Art Materials List
You can purchase a kit directly from us when booking, or bring your own materials, please check our materials list to make sure you have everything you need. Our students receive a discount from any of the art shops listed below. We also have kit hire available for beginners where we supply everything you need for the duration of the course.
Our Beginners Level 1 kit contains 5 tubes of Art Spectrum Artist Quality oil paint, Langridge oil painting medium (low-odour, low-toxic), a set of brushes, an oil sketch paper pad and palette knife.
Please try to buy artist quality oil paints as you will find them much easier than ‘student’ quality to work with, there are plenty of artist quality materials that are not much more in cost. Low-toxic brush cleaning solvent, artists soaps and paper towelling are provided for student use for clean-up, and we ask all students to only use low-toxic, low-odour mediums and solvents in the studio as part of our OH&S safety program.
Our students receive a 10% discount from:
Art Stretchers, 309-311 High St, Northcote Tel: (03) 9486 4446
Neil Wallace, 409 Gore St, Fitzroy Tel: (03) 9419 5949
Chapman & Bailey, 420 Johnston Street, Abbotsford Tel: (03) 9417 7957
The Alchemist, The Terrace SC, Shop 2, 106-126 Gap Road, Sunbury Tel: (03) 9740 9984
St Luke, 32 Smith St, Collingwood Tel: (03) 9486 9992 offer a member benefit programme.
You can bring your own materials or purchase a kit from us. The Fitzroy Painting Watercolour Kit contains eight tubes of artist quality watercolours, three special watercolour brushes, a porcelain daisy palette and 10 hand-torn sheets of 300GSM cold-press watercolour paper.
A materials list is sent out with booking confirmation emails, we recommend that you choose artist quality materials as they are much easier to work with.
Watercolours Materials List:
Sable or the equivalent in synthetic. Chinese or Japanese brushes are the best and most affordable. Squirrel and Sable are lovely but more expensive.
Number 0 Fine
Number 2 Medium
Number 5 Large
Artist’s quality watercolour tubes or blocks:
*Blocks are easier for travelling, however you can buy empty pans and make your own blocks with tube watercolours.
300gsm medium cold-pressed Arches, Saunders, Waterford or Fabriano. You can buy paper in a pad, or a couple of larger single sheets which can be torn down to size.