Tool Box List


(Required for all Visual Arts Majors in class EVERY day)

Students must replace supplies as they are used up or lost.  Write your name on the outside of your tool box, portfolio and all tools with a permanent marker.
 Supplies can be obtained at Meiningers, Guireys,  Michaels Arts &Crafts,  Hobby Lobby,  Office Depot and Wal-Mart/Target.

Students will share a studio locker with several others to house their tool box and portfolio.  Lockers are 39 x 30 x 9”.  All tool boxes and portfolios must fit easily into the locker space.

  • Plastic or metal tool or tackle box with handle, at least 14” long but no deeper than 9”  (please do not bring a tool box that will not fit in the locker)
  • Hardcover, spiral bound sketchbook with at least 70 pages (minimum size 8 x 10, maximum 9 x 12) brought to class EVERY day
4 Ebony pencils 
(4 2H or HB pencils)
2 regular white plastic erasers
  • 2 small kneaded erasers
  • 4 black Sharpies (or other permanent pens), 2 wide and 2 fine tip
  • 1 flat paintbrush #8 or 5/8”, nylon or natural bristle
  • 1 #6 round paintbrush, synthetic or natural bristle with fine point
2 glue sticks
1 pair large scissors
1 set of color pencils (minimum 8 pencils)
 Prismacolor or comparable artist quality preferred but not required
1 set of color markers (minimum 8 colors), any brand or thickness
  • 1 roll of masking tape (3/4” wide)
  • 1 roll of scotch tape, any width
  • 1 roll of painters tape, any width
1 compass
  • 12” ruler, (metal with cork bottom lasts longer)
  • other size brushes and art supplies as desired

Portfolio Middle School:   No smaller than 18 x 24”                                                        Portfolio High School:      No smaller than 24 x 30”

Portfolios can be easily made from corrugated cardboard hinged with heavy packing or duct tape.  Put a sheet of cardboard inside large envelopes or soft-sided nylon bags to protect from bending.  The portfolio must be left in the VA studio with finished work until the end of the school year.    (Students may want to make two portfolios, one to use as a carrying case for work in progress and one to leave at school for storage of completed projects.)

There is an additional art fee collected on registration day to cover consumable materials such as paint, clay, paper, etc.