Autumn 2020 Materials List

As there are no shops close by, please bring snacks or lunch.  BYO cup for coffee and tea.



Drawing & Painting for the Raw Beginner (Svetlana Trefilova)

Chromacryl acrylic paint tubes: - Warm Red, Cool Red, Warm Yellow, Cool Yellow, Warm Blue, Cool Blue, White, – OR - Reeves paints (deep yellow, lemon yellow, ultramarine, phthalo blue, brilliant red, rose madder);  Palette ( you can use white plastic plates as a palette);  Water container (e.g. Bucket);  Rags or Paper towels;  Taklon brushes (flat or round);  A3 Cartridge Paper pad;  A4 Canvas Paper Pad;  2 canvas boards, middle size;  2B, 4B and 6B Pencils;  Pencil Blender;  Sharpener;  Rubber eraser and kneaded rubber;  Ruler;  Scissors;  1 stick of Compressed Charcoal;  Black ink, pen and nib.

Urban Sketching (Mia Clark)

2B, 6B pencils, kneadable eraser, plastic eraser, clear plastic ruler, paper blender; Fine liner pen, permanent pen, small travel pack of watercolours, no. 5 round brush, small palette, water containers x 2, packet of water colour pencils (fabercastell). Pastel pencil or charcoal pencil. Portable sketch pad that can take light wash.

The Art of Sacred Geometry (Stephanie Ellis)
Good working Compass with lock in the middle, 30cm Ruler, A3 sketch pad, Pencils 2H HB 2B, Rubber, Tracing Paper, Colours * optional. 

Drawing: Gesture & the Human Figure (Nameer Davis)

Water based Ink; Watercolour brushes size 2 and 4; Willow and compressed charcoal; Graphite pencils hb,2b, 3b. 4b, 6b; Graphite stick 9b; Spray fixative (cheap hairspray will work fine) ; A3 cartridge paper sketch book; Putty rubber  and hard rubber; pencil sharpener; paper towel; Disposable latex gloves or barrier cream if skin is sensitive.



Introduction to Abstract Painting (Geoff Harley)

Acrylic paints including several different blues, reds and yellows, Glaze medium for acrylic paints, A3 and larger paper of different qualities including some watercolour paper, a canvas or board for more major painting, A2 or larger, Flat palette, water container, range of brushes, sponge, rags, pencils, Any other preferred materials eg inks, watercolour paint.

Explore the Different Painting Mediums (Mia Clark)

You will need 2 large sheets of acrylic paper (to cut down); 2 large sheets of smooth or medium watercolour paper (200 to 300 gsm) ; 1 tube of white acrylic, ruler, craft knife, scissors, 2B and 6B pencil, pastel pencil ( Conte a Paris no.54) kneadable eraser, paper blender, rubber; Sketchbook and A4 display book; A set of acrylic brushes (officeworks $15 in a clear plastic bag with a zip).

Introductory Painting (Deborah Cavallaro)

A4 Visual diary;  1 large canvas pad A2 size (10 sheets);  flat bristle hog hair brushes - No.s 12, 8, 6, 4, 2, 0;  Taklon brushes - ¾ , ½, ¼, 1/8 inch;  large area bristle brush - 2 inches wide;  Acrylic paints: - 500ml tub white, 250ml tubes of cool yellow, warm yellow, warm red, cool red, warm blue, cool blue, raw umber, black, paynes grey (No Mont Marte or Art Culture paints please);  1 container of impasto gel medium;  1 container of texture paste;  I bottle Atelier clear painting medium;  Atelier liquefying  medium;  flat palette with wells and disposable plastic plates; Gladwrap and paper towel;  spray bottle for water;  water container (e.g. large yogurt container);  rags;  small disposable plastic containers for mixing paint;  masking tape;  1 medium palette knife for mixing and painting.

Drawing & Painting for the Raw Beginner (Svetlana Trefilova)

Chromacryl acrylic paint tubes: - Warm Red, Cool Red, Warm Yellow, Cool Yellow, Warm Blue, Cool Blue, White, – OR - Reeves paints (deep yellow, lemon yellow, ultramarine, phthalo blue, brilliant red, rose madder);  Palette ( you can use white plastic plates as a palette);  Plastic Water container (e.g. Bucket);  Rags or Paper towels;  Taklon brushes (flat or round);  A3 Cartridge Paper pad for drawing, A few pages of 300 gsm paper for painting (any brand), 2B, 4B and 6B Pencils, Pencil Blender, Sharpener, Rubber eraser, Ruler, Scissors, 1stick of Compressed Charcoal, 1 stivck of compressed charcoal, Black ink, Hair Dryer (only for painting lessons)

First Steps in Watercolour (Lizzie Connor)
Small set of watercolour paints containing – Alizarin , Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Black.  Brushes  - 2 x  round  brushes  Size 3 and  6 synthetic bristle and a good watercolour mop, one flat 1 or 1-1/2 inch synthetic bristle brush.  Water container/rag.   Graphite pencil s– 4B or 6B.  A3 size water colour paper pad please make the paper at least 250 gsm, and a reasonably good quality paper, suggested either Arches or Fabriano, not from the $2 shop. One sheet of A3 canvas paper - Watercolour can be pretty amazing on canvas paper.

Pen and Wash (Lizzie Connor)

Small set of watercolour paints containing – Alizarin crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep,Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Black ,Brushes  - 2 x  round  brushes  Size 3 and  6 synthetic bristle and a good watercolour mop,Water container/rags, Graphite pencil s– 4B or 6B, Black biros, and a couple of fine felt tip markers, A3 size water colour paper pad, A3 size canvas pad. (Pen and wash can be pretty amazing on canvas) we will be doing lots of sketches! Also one bottle of BLACK Quink Ink (available from Officeworks approximately $11.00)

Charcoal Drawing (Lizzie Connor)

6 med/large sticks of willowstick charcoal, 2 sticks of soft compressed charcoal or a black pastel, pencil eraser, 2 sheets of canson pastel paper (a light colour), 2 sheets of heavyweight drawing paper,  A3 sketch book for notes and sketching, Fixative or hairspray, a soft brush (make up brush from Coles is good)

Acrylics and Textures (Lizzie Connor)

Acrylic paint – essential colours –Alizarin crimsonCadmium Red Light or Napthol Red LightCadmium Yellow DeepCadmium Yellow LightUltramarine BluePthalo BlueBlack and white250ml jar of IMPASTO GEL MEDIUM,  250 ml jar of IMPASTO MODELLING PASTE, Pallette, Masking tape, Brushes – selection should include(This is a suggested basic  list if you wish to bring more you can.)Size 20 boar bristle (round or flat)  Size 10 and Size 5 round Size 15 Flat synthetic fibre.  Pallette Knives (just a couple – one smaller and one medium size blade) Graphite pencil – 4B – 6B AND/OR some sticks of Willowstick Charcoal for sketching.1  soft pencil Eraser.Visual diary A3 size .  3 sheets of loose canvas cut to A2 size – working with loose canvas is very practical for travel/storage, but if you prefer you could bring a 3 stretch canvasses – minimum size 60cm x 40cm.

Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper (Svetlana Trefilova)

YUPO paper 200 gsm; Different colour alcohol inks; Isopropyl Alcohol/Isocol Antiseptic 200-300 ml; Plastic shot glasses 30 ml; Plastic pipettes /eye droppers; A few plastic straws; Hair dryer which does not blow very hard; A few watercolour brushes; White and black gel pens; Visual diary; Water container; Masking tape; A drawing board or any other hard board; Paper towels.

Watercolour on Japanese MASA Paper ~ Batik Watercolour (Svetlana Trefilova)

Your set of watercolours and inks; 300 gsm watercolour paper (student quality is OK); Waterproof black pens of different sizes; PVA glue and brush; Printmaking roller or any rolling pin; 2 paper towel rolls; Visual diary; 2B pencils and eraser; Mixing palette and water container; Hair dryer; Spray bottle with a very fine mist.

A New Colour Theory – Parts 1 & 2 (Abramo Papp)

Paints: experienced artists - bring whatever paints you currently have. Absolute beginners without any paints can use in-class acrylic paints before deciding which colours to buy. Do not waste money on buying cheaper acrylic paints just for these classes. Brushes: flat taklon brushes are best for small studies and metal palette knives, trowel shaped 2-3 cm long, for mixing paint. Other materials include flat white mixing palette (A3 tear-off palettes are best in class); container for water or solvent for rinsing brushes; paint rags. Oil and Acrylic artists need an A4 ‘Canson’ canvas paper pad for colour studies. Watercolour artists need an A4 watercolour pad for colour studies. These pads will also be useful as visual diaries in Parts 1 and 2 of the course. In Part 2 of the course, bring along the CYM colour wheel and charts, completed colour wheel and studies completed in Part 1.

Unleashing Your Inner Artist (Abramo Papp)

All materials are supplied, but it can get messy, so wear old clothes or wear a smock.

Oil Painting for All (Abramo Papp)

PAINTS: Bring whatever oil paints you own. (9-week course beginners with no oil paints can use in class materials for the first week when a colour list will be issued.) MEDIUM: Refined linseed oil. SOLVENT: Art Spectrum odourless solvent, 500ml or I litre, for mixing with paints and cleaning brushes. BRUSHES: Bring whatever brushes you own. If buying brushes, the Monte Marte Gallery Series 6-brush set of Taklon brushes is economical. PALETTE KNIVES: a minimum of two metal (trowel shapes approx. 2-3cm long) NOT plastic palette knives. PALETTE (for mixing paint): A3 white tear-off disposable pads are best. PAINTING SURFACE: Canson Canvas paper (not Monte Marte) for studies and primed canvases or board for finished works. OTHER MATERIALS: Two small sealable glass or metal containers: one for medium and one for solvent. Larger sealable container for solvent for cleaning brushes. Rags and paper towels for cleaning brushes. A4 visual diary for making notes. OPTIONAL: A hand cream for protecting hands while handling paints and for ease of cleaning. Protective apron or old clothes.

Acrylic Applications (Nameer Davis)

Acrylic / synthetic polymer paints 75 ml tubes: Rose Madder  (cool red), Vermillion (warm red), Ultramarine Blue (warm blue), Pthalo Blue ( cool blue), Process Yellow (cool yellow), Indian Yellow (warm yellow),Raw or Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Carbon Black; heavy bodied gel medium (Impasto gel); A3 pad of Canson acrylic painting paper; 2 watercolour brushes - sizes 0 & 4; 3 flat bristle brushes - assorted from 5mm, 10 mm, and  20 mm; plastic or metal palette knife, putty knife or similar small spoon or other  utensils for moving and mixing paint;  1 small sealable jar (100 ml) for storing mixed paint; Chux cloth or paper towel; plastic palette with 6 large deep recesses for mixing paint;  flat plastic or ceramic plate;  one litre water container; if you think you may have any skin allergies to acrylic paint please bring disposable latex gloves or rubber gloves.



Term 2 Art for Teenagers (Berenice Anzellotti) 

All materials included. Bring an art journal/sketch book & pen/pencil, wear old clothes, bring a mug for drinking water etc. and snacks if desired. Smartphone, laptop or tablet with internet access is desirable.

Children’s Holiday Art Workshops OR Term 2 Art for Children (Deborah Cavallaro / Berenice Anzellotti / Rod Turpin)

Please bring an art shirt or wear old clothes, a water bottle for drinking; lunch & snacks for the holiday workshops or morning/afternoon tea for the 9 week classes.



Material Thinking: The Poetics of Process (Glen Skien)

Printing can be done on cartridge paper: A1 A3; Students may wish to experiment by using fabric surfaces (calico, muslin are great); A1 size Printmaking papers (no recommended brand) or any rice papers; Masking tape; Drawing Materials: 6B pencils; Any photographic images are to be printed using a laser printer; An item of clothing or fragments of clothing.

Printmaking: Material Thinking (Glen Skien)

As this course incorporates several different methods and requires individual participants to respond using a mix of materials. It is advised that you wait until after the first introductory lesson before purchasing materials. In the first lesson your tutor will present a detailed discussion of the course and the required materials. Visual diary essential.

Capturing Fabric and Plant Textures on Paper (Jennifer Hamilton)

Cartridge paper, thicker drawing or printing paper (any type, but smooth surface) pencil, stanley knife, scissors, covering for clothes, rubber gloves.

Introductory Printmaking (Christopher Hagen)

Basic supplies of note-taking materials, cutting tools (x-acto, stanley knife, etc.), and a range of mark-making tools such as sharpies and cheap studio brushes will be used regularly - please bring these each day. At least one pair of heavy nitrile solvent-resistant gloves is required; a supply of disposable gloves is recommended. If possible, your own cutting mat, small ruler, and supply of cotton buds may be useful. Recommended Papers: cheap cartridge papers for trial proofing, Fabriano Academia, Japanese Papers (Optional).

Explore Monoprinting (Nancy Brown)

Rubber gloves or pack of disposable gloves; 4 sheets of printmaking paper 250gsm, or paper can be purchased from tutor, pencils, eraser and black pens (fine and thick), Sketchbook with some images for ideas and notes is useful Rags Scissors; Useful but not essential: cutting mat and blade; For safety, Please wear enclosed shoes, an apron or clothes suitable for painting.

T-Shirt Fundamentals (Nancy Brown)
10 x T-shirts (any size or shape;  these can be new, second hand with or without previous printing on them;  we will be experimenting with printing onto them to learn the process;  any colour, a mix of dark and light would be useful);  bring an apron to wear or wear old clothes, and please wear closed in shoes and tie hair back; rags or cleaning cloths;  2 plastic cooking spatulas;  4 plastic containers;  disposable gloves or rubber gloves;  black drawing materials – pencils and erasers, black felt tipped pens (1 mm or wider);  a sketchbook with a few ideas, or other images for inspiration;  small paintbrushes; glue stick;  scissors;  cutting mat; scalpel blade;  ruler; compass;  1-2 empty tomato sauce containers.  Optional, but highly recommended: 1 regular size screen (eg. approximately 50x60cm) and small squeegee (10 - 15cm) [Recommended screen: 43T 50 cm x 63 cm].



Ceramics for Beginners (Peter Biddulph)

Notebook and pencil, wear non-slip closed-in shoes. Please wear old clothes and/or apron and bring an old towel.

Ceramic Vessels from Start to Finish (Dianne Peach)

Notebook and pencil; wear non-slip closed-in shoes; please wear old clothes and/or apron and bring an old towel; avoid flowing, loose garments; long hair must be tied up.

Resin Jewellery & Mould Making (Liana Kabel)

Notepad, pen, small objects - buttons, sequins, beads, broken jewellery, for example.

Introductory Silversmithing (Renata Fojtikova)  OR  Introductory Silversmithing: Running in Circles (Renata Fojtikova)  OR  Silversmithing: Ethcing (Renata Fojtikova)  OR  Studio Jewellery (Renata Fojtikova)

Notebook, pencil, fine permanent marker, glue stick, scissors, ruler; wear fully closed-in shoes, avoid flowing & loose garments, & long hair to be tied up.

Enamel Earrings (Georgina Berkman) 

Notebook, pencil, fine permanent marker, glue stick, scissors, ruler; wear fully closed-in shoes, avoid flowing & loose garments, & long hair to be tied up.

Introduction to Enamelling (Clare Poppi)

Notebook; pencil; old tea towel; wear fully closed-in shoes and avoid flowing, loose garments; long hair must be tied up.

Improbable Botany [or how to build a botanical based body of work] (Carolyn V Watson)

1st week - Visual diary, Assorted drawing materials – graphite pencils, markers, ink etc; Instructions for additional material requirements will be provided in the first class.



Website Construction (Peter Biddulph)

A laptop computer, with a recent or current operating system, is essential (a basic understanding of text editing and file management on computers is also required); Note book & pen; a USB memory stick; please also bring a collection of your images, either on your laptop, a USB stick, CD or DVD.



Art materials are not available at Brisbane Institute of Art so please check with the following suppliers for your art materials requirements:


Art Shed Brisbane Discount Art Supplies: 274 Montague Rd, West End Ph: 38461330;

Chapman & Bailey Brisbane: 14 Byres Street Newstead Ph: 3666 0028 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 10% discount;

Eckersley's Art Supplies: 10% BIA members discount (excludes freight and specials). Eckersley's own Creative Rewards program offers great benefits to their members, including $25 reward every 500 points, birthday gift, exclusive offers & more.
~  41 – 43 Adelaide St, Brisbane City Ph: 3221 4866 
~  546 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche Ph: 3858 2730
~  12 Douglas Street, Milton Ph: 3858 2700
~  42 - 44 Compton Road, Woodridge Ph: 3084 6222
~  2 / 142 Brisbane Road, Labrador (Gold Coast) Ph: 5528 8388
~  shop 11, Corner Nicklin Way & Kensington Drive, Minyama (Sunshine Coast) Ph: 5444 0311

Oxlades Paint and Art Centre Retail Art Supplies: 136 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley Ph: 3252 8238.

Oxlades : 82 Merivale St, South Brisbane Ph: 3846 0611

Arthouse Northside: 140 Braun Street, Deagon Ph: 3869 2444

Pottery Supplies: 51 Castlemaine St, Milton Ph: 3368 2877.