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Students are required to bring their own basic equipment to each lesson (listed below). When choosing your equipment you should consider the quality versus the price. Buying the right equipment can make a big difference to the quality of your work and can make the whole process more enjoyable!

Art equipment and paper come in different qualities. The most expensive is called 'Artist' quality. The colour pencils/pastels will have more pigment contained in the mix. 'Student' quality equipment will give you a very similar result to that of the artit quality but at a much reduced price. I would recommend that this is where you start.


Please note that  children's drawing equipment are poor quality and will therefore result in disappointing outcomes! Try to buy the best you can afford.


  • Drawing pencils: HB, 2B, 4B or a starter set

  • Eraser: Plastic or Putty

  • Paper:  A3 pad or sketchbook

  • Colour Pencils: Student quality with a selection of colours

  • Fine line black pen or dip pen & ink: water soluble

  • Small set of chalk pastels or pastel pencils

  • Charcoal sticks

  • Small set of oil pastels

There will be occasions when other equipment will be used as part of the lesson. This will be supplied by me. Please note that this sometimes will incur an extra small cost.

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).