Welcome! Below is a class supply list for students registered for Acrylic Painting Classes with Shawna
Brushes: There are a large variety of brands and price points available. You need brushes made for acrylic painting. I suggest purchasing the best you can afford within your budget as you will appreciate the difference in paint application and control.
That being said—there are plenty of great quality brushes at very affordable prices.
Fine Liner or detail brush
1/2” Angular Shader
#12 Round (or about that size)
3/4” or #20 Bright (or about that size)
#20 or #30 Large Filbert background brush
Paints: There are student or professional grade acrylics. I recommend purchasing the heavy body paints. These are typically used by experts and professional artists because they provide great texture, control and pigment load.
Cadmium Red Deep
Canvas: Like everything else, there are several different grades of canvasses. Choose a gallery wrapped and pre-primed, stretched canvas. We’ll go over more information regarding canvas selection in class.
Palette or paint keeper: Masterson’s has several sizes available. All come with a resealable lid (like a large Tupperware tray) so you can keep your paints moist from week to week. It saves you money because you waste less paint.
Sketch pad and pencil
Portable stool or camp chair for plien air classes only
Optional but very helpful
Adjustable Table Easel
Portable Brush Holder/Stand combo
A great locally owned art supplies shop is The Art Location in Fayetteville. Their staff is uber knowledgeable and helpful. They will help you gather everything you need, and they have a large selection of art products not available at the larger chain stores.
They are located at:
1905 E Mission Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72704