art supply info

Materials are not included and must be purchased/gathered ahead of time. If needed, you can conveniently order curb-side pick-up from your local craft store or have items shipped. We've provided a list of supplies and alternatives you may already have at home.

suggested supplies

Materials are not included and must be purchased/gathered ahead of time. You’ll likely have some supplies at home and can conveniently order curb-side pick-up from your local craft store.

  • Canvas or Canvas Board
    • Preferably 11×14″, 12×16″, or 16×20″
    • Instructor will teach on 16×20″
  • Acrylic Paint
    • colors noted on provided class page
  • Paint Palette/Plate
  • Paint Brushes
    • Preferably 1 large flat brush, 1 medium flat brush, and 1 small detail brush
  • Water Cup (1/2 Full)
  • Napkins or Paper Towels

optionl supplies

  • Tablecloth
  • Easel
  • Apron 
  • Wine or Drink

alternative supplies

Let’s talk about what you may already have at home. You do not need to have everything we are suggesting. Let’s get creative and resourceful by using what you have on hand.

Canvas Alternatives

The most common surface for acrylic painting is canvas. However, there are a number of other painting surfaces for acrylics that you can use: hardwood panels, acrylic paper, watercolor paper, other papers, and impermanent materials.

Acrylic Paint Options

With there being so many brands of acrylic paint to choose from, you may feel overwhelmed. For the purpose of our classes, we use a classroom grade acrylic paint. It is fairly inexpensive and comes in a variety of colors. Beginer painters can surely use inexpensive paint.

Paint Palette Alternatives

You do not need a store bought palette to paint! Use a paper plate, styrofoam plate, aluminum foil, or piece of glass.

Paint Brush Options

For the nature of our classes, we use white taklon long-handled brushes. However you can choose natural, synthetic, or combination sets that contain a variety of shapes and sizes in short- and long-handled styles. With many brushes to choose from, we’re confident you can find brushes with great quality at an affordable price. You’ll need a minimum of three different sizes and we suggest a large flat, a medium flat, and a small detail brush. 

Water Cup Options

Nothng fancy here! Use a disposable cup, old coffee mug, mason jar, etc. You just need a place to rinse your brushes between colors. Consider picking up a Paint Water Mug from our shop.

Tablecloth Options

You do not need to cover your workspace. It’s entirely up to you. Use a tablecloth, old sheet, wrapping paper, or dropcloth. You can protect the floor and/or surface you are painting on.

Easel Alternatives

If you do not have a easel or table easel, simply lay your canvas on a table. You can paint on a flat canvas.

Apron Alternative

No need to purchase an apron. Simply toss on an old t-shirt or our Paint Shirt found in our shop.