Suggested Materials for Both Courses

‘Suggested’ Materials List
  • Pencils 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B.
  • Black fine liner pens, 001,01,1,2 (start with one or two)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Sketchpad minimum A3 (up to  A2)  heavy cartridge paper for projects
  • Pad of Layout Paper A3 or A2
  • Notebook for taking any written notes
  • Small sketchbook – for doodles and brainstorming (A4 or smaller)
  • Colour medium of your choice to get started
  • Collage materials:  paper, old magazines, old books for cutting up etc.
  • PVA white glue, sissors, etc.
  • paintbrushesOptional, or later on once you have decided what medium you like, or wish to experiment with or invest in:
  • Coloured pencils (good artist’s quality like Polychromos by Faber Castell)
  • Assortment of artist quality paintbrushes suitable for acrylic and water media.
  • Acrylic paints: Professional quality are not cheap but worth it. Golden paints: fluid or open acrylics, or Liquitex: soft body (few main colours to start) but if you have already got student ones, start with them and see if you like this medium.
  • Watercolour (artist quality) pan or tubes, or student quality if you want to see how you get on with this medium first before investing.
  • Golden paints and other materials available at Evans Art Supplies, off Caple St., Dublin 1.
  • Other paints and art materials:  www.artmaterialsco.com  online art supply company based in Terenure. Other places: Reads of Nassau St (cheap)  Easons, Kennedys, and O’Sullivans Graphics all in Dublin City.
  • Any other bits n bobs you fancy….
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.
 Adrienne