If you choose to draw in pencil, all you will need are two mechanical pencils, a kneaded eraser, blending stump, and a small sanding block (a kit is available*). If you prefer to work in charcoal or with colored media, please see the materials list below and only buy what you need.
MONDAYS, 6–9 PM
APRIL 27–JUNE 15 (8 WEEKS, 24 TOTAL HOURS OF INSTRUCTION)
LA JOLLA STUDIO
$385/405 (includes model)
MATERIALS: Pencil: Two mechanical pencils, a 2 mm mechanical holder with 4B leads and a 0.5 mechanical pencil with 2B leads; kneaded eraser; blending stump; small sanding block; rag; drawing pad, 18" x 24", Strathmore 300 Series (or any brand you already have); foam core 3/16" thick drawing support (cut to 19" x 25") with four bulldog clips.
*Attention: Artist & Craftsman Supply (Hillcrest) will have two discounted kits hand-selected by Ken. Buy both, combined, or buy either one singly if you already have the materials provided in the other kit. Kit #1: drawing board, clips, drawing pad. Kit #2: pencils, eraser, stump, sanding block.
Charcoal: 4B charcoal pencil, softest vine charcoal, rags or Viva paper towels, kneaded eraser.
Pastels: soft vine charcoal; NuPastel, box of 96 pieces; Canson brand pastel paper, #429, 426, or 431; foam core drawing board cut 1" larger than your paper, with four bulldog clips.
Beginning Watercolor: One tube each Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna for first session; more colors if you have them. (Additional colors will be discussed at first meeting.) Large covered Woods or Pike palette or your favorite travel palette; a #12 pointed and a 1" flat brush; tissues or Kleenex; Arches or other good quality paper (no Strathmore student grade).
Oils: up to 18" x 24" canvas board (prime with single light wash of Golden Acrylic Gray Value #6); Robert Simmons filbert brushes #2, 4, 8, 12; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits with container, Liquin; Viva paper towels; disposable paper, wood, or glass palette (and plastic palette saver; Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Permalba White paint for the first session. (If experienced, also bring a warm and cool of each primary color or whatever colors you normally use.)
Acrylics: Same as oils, except no mineral spirits, just a container for water