As there are no shops close by, please bring snacks or lunch.  BYO cup for coffee and tea.



Introduction to Drawing (Glen Skien)
For the first lesson a basic list of materials will include: A2 Cartridge Drawing Paper /8 sheets (at least 110gsm. This will be the standard paper required for each class); Butchers paper or Newsprint/ 6 sheets; Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B; Staedtler Eraser (White Hard edge) Karat soft eraser; Charcoal: Box of Willow Charcoal sticks or Vine Charcoal (6sticks), 1 Compressed charcoal pencil, 1 Soft charcoal pencil, Compressed charcoal sticks (at least 3 sticks); Two paper Stumps or blenders: (a thick and a thin size); Stanley knife; Bull dog clips; masking tape; 30cm. Wooden ruler; Studio journal for notes/sketching

Introduction to Abstract Painting (Geoffrey Harley)
Acrylic paints including several different blues, reds and yellows, Glaze medium for acrylic paints, A3 or larger paper of different qualities, a canvas or board for a major painting -A2 or larger, range of brushes, sponge, rags, pencils.

Introduction to Drawing the Human Figure (Geoffrey Harley)
A range of drawing pencils from 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, A3 sketchbook, eraser 

Introduction to Perspective (Geoffrey Harley)
A range of drawing pencils from 2H, HB, 2B, 4B. Sketchbook A3 or larger, eraser, ruler, set square or T square.

Pen and Wash with a Twist (Lizzie Connor)
Small set of watercolour paints containing – Alizarin crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue. Black.   1 bottle of black Quink Ink (in the pen section of Officeworks), A nib pen or old fountain pen, Brushes  - one  good watercolour  mop brush or 1 inch flat synthetic bristle brush, and one small round brush, Water container/paper towels, Graphite pencil – 4B or 6B, 4 black fine felt tip markers with different size tips.  2 x A3 size sheets of water colour paper to start with, tutor will advise as courses progresses.  4 x A3 size sheets of canvas paper. (Pen and wash can be pretty amazing on canvas).1 x A4 size sketchbook/visual diary. 

Unleashing Your Inner Artist (Abramo Papp)
All materials are supplied, but it can get messy, so wear old clothes or wear a smock.

Oil Painting for All (Abramo Papp)
PAINTS: Bring along any oil paints you already own. As a starting set the Windsor and Newton ‘Winton’ series offers a good quality student grade oil paint. Art Prism is Art Spectrum’s student quality oil paints and are cheaper than Winton. The following ‘Winton’ colours are recommended as a minimum: Titanium White, Burnt or Raw Umber, Lemon Yellow, Cerulean Blue Hue or Pthalo Blue, French Ultramarine, Vermillion Hue or Scarlet Lake and Magenta. MEDIUM: Refined linseed oil. SOLVENT: Art Spectrum odourless solvent, 500ml or I litre, for mixing with paints and cleaning brushes. BRUSHES: Bring whatever brushes you own. If buying brushes, the Monte Marte Gallery Series 6-brush set of Taklon brushes is economical. PALETTE KNIVES: a minimum of two metal (trowel shapes approx. 2-3cm long) NOT plastic palette knives. PALETTE (for mixing paint): A3 white tear-off disposable pads are best. PAINTING SURFACES: Canson Canvas paper (not Monte Marte) for class exercise and primed canvases or board for finished works. OTHER MATERIALS: Two small sealable glass or metal containers: one for medium and one for solvent. Larger sealable container for solvent for cleaning brushes. Rags and paper towels for cleaning brushes. A4 visual diary for making notes. OPTIONAL: A hand cream for protecting hands while handling paints and for ease of cleaning. Protective apron or old clothes.

A New Colour Theory - Parts 1 & 2 (Abramo Papp)
PAINTS: experienced artists - bring whatever paints you currently have. Absolute beginners without any paints can use in-class acrylic paints before deciding which colours to buy. Do not waste money on buying cheaper acrylic paints just for these classes. BRUSHES: flat taklon brushes are best for small studies and metal palette knives, trowel shaped 2-3 cm long, for mixing paint. Other materials include flat white mixing palette (A3 tear-off palettes are best in class); container for water or solvent for rinsing brushes; paint rags. Oil and Acrylic artists need an A4 ‘Canson’ canvas paper pad for colour studies. Watercolour artists need an A4 watercolour pad for colour studies. These pads will also be useful as visual diaries in Parts 1 and 2 of the course. In Part 2 of the course, bring along the CYM colour wheel and charts, completed painted colour wheel and plant studies started in Part 1.

Acrylic Wet-on-Wet (Svetlana Trefilova)
Acrylic paints (all colours that you have, plus black and white). If you are a beginner, bring the following Chromacryl acrylic paint tubes or Reeves paints: Warm red, Cool red, Warm yellow, Cool yellow, Warm blue, Cool blue, plus black and white; 300 gsm paper (any brand); 8 sheets of A3 papers; Gloss acrylic medium; 1 medium size canvas with deep edges. This is optional, you can paint on paper only; Visual diary, 2B pencil; A variety of flat and round brushes; A palette or white disposable plastic plates; Spray bottle; Hair dryer or heat gun; Tissues or paper towels; Plastic container for water.

Ink and Watercolour Wet-on-Wet (Svetlana Trefilova)
Watercolour paints – must be artist quality (single tubes or a basic set, Windsor & Newton, Cotman, Art Spectrum); A few coloured inks plus black ink; A few watercolour brushes of different sizes and shapes; A black permanent marker; Colour pencils (any brand); 300 GSM good artist watercolour paper; Visual diary; 2B pencil and eraser; Mixing palette and water container; Masking tape; A drawing board or any other hard board; Tissues or paper towels; Hair dryer; Spray bottle with a very fine mist; Small plastic caps (20-30 ml) to share ink.

Human Figure in Mixed Media with Life Model (Svetlana Trefilova)
Watercolour/acrylic paints; Black ink and other colour inks (optional); A few brushes of different sizes and shapes; 300 GSM watercolour paper (a few A3 sheets); 10 sheets, A1, of cartridge paper (200 GSM) for life drawing; PVA glue/Gloss acrylic medium; Impasto or gel medium; Scissors; Visual diary; Graphite pencil; Stick of compressed charcoal; Any colour of crayons/pastels; Mixing palette and water container; Masking tape; A drawing board or any other hard board; Tissue or paper towel; Hair dryer; Spray bottle with a very fine mist; Small plastic caps (20-30 ml) to share ink 

Fun with Illustration using Gouache (Mia Clark)
A class set of gouache paints will be available to share so you can discover if you like them before purchasing your own. You need to bring a set of watercolour brushes with a range of small to large round and flat brushes. Office works have good sets. Should be soft, Not hogs hair brushes; An A4 watercolour pad (or a sketchbook that specifically says it takes wash.) A basic cartridge paper sketchbook; Pencils 2B and 6B; Kneadable eraser and normal eraser; Ruler; Small paper blender; Permanent black pen, black fineliner pen; A tube of white gouache; A black Faber Castell watercolour pencil; A dinner plate to use as a palette ( preferably white); Two cups to hold water; Small packet of tissues; A small atomiser to fill with water ( to keep paint wet); Any other art materials you already own are welcome. eg. Colour pencils, contes, watercolours, water soluble pencils or pastels. You can bring objects or photos of things that interest you..eg. Seed pods, shells, plants, creatures eg. Seahorses, dragonflies, cats or people but I will have inspiration to choose from in class.

Build your skills with an Artist’s Sketchbook (Mia Clark)
Collect photos or photocopies of artist’s work that inspires you. Also photocopies of subject matter you find appealing. If you aren’t a beginner …Collect previous sketches and works on paper that are floating about. Take photos and print out other artwork you’ve done. Bring an A2 sized sketchbook to collect your ideas in; Masking tape, scissors, Pencils 2B and 6B, felt tip pens, kneadable eraser, normal eraser, paper blender. Pastel pencil; A digital camera (phone or tablet); A watercolour sketchbook or one that allows pen and wash, pastel and pencil. Also a basic A3 cartridge paper sketchbook. Tube of white acrylic and some charcoal. A range of round and flat brushes. 2 pots for water.
You will be able to use your preferred medium if you have one. Not necessary for the first class. Your class levy will provide some other teacher provided materials.

Begin your Art Journey (Mia Clark)
A set of Paint brushes with small and large round and flat brushes (Office works and Mont Marte have some good sets), buy the set for acrylics which will also do for watercolour. A4 or A3 watercolour paper pad (200 or 300 gsm) Canson is a good choice. No need to buy very expensive paper like Arches but Don’t buy Aldi, Mont Marte or Reeves paper. 2B and 6B preferably woodless graphite pencils, Faber Castell kneadable eraser, normal eraser, small paper blender, cartridge paper sketchbook A4 or A3. Masking tape. Small palette knife for mixing paint. Small atomiser for misting water over paint. Palette with small wells for watercolour (small round ones should be about $2 at art supply stores)

How to Make Better Art and Dazzle Your Friends (Dr Maree Cunnington)
For Week 1 you will need acid-free 300gsm A3 paper; mark-making tools and medium, your choice (pens, pencils, brushes, rollers, paint, ink etc); A4 Visual Diary; Scissors; Craft Knife; Glue; and three (3) printed images (not your own work).


Introduction to Printmaking (Glen Skien)
As this course incorporates several different methods and requires participants to respond using a mix of materials it is advised that you wait until after the first introductory lesson before purchasing materials. In the first lesson your tutor will present a detailed discussion of the course and the required materials. Visual diary or notebook essential for the first lesson.
Basic-Studio Materials: Printmaking paper: 4 or 5 full sheets (no specified brand); 15/20 sheets A3 size cartridge paper for proofing; Individual resources that can be used as collage elements: photocopies of photographs, light weight papers, coloured rice papers or any ephemeral materials.

Fabric Design & Printing (Nancy Brown)
3m cotton, or natural fibre material in a plain or light colour, bring an apron to wear or wear old clothes. Please wear closed in shoes and tie hair back. Drawing materials- pencils, erasers, black felt tipped pens and a sketchbook, small paintbrushes, disposable or rubber gloves, glue stick, sticky tape, cutting mat, scalpel blade, cleaning cloths or rags. Images and ideas for inspiration, scissors.  

Introductory Printmaking (Nancy Brown)
Drawing materials (pencils, eraser); box of disposable gloves or rubber gloves;  clean cotton rags;  surgical scalpel with spare blades and cutting mat;  scissors;  towel;  4 sheets of 250 gsm printmaking paper (such as Fabriano Tiepolo, BFK Rives, Arches Vellum, Stonehenge or Hahnumuhle Fabriano Tiepolo, BFK Rives, Arches Vellum, Stonehenge or Hahnumuhle) - sheets will also be available for purchase from the tutor;  Please wear closed in shoes, tie hair back and wear clothes or apron to suit use with provided oil based inks.

Monoprinting (David Nixon)
Sheets of printmaking paper (240GSM or heavier) will be required e.g., Canson edition all-purpose printmaking paper, Fabriano Tiepolo, BFK Rives, Arches Vellum, Stonehenge or Hahnumuhle. Also provide rags, gloves and basic drawing materials. Please wear closed in shoes, and suitable clothes or apron. Students should provide some Mylar (plastic) plates (e.g., 15x10cm, 19x12cm). Some small copper plates will also be available to use in class. 



Introduction to Silversmithing (Renata Fojtikova) OR Studio Jewellery (Renata Fojtikova) OR Introduction to Stone Setting (Renata Fojtikova) OR Silversmithing - Alternative Casting (Renata Fojtikova)
Notebook, metal ruler, pencil, fine permanent marker, scissors, glue stick, metal ruler, tea towel, cup for tea/coffee, a pair of safety glasses, wear fully closed-in shoes and avoid flowing, loose garments, long hair must be tied up.

Enamelling on Copper (Georgina Berkman)
Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil, mug, lunch, plus your own P2 or N95 mask to wear when sifting enamels. Wear closed in shoes, tie up long hair and avoid loose flowing clothing. Workshop materials are provided.


Complete Ceramics (Peter Biddulph) OR Intermediate Ceramics (Peter Biddulph) OR Introductory Ceramics (Peter Biddulph) OR Hand Building with Porcelain Paper Clay (Peter Biddulph)
Notebook and pencil, wear non-slip closed-in shoes. Please wear old clothes and/or apron and bring an old towel.

Developing Optimal Wheel Skills (Dianne Peach)
Bring food, towel, apron, notebook, and wear closed-in shoes

D.I.Y Construction of Small Gas Kilns (Dianne Peach)
Bring food, garden gloves, notebook and wear closed-in shoes, Kiln Kit 1 - $245 OR Kiln Kit 2 - $180. Kits comprise of ceramic fibre/s, supporting frame/bins, fixings, bottom shelf and supports *Prices do not include bricks or burners. *TUTOR WILL SUPPLY THE KITS AT THE ABOVE PRICES.


Children’s Holiday Art Workshops (Deborah Cavallaro / Rod Turpin)
Please bring an art shirt or wear old clothes, a water bottle for drinking; lunch & snacks.

Children’s Term 4 Art Class (Deborah Cavallaro &/or Berenice Anzellotti)
Water container (e.g. large yoghurt container); art shirt or apron, please bring morning or afternoon snacks, a mug or water bottle for drinking water, and wear an apron; all other materials provided.

Art for High School Students Term 4 (Berenice Anzellotti)
Bring an art journal/sketch book & pen/pencil, wear old clothes, a mug or water bottle for drinking water and snacks if desired; all other materials provided.


Art materials are not available at Brisbane Institute of Art so please check with the following suppliers for your art materials requirements:                           

Art Shed Brisbane Discount Art Supplies: 274 Montague Rd, West End Ph: 38461330;

Chapman & Bailey Brisbane: 14 Byres Street Newstead Ph: 3666 0028 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 10% discount;

Eckersley's Art Supplies: 10% BIA members discount (excludes freight and specials). Eckersley's own Creative Rewards program offers great benefits to their members, including $25 reward every 500 points, birthday gift, exclusive offers & more.
~  41 – 43 Adelaide St, Brisbane City Ph: 3221 4866 
~  546 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche Ph: 3858 2730
~  12 Douglas Street, Milton Ph: 3858 2700
~  42 - 44 Compton Road, Woodridge Ph: 3084 6222
~  2 / 142 Brisbane Road, Labrador (Gold Coast) Ph: 5528 8388
~  shop 11, Corner Nicklin Way & Kensington Drive, Minyama (Sunshine Coast) Ph: 5444 0311

Oxlades Paint and Art Centre Retail Art Supplies: 136 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley Ph: 3252 8238.

Arthouse Northside: 140 Braun Street, Deagon Ph: 3869 2444

Pottery Supplies: 51 Castlemaine St, Milton Ph: 3368 2877.