Vancouver Island School of Art

2nd floor, 950 Kings Rd
Victoria, BC V8T 1W6

Supply List - Painting and Collage PNTGw248-30


Painting and Collage
This weeklong workshop covers the many ways that collage can be used in painting, from making idea sketches for composition to create dynamic layered surfaces with visual complexity. Students will make their own collage papers from paint as well as used found surfaces and photographic images. The workshops will feature hands-on work, demos, one-on-one instruction, and critique, as well as slide shows providing examples. Some painting experience recommended.

Example Supply List

NB: The supply list for this workshop has been made with the assumption that participants may have painted before; therefore, all suggestions are approximate and left to the individual student’s discretion.

-Acrylic, oils or watercolour/gouache (a range of pigments)

-Brushes and painting tools (different sizes from medium to large, relative to see size of supports, see below)

-mediums for painting (matte and/or gloss medium for acrylics; linseed oil and odorless mineral spirits for oils)

supports: a variety of surfaces to work on:

-formal supports – 3 stretched canvas or cradled panels suggested typical size 16 x 20 - 24 x 30 inches for acrylic or oil painters; medium-heavy (90 lbs.+) watercolour paper for students working in watercolour/gouache
-informal supports – 5-8 sheets of heavy paper (Bristol board, watercolour paper or similar) or cardboard (acrylic or oil painters should primed with acrylic medium or primer)

-sketchbook (no set size)

-simple drawing tools (vine charcoal, soft pencils, erasers, etc.)

-basic collage supplies (scissors/x-acto blade, glue, tape)

-plastic surface (lucite, plexi, styrene, etc.) for mixing + drying paint (around 1 foot square or larger)

Collage materials

-Student’s choice: found objects, photographs, fabric scraps, samples of wallpaper or wrapping paper, maps, twine, ribbon, sequins/glitter, needle & thread, etc.

Other supplies you may wish to have on hand:

-gesso (acrylic dispersion primer)
-rags, palettes and other materials you use for painting


-A list of pigments (whichever paints you are accustomed to. Below is a typical list for beginners interested in learning to mix a wide range of hues.)

Titanium white
Cadmium yellow deep, hue or similar (Hansa, etc.)
Lemon yellow or Hansa yellow light
Cadmium red middle (hue or similar – Pyrrole red, etc.)
Ultramarine blue
Pthalo blue
Permanent Alizarin crimson or hue (Quinacridone crimson, etc.)
Viridian green or hue (Pthalo green)

Cobalt blue (hue) [optional]
Bone or ivory black [optional]

**Paper is available for purchase at the school.