Materials List

Material List  for August 28, 2021 Online Workshop by Sandra Iafrate © 2021 Sandra Iafrate - Gate Street Studio


A good assortment medium to large-sized synthetic brushes with long handle: bright (flat), filbert and round brushes (about ¼” to 1” for flat brushes) Larger inexpensive (flat) brush for applying gesso or quick washes of colour.

A medium-sized palette knife, for mixing and applying paint. Extra application tools: spatulas, sticks, plastic cards, sponge pieces, rags, etc.

* When choosing brushes, look for springy brushes that hold their shape and don’t have stray brush hairs or frayed brush hairs or uneven shape. If you are working in two mediums, then bring an extra set for that medium: ie, oil brushes and water medium brushes. My favourite acrylic brushes are:




One 16”x20” stretched gallery canvas or regular canvas. Please be sure your canvas is well primed with gesso primer prior to the workshop.



disposable pad of palette paper, large size, with lots of room for mixing,  or large ‘stay-wet’ palette, ie. Masterson



Large Sketch pad, 2b pencil, white eraser and a kneaded eraser, any other drawing mediums you may have available such as pastel, crayons, coloured pencils, etc., lint-free cotton rag or blue automotive disposable lint-free towels, and apron.


Easel or Flat table surface

You may work on flat table for this workshop.



GOLDEN 8 Color Mixing Set - Modern Theory is ideal and includes: Benzimidazolone Yellow Light, Benzimidazolone Yellow Medium, Naphthol Red Light, Quinacridone Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Phthalo Blue (GS), Phthalo Green (BS), Titanium White (Please use what you may have available as long as it includes the 3 primary colours (red, yellow, blue) plus white.)

Other: found papers, newspaper, printed photos on paper, (no shiny coated papers though) apron, rag, water container, newspaper or scrap paper for cleaning off excess paint