Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vicky McLain's Oil Painting Class

Oil Paints = Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black and Titanium White

Variety of brushes including = #8 round bristle, #6 round bristle and #2 round sable for detail work.

Q-Tips, Easel, Paper Towels, Huggie Wipes, Murphy's Oil Soap or Odorless Mineral Spirits for brush cleaning and newspaper/plastic to cover your work area.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pat Saad's Acrylic Class

Supply List

Acrylic Paints = Titanium White, Cerulean Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, and Viridian Green.

Pallet and Pallet Knife


Asssorted Brushes

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Supplies for Anne Patterson's Watercolor Class

What you need to bring: Bring your usual watercolor materials, photographs that are potential resource material for painting. Please bring some masking tape, tracing paper and transfer paper.

These are materials I usually use, BUT ARE NOT REQUIRED THAT YOU HAVE.

Art Xpress Round Kolinsky Sable Brushes Sizes 6, 8 and 10
Loewe Cornell Fabric dye brushes round and flat in a variety of sizes
(I use these for scrubbing and purchase these from the fabric dye section of Michael's.)
For applying liquid maskoid, I use the rubber paint shapers in the softer white rubber. I like 3 or 4 round for this.

I use 140 lb Arches cold ress paper for glazing techniques. For teaching I choose watercolor blocks or sheet paper according to the size of the image.

I use a varity of colors, but always professional grade paint. My favorite basic palette is quinacquidone red or permanent red, scarlet lake, permanent alizaron crimson, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, new gamboge yellow, aureolin yellow, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and sap green.

If you have any questions, please email Anne at

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Supply List for Frankie Bush's Watercolor Classes

Artist Quality Watercolor Paints
Assorted Brushes-suggested sizes #6, #8, #10, #14 round, 1" flat
Paper-140lb. Arches, cold press, loose sheets recommended for this class
2 Water Containers
Paper Towels
Masking Fluid
Scrubber/Lifter- Loew-Cornell at Hobby Lobby in tye-dye department (also at Michael's)
Drawing Pencils (hard)
Kneaded Eraser
My Pallette:
Legend: O-opaque, T-transparent, S-staining, C-cool or W-warm
Naples (O), Aureolin (T), New Gamboge (T,S), Quinacridone Gold (T,S), Yellow Ochre (O), Most yellows are warm.
Alizarin Crimson (T,C), Permanent Rose (T,C), Windsor Red (O,W), Indian Red (O,C), Scarlet Lake (T,W,S)
*Verditer Blue (O), Cobalt (S), French Ultramarine (T,S), Indigo (O,S) Most blues are cool.
Permanent Sap (T,S,C), **Undersea Green (T,C), Beautiful greens can be made from blues and yellows
Cadmium Orange (O,S,W) or mix your red and yellow
*Mineral Violet (T), and Windsor Violet (T,S)
*Brown Madder (O), Raw Sienna (T), Burnt Umber (T), Sepia (O) Browns are neutral, neither warm or cool.
*Holbein only. **Daniel Smith only.
I order from Cheap Joe's at You can call 1-800-227-2788. The shipping is less than the gas money. At 14/15 tube of paint is cheaper in the long run than a 5ml tube.
Loew-Cornell ULTRA ROUNDS are a good price and quality for synthetic brushes. Cheap Joe's stock # are: #14-LC7020, $9.99; #10-LC7020-10, $7.99; #8-LC7020-8, $6.99; #6-LC7020-6, $5.69; 1" FLAT-LC7400-1, $10.59

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Anna Coe Watercolor...Supply List

PAINT...Windsor Newton (artsist grade)
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cadimun Yellow Pale
Cadimun Orange
Winsor Green (blue shade)

Davinci Brand Paints
Yellow Ochre
Ultramarine Blue

Robert Simmons #8 and #14 round
Robert Simmons Flatwash 1'
any other brushes that you have

White plastic plates or watercolor palette with deep closed wells

300 lb Fabriano watercolor paper COLD PRESS

MISCELLANEOUS...paper towels, #2 pencils, scissors, water containers, pen and paper for taking notes

Call Anna Coe at 395-2585 if you have any questions

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Supplies for Recycled, Reclaimed Hardware Store Jewelry Workshop

Items to bring for the workshop:
safety glasses
gardening or other thick gloves
metal shears or heavy-duty scissors
scrap copper and/or brass
ear plugs
sand paper
a file that you do not use in your metalsmithing work

Items to bring if you have them laying around:
your metalsmithing hand tools-pliers, steel block, raw hide mallet
old buttons, jewelry parts, beads, etc.
interesting tin cans

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ilona Smithkin Oil Workshop...October 10

Suggested Items from Ilona Smithkin:

Plain black round soft charcoal – 1 piece will work nicely

Sketchbook 8 x 10 of newsprint quality

Stretched Canvas 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 (wood backing for finished painting) or canvas board

Brushes – if you do not have oil brushes for this size painting, Ilona will be bringing some

Palette Knife – if you don’t have one, we have plenty at Black Creek

Wooden Palette

Palette Tin Cup for odorless turpentine to clean brushes


Grumbacher or Newton
Permalba White – Large Tube
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
French Ultramarine Blue
Viridian Dark Green
Cerulean Blue
Phalo Yellow Green (optional color)


Paper Towels

Class is for all levels. You will have fun, learn technique and have a finished picture when complete.