CE Summer 2017 Supply List

The following are lists of materials and supplies that are required or recommended for courses. You can buy materials and supplies at:

SMFA School Store (230 The Fenway)
Blick Art Materials (401 Park Dr, Boston – Fenway; 33 Massachusetts Ave, Boston – Symphony; 619    Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge – Central)
Artist & Craftsman Supply (580 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)

Students should contact instructors with any questions about materials and supplies. For any 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.

Please note that some courses include a materials fee, which covers general use materials or model costs.
The materials listed below are required or recommended in addition to what is covered by the materials fee.

Class Title and Faculty Name


Ceramics

Ceramics: Handbuilding and Construction
Joseph Moccia
CER 0018C1

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” (60cm x60cm) pieces of unprimed painting canvas (cheap will do fine) (school store item)
  • HEPA filter respirator (school store item)

Wheel Throwing Workshop: Intensive
Ji Eun Kim

Pottery tool kit
Large sponge
5 quart bucket


Drawing

Expressive Figure Drawing
Mara Metcalf
DRW 2130C1

  • 18"x24" pad of mixed media paper ($21.00)
  • small box of alphacolor soft pastels, 24 colors ($12.00)
  • assorted brushes (student grade packet, 3-5) ($10.00)
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • tape
  • ink, black or brown small jar 1 oz ($3.50)
  • small tubes of acrylic paint. Blick Set of 6 — 120 ml (4 oz) tube; Titanium White, Mars Black, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Ultramarine Blue, and Phthalo Green. ( $13.29)
  • small matte medium  $8.00 (Acrylic is ideal, but water color can be used if necessary.)
  • Charcoal/pencil/erasers: for drawing
  • 1-3 water soluble color pencils or crayons ( $5.00)
  • Plastic tub for rinse water

Some additional supplies may be necessary and you are free to bring in more colors and acrylic media.
 


In the Mix: Combining Drawing and Painting
Patrick Carter
DRW 0090S1


Mixed Media Exploration: Drawing from Nature
Ethan Haynes
DRW 0012C1


Drawing Workshop: Beyond Observation
Kevin Dacey
DRW 0004N1

  • high-quality bound sketchbook, minimum 6x9"
  • At least five sketches or drawings in your sketchbook before class begins
  • An assortment of dry drawing media: pens, pencils, markets etc.
  • A cellphone camera

Introduction to Drawing: Intensive
Ria Brodell
DRW 0015N1

  • Art Bin or tool box/ bag to carry supplies
  • Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B and 6B (basically a range of hard to soft leads)
  • A Sharpie marker
  • Sharpener
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • A Vinyl Eraser
  • Blending Stumps
  • Masking Tape

Graphic Arts

Children's Book Illustration: Beginning to Intermediate
Ilse Plume
GRA 0004C1

The Art of Collage
Ilse Plume
GRA 0036A

Supports or "Substrates":

Mat board or Bristol board or plywood or Masonite panels ( medium sized) or foam board, (which comes in black or white)

Brushes: 

  • Sable brushes for watercolor or gouache and India ink, and for applying thinner glue mediums, Bristol paint brushes (with stiff bristles) for acrylic paints or glues

Glues and Mediums:

  • Gesso
  • Varnish
  • Acrylic gloss or matte mediums, and Mod Podge, or wheat or rice starch paste, or wallpaper paste Liquitex gel mediums 

Brayer:

  • (Several hard, rubber brayers)

Cutting tools:

  • Scissors
  • Mat cutters & exacto knives

Collage materials:
These can be many and varied, so the following is only a partial list of possibilities:
(Think of yourself as a "gatherer" of papers and found objects and personal items found around the home.)
Colored papers, bus tickets, greeting cards, magazines and newspapers, shopping bags, photos, (new and vintage) wrapping papers, posters, letters, envelopes, sheet music, personal diaries or journals, stamps, bills, dress patterns, string or yarn, or sewing thread, etc.  


Graphic Design

Beginning Graphic Design
Sofie Hodara
GRA 0002C1

Students need to have access to Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign on the Adobe Creative Cloud. The SMFA Mac Lab provides students free access to this software. If students want to complete coursework off campus, they will need access to the Creative Cloud on their personal computers. There is a thirty-day free trial for this software which covers the duration of our course.


Design Generation with Photoshop and Illustrator
Alexa Thayer
GRA 0017C1


Graphic Design Fundamentals
Kevin Dacey
GRA 0012C1

  • Sketchbook/notebook (at least 8”x10”)
  • 5 Sheets of grid-lined paper
  • 11x14” pad of Bristol Vellum Paper, 1 pad (more may be needed)
  • 2 of your favorite drawing pens, black
  • 1-OLFA or X-acto knife and pack of extra blades, 3/4” blade size (‘pencil’ style knives are good for detail work)
  • Cutting Mat, self-healing
  • T-Square
  • Scissors
  • 1 Bottle of SOBO glue or 1 glue stick
  • One package of black construction paper
  • 1 package/selection/assortment of colored paper, the more colors the better
  • 2 paintbrushes:  1” small brush, 2” medium brush (inexpensive brands are fine)
  • small plastic palette (not paper), rectangular, or palette paper
  • 1 tube each black and white acrylic paint, medium size tube (inexpensive brand)
  • One color wheel, any size

Intermediate Graphic Design
Joanne Breiner
GRA 0063C1


Introduction to Typography
Charles Gibbons
GRA 0003C1

The following supplies will be needed by everyone during the first part of the course. Additional materials may be recommended, as needed, throughout the term.

  • Sketchbook (for sketching and idea generation; can be used as a process book)
  • Black matte board for mounting and presenting work
  • X-acto knife, #11 blades; scissors
  • Metal ruler (cork-backed 18" is best)
  • Adhesives: StudioTac (preferred), rubber cement + pick-up, spray mount
  • Flash/external drive or file-sharing account for moving files

Visualizing Information
Charles Gibbons
GRA 0064C1

The following supplies will be needed by everyone during the first part of the course. Additional materials may be recommended, as needed, throughout the term.

  • Sketchbook (for sketching and idea generation; can be used as a process book)
  • Black matte board for mounting and presenting work
  • X-acto knife, #11 blades; scissors
  • Metal ruler (cork-backed 18" is best)
  • Adhesives: StudioTac (preferred), rubber cement + pick-up, spray mount
  • Flash/external drive or file-sharing account for moving files

A Brief History of Design in Culture
Kevin Dacey

  • A notebook

Adobe Illustrator in a Day
Kevin Dacey

  • A notebook

Design a Book with Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator
Alexa Thayer


Design Fundamentals Workshop
Kevin Dacey

  • Sketchbook/notebook (at least 8”x10”)
  • 5 Sheets of grid-lined paper
  • 11x14” pad of Bristol Vellum Paper, 1 pad (more may be needed)
  • 2 of your favorite drawing pens, black
  • 1-OLFA or X-acto knife and pack of extra blades, 3/4” blade size (‘pencil’ style knives are good for detail work)
  • Cutting Mat, self-healing
  • T-Square
  • Scissors
  • 1 Bottle of SOBO glue or 1 glue stick
  • One package of black construction paper
  • 1 package/selection/assortment of colored paper, the more colors the better
  • One color wheel, any size

Designing for Web and Print: Partnership with Student Journalists at Blackstone Community Center on Mass Incarceration
Sofie Hodara

Students need to have access to Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign on the Adobe Creative Cloud. It is strongly encouraged that students use their own laptops as we will be traveling to and from the site. However, the SMFA Mac Lab (which provides students free access to the software) will be available during class meeting times. There is a thirty-day free trial for this software, which covers the duration of our course.


Media Arts

Animation and Motion Graphics: Intensive
Stephen St. Francis Decky
FLM 0005B

  • Storage device - preferably a 1TB external Hard Drive

Creating Video as Art
Stephen St. Francis Decky
VID 0030B

  • Storage device - preferably a 1TB external Hard Drive

Metals

Lost Wax Casting
Tanya Crane
MTL 0036C1

  • bronze casting grain ~$10-$20
  • silver (if desired; prices are variable)
  • vulcanized rubber mold material $10/sheet (from school store via metals)
  • investment $2-$4.50/per flask depending on amount needed x how many flasks are made (from school store via metals)
  • sprue wax ~$1 - available at school store
  • additional carving wax beyond what is provided ~$15-$20 - available at school store
  • Total ~$50 give or take depending on how many flasks and how much metal is needed

Small Scale Forging
April Franklin
MTL 0033B

Recommended texts:

  • New Edge of the Anvil by Jack Andrews
  • The Backyard Blacksmith by Lorelei Sims
  • The Art of Blacksmithing by Alex Bealer

Required materials:

  • Your favorite tape measure
  • Apron or clothes to change into
  • Good fitting work gloves (leather)
  • Small Towel
  • Black Sharpie Markers
  • Roll of masking tape or painter’s tape
  • A good half round mill file
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils
  • Things You Will Purchase from the School Store:
  • Metal: copper, bronze, tool steel, silver

Things You May Purchase in Class:

Students who have an interest may decide to make a joint order of special tools for personal use


Introduction to Enameling
Tanya Crane

  • copper ~$10, silver (if desired)
  • silver foil $15+shipping (if desired)
  • small paint brush ~$1.99-$5.99 - available at school store
  • wash paint brush ~$1.99-$5.99 - available at school store
  • palette knife ~$6
  • ceramic tile ~$1-from Home Depot (for mixing enamel paint)
  • travel size spray bottle ($1)
  • PnP blue paper $2.95 a sheet-school store 
  • Total approximately ~$50 depending on shipping

Sculpting Small Metal Relieves: Chasing and Repousse
Linda Priest
MTL 0052N1

  • Metal, purchased from school store

Photography

Contemporary Photography: 1960 to the Present
Vincent Martin
PHT 0029C1

  • 16GB SD Card *
  • 500 GB Portable Hard Drive*
  • Ink Jet Paper
  • Print Credits

(* not required but highly recommended)


Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics
Dan O'Connor
PHT 0004B

  • Digital Camera: Preferably a digital SLR or camera that has manual settings (ie, not a point and shoot). Note: Cameras will be available for you to check out from the Media Stockroom in the basement for two‐day periods. Supplies may be limited, so please make reservations.
  • Tripod (available for check‐out via SMFA stockroom)
  • Digital Memory Cards (SD or CF appropriate for your camera)
  • Card reader/USB cable to download images to computer (also at Media Stockroom)
  • Mac compatible external hard drive (Thunderbolt or USB) w/ 500 GB of storage.

Optional:

  • Portfolio Box
  • White Cotton or anti‐static gloves

Where to purchase supplies:

  • SMFA School Store 
  • Hunts Photo and Video (3 locations around Boston) www.huntsphotoandvideo.com
  • B & H Photo, NY, NY and online www.bhphotovideo.com
  • Adorama, NY, NY and online www.adorama.com
  • Hard drive: Apple Store, Best Buy, Staples

Introduction to Analog Photography
Vincent Martin
PHT 0005C1

  • Tri-X or HP5 Film
  • Negative Files and Binder
  • Resin Coated Silver Gelatin Paper
     

Introduction to Digital Photography
Vincent Martin
PHT 0030C1

  • 16GB SD Card *
  • 500 GB Portable Hard Drive*
  • Ink Jet Paper
  • Print Credits

(* not required but highly recommended)


Painting

Acrylic Painting/Introduction to Painting Continued
Ria Brodell
PAI 0016S1

Paints: small tubes are fine, or a box with a selection of colors. A few small high-flow colors are optional. These are commonly used colors:

  • Titanium White
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • (yellow ochre, burnt umber and burnt sienna are useful but optional)
  • A Palette knife
  • A couple of plastic containers for water (like empty yogurt containers)
  • Disposable paper palette or other palette-like surface

Surfaces: This is your preference. You can paint on almost anything with acrylic paint. Some good options are:

  • canvas boards
  • stretched canvas
  • wood panels
  • illustration board
  • heavy watercolor paper (if you choose to use paper, you will want a drawing board to adhere the paper to with some painters tape, otherwise your painting will wrinkle)
  • Painters Tape
  • A small spray bottle (for painting or to help keep your paint wet)

Mediums (small containers are fine):

  • Acrylic Gel Medium, increases paint volume, extends the use of the paint, can build texture
  • Glazing Medium or Polymer Gloss Medium, increases transparency of the paint, used for glazing or thinning the paint

Helpful Supplies (optional):

  • Retarder Gel or Slow-Dry Medium (extends drying time of paint)
  • Texture Mediums, Modeling Paste, adds texture, makes the paint thicker, good for impasto
  • (you could also bring things from home, think mixed media: papers, sands, glitters or fibers)
  • Flow Release

Color Theory: A Weekend Painting Workshop
Gerri Rachins

Suggested Basic Materials:

There are numerous brands of acrylic and oil paints. Each manufacturer has a unique way to make from paint from pigment. Therefore, as you will discover, a Cadmium Yellow made by one company may vary from a Cadmium Yellow made by another. Please keep in mind that the quality of your color may depend on the quality of your paint. Please bring any or all your existing materials including paints, brushes, matte medium or odorless mineral spirits, oil paint medium, etc. to the first workshop class.

Suggested Minimum Pigments

  • Red - Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red Light
  • Yellow - Hansa Yellow Light and Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Blue - Pthalo Blue or Cerulean and Ultramarine Blue
  • Violet - Dioxazine Purple or Ultramarine Blue mixed with Alizarin Crimson and Quinacridone Violet or any other Red Violet
  • White - Titanium and/or Zinc
  • Black – Any

Suggested Minimum Other Materials

  • Medium - Matte medium for acrylics and paint medium such as linseed, poppy, stand, for oil paints. The term medium may be used to describe the substance that binds the pigment in paint. It is also called a binder, vehicle, or base. In acrylic paints, this is a synthetic substance, acrylic polymer emulsion. (Use matte medium during painting process.). In oil paints, it is natural oil. (Use linseed, poppy, or stand oil.)
  • Brushes - Media specific and appropriately sized. (Synthetic bristles for acrylic and natural hog hair bristles for oil paints.)
  • Small palette knife for mixing paint.
  • Large stretched and primed canvas (2) No smaller than 18" x 24" (For long painting session each day)
  • Canvas Panels or Individual canvas sheets (4) No smaller than 18" x 24" (For short painting exercises each day)
  • Disposable paper palette or "freezer paper.”
  • Appropriate Container for water and/or odorless mineral spirits.
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Roll of paper towels and/or absorbent cloth rags.
  • Special soaps for brush cleaning.
  • Notebook or folder to hold printed materials (8 ½” x 11”) that will be distributed during each class.
  • Color Journal: Bound book of empty unlined pages (media appropriate) waiting to be filled by you with words and paint color samples.

Painting Through a Chinese Lens
Sue Yang
PAI 0007A

Two Brushes

  • Orchid Bamboo size large H2D
  • Happy Dot -- H1C one size
  • Rice paper
  • 48 cut practice sheets double shuen
  • larger sheets (P3B)
    OR
  • Best Shuen 18" x 27"
  • 12 sheets, P10A
  • Bottled ink.
  • A container to clean the brushes, preferably see through
  • A flat white plate (saucer)

You can order Brushes and Rice paper from Oriental Art Supply (OAS) in CA: www.orientalartsupply.com

P.O. Box 6596 Huntington Beach CA 92615,
Phone: 714-969-4470, 1800-969-4471

You can get a bottled ink at our museum school store or at many art stores, either Chinese ink or Japanese Sumi ink (not Indian Ink).


Quick and Loose: An Oil Painting a Day
Laura Fischman

**** If you already have oil paints, brushes, a palette knife, sketchbook, etc., feel free to bring what you have, rather than buying new materials – we will make it work.****

Where to Shop: Materials will be available at area art stores (some of the items can also be found at arts and craft stores and hardware stores). Where to shop: Blick (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).

Paint:
Oil Paint: Paints vary in quality and price – generally the more expensive paints (Williamsburg, Old Holland, etc.) have a higher level of pigment and thus last a bit longer. This said, you do not need to buy the most expensive paints sold – Winsor & Newton, Gamblin, Rembrandt and Utrecht brand (available at Blick) are all fine.
*Make sure you do not buy water-soluble oil paint.

Small tubes of Oil Color (37 ml):
Titanium White, Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Alizarin or Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian Green, Permanent Rose, Burnt Umber
*If you have other colors and want to bring them, that is fine.

Mediums:
Gamsol (Gamblin’s Odorless Mineral Spirit) – 16 oz
Liquin Original (Winsor & Newton’s Low Gloss Medium) – 75 ml

Brushes:
Assorted Brushes (flats and brights mostly in natural bristle and synthetic nylon/synthetic sable
in mostly ½-3/4 inch in size)
*If you already have brushes, you can use them, though you may need to supplement some at
the instructor’s suggestion.

Surfaces:
5 sheets of Arches Oil Paper 22x30” – it is light and easy to transport and does not require
priming.

Other:
1 Palette Knife: bent shank, trowel shape or teardrop shaped metal palette knife medium size.
A Pad of Disposable Palette Sheets (12x16” minimum size) –do not buy the ones with a hole.
A Sketchbook – at least 8 x11”
1-inch blue painters tape
1 12” aluminum ruler
Old Masters Brush Cleaner
2 tight-sealing low glass jars with wide mouths (like old jam jars or salsa jars) – we will use these
Smock, Apron or other clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.


Print & Paper

Introduction to Intaglio and Etching
Dustin Markel
PRT 0070S1

  • Plates – aluminum or acrylic for drypoint, copper for etching
  • Etching needle
  • Burnisher and scraper
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Apron (shop provides some but they are limited in number)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Sharpie markers (regular and industrial grade)
  • Variety of paintbrushes
  • Newsprint tablet
  • Shop towels
  • Sketchbook for image development and notetaking
  • Tarleton cloth for plate wiping when printing intaglio style
  • Xacto or Olfa knife
  • Duralar or Denril drafting paper
  • Printmaking Paper (Rives BFK, Somerset, Arches, Copper Plate Paper, Arnhem to list a few)

*Most to all of these supplies can be purchased in SMFA’s school store*


Introduction to Woodcut/Monoprint
Emily Reinauer
PRT 0017C1

Suggested Material and Supplies:

  • Apron
  • Assorted Brushes (variety of stiffnesses)
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Shop Towels
  • Sharpie
  • Masking tape
  • Pencils and other drawing materials
  • Plates: wood, lexan, copper, mylar, cardboard, etc.
  • Etching needle
  • Newsprint pad
  • Sketchbook/notebook
  • Variety of printmaking papers
  • Exacto knife
  • Tarleton
  • Linoleum
  • Acetate, Dura-Lar
  • Basic carving tools are provided; more specific tools can be purchased at www.gregdorrance.com

Introduction to Hand Papermaking
Andrew Shirley

  • Collage items (magazine images, thread/string, other lightweight flat materials)
  • Scissors
  • Cheap ½ inch brush
  • Portfolio

Screenprinting A to Z: Intensive
Rina Ito and Jeremy Endo
PRT 0038S1

We provide ink, squeegees, scoop coaters, and advice.

Required Materials:

  • SMFA Screen Manual - $10 (Purchase from Faculty on 1st Day of Class)
  • Screen- $49 SMFA Store (Purchase 1st Day of Class)
  • Emulsion- SMFA Store
  • Paper- Recommended: Aquaprint or Arches 88. Paper with a “smooth” surface – SMFA Store
  • Duralar (for registration) – SMFA Store
  • Masking Tape (You will need a lot!)
  • Blue Solvent Tape - SMFA Store
  • Scissors
  • Pro Black Ink (Drawing on acetate) SMFA Store
  • 11X17” Acetate for Printers - SMFA Store
  • White Contact Paper (buy the brand with backing) - available at Target and Hardware Stores
  • Apron – Any apron that covers the front of your shirt and top of pants will do
  • Rubber Spatulas (for baking)
  • Newsprint Pad (at least 24” X 36”)
  • Sharpie Markers & Pencils
  • Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pens - SMFA Store
  • Black Construction Paper - SMFA Store
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Registration Pins (3) - SMFA Store
  • Textile Ink (water-based) - Dick Blick or Speedball brands
  • Old credit card or metro card – To apply emulsion to your screen

Sculpture

Creations in Metal: Build your own Cabinet of Curiosity
Jennaca Davies
MTL 0003B

  • soldering boards $8.75
  • soldering picks (these come in packs of 3 for $11.95)
  • metal (for samples and learning techniques) can be bought at school store as needed $15-20 plus more as needed for individual projects
  • casting fees (if students decide to use outside caster) (estimated) $50-100
  • other materials as needed for individual projects

Digital Techniques: Laser-Cut Jewelry
Jennaca Davies
SCP 0019C1

Materials for this course will depend on the nature of projects each student develops. At a minimum students will need to create tests using the laser cutter and 3D printers. Complexity, scale, and materials will determine costs.

  • Laser Cutting cost estimate (minimum) $15 - 25 per student
  • 3D printing cost estimate (minimum) $10 - 30 per student
  • Jump Drive or Hard Drive for keeping computer files (minimum 20 GB)
  • paper / plastic (acrylic) as needed
  • other materials as needed for individual projects

Wood Construction for Artists
April Franklin
SCP 0024N1

Recommended text: 
Audels Carpenters and Builders Tools, Steel Square and Joinery by Mark Rischard Miller and Rex Miller

Required materials:

  • Your favorite tape measure
  • Apron or clothes to change into
  • Good fitting work gloves (preferably leather, to prevent splinters)
  • Small Towel
  • Black Sharpie Markers
  • Roll of masking tape or painter’s tape
  • Newsprint Pad
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils 

Things You Will Purchase from the School Store:

  • Lumber, fasteners specific to course

Things You May Purchase in Class:

  • Students who desire more or varied materials will be able to place a joint order.