Canvas Boards or student grade canvas (at least 6).
Drawing paper or any lighter weight art papers you may have (90 lb. watercolor paper, etc.) You will be painting and decorating these to create your own personal stash of collage papers. Paper for warm up drawing (might be able to use later.)
Acrylic paint – either tube or fluid colors work very well. If you have a limited budget buy 3 primary colors of artist’s acrylic: Cadmium Yellow Light, Quinacridone Rose, and Ultramarine Blue or Phthalo Blue, and add Black and White.
Matte medium (any brand is fine)
Gel Medium (your choice of matte or gloss soft or hard)
Painting knives and old credit cards or hotel cards
Brushes-1 inch flat brush, and 2 round brushes in sizes around #8 and # 12, and a 11⁄2” or 2” foam inexpensive bristle brush. (if you already have do not buy new)
Sponges - small to medium sizes, synthetic or natural
Painting palette - a metal butcher tray, plastic palette, or even disposable plates will work.
Drawing tools – graphite pencils and a soft eraser and any other drawing tools you own.
Small spray bottle for water
A water container (32 oz. plastic containers work well, i.e. yogurt containers)
Inexpensive table covers from the dollar store/ paper towels or rugs.
OTHER ITEMS YOU MIGHT WANT TO EXPERIMENT WITH:
Stamps –inexpensive chunky, foam stamps work great--
Water soluble colored pencils
Water soluble oil pastels
Sharpie markers or other permanent markers
Photographs, personal letters, ephemera, anything you would like to play with including stamps, stickers or stencils
Old artworks you made and no longer want to preserve
Fabrics and fabric glues or needle and thread
Recycled papers—newsprint, magazines, mailings and discarded old books are great to work with