Examples of supplies lists for the 26 weeks of Intensive explorations

Go back to class: 26 weeks of intensive explorations

Here are some lists of supplies of what you can expect to use for the 26 weeks of intensive explorations Online class

Depending on what media you want to train more in, you won’t need all of these supplies. For example if you are more interested in watercolor painting, you can ignore the acrylic list. I recommend you to try to use what you already have as most of the classes allow for the use of various medium.


Paper and canvas


If you would rather work on canvas:  A few primed canvas: 12×12 or 16×16 inches are a good size. It won’t take you too long to paint but you still have enough space to work on details. You will still need a bit of paper for the few classes that are more about drawing, ink or watercolor.


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You will need just one color of gouache or tempera paint for the ink resist class. If you don’t have any, try to buy a light color so you can see it on the white of your paper or canvas but so it would not leave a too visible color stain.


  • A few colors of oil pastels to use as a resist with watercolor on yupo paper
  • A few colors of dry pastels, the least expensive would be to buy a box of pastels and start from there.



  • A few watercolor tubes or a pan set. Don’t buy too many colors as you can mix most of them.
  • A few brushes, if you don’t have any I would try with a simple set like this one: Round sizes 2, 6, 10, and Flat size 1/2″ and 1″




A few water based felt-tips markers if you want to try the self portrait technique with the mirror.

  • Olafia Gísladóttir March 14, 2018, 11:25 am

    Good evening.
    I dont know what yupo paper is. Can someone tell me please.

  • Ginette Aumont February 26, 2017, 1:15 pm

    Je voudrais savoir si on peut visionner les cours sans accès Internet ?
    Je serai souvent au chalet où je n’ai pas d’Internet…

    • Sandrine Pelissier February 26, 2017, 1:26 pm

      Vous avez besoin d’internet pour voir les cours et les liens et soumettre le formulaire de feed back.
      Mais rien ne vous empêche de regarder 2-3 semaines a la fois et copier/coller du contenu pour reference, et travailler ensuite au chalet indépendamment.
      Certaines personnes font plusieurs semaines de travail a la fois et m’envoient le formulaire pour le feedback pour ces semaines d’un coup.

  • Ally June 12, 2016, 1:11 pm

    Hi Sandrine,
    Just read through the supplies list and have one question – is the yupo paper the same as tracing paper?

  • Pamela Pollock February 26, 2016, 6:42 pm

    hello sandrine, i just signed up for your class and have a question about the yupo paper……do you recommend translucent or white and what size and how many? i am ordering supplies for the class and want to make sure i have the things i need.
    thank you so much! i am using this class to jumpstart myself back to painting and drawing. i had an active painting life that i put to the side in order to make money with my metalworking/jewelry making, but the paints are calling to me again and i am a bit lost as to how to begin again. so this class will be great for me!

    kind regards, pamela

    • Sandrine Pelissier February 26, 2016, 6:58 pm

      Hello Pamela. That sounds great, I think you will enjoy the class as it is assignment based an will get you try a bunch of different techniques and media. For yupo paper, any size would work, and white or translucent are fine. I like better the translucent one as it offers the possibility to work on both sides.

  • Diane Tanguay February 13, 2016, 3:50 pm

    Bonjour Sandrine,
    I would like to register for your online class. It should be fun! I don’t have a personal website, so what do I write in the website space? Can I use professional acrylic, as I have quite a few tubes in different colors already?
    Looking forward to starting…


    • Sandrine Pelissier February 13, 2016, 4:00 pm

      Hello Diane 🙂 you don’t have to write anything in the website space if you don’t have a website. Yes you can use professional acrylics. Have fun 🙂

  • callidmb50867200 February 12, 2016, 6:10 pm

    Hi Sandrine,
    What weight Bristol Paper do you recommend?
    Tx, love Dale

    • Sandrine Pelissier February 12, 2016, 6:33 pm

      Hello Dale , I usually use the Carson Bristol which I believe is 100lb .

  • paladinpatti94332200 December 29, 2015, 1:57 pm

    Hi Sandrine,

    With the holidays, I’ve had a slow start for the course, but am finally ready to begin the first unit… are there any size recommendations for paper ?

    Thanks so much,


    • Sandrine Pelissier December 29, 2015, 2:14 pm

      Hello Patti,
      Many people had a slow start and I expected it with the holidays. Take your time, the most important is to have fun 🙂
      A good size for me is 9 x 12 inches but it depends if you like to work big or not.

  • denise.menu79598000 December 13, 2015, 12:52 pm

    Hello Sandrine,
    Je suis heureuse de suivre vos cours en ligne.
    Mon anglais n’étant pas très bon, me permettez-vous de vous faire des messages en français.
    Merci pour votre réponse.
    Meilleures salutations.

    • Sandrine Pelissier December 13, 2015, 4:41 pm

      Hello Denise,
      Oui bien sur,pas de problème. Nous pouvons communiquer en Français 🙂

  • Linda December 13, 2015, 7:00 am

    I registered for the class and look forward to learning your techniques. When will it start?

    • Sandrine Pelissier December 13, 2015, 7:55 am

      Hello Linda,
      Did you receive your login information by email?
      If no, let me know and I will send it to you right away

      If yes, you can login to the class and start working on the first assignment. Once you are done you fill out the form at the end of each class to let me know if you would like feed back on your work. All feed back is private but we share the works on pages that are visible to the class so you can see what everyone else is doing and leave them comments on their Art.

      • lindajdodson98734300 December 14, 2015, 7:26 am

        I think I’m getting how to navigate this site. It’s always an adventure when I sit down and open up my old computer.

  • Sandrine Pelissier December 7, 2015, 7:17 pm

    Feel free to add any question about supplies in the comments