By working from life, students will master both technical and conceptual aspects of drawing or painting. Fundamentals of drawing such as perspective, design, proportions, flat vs volume will be discussed. Those who have basic understanding of observational drawing (copying from references does not count) can proceed to painting. All work in this class is from still life.
Supplies List for Drawing
Pencils – B, 2B, HB,
Box of Vine Charcoal (optional, not used in Iliya Mirochnik's class)
Charcoal Pencils- HB, 2B - optional (may not need these right away)
X-ACTO Knife for sharpening pencils
Sand paper Block for sharpening pencils
Erasers (a hard one and a kneaded one)
18” by 24” Drawing Pad- heavier weight (90 pounds or higher), white color, suitable for pencil drawing, any brand,
roll of masking tape to attach your paper to drawing board
Special note about paper: No newsprint paper!
Supplies List for Painting
- Lemon Yellow
- Cadmium yellow medium
- Naples Yellow Light
- Yellow ochre
- Cadmium orange
- Cadmium red light
- Raw umber
- Raw sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Viridian green
- Olive Green
- Cobalt blue
- Ultramarine blue
- Alizarin crimson
- Ivory black
- Titanium White
Additional (optional) colors:
- Mars Brown
Bristle brushes: Filberts and Rounds
# 1 (x 1)
# 2 (x 1)
# 4 (x 2)
# 5 (x 2)
# 8 (x 1)
Odorless Gamsol. No other solvents are allowed at the school.
Palette, plastic or wood
Palette cups (attachable to the palette) or a glass jar for Gamsol.
Canvas boards or canvas - Smaller and medium size for beginners, larger for advanced students.
Roll of paper towels or old rags for cleaning brushes.
Drawing pad, medium size, pencil, eraser to make sketches before painting.
We recommend Georgian oil colors in 75 ml tubes. These paints are very inexpensive and yet are of good quality sufficient for students. They are sold by most major art stores. You can order them online from Dick Blick or buy in store.