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Here is a short list of some materials you may need to bring/ purchase from your tutor.


Upholstery for Beginners

You will need a measuring tape, tailors chalk, fabric scissors and a project to work on.


Glass Workshops

All tools and small pieces of glass off cuts for decoration will be supplied. Larger pieces of glass or specific colours can be ordered in advance of the workshop with a 10% discount from supplier prices. To ensure glass is ready for the workshop orders need to be placed via tutor, Claire Evans, two weeks in advance of the workshop date.


Jewellery Workshops

All tools and materials including sterling silver are provided.


Wonders of Watercolour

It  will be useful to have the following items with you. Source material –  photo (s), a sketch or object you would like to work from. Pencil and rubber, an A4 or A5 pad of watercolour paper (140lb/300g) or watercolour block ( the pages are all joined together ), watercolour paints, pans or tubes ( small box of Windsor and Newton are popular and cost around £10), watercolour brushes, recommended sizes are 2, 5 and 9, tissues, and masking tape.


Drawing For Beginners

All materials are provided.


Relief Printing

All materials are provided.



Clay can be purchased from the centre or you can practice with recycled clay.


Art for All

An equipment list will be available at the start of your course along with suggestions for inexpensive, but good quality materials you may like to get. If you already have some, such as an A3 watercolour pad, A3 cartridge paper, pencils and paints, sketchbook, please bring them along. Some materials are brought by Steve to get you started, after which time students should progress to having their own.


Oil Painting

All materials supplied except brushes, painting palette and canvas.


Skate and Rejuvenate

Packed Lunch. Ideas!


Charcoal Drawing

Materials are available in class.


Portrait Painting

Tutor will provide MDF boards, primer, palettes, masking tape, tracing paper and fixative*

Students to bring:

*photograph of portrait (side or front on) ideally with strong light and dark contrast (I will provide images if students have nothing suitable)

*pencils (1H and 1B)

*putty rubber and standard rubber

*genuine turpentine or gamsol (NOT white spirit)


*jam jar with lid

*small tube of yellow ochre acrylic

*oil paints (small tubes – 37ml would be fine) – titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium red, French ultramarine, raw umber, ivory black

*range of small-medium soft hair brushes

*palette knife

*painting shirt or similar to protect clothing


Recycled Tin  Workshop

All materials and tools will be supplied but please bring along any beads, buttons, fabric etc. of your own that you’d like to incorporate or if you have particular tins (e.g. those containing biscuits or sweets) you’d like to use.  Resource materials, plus templates, will be on hand but do feel free to bring along your own sources of inspiration or drawings.