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Supplies to Bring for Hawaii Art Plein Air Students

Plein Air Art Class Supplies Checklist

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:

Portable French style easel

  • Flat brushes: #4, 8, 12
  • Brushes: size #14 and 16
  • 2" brushes (available at City Mill, Ace, Home Depot, etc. for ~$1.19)

Oil or acrylic paint, a limited palette of colors to start:

  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Thalo Green
  • Titanium White

Recommended: an inexpensive brand of paint, for example, Mameri. Of three grades, the Classico is a student grade, but good quality.

  • A couple of empty jars or containers for thinners or water
  • Canvas or canvas board (size 16" x 20" or larger)
  • Small sketchbook, approx. 6" x 8", to do composition sketches before painting
  • Solvent: Ordorless minerial spirits ( to clean brushes and thin paint)in a jar with lid

Sources for art supplies:

  • University of Hawai'i at the Manoa Campus Center Bookstore (956-6612)
  • One Shot Supplies at 815A Waiakamilo Road (841-7683)
  • Hawaiian Graphics at 1923 South Beretania Street (973-7171)

Look for an ACMI seal (AP, CP, AP+PC, or Health Label or HL+Non-Toxic), signifying that the formula has been checked against both chronic (long term) and acute (immediate) toxicity, if you are concerned about toxic potential of paints.

Recommended additional supplies:

  • Lifeguard hat with a wide brim and drawstring to keep it on in strong wind
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat with a wide brim , sunglasses
  • Paper towels,clamps to hold palette to easel during strong winds

Mindset to bring: Enthusiasm and 3 to 5 hours of relaxed focus


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