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Drawing & Watercolor for Young People

Please bring the following materials each week:

  • 14″ x 17″ or 16″ x 20″ Drawing Pad
  • “B” pencils ( 2B – 6B)
  • Ebony Pencils
  • Art Gum, Pink Pearl or Rubber Kneaded Erasers
  • Paper Stomp
  • Pencil Sharpener

Optional Materials

  • Willow Stick Charcoal
  • Sand Paper Block
  • Shamy Cloth
  • Pen & Ink Set with Permanent Black Ink
  • Universal Pencil Lengthener



I strongly recommend purchasing only professional quality watercolor. Some of the best watercolor brands:

  • Holbein Artists’ Watercolour
  • Rowney Artists’ Watercolors
  • Schminke Horadam Finest Artists’ Watercolours
  • Sennelier Watercolors
  • Winsor & Newton Selected List Artists’ Watercolours

Do not buy gouache or any color with hue in its name.

  1. Cadmium Lemon Yellow
  2. Cadmium Yellow Light or Cadmium Yellow Pale
  3. Cadmium Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Medium
  4. Cadmium Yellow Deep
  5. Cadmium Orange or Cadmium Red Orange
  6. Cadmium Red Light or Cadmium Scarlet
  7. Cadmium Red or Cadmium Red Medium
  8. Cadmium Red Deep
  9. Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  10. Permanent Magenta or Permanent Rose
  11. Winsor Violet
  12. Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine
  13. Cobalt Blue
  14. Cerulean Blue
  15. Winsor Blue (green shade), Intense Blue or Phthalo Blue
  16. Phthalo Green, Thalo Green, Intense Green, or Winsor Green (blue shade)
  17. Ivory Black


Several sheets of cold pressed or rough textured watercolor paper, 140lb weight or heavier, any size.

I recommend the following paper brands: Arches, Lana,Winsor & Newton, or Whatman. Or if you prefer, a cold (not) pressed or rough textured watercolor block, 140lb weight, any size.


  • Several flat watercolor brushes – Loew Cornell, Series 7100, One Stroke Flat, 1″, 1/2″ & 1/4″
  • A number 6 round watercolor brushes – Loew Cornell, Series 7020, Ultra Round, Size 6
  • Several script liner brushes – Loew Cornell, Series 7050, Script Liner, Size 2, 4 & 6

Watercolor Palette

A white surfaced plastic palette with a large mixing area. I recommend one of the following types: John Pike Palette, Robert Wood Watercolor Palette or Jones Watercolor Palette

Other Materials to Bring

  • A tall 1 quart water container
  • 2B pencils
  • Kleenex & paper towels
  • A small terry cloth towel
  • A kneaded eraser
  • Palette knife

All the materials on this list are available at your local art store or by mail order.

Call the following companies for a free copy of their catalog:

  • Cheap Joe’s (800) 227-2788
  • Jerry’s Artarama (800) 827-8478
  • ASW (800) 995-6778

Recommended Books

The Artist’s Handbook of Materials & Techniques
By Ralph Meyer

Herb Olsen’s Guide To Watercolor Landscape
By Herb Olsen
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

Painting Buildings in Watercolor
By Randulph Bye
North Light Books

Art and Nature Appreciation
By George H. Opdyke
The Macmillan Company; New York, NY

Breaking the Rules of Watercolor
By Burt Sillverman

Painting Trees & Landscapes in Watercolor
By Ted Kautzky
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

Painting with Light
By Betty L. Schlemm
Watson Guptill Publications

Brushwork for the Oil Painter
By Emile Gruppe/Edited by Charles Movalli
Watson-Guptill Publications, 1983

Painting with the White of Your Paper
By Judi Wagner & Tony Van Hasselt
North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1994

Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting
By John F. Carlson
Dover Publications, Inc.

John Pike Paints Watercolor
By John Pike

Color and Method in Painting
as seen in the work of 12 American Painters

By Ernest W. Watson
Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc., 1942

The Practice & Science of Drawing
By Harold Speed

The Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting
By Edgar Whitney
Watson-Guptill, 1974

By John Pike

Expressing Land, Sea and Sky in Watercolor
By Rowland Hilder

Watercolor Fix-It Book
By Tony Van Hasselt & Judy Wagner
North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992

Watercolor Methods
Edited by Norman Kent
Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc., 1957

Watercolor, the Happy Medium
By William Schimmel
The Macmillan Company

Marine Painting in Watercolor
By Edmond J. Fitzgerald

Ways With Watercolor
By Ted Kautzky, NA
Reinhold Publishing Corporation

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