Recommended Supplies - Mr. Paint Party

Easy-To-Shop Paint Party Supply Lists

Here are all the recommended supplies on easy-to-shop lists. All of these supplies are also available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels Arts & Crafts, and you may even find painting supplies at your local Wal-Mart.

Michaels: Canvas (5pk panels) or Canvas (5pk – traditional), brushes (7pc. or 15pc.) and Paint (5-color kit or Individual tubes)

 

Hobby Lobby: Canvas (3pk panels) or Canvas (1pk traditional), Brushes (7pc. or 15pc.), and Paints (5-color kit or individual tubes)

Recommended Painting Supplies for Online Paint Parties

If you want to paint along with my online paint parties, you will need the following list of supplies (or similar.) But, if you want to follow along with crayons, I’m not going to stop you.

Canvas

The lesson is instructed on a 16 x 20″ canvas, but slightly smaller 11 x 14″ or slightly larger 18 x 24″ will work just the same.

Traditional stretched canvas vs canvas panels

I enjoy painting on both for different reasons. To summarize let me break down the pros and cons for each:

Traditional Stretched Canvas

Pros: More traditional, paints dry faster,  difficult to stencil and erase, can hang without framing

Cons: Slightly more difficult to frame 

Canvas Panels

Pros: Easier to frame, easier to sketch and erase

Cons: Paints dry slower, needs a frame to hang

 

Paintbrushes

For novice paint party participants to advanced artists, I recommend Golden Taklon Brushes.  Brushes need to be replaced every once in a while, a there’s no need to “break the bank.”  Golden taklon brushes are affordable, and are recommended for durability and longevity.

Typically you will want 3 brushes, but below on my easy-to-shop online painting supply lists, that brushes come in convenient 7 or 15 packs of a variety of golden taklon brushes.  If you participate in a few classes, you WILL find you favorite sizes and shapes, and can simply replace them one at a time as they become worn.

 

Paints

 If you are a beginner, I recommend BASIC Liquitex Acrylic Paint. For a intermediate to advanced artists who would like to achieve a more professional look, I recommend Liquitex professional acrylic paint. 

Both Liquitex BASIC and professional paints are vibrant and opaque.  They don’t have inconsistent consistency like you’ll find in some brands (like “Artist Loft” brand from Michales) For most lessons, you will need white, red, blue, and yellow.  Additional colors may be recommended but not required. As greens and browns can be made with mixing, and mixing colors will be taught in every lesson.

Note

Acrylic paint is known to be permanent on clothing once dry.  So make sure you aren’t wearing your Sunday best to the next paint party. 

 

Supplies you probably already have around the house:

  • A pencil to sketch lightly with prior to painting
  • A disposable paper or plastic plate
  • A cup for rinsing your brushes (Do not drink out of this cup after use!!)

Optional supplies:

  • Easels – When I paint by myself, (that is, not for paint parties,) I prefer to paint flat.  However, if you would like to paint upright on an easel, go for it, but be careful with your drips!
  • Palettes – if you would rather clean and re-use a palette instead of disposable plate
  • Aprons – Although old t-shirts or sweatshirt make great smocks.
  • A Color Wheel – here’s one online if you don’t have a physical one: Adobe Color Wheel
  • A Black & White Printer – I don’t expect a novice, or even intermediate painters, to sketch accurately on the first try.  So, for more complex compositions, we may use printable stencils or templates.

If you have any questions about the supplies please reach out to dan@mrpaintparty.com, and I will get back to you right away!

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