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Colored Pencil & Drawing Academy

Items are listed as follows:
• Essential- you need these items "high priority"
• Secondary- great items but not an absolute necessity. 
• Optional- these are convenient items  not necessary items

Drawing Pencils
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL- Drawing Pencil set-  make sure you get the medium set so you have the widest variety of pencil leads. 

Kneaded Eraser
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL-  You'll need at least two of these kneaded erasers.  One for graphite drawing and the other for charcoal drawing.  These erasers can molded to any shape and erase by rubbing back and forth or pressing and lifting.  

White Pearl Eraser
by PaperMate

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ESSENTIAL-  Just about any white eraser will work, I prefer these inexpensive erasers. 

Retractable Erasers
by PaperMate

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OPTIONAL-  A great eraser for small areas.  

Drafting Brush
 

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SECONDARY-  Any type of drafting brush to brush the eraser crumbs off your paper without smearing it.  I really like this hake brush.

Drawing Board 13 X 17
 

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ESSENTIAL- We will be working on larger pieces of paper and need a solid surface to draw on and carry your artwork to keep it safe.  Please make sure you get one of these!

Small Sketch Book
 

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ESSENTIAL-  Small sketchbooks are perfect for our warm-ups exercises.  Any inexpensive brand will do for this.

Drawing Paper
by Strathmore

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ESSENTIAL-  A book of drawing paper (not sketch) is great for your drawing projects. 

Stonehenge Colored Pencil Paper
 

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ESSENTIAL-  Small sketchbooks are perfect for our warm-ups exercises.  Any inexpensive brand will do for this.

Blending Stumps
any brand

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SECONDARY-  A blending stump is a great tool for blending and softening your drawing, however beginners tend to use it too much and over work their drawings.  We will use them but not at the beginning.

T-Square
any brand

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ESSENTIAL-  A T-square is a great tool for getting your measurement correct and making parallel lines.  

Charcoal Drawing Pencils
by General

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ESSENTIAL- A great set of three softnesses of black charcoal plus a white charcoal which you will love!

Vine Charcoal Sticks
by Winsor Newton

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ESSENTIAL- These will be used to begin the Charcoal drawing section. Vine charcoal sticks are a great method to learn the wipe out method which is fun and fast!

Bristol Drawing Paper
by Strathmore

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ESSENTIAL- These will be used to begin the Charcoal drawing section. Vine charcoal sticks are a great method to learn the wipe out method which is fun and fast!

Toned Paper
by Strathmore

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SECONDARY- We will be using toned paper for some of our charcoal projects as well as pencil drawings.  You can also choose a grey toned paper if you prefer. (same brand)

Colored Pencils
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL- Not all colored pencils are created equally. You'll want to use a brand that is rich in pigment. I suggest Prismacolor set.

Colorless Blender Pencil
by Prismacolor

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ESSENTIAL- You'll need these for blending your colors.

Poster Putty
by Duck

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ESSENTIAL- You will use this as an eraser for colored pencils

Proportional Divider
by Pixiss

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OPTIONAL- This is a great tool can be used to transfer subject matter onto your canvas or paper while keeping the proportions. Easy to use. Increase, decrease or measure the size of a subject to draw. It also includes a small Color Wheel, Value Scale and Artists View Finder. A great tool for all artists.