Visual Arts Materials

The following materials are required and you are expected to have before your arrival to campus:

  • Moleskine Large Sketchbook for Drawing 5.25”x 8.25” (13x21 cm) 100 pgs
  • Pencil sharpener (small hand held variety w/ enclosure to catch shavings)
  • Pair of good scissors
  • 2 White Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
  • Pencils: # 2B, # 4 B, # 6B, (2) Ebony Pencils, (2) regular mechanical pencils
  • Kneaded eraser                    
  • 2 Mars-type white erasers                          
  • 2 Pink Pearl erasers
  • 2 black Sharpie twin tip permanent markers (1 fine/extra fine and 1 fine/chisel tip)
  • 2 black “Precise” V5 pens (Precise is the actual name) (very fine)
  • Ball Point Pen (black ink)
  • 18” metal ruler (cork or rubber backed)
  • Four rolls of 1” white masking tape (2 for Drawing & Design, 2 for Sculpture)
  • Glue stick (large)
  • 2  8oz. jars of rubber cement (with brush)
  • Rubber cement pickup
  • X-ACTO No. 1 knife
  • pack of #11 X-ACTO blades
  • 1 pair needle-nose pliers with wire cutters
  • Large tackle or tool box for supplies
  • USB Flash Drive for image storage
  • 2 utility knives with adjustable blades (1 for Drawing and 1 for Sculpture)
  • 1 measuring tape (25’)
  • One inch, black three-ring binder with an inside flap
  • Pack lined notebook paper

Note: Spray paints and thinners may not be used of stored in resident hall bedrooms.

Safety Equipment
  • 1 pair clear, impact resistant, safety glasses
  • One pair of work gloves
  • Comfortable closed-toed shoes for Sculpture class
  • One NIOSH-approved respirator with organic vapor cartridges and pre-filters and fit test

Note: Respirator fit test is done on campus. Cost of respirator and test is $45. Bring check or cash. Credit cards not accepted. If you already own a NIOSH-approved respirator and able to pass the qualitative fit test, you will only need to pay for the fit test ($20). If you have a medical reason for not wearing a respirator, please bring documentation with you to the first Visual Arts orientation meeting.

Supply Stores

The following is a list of supply vendor, but feel free to purchase materials at other stores.