Supply Lists

Please bring these items to class and save all receipts in case any items need to be returned.

Questions? Please call Matthew Wrobel at 630-510-5131.

NOTE: Carlson’s Paint and Glass offers a 10% discount on art supplies for program participants.

Adult Education Oil Painting

Instructor: J Ohlson, last updated 11/30/05

  1. 18 Tubes of Oil Paints-Reeves Brand
  2. Seven (7) Brushes
    • Three (3) Natural Bristle (NOT pig bristle) Brushes in size #8, #6, #4 or #2
      Suggested brands: Filbert or Weemup
    • Three (3) Camel Hair (soft bristle) Brushes
      Suggested brush: Filbert #4
    • One (1) Pig Bristle Fan Brush
  3. One palette knife, plastic or metal
  4. Paper Palette, 12″ x 16″
  5. Paper Canvas Panels or Stretched Canvas-12″ x 16″ or 14″ x 16″
  6. Low Odor Turpentine or Mineral Spirits-Quart size (can be purchased at Ace Hardware Store on Main St.)
  7. Lava Soap
  8. Small jars with secure lids
  9. Rags and paper towels

Please bring these items to class and save all receipts in case any items need to be returned.

For questions call Jan Ohlson at 630-682-3308.

Watercolors – Supply List

Instructor: Karen Kornichuk

Small paint tubes

  • Colors to bring to class:
    • Permanent Rose
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Ultramarine Blue Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Any other colors of your choice

Recommended: Cotman is good paint & inexpensive.


  • For beginners:
    • Sizes 2, 6 & 8 Round short handle brushes
    • Size 10 short handle flat “Shader” brush
    • Any additional brushes of your choice (additional brushes will be discussed in class)

Recommended: Robert Simmons Sapphire (blue handle),  Princeton 4050 Heritage Series (red handle), Utrecht 6150 Series Golden Taklon (green handle)


  • Arches 140 lb Cold Press (CP), block of 20 sheets (green cover)

Recommended: Size 10 X 14 (ideal for beginners) or any block size of your choice. Good paper is expensive, yet necessary.

Miscellaneous Supplies:

  • Watercolor Palette (medium size or larger; your choice)
  • 2 containers for water (16 oz. cottage cheese containers work well)
  • Roll of paper towels
  • 4B or 5B graphite pencil
  • Kneaded eraser (gray)

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call Karen at 630.967.8171.

Purchasing Tips:

  • Blick® Art Materials offers 10% off in store to students.
    Supplies can also be ordered online.
  • Hobby Lobby has a watercolor palette with 12 mixing trays (8 square & 4 round)
    Works nice with multiple mixing trays & 8 small wells for paint color; costs about $5.
  • Amazon offers a 10-well, oblong, plastic palette by Darice
    Costs about $5. View the product page.