Drawing Materials & Suppliers

Drawing Materials for Workshop, Short Courses, Private Tuition and Online lessons

 

Each student should bring the following to class:

 

Essential materials for a workshop and short courses:

 

H, HB & 2B conte graphite Pencil

putty rubber (the grey one)

Enclosed Sharpener (that collect sharpenings)

A4 or A3 sketchbook or sketchpad (smooth paper)

Stump

 

For a block booking and a short course Nichola recommends:

A3 sketchbook or an A3 drawing paper on an art foam board (make sure you have two sheets of paper the same size under your chosen drawing paper and either use masking tape or use two drawing board clips to keep the paper in place).  Recommended paper Strathmore pad or  Fabriano : Artistico : 300gsm : 22x30in : 1 Sheet : Traditional : HP

 

Extras, but worth buying for a short course:

 

pencil rubbers (1 x hard and 1 x soft)

 

For trying Red chalk or graphite on toned paper:

 

Cretacolor Sanguine pencil 

HB & 2B conte graphite Pencil

Cretacolor white chalk pencil 

A4 or A3 sketch pad of toned paper - Strathmore or Sennelier are good.

 

Stools, ruler and a knitting needle (used for measuring) will be provided at the museums

Private tuition:

2H, H, HB, 2B & 4B conte graphite Pencil

putty rubber (the grey one)

Stump

Recommended paper Strathmore pad or  Fabriano : Artistico : 300gsm : 22x30in : 1 Sheet : Traditional : HP

Easel, chair, drawing board, clips, ruler and a knitting needle will be provided

Online lessons:

Recommended paper Strathmore pad - Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pad (Brown cover, GIRL’s FACE), 14 x 17 inches, or  Fabriano : Artistico : 300gsm : 22x30in : 1 Sheet : Traditional : HP

A2 Drawing board either wood or foam board

Drawing clips or masking tape

2H, H, HB, 2B & 4B conte graphite Pencil

30 cm ruler

60 cm T square ruler is excellent to helping with 1:1 ration drawing of Bargue plates

Barrel sharpener or craft knife and a Nitram sharpening block

Mono Zero Erazer Pens (round) 

Putty rubber (the grey one)

Stump

Easel

Chair

Side Table (if you don't have an large easel with a shelf to place your materials)

Contact information for good art suppliers in London:

 

Atlantis Art Materials

Unit 1

Bayford Street Industrial Centre

London

E8 3SE

www.atlantisart.co.uk 

0207 377 8855

 

Green and Stone

259 Kings Rd

Chelsea

London

SW3 5EL

www.greenandstone.com

0207 352 0837

 

Jackson’s Art Supplies

1 Farleigh Place

London

N16 7SX

www.jacksonsart.com

020 7254 0077

 

L. Cornelissen & Sons

101 Great Russel St, London WC1 B  3RY

www.cornelissen.com

0207 636 3655

 

Russell and Chapple

30-31 Store Street

London

WC1E 7QE

www.russellandchapple.co.uk 

0207 836 7521