Color: At the Heart of the Medium

Course #2000008

Materials fee: $15

Please bring cash or check payable to the instructor to your FIRST CLASS SESSION.

*This fee does not cover the cost of materials listed below.

Materials for the FIRST class session:
color wheel (try to get The Color Wheel Company version rather than Grumbacher)
glue stick
brown (natural colored) cardboard for mounting project (inexpensive, approx. 16" x 20"), the back of a drawing pad would be fine two or more picture filled magazines for collage
envelope (for scraps, to take home and finish project if necessary)

Materials for subsequent classes:
3 water containers
watercolor brushes (whatever you have or Windsor & Newton's Septer series, synthetic/natural blend #14 round and 1" flat highly recommended)
pad of disposable paper palettes or roll of freezer wrap (available at markets)
glue stick
white mounting board (inexpensive package of poster board can be purchased at Staples, can be cut into quarters)
rags or paper towels

Suggested Art Supply Stores:
New York Central Art Supply—3rd Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets
Utrecht—111 East 4th Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets
Pearl Paint—308 Canal Street

Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union Continuing Education registration receipt.

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