Acrylic or water-based oil paint in 8 oz. tubes (Liquitex, Golden, Winsor & Newton, others) Avoid “basics” or “student grade” if you can afford the better grade.
cadmium yellow medium
titanium white (large tube or get two small tubes)
Any kind of palette knife for mixing paint
Palette – “Stay-wet” palettes are useful to keep paint moist between sessions. This palette is a plastic box with lid and a sponge inside. Get the large 12″ x 16″ size if you decide to go this route. An alternative is to get a roll of freezer paper or paper plates with a waxy coating from the grocery store. Some people use plastic ice cube trays and cover them with plastic wrap.
8 painting surfaces – 11″ x 14″ (bring one to the first class). Any of the following are acceptable (don’t need to get anything fancy/expensive at this point)
canvasette (canvas paper)
Artist tape or masking tape
Ruler or straight edge
Water container (fairly large, for rinsing brushes) Peanut butter jar size at a minimum.
Roll of paper towels or a rag
Paper & pencil for sketching and note-taking
Soap for washing brushes
A tote bag or some kind of way to carry everything (some people use a cardboard box for carrying home wet paintings)