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



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.

Drawing from the Visible World (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 Drawing (Glen Skien)

As the course will engage a number of mediums students will be advised in the first lesson of the materials required. For the first lesson a basic list of materials will include: A2 Cartridge Drawing Paper /6 sheets (at least 110gsm) (This will be the standard paper required for each class); Butchers paper or Newsprint/ 6 sheets; Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B; Staedtler Eraser (White Hard edge) Karat kneadable eraser; Charcoal: Box of Willow Charcoal sticks or Vine Charcoal (6sticks), 1 Compressed charcoal pencil, 1 Soft charcoal pencil, Compressed charcoal sticks (at least 3 sticks); Paper Stumps or blenders: thickest and thinnest  size; Stanley knife, Bull dog clips, masking tape, cloth rag; 30cm. Wooden ruler; Studio journal for notes/sketching.



Abstract Painting ~ 9 wk short course (Geoff Harley)

Whilst students can choose to work with acrylic paint, they may also like to extend their range of experiences by using oils. Bring a variety of colours and brushes; A2 size card or paper (10 sheets); 2 canvases larger than A3; if using acrylic bring varnish medium and retarding medium, if using oils bring liquol medium and turps; masking tape.

Abstract Painting ~2 day workshop (Geoff Harley)

Bring a variety of acrylic colours and brushes; A3 or A2 size card or paper (10 sheets); 2 canvases larger than A3; varnish medium and retarding medium; masking tape.

Pop Art Portrait (Geoff Harley)

A range of acrylic paints and brushes, retarding medium, varnish medium, PVA glue, canvas larger than A3 and paper at least the size of the canvas, masking tape, newspaper / magazines / coloured paper.

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.

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; 1 x blue watercolour pencil; 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.

Fun & Freedom of Working with Big Brushes (Lizzie Connor)
Acrylic paints of your choice (Essential colours) Cadmium red light/Napthol red light, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium yellow deep, Cadmium Yellow Light/Lemon Yellow. Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue; Brushes:1 x synthetic flat bristle brush 5cm wide, 1 x flat brush 11 cm wide - synthetic or boar bristle, 1 x flat synthetic bristle brush approximately 8 cm wide, 1 x small 1cm flat brush for finishing off; 3 sheets A3 cartridge paper for experimenting and paint sketching, 4 sheets of EITHER canvas paper A2 size OR flat canvas/stretch canvas approximately 40cm x 60cm, Sketch book for notes, and testing ideas.

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 ; 1 bottle of black Quink Ink (in the pen section of Officeworks);  A nib pen or old fountain pen; Brushes  - one  good watercolour  mop brush or 1 inch flat synthetic bristle brush, and one small round brush; Water container/paper towels; Graphite pencil – 4B or 6B; 4 black fine felt tip markers with different size tips; 4 x A3 size sheets of water colour paper; 4 xA3 size sheets of canvas paper. (Pen and wash can be pretty amazing on canvas); 1 x A4 size sketchbook/visual diary.

Charcoal Drawing (Lizzie Connor)
6 medium/large sticks of willowstick charcoal, 2 sticks of soft compressed charcoal or black soft pastel, pencil eraser, 2 sheets of Canson Mei-Tients pastel paper (a light colour), 2 sheets of heavyweight drawing paper, a small A4 sketch book for notes and sketches, fixative or hairspray, a soft brush (make up brush from Coles is good) a small jar or tube of IMPASTO MODELLING COMPOUND.

Working with Acrylic Textures (Lizzie Connor)

1 X 250 ML JAR OF IMPASTO MODELLING COMPOUND, 1 X 250ML JAR GEL MEDIUM, ACRYLIC PAINT (ESSENTIAL COLOURS) Alizarin crimson, Cadmium Red Light or Napthol Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Black and white.    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 synthetic fibre, Size 15 Flat synthetic fibre, pallette knives, masking tape, 4 SHEETS OF EITHER FLAT CANVAS A3 SIZE, OR HEAVY DUTY DRAWING PAPER A3 SIZE.  Small visual diary for note taking and experiments.

Simple Colour Theory (Lizzie Connor)

Brushes: small No. 6 synthetic bristle, No. 12 Flat synthetic Bristle, No. 20 Boar Bristle (If you have more brushes, bring them along); ACRYLIC PAINT (ESSENTIAL COLOURS) Alizarin Crimson; Cadmium Red Light; Cadmium Yellow Deep; Cadmium Yellow Light; Ultramarine Blue; Pthalo Blue; Black and white; Water container; Visual diary A4 these can be purchased at Office works for around $5.00; 4 A3 size sheets of canvas paper.

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.

Alcohol Ink on Canvas and YUPO Paper (Svetlana Trefilova)

YUPO paper 200-300 gsm; Canvas, mid sises;  Gesso and sandpaper;  Gloss varnish for acrylic (spray);  Different colour alcohol inks;  Isopropyl Alcohol(98%) 300-500 ml;  Plastic shot glasses 30 ml;  Plastic pipettes /eye droppers;  A few plastic straws; Heat gun or Hair dryer with very slow blowing;  A few watercolour brushes;  White and black pens;  Visual diary; Water container;  Masking tape;  A drawing board or any other hard board;  Paper towels.

Abstract Landscape in Watercolour & Ink (Svetlana Trefilova)

Watercolour paints – only artist quality (single tubes or a basic set, Windsor & Newton, Cotman, Art Spectrum); Black and white ink, pen and nib;

Other colour FM inks (optional), some ink will be provided; Granulation medium (optional); A few watercolour brushes of different sizes and shapes; 300 GSM good watercolour paper; Masking liquid; Visual diary; 2B pencil and eraser; Mixing palette and water container; Masking tape;

A drawing board or any other hard board; Tissue or paper towel; Hair dryer; Spray bottle with a very fine mist; Small plastic caps (20-30 ml) to share ink.

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: A Quick Intro (Abramo Papp)

Bring whatever painting materials you have, both oils and acrylics. Raw beginners can use in-class paints and materials for the workshop.

Oil Painting for All (Abramo Papp)

PAINTS: Bring whatever oil paints you own. Raw 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 class exercise 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.

Draw/Paint/Collage (Sally Cox)

Scissors, glue, Stanley knife if you already have one, at least 10 sheets of paper to draw and paint on eg cartridge or canvas paper, 3 sheets of heavier card for gluing collages onto, any other papers you already have - eg envelopes, waxed lunch paper, newspapers, magazines etc., drawing & painting materials including palette & plastic container for water.

Painting for the Raw Beginner (Sally Cox)

Chromacryl acrylic paint tubes: - Warm Red, Cool Red, Warm Yellow, Cool Yellow, Warm Blue, Cool Blue, White, Palette (you can use white plastic plates as a palette); Large water container; Rags or Paper towels; Taklon brushes (flat or round); A3 Cartridge Paper pad; A4 Canvas Paper Pad; 2 canvas boards, middle size (A4); 4B Pencils, stick of chalk



Children’s Holiday Art Workshops (Deborah Cavallaro / 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.

Art for High School Students Term 2 (Berenice Anzellotti)

Bring an art journal/sketch book & pen/pencil, wear old clothes, bring a mug for drinking water etc. and snacks if desired; all other materials provided.



Indigo and Plant Dyes on Textiles (Nancy Brown)

Apron, Rubber gloves, box of disposable gloves, 6 rags, light weight natural fibre material of readymade to upcycle or print- linen, cotton, wool, hemp. Sketchbook drawing materials; Note: Some material to print on will be provided.

Water Based Media in Printmaking (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.

Monoprinting (David Nixon)

To begin with, students should provide some Mylar (plastic) plates (in particular 15x10cm, but also 19x12, 20x14cm). Students can work towards using a heavier, more stable plate made from copper. Sheets of printmaking paper (240GSM or heavier) will be required eg. Canson edition all-purpose printmaking paper, Fabriano Tiepolo, BFK Rives, Arches Vellum, Stonehenge or Hahnumuhle. Also provide cutting blade and mat (optional); scissors; rags; rubber or disposable gloves; sketch book and basic drawing materials. Various tools can be applied to monoprinting, such as plastic cards, chopsticks and combs. Please wear closed in shoes, and clothes or apron to suit use with provided oil-based inks.



Textured Metals (Clare Poppi)  OR  Precious Metal Recycling (Clare Poppi)

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

Speed Pottery (Dianne Peach)  OR  Wheelthrowing for Beginners (Dianne Peach) OR Mould-Making for Slipcast Ceramics (Doanne 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.

Introductory Silversmithing (Renata Fojtikova)  OR  Introductory Silversmithing: Running in Circles (Renata Fojtikova)  OR  Introductory Silversmithing: Designer Chains (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.

Introductory Silversmithing: Stone Setting - Rings (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. You are welcomed to bring in any of your own gems if they are round and 3.0mm in diameter.

Kiln Fired Vitreous Enamelling on Copper (Georgina Berkman) 

Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil, mug, lunch, plus your own P2 or N95 mask to wear when sifting enamels. Wear closed in shoes, tie up long hair and avoid loose flowing clothing. Workshop materials are provided.

Intermediate Ceramics (Peter Biddulph)

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

Make your own ceramic glazes (Peter Biddulph)


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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.
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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.