Art Instruction with BOBBI BALDWIN

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THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES ARE FOR THE LIFE DRAWING CLASSES

 

·      SUPPLIES 

·      Smooth surfaced drawing board with clips –

·      Vine charcoal –

·      Graphite pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, & 6B graphite drawing pencils –

·      (2) kneaded erasers –

·      Smooth drawing pad 18” x24” –

·      (2) Stumps (Please don’t get tortillion which are loosely rolled. A stump is a light gray, smooth, and tapered paper tool that looks like it was sharpened in a sharpener with both ends pointed. You will need one for graphite and one for charcoal.)

·      Black ink, water container,

·      One round sable brush. 

·      Floor standing easel.

                 

 



 

THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES ARE FOR PAINTING IN OIL. 

For Portrait Painting

 

COLORS                                                                                                                                           

Windsor Newton’s Artist Grade or similar -NO WINTON or PRETEST grade or any paint with the work HUE in it!

 

 

 

OTHER SUPPLIES

Thick Paper Towels (shop towels are best) or Rags, Odorless Turpentine or Turpenoid stored in a Glass Jar, Galkyd Oil by Gamblin (preferably not thin),    

Palette knife (best if shaped like a trowel), Palette (paper pallet is best - find the waxy type. Don’t get trays with cups, please! )                                                                                             

Brushes:

Oil painting brushes should be short haired.  The weight of the paint will not work with rounded or long bristled brushes.  You always want a brush that retains the chiseled tip when you snap the bristles back with your finger- Especially with the synthetic sables that you choose.  Don’t pick a brush by what the store tells you is for oil painting.  It has only to do with the bristles that you want. 

 

You are welcome to choose any subject you wish.  It is up to the students to have a subject in mind on the first day of class.  Working from photos or a still life set up on the table is recommended. 

 


 

 

THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES WILL BE NEEDED TO PAINTING IN ACRYLIC. 

For Portrait Painting

 

 

COLORS                                                                                           

                                                                                                               

 

OTHER SUPPLIES

 

Thick Paper Towels, or Rags  

Water container

Water in a squirt bottle                                                                                               

Palette knife (metal - looks like a trowel)

Palette (paper pallet is best - find the waxy type. Don’t get trays with cups)                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Brushes:

 

 

You are welcome to choose any subject you wish.  It is up to the students to have a subject in mind on the first day of class.  Working from photos or a still life set up on the table is recommended. 

 

 


 

 

THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES WILL BE NEEDED TO PAINT IN PASTEL. 

PASTEL PAINTERS are welcome – Chalk pastels only … not oil pastels (unless you really have to.)

 

 

Colors Choose a few really inexpensive sets with many bright colors to add to your pastel collection.  Use the list above and pick as many variations that are near those colors and flesh tones as you could possibly have. The more colors you have the better.  I also want you to bring black charcoal.  Conte’ Crayons and white charcoal are helpful.  You will need all of the following.  Some hard pastels, at least 6 variations of pastel pencils including a dark brown, a soft blue, black, white, a red, a cool green & some flesh tones.  You will also need a soft white stick.  I use all brands from nupastel, conte’, schmenke, grumbacher, and cheaper brands for quick fillers of brighter colors.

 

Supplies Smooth drawing board, pastel paper in colors that are mid to dark range, I like pea green, blues, rust, and many neutral colors that are found in flesh.  If you work slow and want to do a portrait that is on a finer paper … get an expensive fine pumas sand paper. You will also need a white gum eraser.  If you wish to wear gloves you can.  Paper towels are helpful.  Kleenex tissue are good and soft for smoothing (please be careful to not bring the special lanolin or oily Kleenex).

 

 

 

 

Advice on pastels: The more you have, the better your work will be.  But, start with some great sets.  Make sure that you get one or two expensive sticks (Schmincke, Unison, or Sennilier are the best).  Buy some really cheap sets as well.  The best variety makes for the greatest experience.  Grumbacher makes great sets that encompass subjects like portraits or landscapes.  Have fun in picking color. 


 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES WILL BE NEEDED TO PAINTING IN WATER COLOR. 

 For Portrait Painting

 

COLORS

                                                                                               

 

OTHER SUPPLIES

 

Thick Paper Towels or Rags   

Water container

Kleenex (not the oily type)                                                                                        

Palette                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Brushes:

 

 

You are welcome to choose any subject you wish.  It is up to the students to have a subject in mind on the first day of class.  Working from photos or a still life set up on the table is recommended. 

 

 


 

 

THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES WILL BE NEEDED FOR SCULPTING CLASS. 

 

 

 

 

 

  

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.


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