Basic Drawing Supply List

Drawing class event


  • 24”x36”(depending on your height) or 18”x24” newsprint pad (50 sheet min.)
  • Drawing board (lightweight Masonite or gatorbord) needs to fit the pad
  • Graphite pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B  (household pencil is a HB)
  • Willow charcoal (2 to 3 sticks of same or different hardnesses)
  • Vine charcoal (jumbo grumbacher or comparable)
  • Charcoal pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
  • White charcoal pencil
  • Kneaded eraser (medium or larger)
  • Blending stumps (all the same medium size or various sizes)
  • Sketch Pad 9 X 12

also optional:

  • Cheap dusting brush
  • Portfolio to carry large items from home to studio
  • Pencil Box, Bag or Wrap
  • (1) roll of masking tape   (for home use)      ¾” to 1.5” in width
  • Workable fixative (Krylon, Blair or Krylon Gallery series Art Fixative
  • Chamois
  • Good pencil sharpener
  • glassine
  • Cretacolor nero pencil (extra soft)
  • Cretacolor nero stick (40801)
  • Tombow stick eraser


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