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The following supplies are required at the start of the trimester. Additional supplies may be required later in the course.

DAA1101: The Language of Drawing

  • One blue pencil (Prismacolor Col-Erase)
  • One red pencil (Prismacolor Col-Erase)
  • One 2B graphite pencil
  • One 6B graphite pencil
  • One 8B graphite stick
  • One kneaded rubber (Holbein)
  • One A3-Size clear folder
  • Two large paper clips
  • One pen knife

DAA1125: Tone, Color, and Composition; and DAA1151: Basic Life Drawing

  • 18” x 24” newsprint or bond drawing pad
  • 8” x 10” sketchbook or larger
  • Several 18” x 24” sheets of gray-, slate-blue-, or brown-toned Canson or Fabriano charcoal paper
  • Conté crayon or charcoal pencils (black)
  • Colored conté or chalk pencil
  • White chalk pencil
  • Graphite drawing pencils (Hard, Medium, and Soft)
  • Watercolor 20-well color palette
  • Large hexagonal graphite stick (4B or higher)
  • India Ink with small containers or jars for ink/water
  • Small and medium or large brushes 01 to 12
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Pencil sharpener


  • Drawing board
  • Two sheets of foam core/illustration board or matboard for presentation (black or white)
  • Portfolio (handmade is fine)
  • Workable fixative or unscented aerosol hair spray
  • Drafting tape
  • Utility knife for mounting (and refining pencil shape), if desired
  • One set of water color (12-color set)
  • One set of poster color (12-color set)

DAA1201: Introduction to Animation – Theories and Techniques

  • One blue pencil (Prismacolor Col-Erase)
  • One red pencil (Prismacolor Col-Erase)
  • One 2B graphite pencil
  • One kneaded rubber (Holbein)

Recommended Artist Supply Stores