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Drawing & Painting

Acrylic Painting  (Instructor: Paul Gardner)
Art 101  (Instructor: Lisa Ruiz)
Charcoal Portraiture  (Instructor: Lisa Ruiz)
Drawing Basics  (Instructor: Lisa Ruiz)
Life Drawing  (Instructor: Paul Gardner)
Oil Painting  (Instructor: Mike Cronin)
Painter’s Connection  (Instructor: Victoria Templeton)
Painting in Oils  (Instructor: Tom Brown)
Pastel Portraiture  (Instructor: Lisa Ruiz)
Plein Air Oil Painting  (Instructor: Tom Brown)
Rendering in Colored Pencil  (Instructor: Lisa Ruiz)
Watercolor Painting  (Instructor: Marlene Gerloff)


How to Photograph Your Artwork  (Instructor: George Katzenberger)
Intermediate Photo  (Instructor: George Katzenberger)
Landscape Photography  (Instructor: Nick Carver)
Photography Workshop: The Manual Mode  (Instructor: Nick Carver)
Take Better Digital Photos (Instructor: George Katzenberger)

Traditional Arts

Bead Weaving  (Instructor: Annette Hernandez)
Ikebana: Sogetsu Arrangements  (Instructor: Haruko Takeichi)
Quilt Art  (Instructor: Mary Ellen Ewert)
Knitting Basics & Beyond  (Instructor: Mitzi Holmes)

  Tom Brown
Painting in Oils
Plein Air Oil Painting

Nick Carver
Landscape Photography
Photography Workshop: The Manual Mode

Mike Cronin
Oil Painting

Mary Ellen Ewert
Quilt Art

Paul Gardener
Acrylic Painting
Life Drawing

Marlene Gerloff
Watercolor Painting

Annette Hernandez
Bead Weaving

Mitzi Holmes
Knitting Basics & Beyond

George Katzenberger
How to Photograph Your Artwork
Intermediate Photo
Take Better Digital Photos

Lisa Ruiz
Art 101
Charcoal Portraiture
Drawing Basics
Pastel Portraiture
Rendering in Colored Pencil

Haruko Takeichi
Ikebana: Sogetsu Arrangements

Victoria Templeton
Painter’s Connection



Acrylic Painting – Instructor: Paul Gardner

-A selection of acrylic paints (Liquitex, Golden, Rowney Dahler, and/or Galeria, are all good brands):

raw sienna, deep turquoise, pale violet, Winsor violet, white, black, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, lemon yellow, cadmium red, cadmium orange, cerulean blue, Prussian blue, ultramarine blue, Winsor blue, cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, magenta, viridian green, burnt umber, raw umber. (This would be a complete selection a smaller selection is ok, also note that different makes have different color description.)

A selection of brushes (Windsor Newton, Filbert Princeton are reasonably priced):

- Bristle flat nose brush - size 12, 8, 6, 4, and 2
- Round brush, size 2, and 4 - soft round 2 (for detail)

- Small and a medium sized canvas
- One jar of Extender (Galeria, Liquitex, Golden)
- Acrylic Gel (optional)


Art 101 – Instructor: Lisa Ruiz

Students should attend the first class meeting before purchasing supplies per instructor request, although students should bring the following to the first class meeting:
-sharpened pencil
-long ruler
-drawing paper
-hard pad to draw on


Charcoal Portraiture – Instructor: Lisa Ruiz

First day of class, students will need:
-Colored pencils: red, green, blue, black and purple
-tracing paper
-drawing paper- newsprint 18' by 24'
-clip board for drawing on with clamps
**Additional supplies (charcoal) will be discussed at first class meeting**


Drawing Basics – Instructor: Lisa Ruiz

-hot press and smooth paper 9'x14'
-kneadable eraser
-electric eraser
-charcoal pencil 6B
-graphite pencil HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
-pencil sharpener
-tissue paper
-tracing paper
-drawing board
-painter's or masking tape


Life Drawing – Instructor: Paul Gardner

Students are required to pay a separate model fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.
You may want to attend the first class and be advised what to purchase.
A selection of the following is suggested. Purchase the basics.

-charcoal pencils, selection
-graphite pencils, selection
-conte crayon, selection
-India ink, black sepia (other colors optional)
-pen with nib
-a selection of brushes: Winsor Newton, bristle flat and round (2,4,8,10)
-set of oil pastels
-selection of acrylic paints (basics, red, yellow, blue, white)
-sketch pad (small, larger)
-a selection of colored papers (optional)
-watercolor set (instead of acrylics)


Oil Painting – Instructor: Mike Cronin

-kneaded eraser

Windsor Newton - Winton oil colors 37ml tubes (or larger.)
Paynes Gray
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
Cadmium Red Hue
Cobalt Blue Hue

half inch and one inch natural bristle flats

8-12 ounce linseed oil
12-16 ounce odorless paint thinner

-Two empty glass jars with tight lids
-9x12 canvas pad
-9x12 disposable palettes


Painter’s Connection – Instructor: Victoria Templeton

For all mediums~
Please show up to the first day of class with at least the following. A more detailed list will be given then according to your medium. Email vtempletonart@aol.com with questions.

-Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue
-Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Dark, Yellow Ochre
-Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Red Dark, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber

-White Titanium (or similar)

-for oils - odorless solvents (turponoid or mineral spirits)/mediums only
-for acrylics, retarder.
-A couple of tins to put mediums in
-screw-top jar to carry home
-Water container for water-based medium
-1-inch flat
-#10 round

-palette knife
-palette large enough to put a 1-inch brush in (an old tray with freezer paper will do)

-canvas for oil & acrylic
-watercolor paper (140 lb minimum)
-pastel paper

-subject source to paint - photo or still life or current work in progress
-pencil & sketchbook (paper)


Painting in Oils – Instructor: Tom Brown

I will be using Artisan brand Water-Mixable oil paints, made by Winsor &
Newton. However, if you have an array of paints you're comfortable
using, feel free to stay with those. Following are the colors that I
normally use. I recommend a 4 oz. tube of white. All other colors can be
1.25 oz. size tubes.
-Titanium White
-Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
-Cadmium Red Hue
-Permanent Alizarin Crimson
-French Ultramarine
-Phthalo Green (blue shade)
-Yellow Ochre
-Burnt Sienna

I prefer Fredrix brand canvas panels, but any brand is acceptable.
During the series of classes you will need approximately six or more
canvas panels in sizes between 8x10-inch to 11x14 or 12x16-inch panels.
You will need one or two 8x10-inch panels in time for the first class.

I use and recommend primarily filberts, from 1/4' wide to 1/2' wide,
with artificial nylon bristles. However feel free to bring your favorite
brushes if you prefer.

You will also want to bring the following:
-Palette Knife
-Dipper cup or small water bowl.
-Paper towels for wiping your brush as you paint
-Palette (disposable paper palettes are ideal due to ease of cleanup,
or bring your favorite palette)


Pastel Portraiture – Instructor: Lisa Ruiz

-kneadable eraser
-tracing paper - 11 X 14
-Strathmore drawing paper - 11x14
-plain white loose-leaf paper (10 sheets)
-drawing board (light wood recommended)
-large clip
-regular pencil stomp
-colored pencils- green, blue, black, and red
-charcoal pencil 2B & 4B
-vine charcoal
-charcoal stomp
-stick white charcoal
-1 Canson paper, medium light earthtone color photo
-blue colored pencil sharpener
**Additional supplies (pastels) will be discussed at first class meeting**

Students should attend the first class meeting before purchasing supplies per instructor request, although students should bring the following to the first class meeting:
-sharpened pencil
-long ruler
-drawing paper
-hard pad to draw on


Plein Air Oil Painting – Instructor: Tom Brown

If you have equipment you will use to paint outdoors, please bring them to the first class meeting at IFAC. If you don't have equipment, bring these materials as follows:

 (4 oz. tube of titanium white, plus 1.25 oz. tubes of the following:
cadmium yellow pale hue, cadmium red hue, permanent alizarin crimson, French ultramarine, pthalo green (blue shade), yellow ochre, burnt sienna).
**Any brand is fine, but recommended is Artisan brand water mixable oil paints.
-brushes (#4, 6, 8 Filbert)
-canvas panels (sizes ranging from 6'x8' to 11'x14'; Fredrix brand is recommended)
-palette knife
-paper towels or tissues
-palette (white is recommended, disposable is fine)
-dipper cup (for medium)
-box to transport wet canvas panels


Rendering in Colored Pencil – Instructor: Lisa Ruiz

-1 Strathmore 400 Series 11' x 14' drawing pad
-1 pad tracing paper - 11' x 14'
-drawing board with clips (optional)

-1 set of 48 (or preferably more)
-Premier (not the Verithian brand) Prismacolored pencils
-1 colorless blender (Prismacolor)
-1 pencil
-1 kneaded eraser
-1 Prismacolor sharpener
-masking tape


Watercolor Painting – Instructor: Marlene Gerloff

Transparent watercolor (not gouache) in sets of tubes of 12 or more colors OR individual student grade tubes (such as Academy brand by Grumbacher, Cotman brand by Winsor Newton, etc.) in the following (or similar) colors:

-Watercolor pad, cold-press, 130/140 lb., 11x15 (approx)
-Watercolor brushes Synthetic hair (#8 or #10 Round and 1' Flat)
-Covered watercolor palette, large or small
-Large plastic water container
-Soft pencils and soft eraser
-Paper towels (like Viva brand)
-Small sponge (natural or cosmetic)
-Sketchbook approx. 5 1/2' x 8 1/2' or larger


How to Photograph Your Artwork – Instructor: George Katzenberger

Bring a digital camera (SLR recommended) and its manual to class. No Cell Phone cameras!


Intermediate Photo – Instructor: George Katzenberger

Bring digital camera and manual to class


Landscape Photography – Instructor: Nick Carver

-SLR camera required; digital SLR highly recommended
-Camera's owner manual (if possible)


Photography Workshop: The Manual Mode – Instructor: Nick Carver

Students must bring their own DSLR camera to the class


Take Better Digital Photos – Instructor: George Katzenberger

Bring digital camera with batteries charged and owner's manual to class


Bead Weaving – Instructor: Annette Hernandez

-Vellux cloth to work on


Ikebana: Sogetsu Arrangements – Instructor: Haruko Takeichi

Fresh supplies each week will cost approximately $8-$12. In addition:
-garden scissors
-needle frog (kenzan)
-flat container (vase) for arranging
(if unsure about what type of container to bring, instructor will recommend type to provide at first class meeting)


Knitting Basics & Beyond – Instructor: Mitzi Holmes

-1-2 balls of Worsted Yarn (wool, cotton, acrylic or a blend is okay); Please purchase yarn that recommends US 7, 8, or 9 sized knitting needles.

-Size 7, 8, or 9 US knitting needles. Aluminum, wood or bamboo is okay - bamboo is best for beginners! NO PLASTIC NEEDLES please. (Aluminum is a bit slippery, but the most inexpensive)

-ruler: 6' plastic knitting ruler that includes holes to measure circular needle size & gauge
-small scissors
-knitting Magazines/Learn to Knit book for inspiration and potentially free patterns as well as tips and info regarding casting on & knit and purl stitches
Some good sources for supplies include Tall Mouse, The Yarn Lady, Jo-Annes, or online. Try searching the internet for Berrocco, Lion's or Cascade brands as a start.


Quilt Art – Instructor: Mary Ellen Ewert

Bring a working sewing machine, neutral thread and scissors. Pre-cut kits are available for $110 or supply list is available from instructor.