• Supplies to Bring for Hawaii Art Plein Air Students

Supplies to Bring for Hawaii Art Plein Air Students

Plein Air Art Class Supplies Checklist


(A) French Style easel,

sources: www.dickblick.com - once on web site, click on e ( for easels )under departments , click on field and portable easels,

and you will find dick blick, French style easel by Julianne

as of 1/8/2018 , they are listed for $102.00

( B) Oil Paints or Acrylics

sources: www.dickblick.com , Hawaiian Graphics, Ben Franklin, Fisher Hawaii, Winsor & Newton oil paints : student grade Winton brand

primary colors

  • Cadmuim Lemon
  • Carmuim Red Hue
  • Permanent Rose
  • French Ultramarine
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Titanuim White

(C) Canvas Panels

sources: Hawaiian Graphics , Ben Franklin , Fisher Hawaii

sizes : 8" x 10" , 11" x 14" , 12" x 16" #2 of each size

(D) Brushes

sources : Hawaiian Graphics, Ben Franklin , Fisher Hawaii, Filberts or Flats

sizes : #2, 4 , 6., 8, 10


(E) Odorless Mineral Spirits for Oils < to thin paints and Wash up

sources : Hawaiian Graphics

Brand : Weber , Turpenoid


Brand : Gamblin : Gamsol

(E1 ) Acrylics painters will need Water to thin paint and wash up

and a jar with lid

(E2) Thinner holder / brush washers for Oils

sources : Hawaiian Graphics ,

(F) Paper Towels

(G) Drinking Water and sunscreen

(H) Hat with brim for sun protection

  • Lifeguard hat with a wide brim and drawstring to keep it on in strong wind
  • Sunscreen

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

Other Considerations

  • 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

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.

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