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6 Tues May 26-June 30   6 -8:30pm
Instructor:   Elvin Griffin
Beginning and intermediate oil painters will enjoy learning while creating a still life painting from a real setup or a landscape from your own photo. All the basic skills and techniques will be covered, as the instructor presents a short demonstration at the start of each class. Please bring oil paints, brushes, a pallet knife, odorless turpentine and a container with screw-on lid, a small jar of Liquin gel medium and a 16x20 stretched canvas.
Any questions please contact Elvin at 847-244-2289 or E-mail at ELVIN49@aol.com

The following is a suggested list of oil painting supplies and equipment. You are not required to have everything on the list. Bring what you have to the first class.

NOTE: If you plan on painting a landscape from a photo or image, please bring a few to choose from to the first class!
If you choose to paint a still life from life, there will be subject material in class. Feel free to bring in your own, also.

PAINTS Any brand name will do. Winsor and Newton makes two lines of paint. "Winton" is the inexpensive student grade. Winsor Newton Oil Colors are the professional grade. Grumbacher is a nice middle of the road brand of paint.
Stay with one brand name. Do not mix and match. Usually the higher the price, the better the paint. Do not purchase "water base" oils.

Alizarin Crimson
Yellow Pale ( or Yellow Light)
Sap Green
Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Umber
Titanium White

Permanent t Rose or (Thalo Red Rose)
*Cadmium Scarlet or(Cad Red Light)
Olive Green
Oxide of Chromium or (Chrome Oxide Green)
French Ultramarine or (French Ultra Marine Blue)
Purple Lake or (Thio Violet)
*Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Venetian Red
Raw Umber
*Ivory Black

*Buy These Optional Colors First.
Colors listed are the names of the Winsor Newton Oil Colors. The names in parenthises are the Grumbacher names for the colors

1 #2, Red sable pointed round
First Choice would be; Da Vinci Mistro long tapered round #2 (short handle)

1 #2 Filbert, Hog Bristle
1 #4 Filbert, Hog Bristle
First Choice would be Silver Brush Limited, Grand Prix Filbert

1 #6 Flat Hog Bristle
1 #8 Flat Hog Bristle
1 #10 Flat Hog Bristle
any brand name

1 #10 Round Hog Bristle
any inexpensive brush will do. Eterna is a good inexpensive brand name. The cheaper round brushes are better because they have a spherical shape. The better brushes are round but shaped to a point, and do not work as well for stippling (dabbing.)

1 #3 (or #4) Fan Brush, Hog Bristle

Most oil brushes are long handled. Do not purchase synthetic brushes. Dick Blick carries the DaVinci pointed rounds and Silver Brush Limited hog bristle brushes.  DaVinci filberts do not hold their shape.

A traditional wooden pallet is recommended. Any pallet would be acceptable as long as it is a medium color value, not to dark, not to light, not white and not clear.

Two small clip on cups.

2 medium size canvas. Both the same size! Any standard size would be fine
11 x14, 12x16, 14 x 18 would be fine for a still life
11 x14, 12x16, 14 x 18 , or 16x20 would be fine for a landscape
I recommend a good grade of canvas, such as Fredrix Red label or Fredrix Gallery Wrap.

6 push pins, several rubber bands and some string (or frame hanging wire) We will push the pins in the corners, put the canvas face to face and hold them together with rubber bands, to transport them to and from class.

Odorless Thinner. Sunnyside brand is an excellent brand name.
A bottle of Painting Medium Either a small bottle of Winsor Newton Liquin. Or a mixture of 1/3 odorless thinner, 1/3 damar varnish and 1/3 linseed oil, in a plastic or metal container. The 1/3,1/3,1/3 mixture is better and more common, but more expensive to buy all 3 and then mix. You must by artists grade. The turpentines, oils and varnishes in a hradware store are not of suitable quality.

You may draw with a brush and thinned paint. As an option you may wish to bring a piece of vine charcoal. Or a 6h pencil and eraser.

OPTIONAL: A pair of dividers and a 12" or 18" ruler.

-A roll of paper towels
-Pallet knife. A metal or plastic offset pallet knife.
-An unbreakable jar or metal brush washer to rinse and clean your brushes.(Traditional)
-2 plastic jars. One with 1" of Palmolive Dish Soap and a dash of warm water. The other 3/4 full of warm water. (This is what I use to clean brushes.)

-Murphey's oil soap, for reshaping hogbristle brushes after cleaning.
-pliers to loosen paint caps
-paint box or tool box
-plastic bag, so you can trasnport your pallet without ruining your car's interior.

Instructor:  Elvin Griffin
6 Mon  April 6-May 11  6 -8:30pm
Have fun while learning pastels by creating a still life or landscape.  All levels will feel at home, as basic drawing to advanced techniques and painting styles will be covered.  Each week will begin with a demonstration by the instructor, followed by different skill-building projects.

DRAWING BOARD A commercial drawing board from an art supply store or a piece
of mason board with one smooth side may be obtained from a home improvement
center. Have it cut about 1 inch larger than your pastel paper. Four or more large
clips are recommended.

PAPER Three or more large sheets of pastel paper. I recommend Canson Mi-Tientes
pastel paper. It is approximately 19-5/8" x 25-1/2". A color that is medium in
value is best. I use felt gray.

PASTELS A set of soft pastels such as Rembrandt by Talens. A 30 color full stick set,
or larger is best. Purchase landscape colors, not portrait colors. Do not purchase
oil pastels.

OPTIONAL/Also a small half stick set of very soft pastels such as Sennelier or
Unison. Individual sticks in very dark colors may also be helpful, such as dark
green for landscapes.

OPTIONAL/Hard Pastels An inexpensive set of hard pastels such as Nupastel or

PASTEL PENCILS Any small set will suffice, as long as they are PASTEL pencils.

TORTILLIONS Also known a stumps or blending sticks. I prefer the solid ones over the
wound paper ones. Several sizes are available.

ERASER First choice is a Pink pearl pencil eraser. Notice that it is a PENCIL eraser.
Check office supply stores if the art supply does not carry them. Second choice
is a kneaded eraser.

MISC Bring these items if you have them, but don’t worry if you don’t have them.
12" ruler, dividers (hand held drafting tool used for comparing length
measurements), exact-o knife or razor blade, scissors, 1 hard and 1 soft small
paintbrush, extra clips, paper towels, baby-wipes, sketch pad. apron.

Any questions please contact Elvin at 847-244-2289 or E-mail at ELVIN49@aol.com

4601 Sheridan Road
Kenosha  WI 53140
Ph 262.605.4745
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1. Watercolors: at least 5 - 8ml tubes, including: cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, hookers or sap green, and burnt umber
2. Watercolor brushes: a variety of different sizes and shapes including flats and rounds, at least 5
3. Watercolor palette
4. Masking tape: 1”
5. Pencil
6. Watercolor paper: 140#, 22” x 30” Arches brand.       2 sheets.  
7. Sketch pad or loose paper to sketch on
8. Container for water
9. Paper towel

The Art of Composition

1.  Graphite pencils: at least six diffents pencils of varying hardness (ex: 7B, 5B, 2B, F, 3H, 5H)
2.  Paper: a sketchbook  or drawing pad (at least 5” x 8”)
3.  (2) drawing sheets approx. 18” x 24”
4.  Blending stump
5.  Drawing board (large enough to accommodate drawing sheets)
6.  Masking tape 1”
7.  (1) kneaded rubber eraser
8.  (1) plastic or vinyl eraser

“Painting without a Brush”

1.  Oil paint: six 37ml tubes or larger: cadmium red, cadmium yellow, sap or hookers green, ultramarine blue, raw sienna, burnt umber
2.  A couple of sizes and styles of palette knife, including one large, wide palette knife 
3.  Liquin painting medium
4.  Cheap turpentine for cleaner
5.  Rags 
6.  A palette, a sheet of glass works best with the edges taped off.  You will need a large flat surface to work on
7.  Two medium sized  canvas boards  (16” x 20”) and two smaller ones (approx. 8” x10”)

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Stretched canvas, canvas board or 140 lb or higher watercolor paper (minimum size 11 x 15 inches) 

A container for water. If desired, a second container to keep clean water separate from dirty water. 

Cotton rags 

Painting Knife (for color mixing and/or painting) 

Disposable palette paper 

Acrylic Paints (I prefer Liquitex – can use BASICS if budget is an issue) 

Liquitex Heavy Body    Liquitex BASICS 
Mars Black           Mars Black 
Ivory Black            Ivory Black 
Paynes Gray
Titanium White      Titanium White 
Alizarin Crimson Hue      Alizarin Crimson Hue 
Quinacridone Red
Cadmium Red Medium 
Yellow Oxide         Yellow Oxide 
Cadmium Yellow Lt        Cadmium Yellow Lt                                               or Primary Yellow 
Light Emerald Green
Light Green Permanent 
Hooker’s Green      Hooker’s Green 
Cobalt Blue 
  or Cobalt Blue Hue       Cobalt Blue Hue 
Ultramarine Blue    Ultramarine Blue or
                                        Primary Blue 

Burnt Umber          Burnt Umber 
Burnt Sienna         Burnt Sienna 


Flat Bristle – Size 2, 6, 10, 14 
Flat Wash Synthetic – 1 inch 
Round Bristle – Size 2., 6, 10, 14 
Round Synthetic – Size 2, 6, 10, 14 

If you’d like, you may purchase packaged sets of brushes at a store like Hobby Lobby. They have sets of flat bristle, round bristle, etc. 

You will still need the 1” flat wash synthetic as it probably doesn’t come as part of a set.