Supply Lists

Questions? Please call Chad Shingler at 630-510-5119.

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

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


Instructor: J Ohlson

  1. 18 or 24 Tubes of Oil Paints-Reeves Brand (or something similar)
  2. Three (3) Brushes
    • One fan brush Hog Hair | stiff hard bristle brushes – natural bristle
    • One round Hog Hair | stiff hard bristle brushes – natural bristle
    • One filbert Hog Hair | stiff hard bristle brushes – natural bristle
  3. Two(2) Camel Hair or synthetic soft bristle Brushes (These brushes are for detail) Buy brushes that are good quality that are not cheap.
  4. One palette knife, plastic or metal
  5. Paper Palette, 12″ x 16″
  6. Paper Canvas Panels or Stretched Canvas-8” x10” OR 12″ x 16″
  7. Low Odor Turpentine or Mineral Spirits-Quart size (can be purchased at Ace Hardware Store on Main St.)
  8. Lava Soap
  9. Rags and paper towels
  10. Pencil

Please bring these items to class and save all receipts in case any items need to be returned. This is a starting point, supplies will be added during the session.

For questions call Jan Ohlson at 630-533-5266.

Paint Brushes


Dick Blick is less expensive for online orders; in-store supplies also available in their Wheaton location. SKUs are added to assist with ordering by phone. (Dick Blick phone: 800-828-4548)
  • One (1) each “Liquitex Basics Acrylic” Set of 6, 4 oz. tubes (SKU# 00717-1009)
  • One (1) each 4 oz. “Liquitex Basics Acrylic” tubes:
    • Colors: (4oz. SKU# )
      • Primary Red 00717-3744
      • Primary Blue 00717-5924
      • Primary Yellow 00717-4534
      • Titanium White 00717-1014


  • One (1) package: “Blick Essentials Value Brush Set, Assorted
  • White Nylon, Set of 12, (Short Handle) (SKU# 06280-1259)
  • Any additional brushes of your choice
  • One (1) package: “Blick Studio Canvas Panels”, Set of 5; Size 8 X 10 (SKU# 07008-5810)
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Paper Plates, Dinner Size (Must be wax coated, e.g. Dixie paper plates; 3 plates per class day needed)
  • 2 containers for water (16 oz. cottage cheese or sour cream containers work well)
Please note: Michaels’s Craft Store also carries a good brush set, “Necessities White Synthetic Flat & Round Brush Set by Artist’s Loft” (Item# 10335746) (Short Handle)


Small Paint Tubes

  • Permanent Rose, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue Light, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre and any other colors of your choice.

Note: “Cotman” is good paint & inexpensive.

Beginner Brushes: Sizes 2, 6, 8 Round; #10 Flat “Shader”

  • Utrecht ** Series 6150 Golden Taklon (short green handle)
  • Princeton Velvetouch Series 3950 (short maroon handle)

**Utrecht are inexpensive & good brushes; online only from Dick Blick

Paper: Arches 140 lb Cold Press (CP) “Block” of 20 sheets (green cover)

  • Size 8″ X 10″ recommended for beginners or any “Block” size of your choice.

Note: Good paper is expensive, yet necessary.


  • Watercolor Palette
    • medium size or larger; your choice
  • 2 Containers for Water
  • 16 oz. (cottage cheese containers work well)
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Graphite Pencil
    • 4B or 5B
  • Red pen
  • Kneaded eraser (gray)


Dick Blick 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 nicely with multiple mixing trays & 8 small wells for the paint color. (About $6) Also available from Amazon.