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ART CLASS SUPPLIES
John Poon's 5-day Studio Workshop

Supplies can be found at Jerry's Artarama:

CLASS FORMAT:
Approximately 20-30% lecture, please bring notebooks and pens/pencils EVERY DAY, John will lecture throughout the class. You can also bring a laptop for note-taking if you prefer. When John is not lecturing, students will develop 1 or 2 studio pieces from their own photos during the painting portion, BUT if you bring photos that aren't suitable or you are struggling with, John is going to provide some backup photo references you can choose from.

If you would like to do some pre-reading prior to class, John relies heavily Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting for references. You can get copies on Amazon.com and reading even portions of the text prior to class may give you a “leg up”, but this is totally optional!

Carlson book

 

PAINTS:
Please bring whatever paints you normally use, either oil or acrylic.
John uses a very limited palette:
Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow
White
Burnt Siena
and sometimes yellow ochre and cobalt blue.

PLEASE BRING WHATEVER BRANDS/COLORS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE PAINTING WITH.

BRUSHES:
A variety of brush sizes in filberts and flats, no tiny brushes.

CANVAS:
It is up to individual students to decide how many and what size paintings you want to develop in this class. You could do one small painting each day or two bigger paintings throughout the week, or any combo you prefer. Just bring a variety of canvas in different sizes.

Sometimes if you are stuck on a bigger painting it’s helpful to do a small study, John has lots of photos you can use for studies to help you if you get “stuck” and need an exercise. For bigger paintings please bring sizes between 16x20 and 24x30. If you are a less experienced painter, it's better to err on the size of smaller canvas, in the 16 x 20 range.

PHOTOS:
Please bring a variety of photos to choose from. After hearing John's lectures, you will be better suited to choose which of your photos to paint and John will help you select if you are struggling. He will also have backup photos available in the event that your photos are suitable (it happens to all of us at some point!)

OTHER:
Solvent: Odorless only, no Turpentine. Gamblin has the least odor. Many oil painters even use walnut oil instead of solvent, just make sure you have a Container with a lid for whatever you bring.

Palette: Wooden palette or palette pad with a lid, no paper plates for palettes.

Easel:
You must have your own floor easel for this workshop.

Surfaces:
to put your paints on by your easel, if your easel doesn't have a built in palette, you can reserve one of the gallery's tray tables, but we only have 8. They are first-come, first serve.

Notebook:
You’ll be taking lots of notes, please bring paper and pen

Paper Towels/Trash bags to hang on your easel

Camera: A lot of students bring their cameras or camera phones so they can photograph John's demos. This is totally optional.

Chairs: You may be spending a lot of time seated during slide shows and lectures, if you have back issues and need a comfortable chair, please bring one with you. We have very basic card table chairs. You can leave your chair (and supplies too) here all week.