Summer Pre-College At Skidmore

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Art Supplies List


 You may notice that each course lists common items, such as a padlock for securing your supply storage locker. 

AR 134 Color

Most of the following can be ordered from or purchased from other resources:


AR-101 Intro to Painting

These items can be ordered from

PAINT: 40 ml tubes, oil.  *Note: Avoid color names using the term “hue”. These are of an inferior quality.





AR-111 Basic Ceramics


AR-115Z Intro to Fiber Arts

Supplies can be purchased from the Skidmore Shop, Soave Faire or ordered online from Dharma Trading Company


AR-131 Visual Concepts
AR-131Z Visual Concepts Workshop
AR-264Z Drawing Project Workshop

Please be prepared with materials by the first class.

Paper - These can be purchased in the Skidmore Shop.




AR-229Z Beginning Photography Workshop

Camera: Each student must have access to a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Camera. This camera must function in the manually mode in order to control aperture and shutter speed during exposures. You camera must also have a functioning light meter.

There are many different makes and models of DSLR cameras. The DSLR camera comes in many different megapixel quality levels. Depending on your budget choose a camera with at least a 12 megapixel quality level or higher. Many of these models will work well for this course such as a Nikon or Canon. I suggest the Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18-55mm 12.2 Megapixel Digital SLR. You can purchase a camera at several different stores such as Best Buy or Target. Search around on-line for the best prices. B& H Photo in NYC usually offer great deals on new and used cameras. You may also venture into the eBay or Craigslist worlds, but be advised that quality of equipment is often not guaranteed.

Camera Memory Card: The memory card is where your images are stored in your camera as you photograph. I suggest purchasing a 16GB memory card. 1 and 2GB cards are too small. If you purchase a camera package that includes either an 8 or 16GB memory card, then you don’t need to purchase an additional card.

Portable External Hard Drive 200GB or a 500GB: Any brand of a portable hard drive is fine to use for this course. I suggest buying it from the Skid Shop or Best Buy rather then using an on-line source. Wait to install and register your new hard drive on one of our photo lab Macs. Don’t register your hard drive on a PC computer.

Sketchbook: You will need a sketchbook with plain white pages to keep notes, paste photo images and clippings, as well as to make day-to-day journal entries and sketches. Make sure you choose a sketchbook that is conveniently sized so you can carry it with you at all times while allowing enough space to really utilize it.

Ink Jet Paper: I suggest only using Epson papers. Buy the Ultra Premium Matte surface Photo inkjet paper (8.5x11-inches, 50-sheets/box) and/or Ultra Premium Luster Photo Inkjet paper (8.5x11-inches, 50-sheets/box). You can purchase this at the Skid Shop, Staples or from an on-line source. This packet of paper will get you started, but you will purchase more paper throughout the semester.

Binder and Print Sleeves (optional): I suggest a 3 ring binder with several 8.5 x11 inch clear plastic sleeves to store and protect your photographic prints. Choose a 25 or 50 sheet pack of print sleeves.


Shopping for supplies

Shopping: There are ways to reduce your cost when purchasing art supplies. Online stores generally have better prices, though you forfeit being able to actually look at something (like different papers). Here are some suggested places: