Vancouver Island School of Art

2nd floor, 950 Kings Rd
Victoria, BC V8T 1W6
250-380-3500

Supply List - Mixed Media & Collage MMEDw208-30

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Please note that expenses can be minimized by purchasing many items at a grocery store/ hardware store or the dollar store.

Essential Items for each student:

- Several (6-8) assorted foam brushes for gluing paper, glazing & priming (1”,2”,3”)
- 3 rolls of blue “shop towels”- available at Canadian Tire & Cosco
- A roll of green painters tape to mask panel edges and create hard edges
- Roll of white Reynolds “Freezer Paper”- available in Grocery stores ( Fairways, Thrifty's)
- Any Acrylic paints you might want to paint with. A student set is fine so are craft acrylics if you have them. Fluid acrylics and acrylic inks are very useful.

Matte Gel Medium - large container
- matte medium- medium size
- Gloss medium- medium size

Liquitex Clear Gesso (don’t buy another brand)- small size
- White acrylic gesso- medium size any brand (“BUZZ” the Opus House brand is very good)
- Bottle of Purell hand cleaner
- Bottle of Windex
- 11x14” ¼” hardboard panels.
(The hardboard panels are a good alternative and very cost effective. The size is easy to transport and you can frame them easily. If you prefer larger sizes you may want to consider cradles panels as the hardboard panels may warp.)
- An assortment of tools that you don't mind getting covered in acrylic medium and or plaster such as, palette knife, spatula,
exacto or snap off blade knife, tweezers, single edge razor blade.
- Acrylic brushes, ( a selection of sizes ¼”-1”)
- A cellulose sponge- (dollar store)
- 4-6 used large yogurt or plastic containers with lids that can be used to mix paint/plaster in
- a good pair of rubber or nitrile gloves for doing plaster work and image transfer work.

Optional media: Chalk pastels, powdered graphite, metallic powders, china markers, Prisma coloured pencils, water soluble pencils, carandache water soluble crayons. Acrylic Inks or fluid acrylics particularly burnt umber, raw umber, burn’t sienna, raw sienna, Alcohol based stains or inks, distressing inks, walnut ink

Other optional items:
- Any stencils, rubber stamps, rubber or silicone shaping tools

Essential materials students must bring:
- An old apron or smock
- Source Materials for Collage: Old photographs, memorabilia, ephemera that you want to include in a mixed media collage this can include stamps, stencils, lace, leaves, old drawings or prints, buttons, feathers, pieces of string or cord, cloth, sequins or glitter.
coloured or printed tissue paper, use your imagination! Be careful bringing anything plastic to collage since it may not adhere well, however plastic stencils are fine. Please consider getting colour and B&W photocopies produced of your most valued
resources ahead of time
- B&W photo copies that are high contrast (fewer grey tones) these are for doing image transfers so bring as many as you may want to use. You can also use colour photo copy images. If you are planning on doing any transfer work that uses text please remember to produce the photocopies in a mirror imaged state that reverses all the text so it will become right reading when transferred. If you are unsure do both right reading and mirror imaged.

**General note on source materials: bring more than you think you’ll need!
**Important You cannot use inkjet images for image transfer.

- An assortment of tools that you don't mind getting covered in acrylic medium and or plaster such as, palette knife, a spatula, an
exacto or snap off blade knife, tweezers, single edge razor blade.
- Acrylic brushes, ( a selection of sizes ¼”-1”)
- A cellulose sponge- (dollar store)
- 4-6 used large yogurt or plastic containers that can be used to mix plaster in
- a good pair of rubber or nitrile gloves for doing plaster work and image transfer work.

Optional media: Chalk pastels, powdered graphite, metallic powders, china markers, Prisma coloured pencils, water soluable pencils, carandache water soluable crayons. Acrylic Inks or fluid acrylics particularly burnt umber, raw umber, burn’t sienna, raw sienna, Alcohol based stains or inks, distressing inks, walnut ink

Other optional items:
- Any stencils, rubber stamps, rubber or silicone shaping tools


Paper is available for purchase at the school.


**Paper is available for purchase at the school.