Supply lists are posted on an ongoing basis. For courses that are not listed here, materials will be discussed during the first class meeting or students should contact the faculty member teaching the course. The following courses have posted supply lists:

DES 2028 C1 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator, Kevin Dacey

DES 2066 C1 Intermediate Graphic Design, Joanne Breiner

DRW 2011 C1 Anatomy: Skeleton, Kathleen Quigley

MTL 1015 C1 Around the Ring: Beginning Jewelry, Linda Priest

FND 1010 C1 Art as Process, Kata Hull

CER 1018 C1 Beginning Ceramics: Hand-Building and Construction, Joseph Moccia

CER 2036 C1 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing, Ji-Eun Kim

DES 1060 C1 Drawing for Illustrators & Narrative Realists, Ethan A. Haynes

DRW 2090 C1 Experimental Life Drawing, Robert Siegelman

DES 1021 C1 Fundamentals of 2-D Design, Kevin Dacey

DES 1021 C2 Fundamentals of 2-D Design, Kevin Dacey

DES 2045 C1 Illustration: An Introduction, Glenna Lang

PAI 2051 C1 Mapping: Drawing and Painting, Heidi Whitman

PAI 2002 C1 Painting From The Ground Up, Laura Beth Fischman

DRW 1027 C1 Works on Paper: Mixed Media Drawing, Robert Siegelman

DRW 2011 C1 Anatomy: Skeleton, Kathleen Quigley

Tuesday 6:30-9:45pm, A204

Students will need an 18x24" pad of inexpensive drawing paper (50 lb sketch is fine – NO newsprint), Drawing board 23x26", kneaded or magic rub type eraser, pencil sharpener and a selection of B pencils (3B-8B). Small sketch book for notes and small drawings about 9x12”.

MTL 1015 C1 Around the Ring: Beginning Jewelry, Linda Priest
Tuesday 6:30-9:45pm, A111

These 2 things will be needed for the first night of class. They can be purchased at the school store:

  1. 1 paper dust particle mask (NIOSH approved)
  2. 1 dozen 2/0 saw blades
  3. The rest of the list will be needed for the second night of class:
  4. 1 sheet each of wet and dry paper #320 #400
  5. 3 pieces of silver solder

    a.1’ easy
    b.1’ medium
    c.1’ hard

  6. A 6x6” sheet of 20 gauge copper

Students will be required to buy other metals and a few small things during the semester; all will be available through the school.

FND 1010 C1 Art as Process, Kata Hull
Wednesday 6:30-9:45pm, A204

Most all materials are provided by the class, but students are suggested to bring a few things:

Roll of masking tape
Wear or bring clothing that can get messy
A portfolio, large enough for a 30x44" sheet of paper
A large plastic garbage bag for protecting work from inclement weather
Camera or smartphone to record work

CER 1018 C1 Beginning Ceramics: Hand-Building and Construction, Joseph Moccia
Tuesday 6:30-9:45pm, A005

Required Materials:

1.Ceramics tool kit (available in school store) or equivalent. Kit contains a small sponge, pin tool, wood & metal ribs. & Lg. trim tool, cutting wire & wood trim tool.
2.Bucket and sponge kit
3.SMFA Locker

Recommended Items:

·Small or standard size rolling pin
·Stainless steel rib with saw tooth edge (school store item)
·2 approximately. (24”x24”) (60cmX60cm) Pieces of unprimed painting canvas (cheap will do fine) (school store item)
·HEPA filter respirator (school store item)

CER 2036 C1 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing, Ji-Eun Kim
Saturday 9:00-12:15pm, A005

Pottery tool kit
Large sponge
5 quart bucket

DES 1060 C1 Drawing for Illustrators & Narrative Realists, Ethan A. Haynes
Wednesday 6:30-9:45pm, A207

For the first class please bring at least one pencil, a pencil sharpening tool, an eraser (kneaded, white polymer, and/or gum) and a sketchbook or loose plain white drawing paper which is at least 8.5x11”.

We will experiment with some additional inexpensive supplies during the course of the semester, all of which will be available at the school store, but it’s best that we discuss these things in class before you purchase anything.

DRW 2090 C1 Experimental Life Drawing, Robert Siegelman
Thursday 6:30-9:45pm, A204

In order to foster a wide range of experimentation in this course, you are encouraged to bring a variety of materials to work with. Wet materials (with the exception of oil paint), as well as dry, are fine. Feel free to bring collage materials as well. Please wear clothes that you are comfortable in, and that can get dirty. Feel free to wear an apron, smock, or coveralls.

Bring to first two classes: Charcoal, a box of twelve sticks, such as Art Alternatives, available at the school store.

Newsprint, at least 18x24”, 100 sheets
Sketchbook, journal, or notebook, any size/type
Tool Box
Portfolio case

Other materials:
(Bring if you have, or buy if you wish to.)

Graphite
Conte crayons
Lumber crayons
Watercolor crayons
Kneaded erasers
White plastic eraser
Colored pencils
Charcoal pencils
Various kinds of charcoal lump or stump
Alphacolor, non-toxic Pastels
Oil pastels
Oil sticks, oil bars, pigment bars
Gouache, acrylics, or watercolors, and related supplies (brushes, palette, cups etc.)
Sponges
Glue and various papers that can be used for collage (NO RUBBER CEMENT/NO SPRAY GLUE)
Ink, brushes, sticks, and pens
Acrylic Paint Markers

Various papers, including large, white, toned, black, colored, rolls, inexpensive and good
Recommended Papers: Rives BFK, Stonehenge, Lenox, Pad of Bristol paper 19x24”

Masking tape
Pushpins
Drawing board with clips

You will be informed on what is needed for each class, well in advance.

DES 1021 C1 Fundamentals of 2-D Design, Kevin Dacey

Tuesday 6:30-9:45pm, A207 (Section 1)

DES 1021 C2 Fundamentals of 2-D Design, Kevin Dacey

Thursday 6:30-9:45pm, A207 (Section 2)

Depending on your choice of materials for the final projects, some additional materials may be needed as we progress through the semester. This is a select group, and they represent the vehicles for your ideas. The simplicity of the materials will be discussed.

  • 1 Sketchbook /Notebook (at least 8x10”, grid lined ones can also be helpful) Mandatory.
  • 1 Pad 11x14" Bristol Vellum Paper, 1 pad (more may be needed)
  • A couple of your favorite drawing pens, black ink.
  • 1 OLFA knife and pack of extra blades (you will need to use a new blade for almost every work). The Olfa style knife offers more options in cutting precision, the thin pencil style knives are good for detail work.
  • Cutting Mat, ‘self-healing’, not cardboard, MANDATORY
  • Ruler
  • T-Square
  • Scissors
  • 1 Bottle of SOBO glue
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 package black construction paper
  • An assortment of colored paper. 10+ colors..The more colors you have the better
  • A selection of magazines or books which can be torn up
  • 1 Color Wheel, any size

Preferred Art Supply Stores:
SMFA Store, Blick, Artist and Craftsman Supply

DES 2045 C1 Illustration: An Introduction, Glenna Lang
Monday 6:30-9:45pm, A207

For the first class meeting, please bring some tracing paper or tracing vellum, as well as some sheets of a more opaque white drawing paper. Also, bring whatever black-and-white drawing materials you have already such as pencils, pens, charcoal, pen/brush and ink . . .

For this and the following classes, I will have some materials on hand for you to use so that you do not need to buy everything. It is best if you make up a kit of materials you have already and bring it to class each time. You can buy materials at the school store (or other art supply stores) as you need them or if you get particularly interested in a medium.

The following is a list of possible materials to put in your kit. You may think of others.

Black and White

Color

pencils

colored pencils

technical pens

crayons

crow quill pen

cray-pas

India ink

pastels

grease crayon/China marker

markers

conte crayon

watercolors

brushes

acrylics

ink pad

gouache

scratchboard and stylus

colored paper

black paper

magazines to cut up

charcoal

 

 

 

General
masking tape
Scotch tape
glue stick
scissors/exacto knife
erasers ruler
Papers
tracing paper
layout paper (heavier and whiter than tracing paper, somewhat translucent)
tracing vellum (good for pencil and ink, but not washes)
mylar (actually plastic, does not buckle, high transparency, slow-drying)
Bristol board (good for many media and as backing)
watercolor paper (hot or cold press)

PAI 2051 C1 Mapping: Drawing and Painting, Heidi Whitman
Tuesday 6:30-9:45pm, A202

Images to work from – maps, charts, photographs, magazine and newspaper material, computer print outs, collage materials of interest. THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO BRING.

Required book: “The Map as Art” by Katharine Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press. Available in paperback and from Amazon used

1" masking tape and 1 jar of YES glue, Soba, glue stick, or other glue Jar of matt or gloss acrylic medium
X-acto knife, cutting mat, and scissors
A couple of plastic water containers and a few small Dixie cups 2 cheap soft Chinese brushes- 1/2", 2"
Pad of palette paper (acrylic) and a large plastic palette for watercolor/gouache Bottle of black, brown, and colored inks and a cheap sumi brush for ink
Any other drawing material you have – pencils, pastels, oil pastels, watercolor crayons or pencils, prismacolor watercolor markers, etc.
Black and colored microns or sharpie markers
1 small Ampersand cradled aquabord, clayboard or gesso board
1 small wood panel
A couple of sheets of Stonehenge or other heavy paper to paint on (30"x 40")
1 sheet of black d’Arches cover paper
3 sheets of Borden and Riley Denril drafting film/vellum
1 sheet of wet media poly (prepared acetate) – Duralar is the brand
At least 3 sheets of 140 lb. d’Arches watercolor paper both cold and hot press 3 sheets of kitakata rice paper 16"x 20" or mulberry rice paper
Painters will need watercolor and/or gouache, and/or acrylic. Buy a range of colors including black and white. I’d suggest getting a warm and a cool in blue, red, yellow, and green. Avoid Reeves and Savoir Faire sets – bad quality. Student grade paints are fine.
1” flat wash brush and a #12 round brush for watercolor and gouache.
2 brushes for acrylics of similar size to the brushes above.

We’ll go over this list in the first class so I’d suggest waiting to buy new supplies. Since you’ll be experimenting with a wide range of materials buying everything may be prohibitive. Demonstrations of some materials will be given, and you might want to share and trade materials. If you are planning to draw and not use paint disregard all the painting supplies listed.

For the first class please bring a map that you are willing to collage, draw, and paint on. You should bring whatever other supplies you already have on hand that you think would be appropriate. Also please bring examples of work done previously.

PAI 2002 C1 Painting From The Ground Up, Laura Fischman
Thursday 6:30-9:45pm, B309

Materials List:

PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE MATERIALS UNTIL AFTER OUR FIRST MEETING. WE WILL GO OVER THE BELOW LIST IN THE FIRST CLASS. For the first class meeting bring a sketchbook or a notebook and a writing implement. You can also bring a photo or two of something that you have in mind to use as your source material this semester (if you have ideas), and images of some past works, if you have any you feel comfortable sharing with the class.

Where to Shop: Materials will be available at area art stores (some of the items can also be found at art and craft stores and hardware stores). Where to shop: Blick Art (Fenway, Symphony, and Mass Ave in Central Square), Artist and Craftsman (Mass Ave in Central Square), SMFA School Store, Michaels (sometimes good prices, but not always a complete selection).

Palette Knife: Metal Painting Palette Knife: small – medium bent shank trowel shape or teardrop shaped metal palette knife like the Richeson 895

Palette Sheets: Pad of Disposable Palette Sheets like Canson disposable palette sheets 12 x 16” or larger (not the ones with a hole in them)

Medium: 1 quart of Gamsol Solvent

Small bottle of Linseed Oil

Containers: 2 smallish glass jars with tight sealing lids and wide mouths (old salsa containers, jam jars, etc. are perfect) – one for cleaner and one for medium.

Brushes: If you already have brushes, you can use them, though you may need to supplement some at the instructor’s suggestion. An assortment of brushes (3 Filbert and 3 Flat or Bright, and one small round) in assorted sizes – small, medium and large (natural bristle or synthetic sable, mostly ½ -3/4 of and inch in size). Some examples:

1

Robert Simmons 16 or 18

1

Princeton Art and Brush Co. Umbria Filbert 12

1

Snap by Princeton 10 Bright

1

Snap by Princeton 8 Filbert

1

Snap by Princeton 6 Bright

1

Snap by Princeton 2 Round

Larger brush from hardware store for applying gesso, Flat plastic knife for applying/smoothing gesso (like a putty knife). Optional: One large soft brush (watercolor brushes work) 30-50 in size. (I like the MegaBrush in filbert from Dick Blick across the street).

Surfaces: One sketchbook (approximately 9 x 12”). One Pad of Fredrix brand or other brand of real canvas paper (gessoed), 16” x 20” or 18” x 24”, or gessoed paper, panels, stretched canvas, etc. or a mixture of the above. You may want to buy 2 yards of cotton duck canvas and stretcher bars for painting that is approximately 18 x 24 inches (slightly smaller if you prefer is OK) – we will discuss this in class.

Oil Paint: Paints vary in quality and price – generally the more expensive paints have a higher level of pigment and thus last longer. This said, you do not need to buy the most expensive paints sold – Winsor Newton, Gamblin, Rembrandt and Utrecht brand (available at Dick Blick) are fine. Gamblin’s 1980 paints are probably the most affordable but have less pigment. You need: Small tubes (37 ml) of: Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Alizarin, Cadmium Red Medium, Viridian Green, SapGreen (Olive Green or Chrome Oxide Green are fine), Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Ivory Black, and a large tube (150 ml) of Titanium White. Optional but recommended: Cadmium Orange light, Cerulean Blue, Naples Yellow, Raw Umber.

Other: An HB or 2B pencil, 1” masking tape, an eraser, a ruler, medium vine charcoal (small box), 1 watercolor pencil in light color (e.g. Rembrandt Polycolor in light blue), bar of Ivory Soap, Murphy’s Oil Soap, or Dawn soap - to clean brushes (available at super market).

Cotton rags (an old t-shirt cut into strips, or paper towels (I like the blue shop towels available at hardware stores), 1 box of Nitrile disposable gloves.

Some sort of bag, box or case in which to put your supplies

Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or an apron to paint in.

Optional Materials: We will use selected materials from the below list depending on your individual goals and interests – you do not need all of them. We will discuss this in the first class.

Canvas Pad, Pre-made wood panel that is not gessoed (these are available at many art stores, but Artist

&Craftsman in Cambridge probably has the best selection). Canvas Boards– at least 12” x 16” is preferable, Arches Oil Paper, Cold Wax Medium, Oil Gesso (small container), If you are interested you can buy oil sticks in a few colors you like (R&F are the best quality and offer amazing colors, but they are expensive, so other brands can be substituted).

DRW 1027 C1 Works on Paper: Mixed Media Drawing, Robert Siegelman
Monday 6:30-9:45pm, A204

MATERIAL AND SUPPLY INFORMATION

In order to foster a wide range of experimentation in this course, you are encouraged to bring a variety of materials to work with. Please wear clothes that you are comfortable in, and that can get dirty. Feel free to wear an apron, smock, or coveralls.

Bring to first classes:
Charcoal, a box of twelve sticks, such as Art Alternatives, available at the school store.
Pad of Bristol Paper, 19x24 inches, such as Canson, 96lb
Sketchbook, journal, or notebook, any size / type
Glue, (NO RUBBER CEMENT / NO SPRAY GLUE)
Masking tape Kitchen string Pushpins
Matt / Utility knife (box cutters) Tool Box
Portfolio case – large enough to hold a 22x30 inch sheet of paper

Other materials:
(Bring if you have, or buy if you wish to.)

Drawing board with clips Graphite
Conte crayons Kneaded erasers White plastic eraser Charcoal pencils Colored pencils
Vine or thick charcoal, lump or stump Lumber crayons
Various papers, including large, white, toned, black, colored, rolls, inexpensive & good, and found Recommended Papers: Rives BFK, Stonehenge, Lenox,
Alphacolor, non-toxic Pastels
Oil pastels
Oil sticks, oil bars, pigment bars
Gouache, acrylics, or watercolors, and related supplies (brushes, palette, cups etc.)
Sponges
Watercolor crayons
Various papers that can be used for collage
Ink, brushes, sticks, and pens
Stapler / staples
Acrylic Paint Markers

You will be informed on what is needed for each class, well in advance.