39 N. Walnut St., Ste 105, Penney Square, Milford, DE 19963 • 302-359-5534 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Material List for my Workshops: (scroll all the way down for TIPS)
Basically all you need are these simple items:
-A Blank Watercolor Journal -140# paper - Strathmore (*see below) -
a bound book, either spiral or perfect, is preferred over pads of watercolor paper.
-PITT artist pen (brown or black) by Faber Castell (size S) - or any waterproof, permanent artists pen.
-Winsor Newton Cotman Pocket Plus watercolor kit - half pans preferred over tube paints, especially for painting outdoors.
-Niji brand or Pentel Waterbrush - (size Large) - This is a plastic brush that holds water, great for watercolor journaling
-Robert Simmons White Sable Watercolor Brush (size 10 or 12) - or any comparable (not super expensive) round, watercolor brush this size. You don't want bristles coming off as you paint!
- Optional: Fountain pen and permanent ink
• A rag/paper towels
• Water for refilling your waterbrush (a small watertight bottle - an empty pill bottle works)
• Drinking Water
• A Hat
• Sunscreen/insect repellent
• A small spray bottle filled with water
TIPS ON MATERIALS:
* Strathmore Visual Journal Watercolor 140# - 5.5 x 8 or Strathmore Windpower Watercolor paper 140# - 9" x 6" or any blank journal approximately these sizes with 140# watercolor paper, not sketchbook weight.
• These are my personal favorite, but a bit more pricey than the two Strathmores recommended for beginners - Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook 5x8.25 - 72 pages of wonderful watercolor paper and no spiral in the middle.
This is the watercolor kit I recommend - The Winsor & Newton Cotman Pocket Plus - it has the 12 pans, good mixing space and is more "budget friendly" than some of the other sets.
Be wary of “cheap” off-brand watercolor sets. Stick with Winsor & Newton -- FYI: Winsor & Newton carry both Artist grade and Student grade (much less expensive)
This is the Niji brand waterbrush - size Large - avoid cheaper ones that sometimes come in sets of 3 - they leak and do not perform well
• NOTE: If you prefer to use a regular brush, Robert Simmons makes a very affordable synthetic brush – I recommend at least an #8 or 10. In this case, be sure you purchase a watercolor kit that includes trays that attach to it for water.
A FEW Online Sources for Art Supplies:
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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of these materials, or about the workshop:
by phone: 302-359-5534
or by email: email@example.com