Painting, Drawing & Art Supplies
Art Supplies for Purchase by Artists, Stores & Galleries
Buying art supplies is about personal preference, creative goals, the technical requirements of your medium — and cash. Sometimes, a good amount of cash. Materials can get pricey, and you don't want to waste money on stuff you don't need. But whether you paint in watercolors or oils, are a beginner or pro, there are certain supplies you definitely want. Here are seven essentials. Most of the time you'll sketch your subject or at least the trickier parts of it before pulling out the paints.
Shopping for art supplies and books is one of the best things about being an artist but it can also be overwhelming if you haven't figured out your favorites yet. Below is a list of sketching supplies that I love and recommend. You can bring what you have on the first day of class and figure out from there what you would like to buy. For your convenience, you can click on any item listed here to go to a link on Amazon.
Artist Horace Davis introduces students to the basic techniques of drawing — including the use of shading, proportion and dimension, and sketching of still lifes, plant life and the human face — and explains the mechanics of drawing. Students will also learn to critique simple works of art. Supplies not included materials list provided at registration. Open to beginning-level and returning students who wish to practice their skills. Class fee includes clay, glazes and firing.