Paints: You will only need 3 tubes of watercolour paint for my lessons as I will show you how to make a palette of 12 colours from those. Musgrave Art stocks my preferred brand - MaimeriBlu in the CMY primaries (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow).
Paper: Only 100% cotton watercolour paper is suitable, preferably in 300gsm weight. Paper that is not marked as being 100% cotton is incredibly frustrating to paint on and you won't get the desired results. Common great quality brands are Arches, Saunders Waterford and Fabriano. You will need a pad or block at least A4 size.
Brushes: I can sell you a set of watercolour 'rounds' for $5 during class or purchase your own. One fine brush and one larger is enough to get started. You will also need a larger 'wash' brush or 'hake'.
Palette: I recommend a large plastic palette with a lid. It needs to have at least 12 wells to hold the colour mixes you will make.
Other necessities: A 2B or B pencil and a kneadable eraser. One sheet of graphite transfer paper. Tissues and an old hand towel or face cloth, plus 2 containers for water. (1kg honey or yogurt tubs are ideal.) A roll of masking tape, preferably Washi tape, (the painting section of hardware stores stocks this). A sturdy but lightweight board slightly larger than your paper would also be handy.
ALL OF THE ABOVE WILL BE SHOWN AND EXPLAINED IN THE FIRST LESSON
NOTE: The studio is on the first floor of the Royal QLD Art Society. Slide across the front doors and proceed up the stairs or take the lift. We have air-conditioning, a kitchen and bathrooms in the studio for your convenience. Looking forward to seeing you there! Jan