Please bring the following:

A variety of brushes. Keep in mind that the bristles of some brushes are glued in with a glue that may not be suitable for certain solvents or brush cleaners.

One-inch soft flat brush, halt-inch flat brush, a variety of round brushes, a variety of filberts, a rigger, a fan, a soft mop, and a set of rubber tipped brushes. A sword-liner will be useful if you will be painting detailed wildlife.

Your preferred reference printed in colour and black and white.

Canvas, canvas board, primed board, paper or any preferable surface to work on.

A note pad and pen.

Your own paints – The basic colours are: Van Dyke Brown or Burnt Umber, Prussian Blue, Titanium White, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Lemmon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Sap Green.

If you are working in acrylics, you will need retarder and glaze medium.

If you are working in oils, you will require an oil medium which you can mix yourself by adding a third Genuine Turpentine, a third refined linseed oil and a third alkyd medium (liquin).

A 4mm glass palette – 30cm by 12cm with edges ground smooth (Available at the Art Academy – R40).

Turps brush cleaning jar with wire spiral or sieve (Available at the Art Academy – R45).

A table easel (The Academy has several standing easels available for use).

An A4 or A3 sketch-book for drawing and painting exercises.

A set of graphite pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, 9B