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  • Drawing pencil: HB or 2B
  • Putty or plastic eraser
  • Paper - there are lots of different types to choose from but to start with look for weight 140lb (300gsm or go higher for thicker paper) smooth (hot pressed) or lightly textured (cold pressed). Buy in either a Block pad (which can be used without stretching - this is good for beginners)  or a Watercolour pad (this will need individual pages stretching when using a lot of water - this will require the use of a board and gummed paper strip - see demonstration on Download page)
  • Watercolour pan set or tubes (Tubes will require a separate mixing palette)
  • A range of brushes - a student starter set will be fine to begin with. Make sure you have a selection of round brushes (2 will be enough) Sizes 6 & 10 are a good starting point plus a large brush for washes either a medium Hake or mop brush
  • Masking fluid - use with brush or ruling pen
  • Water pot - a jam jar or plastic pot will be fine
  • Sheets of kitchen towel
    • Optional equipment includes:

      • Black fine line pen water soluble
      • Small piece of sponge - cleaning/bath sponge is fine
      • Black fine line pen - permanent/waterproof


'Just Drawing'

  • A3 sketchbook or pad of cartridge paper
  • A range of drawing pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B & 2H
  • Eraser
  • Charcoal
  • Chalk
  • Black fine line pen - water soluble
  • Black fine line pen - Permanent
  • Small tin of colour pencils
  • Black or brown drawing ink & dip pen
  • Soft pastels
  • Oil pastels

*This is a list to get you started which you can add to as you gain in confidence or if you want to experiment further with different techniques.

10% discount is available to all students on full price art equipment at
Crafts Stationers,
3 Godstone Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6RE 

(sale items & special offers are not included in this promotion). Available to students who present a Craft Stationers card and Welcome to the Drawing Room Receipt (as part of your welcome pack after lesson payment is received).

Optional equipment is not neccessary for all of the activities ~ equipment can be borrowed until you are sure you want to commit to future classes.

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