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So what is in the Art Kit?

Tool + Material Kits 2017-2018

The Alfred University School of Art + Design Foundations Program requires that you purchase the following list of supplies. For convenience, the bookstore offers the kit at a discounted price, but if you already have many of these items, you are welcome to assemble the materials yourself. In addition, please read the Technology Guide for additional requirements including a computer, camera and other materials.

  • Drawing Pencils: 2 medium HB, 1 4H Hard
  • 2 Ebony Pencils
  • 2 9-B graphite sticks
  • Compressed Charcoal 4 pack
  • White Conte Crayon 4 pack
  • Oil pastels 1 pack of 24
  • Vine Charcoal ( 25 pack) * buy a good quality brand like Bob’s Fine Vine or Grumbacher
  • 2 Bulldog clips
  • Erasers: 2 kneaded, 1 white
  • Acrylic Paint: white, black, cad. red medium, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, cadmium yellow, cadmium red *please purchase artist or studio grade paint
  • An assorted pack of 7 brushes. Try to get a variety of flat and round brushes and a variety of hair types eg, soft water color, bristle etc.
  • 1 bamboo brush
  • 3 wide cheap wooden utility brushes ( 2-3) inches wide
  • Box cutter, matt knife
  • X-acto knife with extra blades ( size #2 blades)
  • 18 x 24 self healing cutting mat
  • Box of push pins ( 100 pieces)
  • Bottle of sumi ink
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Safety glasses
  • Heavy duty work gloves
  • 2 rolls of blue painters tape ( 3/4 inch – 1 inch size)
  • Scissors
  • 18 inch cork backed metal ruler
  • Hot glue gun with a pack of extra glue sticks
  • UHU glue stick
  • 1 bottle sobo glue
  • 1 50 sheet package of 8 1/2 x 11 glossy photo paper for desk top print
  • 1 flash drive ( at least 16GB)
  • 2 Disposable quart containers for water ( for use with wet media)
  • Sketch book, at least 8 1/2 x 11 size
  • Padlock

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All students, please refill Tool Box!

Here’s the original list of materials… please make sure that you replenish your toolbox before returning to Alfred!

Foundation Material + Tool List

o Acrylic Paint: Large tubes: Titanium white, black, cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, hansa yellow light, yellow ochre/oxide.

o 1 set of drawing pencils min. 6 (assortment of H and B pencils)
o 1 set of pencil crayons min. 12 color set.
o 1 set of oil pastels min. 24 color set
o 5 packages of vine charcoal
o 5 packages of compressed charcoal
o Conte Crayons: white, gray, black and sanguine (min. 2 sticks each)
o Graphite sticks: 6B and 9B
o Erasers: kneaded, pink gum, white rubber erasers (min. 1 each)
o 2 rolls of drafting tape
o 2-4 large bulldog clips
o Utility knife with snap off blades (such as Olfa Model A)
o X-acto Knife with replacement blades
o 2 Boxes clear pushpins
o 18” Metal cork backed ruler
o Hot glue gun with 2 packages of glue sticks
o 1 bottle Sobo brand glue
o Brushes: #8 synthetic round, #7, #10, #12 synthetic bright, Bamboo brush
o Needle-nosed pliers
o Work gloves
o Safety glasses
o Scissors
o Portfolio case (22” x 30” or larger)
o Masonite drawing board measuring 24” x 32”
o 1 package of sewing/ tapestry needles (with some extra large)
o 1 seam riper
o 1 spool of thread (can be either black/white or color)
o 1 package disposable dust masks