Explore the Artist in You
with Melanie Zucker Stanley

Suggested Materials:
Purchase from
Michaels or AC Moore: use 40% coupons!
I prefer Michaels who carries everything w great prices and coupon deals.

• 1 spiral drawing/painting notebook- blank pages.
Instructor recommendation: Canson Mix Media XL Series (light blue cover) with 98 lb paper, Size 9 by 12. Found at Michaels- use coupon!
• Liquitex or Basics tube paints in primary colors (and black) and other colors that make your heart sing! Ultramarine blue and burnt sienna!
• Size 6, 8, 10, and 12 round brushes, Simply Simmons or Robert Simmons at Michaels…very inexpensive! One large brush, two inches…inexpensive! One flat brush (one inch…inexpensive
• “Yes! Paste” 1 pint Ask if you cannot find it. Located in glues section.
• 1 each: 2B and 4B drawing pencils with kneadable eraser and small sharpener. 6B is also nice to have.
• Several BLACK Micron (archival ink) pens. Instructor recommends buying the set of black micron pens and using a 40% coupon!
• White Gesso: Liquitex, Basics Acrylic Gesso works well/not costly
• 1 bottle of matte medium or glazing medium (or one of each small bottles)
• 1 Small spritzer bottle (to spritz water and alcohol)
• Some Sharpie permanent markers/thick points…get colors you love!
• 1 roll of ½ inch painters tape (Home Depot- blue tape is good/cheap
• 1 palette knife: 2 to 3 inches (more sizes/shapes if you like)

Buy after class starts!
• One or 2 canvases and inexpensive 140lb watercolor or acrylic paper from Michaels or AC Moore. Instructor will discuss in detail once class starts and you feel ready.
• Come to class to talk about brushes and other items you might want to purchase in the future as the class progresses. Student needs vary as they learn more and develop their own artistic voice and style.

Things to bring from HOME:
• White paper plates (wax coated) for palettes and Glue stick and scissors
• Paper towels and One (or 2) plastic knife
• One old plastic credit card/Starbucks/grocery card
• Several old newspaper sections and Tissue paper from former gifts
• Apron or clothing you don’t mind getting paint on

AS the class progresses, bring personal photos to incorporate in your work, interesting, colorful paper and fabric scraps, etc. for collage, and mixed media artwork.
Call/email with any questions: 703 471 6766. [email protected]

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