STUART SHILS SUPPLY LIST FOR
EMPHASIZING ABSTRACTION, SEDONA 2017
This class is going to use a variety of media: acrylic paints (rather than oil because they dry quickly and more importantly, are useful for circumventing many of the clichés so easily acquired over time with oil paints.) crayons, a nice big box of crayolas and, different drawing tools like litho crayon, pencil and marker.
Acrylic paints: for these days the 2 oz tubes will be good, except get a larger for white. I usually recommend GOLDEN acrylic paints, but as economy is usually a consideration, you will be fine with Dick Blick brand acrylic. Your choice is up to you. Blick is the most economical but still decent quality : http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-artists-acrylic/ (But do NOT get the Blick Studio paints (unless you are desperately broke), they are student grade and don't have the color density. However if you are broke and need to get the Blick studio tubes it will work.
Titanium White - a large 4.5 oz or 5 oz tube
Yellow Medium Azo
Light Green Blue Shade
Pthalo Green, Yellow Shade
Not required, but these can always be supplemented, if you like, with cad red light, cad yellow deep and Cad Yellow light.
Palette knife: you will need a knife for periodically cleaning your palette. I recommend this style pal knife, NOT a painting knife: http://www.dickblick.com/items/03107-1003/
Sketch books: Bring two. Spiral bound 14x17 but nothing fancy. And you want smooth paper rather than rough. Again, Blick brand is the most economical. Something along the lines of this:http://www.dickblick.com/items/11811-2004/
Brushes: for acrylic only the soft artificial hairs, inexpensive and they last a long time. http://www.dickblick.com/items/05381-1014/
The link above is for a #14. I would bring a #14, #12 and #8. These are Blick long handled white synthetic hair brushes. You don't have to use that specific brush but you can find the equivalent. And it can be in short handle as well. But PLEASE, DO NOT bring the standard oil painting stiff bristle, hog hair brush for use with acrylic paint, it is not the same and doesn't work well at all.
Pink Perl eraser: http://www.dickblick.com/items/21518-3068/
Stones Litho Crayon: http://www.dickblick.com/items/20202-1003
Crayola Crayons: Regular Set of 48 crayons. You will want to use these also at home after the class.
Small Metal Triangle for Drawing:
Small Straight Edge for drawing: a small ruler, preferably metal, or any kind of small straight edge, no larger than the length of a pencil.
Koh I Noor Woodless Pencil: 6B,8B, http://www.dickblick.com/items/22222-2106
And you can bring a few regular drawing pencils also, something like 6B and8 B.
Prismacolor Double Ended Marker, in black: http://www.dickblick.com/items/21342-2001/
Pencil Sharpener - what ever you use, a small metal one or a mat knife for doing it by hand.
Disposable palette, this is 16 x 20 inch and I really recommend that, you want lots of room to mix: http://www.dickblick.com/items/03063-2008/
Roll of paper towels is suggested. Bounty Microwave is very heavy duty.
I suggest protecting your hands, even with acrylic, you don't want it all over your skin. But it's up to you. Here is a good glove, choose the size best for your hands. I use a medium for a snug fit. You can call Grainger and order them. Or perhaps you can find something similar at the hardware store. http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ANSELL-Disposable-Gloves-4GC50?cm_sp=IO-_-IDP-_-PC_TS70300505&cm_vc=IDPPCTZ1
When drawing outside, I tend to put all the supplies in a canvas bag, the kind one gets from LL BEAN or Lands End, like what many people take to the beach. A good-sized one will carry just about everything we need. The beauty of those bags is that they hold everything together in one place. And, they last for 20 years.
Just so that you can see what I mean if in doubt, here is a link: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/33381?feat=677-GN1
Six page online interview with work by Stuart Shils HERE. Visit Stuarts Shils Website HERE
See the additional, separate 3 day workshop "The Perceptual Moment" offered May 1 - 3, 2018