Materials List


Acrylics, oils, water-colours or inks.

  • I have used oil paints in this course.
  • I have used a local South African Brand called Zellen as they have intense colour and high quality pigments. Also available in the UK.
  • Any good brand of paints, student or artist quality, will be perfect!

Colours required:

A warm and cool of the three primaries: blue, red and yellow

  • Lemon Yellow (cool)
  • Yellow Ochre (warm)
  • Magenta Red (cool)
  • Cadmium Red (warm) or Naphthol Red (warm)
  • Ultramarine Blue (warm)
  • Phthalo Blue (cool)
  • Paynes grey
  • Titanium White


Canvas board, canvas pads, gesso on board, cardboard or whatever support suits your medium.


  • The standard brush collection that you usually use. This is for some of the homework projects.
  • 1 or 2 Palette knives. I like the triangular head with quite a sharp point for mixing.