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Art Materials List

Art Materials List

Our students receive a 10% discount from:

Neil Wallace, 409 Gore St, Fitzroy Tel: (03) 9419 5949
St Luke, 32 Smith St, Collingwood Tel: (03) 9486 9992
Chapman & Bailey, 420 Johnston Street, Abbotsford Tel: (03) 9417 7957
MES, 33A St David St, Fitzroy Tel: (03) 9419 6292
Art Spectrum, 309-311 High St, Northcote Tel: (03) 9486 4446
The Alchemist, The Terrace SC, Shop 2, 106-126 Gap Road, Sunbury Tel: (03) 9740 9984


You can purchase the complete kit ($120) directly from us or purchase your own materials. Our students receive a discount from any of the art shops listed above. Fitzroy Painting for Beginners recommends oils for beginners. 

We also have a hire kit available for beginners for $60. (We supply everything you need for the duration of the course).

The Fitzroy Painting kit contains 5 tubes of Artist Quality oil paint, Langridge oil painting medium (low-odour, low-toxic), a set of brushes, an oil sketch paper pad and a palette knife.
We use low-toxic, low-odour mediums and solvents in the studio as part of our OH&S safety program. Brush cleaning solvent, artists soaps and paper towelling are provided for student use.

Try to buy reasonable quality materials as you will find them easier than student quality to work with. There are plenty of artist quality materials that are not much more in cost.

Oil Painting Materials List:

Paints: (Pigment numbers can be found on the tube e.g. PY3 = Pigment Yellow 3)

  • Naphthol Red (PR112), Arylide Yellow (PY3), Ultramarine Blue (PB29)
  • Titanium White (PW6)
  • Burnt Sienna (PBR7)
  • Low-odour, low-toxic oil painting medium and solvent (we recommend Langridge)
  • A range of flat brushes, one each of sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12, one flat ‘paddle’ brush 4 cm wide and one small finer point brush.
  • A palette knife for mixing colours.
  • Roll of masking tape
  • A3 or A4 oil sketch pad OR two A3  sheets of oil sketch paper (we recommend Canson)


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 a pad of 300GSM cold-pressed 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:

Burnt Sienna
Cadmium red
Alizarine Crimson
Cadmium yellow
Yellow Ochre
Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White

*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.

Art Materials: Students Art Palette
Art Materials: Students Art Palette
Art Materials: Students Art Palette
Art Materials: Students Art Palette
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