SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR PASTEL CLASSES
For your beginning pastel class you will need some basic supplies and materials. These are:
A SET OF PASTELS:
You may use oil pastels, but I recommend a set of soft pasteels, commonly recognized as chalks.
NU Pastel, by prisma color
These are firm (hard) pastels which is
recommended to begin your drawing. You may only need a few of the
dark colors for this. A 12 count bos will cost about $14.00 to
There are several other brands which
run from @2.99 (12 count) up to (36 count). They run between $2.99 and
You may want to purchase the Rembrandt,
large 200 count box, but that will probably run upwards of $200.00. but
they are excellent pastels and I have used them for years.
Two companies I know of make good pastel paper, Strathmore and Canson. I recommend the smoother Canson paper.
24 sheet pads (size 18x24) run between $15.00 and $18.00
Indificual sheets (usually Canson) larger than 18x24
will run between $3.00 and $7.00 a sheet. I recommend getting a
light grey or light blue grey color.
BASIC PASTEL PENCILS:
These will be used for making fine detail work of you want to get that exact in your painting.
A BOTTLE OF 70% RUBBING ALCHOL.
ARTISTS TOTE BOARD:
This is like a large clip board with a big rubber
band to hold the bottom of the paper. I recomment a 23x26 size.
This will give your paper stability while you are painting and drawing.
SCOTCH MASKING TAPE:
3/4 inch to A 2 inch wide roll.
A STORAGE BOX (optional)
CARRYING CASE (optional)
All of this material can be found at SAM FLAX on East Colonial Drive. or at ART SYSTEMS on Semoran Blvd. Casselberry