera or Smartphone/Tablet with camera

Small Sketchbook (11x14 or smaller)

Pencil/black marker

Optional: Colored pencil set

 

Acrylic Painters (preferred media but not required. The class involves layering exercises, so acrylic’s drying properties are helpful. Special note on acrylic paint: Student-grade paint will work but is very transparent, requiring multiple layers to achieve the opacity of professional grade paint. If cost is an issue, I suggest purchasing professional-grade only in the “required” colors below. Golden is my preferred brand.):

 

Acrylic Painting Palette (suggested: Acryl-a-Miser)

Cup or Jar to hold water (suggested: Mona Lisa Brush Cleaning Tank)

Acrylic painting medium (suggested: Golden Acrylic Glazing Medium, satin)

Brushes: (at least 1 of each) #4, #6, #8 filbert and flat synthetic plus any additional brushes student desires.

Painting Surface: Stretched or mounted canvas or gessoed hardboard panels. Suggested sizes 8x10 through 16x20. (you'll need at least 7 total). Canson Plein Air Illustration Board pads are an excellent option if you can’t transport canvases.

Paint (required): Titanium White, Quinacridone Red, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light

Paint (optional, in order of importance): Cadmium Red Light, #5 Value Grey, Cadmium Orange, Mars Black, Unbleached Titanium or Titanium Buff, Dioxazine Violet, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Veridian, any other colors you like to use.

Kleenex or Paper Towels

Palette Knife

Brush Soap

 

Oil Painters:

Palette

Odorless Mineral Spirits (Turpeniod or Gamsol)

Steel Cup or Jar to hold Mineral Spirits (must have a lid)

Brushes: (at least 2 of each) #4, #6, #8 mix of flat and filbert, plus any additional brushes student desires.

Painting Surface: Stretched or mounted canvas or gessoed hardboard panels. Suggested sizes 8x10 through 16x20. (you'll need at least 7 total)

Paint (required): Titanium White, Quinacridone Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light

Paint (optional, in order of importance): Cadmium Red Light, #5 Value Grey, Cadmium Orange, Mars Black, Unbleached Titanium or Titanium Buff, Dioxazine Violet, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Veridian, any other colors you like to use.

 

Kleenex or Paper Towels

Palette Knife

Brush Soap

 

Watercolor Painters:

Watercolor Palette (suggested: "Creative Mark" brand)

Cup or Jar to hold water

Brushes: 1 size 8 round plus any additional brushes student desires

Painting Surface: Hot Pressed watercolor paper or bristol. Suggested sizes 5x7 through 16x20. (you'll need at least 7 total)

Paint (required): Titanium White Gouache, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light

Paint (optional, in order of importance): Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Orange, Mars Black, Unbleached Titanium or Titanium Buff, Dioxazine Violet, Cobalt Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue, Veridian, any other colors you like to use.

 

Kleenex or Paper Towels

 

 

 

 

Pastel, Colored Pencil, Markers, etc. are also welcome. You'll need 10-15 pieces of paper. iPad or other tablet with "Procreate" app is also acceptable. All assignments can be done digitally.