Materials 

The courses will give you the chance to work with acrylics on paper and canvas. 

The courses offer you a basic set of materials such as paints and papers, we have spare brushes. We have plenty of sketch paper. 

Though, nevertheless, we strongly advice you to bring your own brushes, paints for personal use and your own canvas/paper to make your final works or to buy it in Bali. In this way you can bring your personal choice, quality and amount.

Paint

I personally advice you to buy a set of acrylic paints. You don't need many. Cadmium Yellow, Blue, Red (primary colours) and Titanium White. You don't need black. You can add a dark blue, a dark red and a dark yellow to you set if you like. 

A tube with 120 ml each should be enough for you for a week, (unless you like to use large quantities of paint) and is easy to bring with you. I advice you to buy Galeria (good starters quality, Lukas or Ara (best quality). You can go to an artist shop to get informed. Every country has different paints. Cheap paints are not worth buying as they have too little pigment and won't satisfy your needs. Cheap paints often have more filler and less pigmentare and therefor often very translucent. 

Brushes

 I also advice you to bring your own brushes. Even if you are testing the waters, with 5 different good brushes you can make a good piece of art. Don't buy the cheapest brushes, trust me, they don't help! You do get what you pay for.

Get one or two wide Pig Hair brushes for your background and bigger works. 

Then choose perhaps between 4, 6 or 8 other brushes. Best to have a range of width and flat or pointed. 

My advice is to get synthetic brushes and get a few bigger ones too, but of course you can buy other types as well. 

Synthetic brushes come in a range of stiff and soft varieties (usually made from nylon or polyester) that quite successfully mimic the feel of natural-hair bristles. They're more suited to acrylics because they cope well with the acrylic resin, are easier to clean, and don't mind sitting in water. 

Flat or rectangular brushes have square, flexible ends and can hold a lot of paint. When used flat, they can make long strokes and are well suited to blending and painting in large areas. The tip and sides can also be used for more delicate lines and small touches.

Round and pointed brushes have a large belly that tapers to a fine point. They're capable of bold strokes that can cover large areas, yet they can also render fine lines and details.

Paper & Canvas

We begin with a series of exercises on paper. We provide this paper during the course.  If you want to bring your own, you can buy very thin sketch paper 40x (18 grams 50cm/75cm). 

These are good for the morning sessions where we do 5 min, 10 min and 15 min exercises. 

You could bring thicker paper for longer sketch sessions 20 x (120-160 grams 50cm/75cm) or bigger.

For painting on paper you could get Acrylic paper to paint on (often paper for acrylics or oil paint) It is a beautiful thick paper with structure.  You could buy 10x 220-360 gram 50/75 cm (or bigger size).

If you want to work on a framed canvas there is the possibility for that too. Of course you have to fit it in your suitcase so best to get your own in advance. You could either get a stretched canvas or just the canvas without the wood.  Various sizes are also available in the shops in Bali, or you can bring it with you.

Paper crepe tape we use to make sure your painting doesn't blow away and stick it to a piece of wood or other surface. 

We work indoor and also outdoor but under the roof. It is a great way to implement the tropic atmosphere into your art. 

Any questions? Use the contact page!. 
 

Pig Hair brushes wide

Synthetic brushes, pointed, flat and round

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