2D Materials List

You need to exercise caution when working with art supplies. Many of them (i.e. paints, rubber cement, rubber cement thinner) have solvents which should only be used with adequate ventilation. Some are poisonous. Read and follow label warnings. Blades of any kind can inflict serious injury.

All materials listed here are available in the University of Delaware Art Store located in Trabant University Center. Wilmington Blue Print in Wilmington is a very good art supply store with a wide variety of materials, papers, paints, drafting supplies, etc. Another option is A. C. Moore on Kirkwood Highway. A third, a little closer to home is Finley’s on Route 273 across from Avon, (and just down the street from Jake’s Hamburgers if you get hungry during the trip.) You should try stopping by these places to see what they have available.

Note: Put your name on all of your supplies. Otherwise, it’s finders keepers, losers weepers.

Textbook: Art Fundamentals Theory and Practice. It is required that you purchase the book.

Notebook to collect assignments, notes and sketches concerning assignments (this will be turned in during the semester)

Illustration board will be used continually throughout the semester (15" x 20" is an easy-to-use size available pre-cut in the Bookstore). We expect you will need about 12 of these boards over the semester. You don’t need to buy them all now, just make sure you can afford them later.

1" wide roll of masking tape (cream and crinkly) or Scotch paper tape (white and smooth)

Bestine rubber cement and rubber cement pickup. Buy an 8 oz. can (make sure the label DOES NOT say "One Coat") with a brush in the lid and another pint can of rubber cement. Simply refill the smaller can as it gets empty. This is much cheaper in the long run than buying a bunch of smaller cans. You may also thin brand new rubber cement to make it go farther and spread more evenly. Caution: Don’t make it too thin. If your rubber cement dries out and becomes too thick, use Bestine rubber cement thinner to thin it hack out. It doesn’t hurt to have some thinner on hand as it is useful to help clean up greasy spots like fingerprints on your work.

#2B pencil, #2H pencil. An eraser (Mars Plastic is good) and a small plastic pencil sharpener are handy too.

24" or 36" metal T-square

12" or 18" Steel metal ruler. It is important to cut against this and not your desks or plastic triangles.

X-acto knife and extra #II blades. It would be nice to have no students going to the emergency room this semester with severed fingertips. Be careful. These things are really sharp.

10" or 12" plastic triangles - 30"/60" and/or 4i"

Canson Mi-Teintes papers. Black, white, grey and various colors as needed during the course.

Colored felt-tip pens. Buy these when the assignment comes up so you can
better know which colors and thicknesses to select.

1 disposable 35mm film pack (24 exposure for making prints-some of them come with 27 exposures) + developing of prints (My guess is $7-8 for the camera, $10-13 for development)

Acrylic paints (2 ounce tubes) in the following colors: Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Yellow Light or Cadmium Lemon Yellow Ultramarine Blue or Phthalocyanine Blue (A.K.A.-Windsor Blue) Mars Black Titanium white (large tube)
Flat brushes for acrylics - 1/4" and 1/2"

Watercolor type brushes - #4 and #10 round tip pointed

16" x 20" piece of glass or Plexiglass to be used as a palette. Back it with either illustration board or foam hoard (to avoid cutting the desks) and taped along the edges (to avoid cutting your hands). You can buy this at a Home Center or hardware store

1 water container (plastic jars or metal cans, something not easy to break-even a good, heavy styrofoam cup will do)

Brown envelope-type portfolio, at least 18" x 24", for transporting and storing of projects and supplies.

ArtBin or fishing tackle box for storing/transporting supplies

Other supplies and materials may be needed depending on your approach to the projects. Some of the materials for this course may also be required in other Foundation courses. (Leave your self an adequate supply of funds to buy materials for projects as you work on them.)