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Listed by class title for all of Jackie Lakely's classes. Scroll down to find the material list for the class you are enrolled.

Experimenting With Mixed Media: 
- Acrylic Paint - tubes or bottles, or a mix of both, in red, blue, yellow,  yellow ochre, black, white, and any other colors you’d like to bring. 
- Gloss or Matte Medium or GAC-100 - We’ll use a lot of this, so a minimum 8 oz bottle
- Bristol Board, Wood Panels, and/or Canvases - 12” x 12” is a good size to work with, but you can go as big as 18” x 24” or anything in between 
- Brushes in an assortment of sizes - at least one cheap utility brush that’s at least 2” and a liner brush if you like small detail, and a few in between
- Pencil, eraser, sharpener, pens, markers, crayons - basic mark making tools. If you’d like to bring oil pastels, charcoal, or china markers those will be fun to work with, too. 
- Scissors
- Palette/palette paper


collage papers, cheese cloth, tissue paper, things you’d like to try collaging with 
gels and pastes
spreading tools - basic paint spreaders from the hardware store or rubber spreaders and knives from the art supply store
Rubber roller
X-acto knife if you want to cut precise shapes out of collage paper
smock (things can get messy) 
a collection of black and white images made into black and white xerox copies (for image transfer)
painting rags or shop towels (there are paper towels in the studio but sometimes people like something stronger) 

Mixed Media Techniques:
11 x 17 or larger pad of bristol board, mixed media paper, and/or gesso boards, canvas paper (at least 10 sheets total)
GAC-100 Medium or Liquitex Satin or Semi-Gloss Liquid Medium 
Acrylic paints - tubes or liquid - in at least a red, blue, yellow, white and black or payne’s grey (Recommend Golden, Liquitex, Blick)
One tube of Titanium White paint
Painter’s Tape or other low-tack tape for securing paper
Assortment of brushes - Recommend a large flat, 1” flat, medium and small rounds, and a liner
Pencils, eraser, sharpener for drawing
*Optional* - Extra Fine Point Sharpie, charcoal, oil pastel in black and white
Watercolor Foundations, Watercolor: Loose and Bright, & Farmer's Market Watercolor:
12 x 16 or larger watercolor pad or block (ideally a mix of cheap paper for warm-ups and some nicer quality paper)
2b and 4b Pencils - recommend Derwent water soluble and one dark Derwent Inktense pencil
Basic set of watercolors in pans or tubes (at least student grade by Windsor Newton, Sennellier, or Dan Smith)
Assortment of watercolor brushes - Large flat, 1” flat, medium  and small rounds, and a liner 
Painter’s tape or other low-tack tape for securing paper
Extra-fine Point Sharpie or other black ink pen
*Optional* - Masking fluid
*Optional” - 22”x30” sheet of 140 lb or 300 lb watercolor paper
Explore Possibilities in Acrylic Painting
Thick paper such as bristol board, Fabriano paper at least 140 lb., or mixed media paper in 12"x16" pad or larger
One canvas at least 11"x14" in size (square sizes are fine, too)
One masonite board (Ampersand, Blick) at least 11"x14" in size (square sizes are fine, too)
Sketching pencil, eraser, sharpener
Painting rag and/or paper towels
Selection of brushes ranging from at least 1" flat or larger, a mid-size round, to liner
Basic acrylic paint set in liquid or tubes, including at least the primary colors and white and black or Payne's Gray (buy the best quality you can afford to avoid frustration - Liquitex, Golden and Sennelier are the best options)
Optional: Painting medium such as GAC-100 or Liquitex, matte and gloss gel, varnish, and Caran D'Ache sticks in white and black

Mixed Media: Inspiration, Risk, & Soul:
11” x 17” (or larger) Bristol Board Pad
Collage items that are meaningful to you
Acrylic Paint (as many as you want to bring, including 3 primaries, black and white)
Liquid Matte or Gloss Medium or GAC-100
Assorted brushes, optional painting knives*
Pencils for drawing, eraser, other optional drawing implements such as charcoal, ink, oil pastel, crayons,* 
Optional alcohol inks, gels and rollers* 
*All optional items I will be bringing in to share, but if you have them and want to bring them to use, please do

Working Large in Watercolor:
nexpensive small watercolor paper or pad for practice/warm-up
Sketching pencils (water-soluble if you’d like, or 2B, 2H, or 4B regular pencils)
At least one large sheet or pad of paper, 18” x 24” or larger, ideally one 22” x 30” sheet of 300 lb paper - it’sexpensive though, so it is optional
Watercolor paint - all the colors you want to bring but definitely at least three primaries, black, yellow ochre, raw/burnt umber, and sap or chromium green
Assortment of watercolor brushes - Large flat, 1” flat, medium  and small rounds, and a liner 

Tape if you’d like to secure your paper to the table while you work
If you want to stretch your watercolor paper you will need to bring a watercolor board (american-easel-wood-painting-boards) or Gatorfoam board ( and I will bring the staples and staple gun, and watercolor tape if you want to try that method of stretching the paper
*feel free to email me with supply questions