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SUPPLIES LIST FOR PASTELS CLASS WITH LORRAINE MCFARLAND

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IMPORTANT! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME!

I want you to have a good learning experience and the items on this list are important for you to have. If you are having trouble locating or can't afford what you need, I will try to help.

Email me at lorrainemcfarlandart@gmail.com or call me at 573-578-1559.

Please leave a message if I don't answer!

 

PASTELS (not oil pastels)

I will not provide pastels for this class, but I will have some you can borrow if you need a color you don't have.

You should have a good variety of pastels with a good value and color range and a range of hard to medium soft. Some good hard ones are Nupastels, Rembrandt, Cretacolor, Mungyo Gallery Semi-Hard;  some good soft ones - Mungyo Gallery Handmade, Unison, Terry Ludwig, Mount Vision,).

PAPER

Good pastel paper is not available in stores, but you can purchase it online from aswexpress.com or jerrysartarama.com.

You will need two or three sheets of paper, at least 9"x12". 

UArt  400 grade pastel paper - this paper only comes in one color

or

Art Spectrum  Colourfix any color (white is good if you want to try watercolor underpainting, otherwise, choose a mid tone color)

I will have Art Spectrum Colourfix pastel paper in the 9x12 size for sale the day of the class for $3/sheet.

 Canson Mi Tientes or Strathmore pastel paper is NOT good for this class!

 

A BOARD to tape your paper to. It should be at least a few inches bigger than your paper.  A piece of foam core will do if you don't have a drawing board.

A table top or standing easel. This should be sturdy and large enough to hold your board. Invest in a good sturdy one. It will help you succeed!

A piece of aluminum foil or stiff paper to make a trough to catch pastel dust below your board.

Roll of paper towels. I like VIVA.

A SMALL, SHALLOW TUPPERWARE/RUBBERMAID CONTAINER, WITH A LID. NO SMALLER THAN A SANDWICH CONTAINER, NO BIGGER THAN 5X7. 

PUT ABOUT 1/2 INCH OF CORNMEAL OR RICE IN THE CONTAINER. I WILL EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS FOR IN CLASS!

Tape - (drafting, artists, or painters tape) NOT masking tape. NOT Scotch brand low tack artists tape.

Small sketchbook

#2 or softer pencil

 Kneaded eraser, none other

Notebook for taking notes

Photos to work from

These should not be too complicated and should have a good range of values. They should be technically decent photos, and should be as close to the size you want to paint them as possible. As long as you get decent color and a range of values, you can print them on regular paper.  You can copy and blow up photos at a copy center pretty inexpensively on regular paper - no need to pay for photo paper. A black and white copy in addition to the color copy is helpful.

 

 

OPTIONAL ITEMS

IF YOU WANT TO TRY WET UNDERPAINTING YOU WILL NEED EITHER:

A SMALL SET OF GOOD QUALITY WATERCOLORS AND A MEDIUM SIZED WATERCOLOR/ACRYLIC BRUSH

 OR

SOME ODORLESS MINERAL SPIRITS (I LIKE TURPENOID IN THE BLUE CAN, NOT THE GREEN CAN) or DENATURED ALCOHOL.

A BRISTLE BRUSH, 3/4" TO 1" WIDE. A CHEAP ONE FROM THE HARDWARE STORE WILL DO.

DON'T FORGET A CONTAINER FOR YOUR WATER OR MINERAL SPIRITS!

Sack lunch/beverage if you don't want to purchase lunch - we will take 30 to 45 minutes for lunch

Protective gloves or barrier cream  - Gloves in a Bottle (available from online art stores), Liquid Glove, or a barrier cream from the drugstore - ask the pharmacist about barrier cream if you don't know what to look for

COLOR WHEEL I like the ones from The Color Wheel Company

TOMBOW PENS ( or something similar) in black , grey and lighter grey, for doing 4-value thumbnail sketches (the white of the paper will be your lightest value)

PICTURE PERFECT VIEWFINDER -  This is one of my favorite tools. It is a little pricey, but VERY, VERY helpful for many reasons! $17.45 (including shipping) from www.pictureperfectviewfinder.com as of October 2016.

 

Here are some of my favorite online suppiers:

www.aswexpress.com                                                                 www.dickblick.com

www.jerrysartarama.com                                                           www.dakotapastels.com

www.pictureperfectviewfinder.com                                        www.terryludwig.com

www.amazon.com                                                                        www.cheapjoes.com