Vancouver Island School of Art

2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 1E2

Supply List - Abstract Painting: Three Ways PNTGw252-30


NB: The supply list for this workshop has been made with the assumption that participants have painted before; therefore, all suggestions are approximate.

- Acrylic or oils (a range of pigments)
- Brushes and painting tools (different sizes from medium to large, relative to see size of supports, see below)
- One or more metal paint scrapers (2-4 width) or similar for decollage work
- 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 3-4 stretched canvas or cradled panels suggested minimum size 18 x 24 inches
- informal supports 5-8 sheets of heavy paper (Bristol board or similar) or cardboard primed with acrylic medium or primer (gesso)


- sketchbook (no set size)
- glue for assemblage & collage work (typically a white, PVA-based craft glue or wood glue)
- gesso (acrylic dispersion primer)
- rags, palettes and other materials you use for painting
- drawing tools (vine charcoal, soft pencils, etc.)
* On selected days-, students may desire access to a laptop to search for video stills for painting source imagery. The instructor will also provide examples of stills for student use.
* On selected days-, students may wish to bring a camera to document installations of paintings set up in the painting studios.
** Not required for the first day. A more specifics timeline will be provided for students on the first day of the workshop.


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, Chinese 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.