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WATERCOLOR ACADEMY

Supply List

Find everything you need for class listed below. Buying your personal supplies through the Amazon links provided helps Accomplished Artist Studio fund our Scholarship Program.

students should bring these items to class

Essential

Optional

convenient items or an upgraded version of an essential item

Secondary

great items to have but not essential

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ESSENTIAL

Daniel Smith- Ultramarine Blue Watercolor Paint (medium blue)

Medium Blue- Some artist prefer this for their Medium blue and others Cobalt Blue. I actually like having both!

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Daniel Smith- Sap Green Watercolor Paint (mid- dark green)

Medium Green - A great natural green value that you will enjoy using!

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Daniel Smith- Yellow Ochre Watercolor Paint (light brown)

Light Brown - Don't let the name fool you. A must have! You'll be surprised at how much you'll use this!

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Daniel Smith- Van Dyke Watercolor Paint (dark brown)

Dark Brown This is a great dark value. (Can also use asphaltum or raw umber.)

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Daniel Smith- Neutral Tint Watercolor Paint

An easy way to shade a color- just add some of this!

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Daniel Smith- Permanent Orange

A great secondary color ready to use instead of mixing your own! (Can also use Cad Orange Hue)

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Watercolor Pen Set

These brushes can be filled with water so you can watercolor without having a water container. Fun for watercolor sketching.

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Watercolor Spray Bottle

You'll need some type of spray bottle to keep your paints wet.

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White Pearl Eraser

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

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T-square Ruler

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

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Daniel Smith- Pyrrol Scarlet Watercolor Paint (light red)

This is a great fire-engine red. (You can also use Perylene Red or Permanent Red Light in its place as well.)

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Daniel Smith- Alizarin Crimson Watercolor Paint (medium red)

Medium Red- A must have! A bluish-red pigment listed on the basic palette of a vast majority of artists. You can also use Quinacridone Rose or Rose Madder in its place.)

ESSENTIAL

Daniel Smith- Naples Yellow Watercolor Paint (light yellow)

Light Yellow- a soft creamy yellow/white tint.

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Daniel Smith- Cad Yellow Light Watercolor Paint (medium yellow)

Medium Yellow- A clean lemon yellow color that is awesome! (Can also use Lemon Yellow)

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Daniel Smith- Indigo Blue Watercolor Paint (dark blue)

Dark Blue- A wonderful neutral black tinted blue color!

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Daniel Smith- Cerulean Blue Watercolor Paint

Light Blue- A great light blue. Make sure you get just Cerulean Blue not Cerulean Blue Chromium.

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Mounting Board for Watercolor Painting

A must have for watercolorists to keep your paper from curling up!

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Empty Watercolor Palette

You'll need an empty watercolor palette to squeeze your paint tubes into. I really like this one because of the extra mixing areas!

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Masking Fluid

Some watercolor projects use masking fluid, this is this easiest to use that I have found.

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Original Gold Max Round Brushes

These are the best round brushes ever! They hold a tip and are very durable. You can buy on Amazon or KingArt, they are often on sale which makes them reasonably priced. You can definitely use another brand, these are just what we use. They are also available at kingartco.com.

ESSENTIAL

Original Gold Variety Brush Set

These are the best brushes ever! This is a good variety set. You can buy on Amazon or KingArt, they are often on sale which makes them reasonably priced. You can definitely use another brand, these are just what we use. They are also available at kingartco.com.

ESSENTIAL

Kneaded Eraser

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!

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Retractable Eraser

A retractable eraser for smaller aras.

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Prismacolor Graphite Pencil Set

My favorite standard graphite pencil set.

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Hake Brush

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

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Pigma Micron Pen Set

A variety of tips sizes- a great marker set.

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Small Sketch Book

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

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Blending Stumps

A great way to soften your strokes.

ESSENTIAL

9x12 Drawing Pad (spiral)

A great smaller size drawing pad.

ESSENTIAL

Arches 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper

The best watercolor paper out there! By these books or pick up full sheets available at an Art Store

SECONDARY

Daniel Smith- Phthalo Yellow Green Watercolor Paint (light green)

A light very vibrant green that makes your greens pop!

SECONDARY

Daniel Smith- Raw Sienna Watercolor Paint (medium brown)

Medium Brown A lighter brown great for natural scenes.

SECONDARY

Daniel Smith- Rose of Ultramarine (neutral purple)

This is probably my most favorite color! It is so striking and mixes well with other colors, it's a great neutral purple!

SECONDARY

Daniel Smith- Quinacridone Gold

A very vibrant intense gold color, a great color

SECONDARY

Watercolor Rag (diaper)

Using an absorbent rag instead of paper towels is so amazing!

SECONDARY

Drawing Board

A flat smooth drawing panel. Helps you work on a tilted surface.

SECONDARY

Daniel Smith- Deep Scarlet Watercolor Paint (dark red)

Dark Red- A wonderful deep reddish-brown tone. (Can also use Perlyene Maroon)

SECONDARY

Daniel Smith- New Gamboge Watercolor Paint (dark yellow)

Dark Yellow A vibrant warm yellow that you'll discover many uses for! (Can also use Indian Yellow)

SECONDARY

Daniel Smith- Cobalt Blue Watercolor Paint (medium blue)

Medium Blue- A basic blue, closest to a primary blue as you can get!

OPTIONAL

Paint Brush Case

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

OPTIONAL

Continuous Spray Bottle

A fancy spray bottle for all watercolorists.

OPTIONAL

Large Art Tote Bag

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

OPTIONAL

Proportional Divider Tool

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

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Clip On Fan for Watercoloring

A rechargeable fan for blowing your artwork dry.

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Watercolor Tube Organizer (lipstick)

A great way to organize and store your watercolor tubes!

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Mitsubishi Graphite Pencil Set (Uni Hi)

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

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener

An amazing personal pencil sharpener for graphite or colored pencils.

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Rechargable Tracing Light Table

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

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