Materials List

Materials List for Oil & Acrylic Painting

OILS
  • Reference Material: Bring small sketches or photographs you have shot yourself. Please do not bring photos that were shot by someone else.
  • Canvases: 2 canvases per day of painting. Bring canvas of the following size(s) that appeal to you. 8″ x 10″ up to 16″ x 20″
  • Paint: Artist grade paints: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Yellow Light (If you buy Gamblin brand—this color is Cadmium Yellow Medium) Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue Viridian
  • Brushes:  I have switched to animal-friendly synthetic brushes for all my painting needs. Bring a maximum of 2 each. 
    Princeton Catalyst Polytip Synthetic Bristle Brushes
    Long handled Synthetic flats sizes 4, 6, 10, 12
  • Miscellaneous: Wet painting carrier, paper towels, paint scraper, garbage bags, stainless steel leak-proof brush washer
  • Turps: If you use turps, you must use Gamblin Gamsol. Because of allergies and other health issues, we cannot allow other mineral spirits or turps in the Studio. Other solvents are inferior and have an odor.
  • Tarp:  Some venues require a tarp to protect the floors or tables for indoor classes…and if we must paint indoors due to bad weather. Sometimes a tarp is not required….so be sure to ask about this in advance. Tarps can be purchased inexpensively from hardware stores and other venues.
ACRYLICS
  • Reference Material: Bring small sketches or photographs you have shot yourself. Please do not bring photos that were shot by someone else.
  • Canvases: 2 canvases per day of painting. Bring canvas of the following size(s) that appeal to you. 8″ x 10″ up to 16″ x 20″
  • Paint: Artist grade paints:  Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Alizarin, Cobalt Blue, Utramarine Blue, Cobolt Green Deep
  • Brushes:  I have switched to animal-friendly synthetic brushes for all my painting needs. Bring a maximum of 2 each. 
    Princeton Catalyst Polytip Synthetic Bristle Brushes
    Long handled Synthetic flats sizes 4, 6, 10, 12
  • Tarp:  Some venues require a tarp to protect the floors or tables for indoor classes…and if we must paint indoors due to bad weather. Sometimes a tarp is not required….so be sure to ask about this in advance. Tarps can be purchased inexpensively from hardware stores and other venues.
  • Miscellaneous: Wet painting carrier, paper towels, paint scraper, garbage bags, stainless steel leak-proof brush washer

No paper palettes. This is key to learning to mix color properly.
Your palette should be made of glass, plastic or wood—not paper. 

Only paid students may attend the workshop.
For the benefit of all paid participants—husbands, wives, pets, children, friends, etc.
are not permitted to attend workshop.
If you are physically challenged, please contact us so we can arrange for your caregiver to accompany you during the workshop.

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  • I have always wanted to take a class but have never painted before, do you ever have complete paint dummmies come to your classes?? Also, what would be the best paint choice for a starting student acrylic or oil. Thank you.

    • Hello Kathy: Yes. “Complete paint dummies” often come to Armand’s classes. He only teaches small classes with students of all levels. Everyone gets a lot of individual attention. That being said—you need to have all your equipment and supplies. Oil or acrylic? Your choice. Armand’s galleries only want oils—so that’s what he uses….although he paints in acrylic and oil for his workshops. He’s got a terrific workshop coming up at The Bascom, in North Carolina. They may have a spot open for you. Check it out: https://armandcabrera.com/workshops/

      Please let us know if you have any further questions. Feel free to contact us by email. artist@armandcabrera.com

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