Class Supply List

IMPP - Improvisational Printmaking - Kelly Slater

For the first week of class, please bring:

  • Three identical small or medium-sized plastic plates—such as duralar or akua (available at artist and craftsman) or the thinner plexi plates availabe for purchase at the cambridge center. (Just as an example, a three-pack of 6” x 8” duralar plates sells for about $6.50 at artist and craftsman.)
  • Both conventional printmaking papers (such as BFK Rives, BFK light weight, magnani pescia, Stonehenge or Canson Edition) and Asian papers (such as kozo blend, kozo blend light, kitakata, masa). These can be purchased at CCAE or at Artist and Craftsman. Expect to use at least one large-sized sheet (such as a full sheet of BFK Rives or masa) or a couple smaller sheets of paper per class.

The following items will be needed after the first week, a syllabus will be provided that will outline what to bring for each upcoming week:

  • Three small tubes of watercolors. I recommend buying one each of the three primary colors. Examples of good triads include prussian blue, alizarin crimson and gamboge yellow; and cobalt blue, lemon yellow (or hansa yellow light) and quinadicrone magenta. If you would like watercolors to be highly pigmented and archival (“permanent”), purchase artist quality tubes.
  • Both conventional printmaking papers (such as BFK Rives, BFK light weight, magnani pescia, Stonehenge or Canson Edition) and Asian papers (such as kozo blend, kozo blend light, kitakata, masa). These can be purchased at CCAE or at Artist and Craftsman. Expect to use at least one large-sized sheet (such as a full sheet of BFK Rives or masa) or a couple smaller sheets of paper per class.
  • A few water-soluble artists crayons (e.g., Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, Marabu) in colors of your choice.
  • One sheet of Yupo.
  • One sheet of matte drafting film (e.g., grafix duralar or mylar).
  • Purchase two small to medium-sized blocks of the soft alternatives to linoleum, such as speedy-cut.
  • One or two inexpensive synthetic watercolor brushes.

NON-ESSENTIAL BUT DESIRABLE ITEMS!

  • Any acrylic gel medium that you may already have on hand. (There will be some shared supplies in class).
  • Pieces of old matte board.
  • Foam trays that vegetables or fruit come in.
  • Any thin flat objects with interesting textures—leaves, lace, old aluminum foil, textured papers, etc.
  • Smooth, non-porous materials such as label sheet backings, freezer wrap, butcher wrap, and the like.
  • Any mark-making objects--such as erasers, dried up magic markers, chopsticks, combs, plastic forks, etc.—that might be used for removing or adding ink.
  • Pieces of soft cloth, such as old t-shirts or other soft fabric destined for recycling.

TO RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT AT ARTIST AND CRAFTSMAN, MENTION THAT YOU ARE TAKING THIS PRINTMAKING CLASS!

Email: kellyslaterart@hotmail.com

Phone: 781-231-6864 or 617-529-0181