This page describes the supplies you will need for a workshop, and concludes with suggested vendors for all your Point Zero Painting needs.
Download Michele's Materials List For Painters for additional recommendations.
For a workshop—if materials are not included—you will need:
- One set of paints: red, yellow, orange blue, green,
brown, black, white. If possible, also: purple, sienna,
magenta, beige, yellow-green.
3 brushes: small, medium, large
- At last 15 pieces of paper. Approximate Dimensions: 19 X 24.
We work with high quality tempera paints.
The paints that we are using now are: Blick Studio Series tempera.
- Blick Studio Series tempera.
- Lascaux (more
- Do not buy Renaissance paint.
Natural bristle watercolor or gouache brushes.
- Isabey brushes. (Best)
Very good pointed brushes with excellent color reserve.
Number 6234 #000, #1, #3.
- Loew-Cornell 7000 Round (less
expensive) Number #5 #10 #14
- Yarka (less expensive) Number 10, 8, and 6
Paper choice: printing paper Wausau Exact vellum, 80-lb, 20" X 26".
You can buy any other kind of paper you like in an art
store but make sure it is not too grainy or overly smooth
(Recommended 80-lb Vellum, 20" x 26", or 22" x 28".)
Can be found in printing supplies house. Very cheap.
In yellow pages, look for "paper supplier".
Wall Board: called "celotex" on the West Coast.
- Ice-cube tray
- Plastic palette
- 2 plastic jars for rinsing brushes
- rags or Kleenex.
- A knife to dish up paint.
- A plastic bag or saran wrap to keep your ice cube tray
moist during the night.
Purchase supplies and materials for workshops that do not include them, or for your home/studio, with any of the following recommended vendors:
- Molly Hawkins House
phone: 1 888 446-6559.
phone: 1 800 558-9595. Mail order. Reasonably priced.
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