Vancouver Island School of Art

2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 1E2

Supply List - Painting Today I PNTG235-36


- One or two interesting magazine photos in colour

- Oil or acrylic paint: Quinacridone Red (or similar), Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow (or equivalent—should say PY3 on the tube), Titanium White

- 2 small or medium sized surfaces to paint on, appropriate for oil or acrylic (any suitable gessoed surface, stretched canvas, canvas paper, gessoed wood panel, etc)

- Recommended brush: #12 “bright” brush: Hog Bristle for oil, and a stiff synthetic for acrylic

- Oil painters: bring rags, and odourless mineral spirits (OMS) in a sealed jar or container

If you have some supplies already (mediums, paints, brushes etc) bring whatever you have

Additional materials to be discussed in the first class:

Some experience with either oil or acrylic is assumed, so materials will vary from student to student. Bring whatever you have and we can consult in class. The only requirement is to come ready to paint every class.

Recommended Textbook:

Tony Godfrey, Painting Today, Phaidon (2009). Link:

Paper is available for purchase at the school.

**Paper is available for purchase at the school.