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Beginning Drawing - Materials

Local art supply stores in your will have these items, or be able to order them. They can also be found by online shopping. Total cost estimated at $55 - $65, less if you already have some items.

Bring what you can to the first session and the instructor will work with you further on what you need.

  • 11” X 14” Drawing pad (no newsprint, no sketch paper).
  • Permanent black Sharpies – medium and fine point.
  • Very thin rapidiograph pen or rolling ball black pen.
  • Conte crayons (Black, white. The rust and brown colors may also be purchased, if you’d like.)
  • Metal ruler.
  • T-square and/or right angle.
  • Kneaded, white latex eraser.
  • #2 regular school pencil.
  • Ebony pencil (This is equivalent to a #8 pencil. Ebony Sanford is one brand/type. Prisma is a brand name that the instructor recommends, also saying, “Stay away from General brand pencils and using conte crayons as your pencil.”)
  • Drawing board. It can be masonite or smooth acrylic – These make a good, hard surface that will not leave imprints in your paper.


  • If you wish, you may invest in a good set of pencils, a set that has 8 to ten different leads.


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