Watercolor & Drawing Academy
These are the supplies you'll need for the Watercolor Academy class.
However there are more great items that I use in the "watercolor kit" you might want to check out!
• Essential- you need these items "high priority"
• Secondary- great items but not an absolute necessity.
• Optional- these are items I have found to be convenient to have, but are not necessary items
Alizarin Crimson Watercolor
by Daniel Smith
ESSENTIAL- 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.)
Phthalo Yellow Green Watercolor
by Daniel Smith
ESSENTIAL- Light Green This is a green light yellow green and works well underneath sap green or mixed with natural colors. (Can also use Spring Green)
24 Well Empty
ESSENTIAL- You'll need an 18-24 well palette for your paints. This is just one of the many available. I really like this one because it gives you some extra mixing areas and still holds 24 colors!
by Arches 140# White
ESSENTIAL- Arches 140# white watercolor paper. There are other brands out there but this is what I recommend. Working with good watercolor paper will make all the difference in the world! This is the only paper I ask my students to use.
SECONDARY- A spray bottle is a great tool to help you keep your watercolors moist. I love this continuous spray bottle, but any type or size of a spray bottle will work.
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.
5 X 7 Photo Book
ESSENTIAL- We will be putting a reference book together of all the different watercolor techniques and tips. You can use whatever brand you would like but make sure it holds at least 50 photos and is 5X7.