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Find all your creative supplies listed below. Academy students should plan on buying all supplies marked "Essential" unless they already own something similar.

Oil Painting Academy Supplies

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This eraser can be molded to erase tiny areas. You can press and lift instead of rubbing, and you can knead it to clean it!

Kneaded Eraser

ESSENTIAL

My favorite standard graphite pencil set.

Prismacolor Graphite Pencil Set

ESSENTIAL

A great small sketch book for warm up exercises in class or on the go!

Small Sketch Book

ESSENTIAL

A great inexpensive T-square ruler for getting perfect horizontal and vertical lines.

T-square Ruler

ESSENTIAL

A great inexpensive brush for getting eraser and pencil crumbs off your paper without smearing!

Hake Brush

ESSENTIAL

Three ring binder to hold handouts and charts. If you have one at home, just use that!

Three Ring Binder

ESSENTIAL

An inexpensive, nice white eraser. I prefer this brand but any brand will do.

White Pearl Eraser

ESSENTIAL

A retractable eraser for smaller areas.

Retractable Eraser

ESSENTIAL

A great smaller size drawing pad.

9x12 Drawing Pad (spiral)

ESSENTIAL

An amazing personal pencil sharpener for graphite or colored pencils.

Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener

ESSENTIAL

Inexpensive panels to start learning on.

Canvas Panels

ESSENTIAL

This is a great medium to mix with your paints if they are too stiff.

Walnut Oil- Medium

ESSENTIAL

(Dk-Yellow) You'll be amazed at how much you use this color! Use M. Graham or Gamblin.

Oil Paint- Yellow Ochre

ESSENTIAL

(Light-Red) An essential palette color. I prefer M. Graham or Gamblin brands.

Oil Paint- Cad Red Light

ESSENTIAL

An inexpensive stretch canvas to try when you are learning to paint. Approximately 9x12 to 11x14 is best to start with.

Stretch Canvas

ESSENTIAL

A larger, smooth finish paper for fine art drawings.

Large Bristol Drawing Pad 19 X 24

ESSENTIAL

(DkBrown). A great, darkest brown.

Oil Paint- Asphaltum

ESSENTIAL

(Mid to Dark Green) a good natural green!

Oil Paint- Sap Green

ESSENTIAL

For mixing colors on your palette.

Aluminum Palette Knife

ESSENTIAL

(Med-Blue) This will become your go-to blue!

Oil Paint- Cobalt Blue

ESSENTIAL

(Dk-Red) You also can use a Transparent Earth Red in Gamblin or M Graham brands.

Oil Paint- Transparent Red Oxide

ESSENTIAL

A must have neutral color.

Oil Paint- Raw Umber

ESSENTIAL

(Mid-Brown) Great for value painting and more!

Oil Paint- Burnt Umber

ESSENTIAL

(Lt-Yellow) I prefer Gamblin or M Graham. Can also use a Cad Yellow Light.

Oil Paint- Cad Yellow Medium

ESSENTIAL

An inexpensive set of filbert oil painting brushes.

Ebony Splendor Long Handle Filbert Brushes

ESSENTIAL

An inexpensive set of oil painting brushes.

Ebony Splendor Long Handle Round Brushes

ESSENTIAL

You'll need small small flat brushes for charts and some projects

Small Flat Paint Brushes

ESSENTIAL

You'll use this a lot when mixing colors, so buy the larger tube.

Oil Paint- Titanium White (large tube)

ESSENTIAL

This odorless turpentine is what you'll fill your brush cleaning container with to keep your oil paint brushes clean.

Turpenoid Brush Cleaner

ESSENTIAL

A sturdy, no-spill container for your turpenoid oil brush cleaner.

Oil Paint Brush Washer Container with Lid

ESSENTIAL

This disposable mid-value palette paper makes clean up a breeze!

Disposable Grey Palette Paper

ESSENTIAL

A great dark black.

Oil Paint- Ivory Black

ESSENTIAL

This is a pad of canvas sheets to use for charts or tape to board for paintingl

Canvas Pad- 10 sheets

ESSENTIAL

This handy pocket color wheel will be a great tool as you create with color!

Color Wheel

ESSENTIAL

This is a great holder for the disposable gray palette. You can take your wet paints home and plop them in the freezer to keep them good. Also works well to carry small wet paintings. You just need to clip the plastic pegs off.

Oil Painting Palette with Lid

ESSENTIAL

If you're painting, you'll need an apron or lab coat of some kind. This one is great.

Painting Apron

ESSENTIAL

(Mid-Red) Gamblin brand is fine too.

Oil Paint- Alizarin Crimson

ESSENTIAL

A handy, convenience color to have!

Oil Paint- Cad Orange

ESSENTIAL

Smooth paper for final drawings.

Bristol Paper 9x12

SECONDARY

This is a great set for working with charcoal. It is necessary when the class you are in says they will be starting charcoal drawings.

Blending set

SECONDARY

You'll use these to blend your watercolor pencils and also for watercolor sketching.

Watercolor Brush Pen Set

SECONDARY

A tool to help you resize your drawing from the reference.

Proportional Divider Tool

SECONDARY

A great way to soften your strokes.

Blending Stumps

SECONDARY

Light Blue - I love this light, sky blue color. A great convenience color!

Oil Paint- Radiant Blue

SECONDARY

A great convenience color!

Oil Paint- VanDyke Brown

SECONDARY

(Dk-Blue) A great deep blue!

Oil Paint- Ultramarine Blue

SECONDARY

(Light Yellow) This is a great subtle yellow! I prefer M. Graham in this color.

Oil Paint- Naples Yellow

SECONDARY

Set of tiny brushes for detail work and signing your painting.

Detail Brushes

SECONDARY

If you don't want stained fingers, grab some of these gloves when you paint!

Gloves for Oil Painting

SECONDARY

A variety of tips and sizes. A great marker set.

Pigma Micron Pen Set

OPTIONAL

A great thin leaded, soft colored pencil that works well for sketching!

Verithin Colored Pencils

OPTIONAL

This is a convenience color that comes in handy, especially if you like a variety of purples.

Oil Paint- Cobalt Violet

OPTIONAL

You can use a rubber tips brush for signing your painting, adding texture and more! I great optional tool to have!

Small Rubber Tip Brush Set

OPTIONAL

I love this color when painting landscapes.

Oil Paint- Cerulean Blue

OPTIONAL

I enjoy this convenience color! Not a necessity but definitely a nice luxury!

Oil Paint- Cobalt Teal

OPTIONAL

(Dk Purple) This is a convenience color. Great for shadows and adding to deep neutral colors.

Oil Paint- Ultramarine Violet

OPTIONAL

This is a paint medium to help soften stiff paints. Its gel consistency is easy to use.

Galkyd Gel

OPTIONAL

A hard case for carrying your brushes to keep them from getting damaged.

Paint Brush Case

OPTIONAL

A pack of 8- 11x14" sheets. These are great painting surfaces for those that prefer a smoother surface to paint on. They must be gessoed before use.

MDF Panel

OPTIONAL

To protect all your clothing, use a lab coat instead of an apron!

Lab Coat

OPTIONAL

Some of the nicest drawing surfaces I've used. Especially good for colored pencils and portrait drawing because of the smooth texture.

Stonehenge Paper Pad

OPTIONAL

a handy paint to have but you not necessary.

Oil Paint- Cad Green

OPTIONAL

(Light Yellow) A nice lighter yellow color that leans towards green.

Oil Paint- Cad Yellow Light

OPTIONAL

This mid-value paper is great for charcoal, colored pencil and graphite art!

Toned Paper (tan)

OPTIONAL

This tool is great for creating fine lines in your artwork, or for signing your art.

Detailed Fine Line Applicator

OPTIONAL

a tool to create a thin lines with watercolor paints, oil paints and masking fluid.

Ruling Pen

OPTIONAL

This soft, smooth paper is amazing for sketching.

11x17 Hammermill Color Copy Paper

OPTIONAL

A handy little tool to help you get a variety of different size circles.

Circle Maker

OPTIONAL

I like using this to hold my walnut oil or other medium when using a handheld palette

Paint Medium Holder

OPTIONAL

This glass palette is mid value so it makes it easier to mix your oil paints on and it fits inside the palette box.

Grey Glass Palette

OPTIONAL

The most amazing soap for cleaning off the oil paint from your hands and brushes. We provide it in the studio.

Murphy's Oil Soap (brush cleaner)

OPTIONAL

These brushes are great for adding texture, thin lines and more!

Rubber Tip Blade

OPTIONAL

Sometimes the 12" ruler is just not long enough!

18" T-square

OPTIONAL

I love this rechargeable light table! Makes a great drawing surface and there's no cords.

Rechargeable Tracing Light Table

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

These test tube holder work great for holder your 37 ml paint tube upright. It helps keep them clean and organized! Comes in a three pack.

Paint tube holder

OPTIONAL

This is a great spray to use on graphite and charcoal drawings and you can continue working on it if desired.

Workable Fixative

OPTIONAL

You'll need some type of holder to carry your paintbrushes in to keep them from getting damaged.

Paint Brush Roll Up Container

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A set of tiny ended rectangular and round retractable erasers. Great for tiny areas!

Micro-size Retractable Erasers by Mono Zero

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

This is not necessary for class, but if you want to paint at home and are looking for a great floor easel, this is it!

Painting Easel- floor model

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

This light weight palette is a great inexpensive handheld palette and it fits in your palette box so it's easy to transport.

Handlheld Plastic Palette

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A cute bracelet all female artists are sure to love!

Art Bracelet

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A great sketchbook for the artist who has everything!

Nice Art Sketchbook

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A fun artistic keychain!

Art Keychain

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A great book to use as a drawing reference.

Who's Who in Disney

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

This is not necessary for class but if you want to paint at home and don't have much space, this is a great easel.

Painting Easel- tabletop model

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A blank multi-media art journal.

Blank Creative Journal Book

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Handy clipboard to hold your sketch paper.

11X17 Clipboard

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A cute painter's palette necklace.

Palette Necklace

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

This eraser is great for erasing or lightening wax based colored pencils.

Battery Operated Eraser

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A small pencil pouch to keep your supplies together.

Small Pencil Pouch

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A great set of alcohol markers for adding color to your artwork.

Brush Marker Set

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

This tool is so handy for opening your tubes of paint without damaging them!

Paint Tube opener

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

An inexpensive ink pen. Love these!

Onyx Pens

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

A great holder for your paintbrushes. Take it to class!

Clip On Paintbrush Holder (drumstick)

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

This is a great tote for teens and adults to carry a variety of art supplies. A little too large for younger kids.

Large Art Tote Bag

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

If you want to easily see the values in something that is full color, you can hold this over it and see only values.

Red Transparency Sheet

OPTIONAL

I love this handheld palette! Please note if you are left handed, you'll need to order a right-handout palette.

Handheld Wooden Palette

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

If you enjoy drawing or painting from life and want to do still life, this is a great tool to help you get the lighting right.

Photo Box with Lights

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

This is an amazing set of buttery soft drawing pencils with a wide range from 10H to 10B. An upgrade from the Prismacolor brand.

Mitsubishi Graphite Pencil Set (Hi-uni)

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

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