Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2023 Spring Convention breakout sessions and Juror’s Workshop

Notes for all sessions:

  • Instructors will E-mail any supply list updates directly to registered students
  • All WSO members get a 10% discount at The Merri Artist – Coupon code: WSO

Juror’s Workshop by Vera Dickerson

Materials to bring

  • Watercolor paper: 1 or 2 full sheets, Arches 140 lb. white cold press or Strathmore Aquarius II 80 lb.
  • 1 or 2 stretched canvases ranging in size from 12”x12” to 16”x20” 

Paints and supplies to bring

  • Your choice of acrylics + assorted inexpensive craft acrylics.  Ceramcoat or Martha Stewart are best, in favorite colors and lots of white and cream colors. Heavy body paints are needed to stencil patterns.
  • Acrylic gloss or satin gel (one pint)
  • Small amount of black gesso and white gesso..6 oz.
  • 2 feet or so of heavy aluminum foil
  • Brushes: Bring what you have – flat and round, also 1/2” One Stroke flat synthetic
  • Good quality foam paint roller, approximately 4″ wide. This can be purchased at home improvement stores or via Amazon, but be sure that it is a foam roller and not a “fuzzy” roller. An example is at this link.
  • Board to support watercolor paper – foam core is good
  • 2” wide masking tape, scissors, cosmetic sponges
  • Disposable palette or freezer paper
  • Assortment of geometric patterned stencils, both plastic and card stock, rubber stamps – Vera will share hers with you
  • Sketch book, pencils
  • Reference photos of your choice
  • Paper towels, water container, spray bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol – 90% strength if possible
  • Posca acrylic paint pens – small bullet tip in black, white, and a few other favorite colors

Workshop Schedule

  • Day 1: Morning demo and then students work on color/value series of collage papers through the afternoon.
  • Day 2: Morning demo using collage papers over a toned support, either watercolor paper or small canvases, incorporating the collage elements with acrylics and other painted patterns, as well as direct stenciling on the painting.
  • Day 3: Short critique of work in progress and demo of additional mark-making, adjusting value and adding quiet passages. Afternoon to paint.
  • Day 4: Demo using direct stenciling, black gesso transfer, white gesso patterning
  • Day 5: Demo-discussion: Finishing a painting, adding small accents, refining edges, work time and informal critique.

Go Travel – Make Art! – René Eisenbart

  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife and sharp blade
  • Small watercolor palate with paint (minimal), brushes, water container
  • Black and white pens
  • Travel journal or sheets of 10 x 11 watercolor paper
    (I suggest full sheet 140# arches torn in 6 equal parts)
  • Sketch book
  • Soft lead pencil and kneaded erase
  • Travel photos and/or sketches for reference (bring several) – Examples: A favorite bird of the area, any meaningful (location appropriate) icon, local flower, insect, creature, etc.

Rene will supply maps of Portugal and location-appropriate references you can use if you like. If you don’t have every little thing on the list above, some of these materials can be shared.

More about Rene and her upcoming trip:

The Pleasure of Drawing – Winnie Givot

  • Sketchbook, journal or plain paper, 5” x 7” or larger
  • Pen with which you enjoy writing or drawing
  • Pencil, 2B preferred

Let’s Get Moving – Beth Verheyden

The Merri Artist in McMinnville offers a 10% discount to Beth’s students. Use the code “BethV” at checkout when you shop in-store, online, or by phone.


  • Bring your choice of primary colors in tubes
    • Bring tubes, as we’ll be mixing colors from fresh paint
      • Don’t squeeze paint into your palette before the class
    • There is no need to purchase specific colors for this class.
  • Beth’s go-to primary colors, in case you’re curious: Cobalt Blue Hue (Holbein), Quinacridone Red (Winsor-Newton), and Winsor Yellow (Winsor-Newton).


  • Bring the brushes you normally use, and be sure to include:
    • A good selection of flats ( ½”, ¾”, 1”)
    • A few scrubber or lifting brushes of different sizes

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Mr. Clean Magic Sponge
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor Paper:
    • Two – ¼ sheets of whichever type you normally use
    • No need to stretch onto a board
    • Watercolor pad is fine, if that’s what you normally use
  • Table top painting easel or board to prop up so that you can paint at an approximate 30 degree angle
  • Palette – clean
  • Facial Tissues (no aloe or softeners added)
  • Paper Towels (no prints)
  • All other miscellaneous materials you use
    • Water containers, sketching pencil, kneadable eraser, rag or towel, etc.

Beth will contact registered students directly after registration closes to provide any further instructions.

A Few New Techniques Can Change Everything Part 2 – Judy Hoiness

  • Pentel brush: Black; cost approximately $8. Can be purchased at Michaels, Art Media, Hobby Lobby, Layor, and other art stores. See it here on Amazon. Judy will have several pens for purchase at the breakout session as well.
  • X-acto knife

Forest for the Trees: Exploring the Freedom in Gestural Painting – Molly Freitag

  • Mark makers of choice
  • 140# cold press or hot press watercolor paper (4 ¼ sheets)
  • Water container
  • Sponge, Cloth, tissues
  • 3 or more watercolor pigments:  yellow/red/blue + white
  • Black India ink
  • Small amount charcoal, pastels, crayons, pencils
  • Brushes:  1 wash, 2 flats, 1 rigger, 2 rounds (1 small Asian or other (optional))
  • Anything you don’t have or can’t find, you can borrow my supplies

Creative Backgrounds – Painting on a Map – Jacqueline Newbold

  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Permanent pen
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Water container
  • Small cotton cloth
  • A board and clip to hold the painting

Painting our Pets and Animals with Confidence – Chris Stubbs

  • Watercolor paints
  • Small sheets of watercolor paper to practice (1/4 or 1/8 sheet)
  • Brushes #6 or #8 round, #2 or #4 round
  • Water container
  • Animal picture for inspiration
  • Paper towels, etc.