Art Supply List – Materials Needed for Jacki Kellum’s Watercolor Painting & Drawing Class

When Jaki Kellum Teaches a Watercolor Class, Her Primary Focus Is the Teaching of Color — To the Teaching of Which Color Hues that You Can Mix without Producing Muddy, Dull Tones and to the Teaching of Which Hues that You Cannot Mix

Jacki Kellum will begin 2 new groups of adult students on Monday, October 15, 2018


Jacki Kellum Also Teaches the Students to see Their Subjects in Terms of Value–Darkness and Lightness.


Jacki Kellum – Moo Cow
Graphite Pencil

Materials Needed for Lesson1 of Jacki Kellum Adult Art Classes

Students Will  Learn to Draw and to See the Lights and Darks As They Impact the Subject of Their Work. For This Aspect of Their Trainings, the Students Need A Good Set of Drawing Pencils.

Hobby Lobby Sells the Fine Touch Graphite Pencil set of 12 Pencils for about $6.99. I recommend the pencils encased in wood and not the woodless pencils. The students should have a range of pencil values from at least an H [at the lightest] to about an 8B [at the darkest].


A White Eraser and A Kneaded Eraser

Hobby Lobby Sells the Master’s Touch Drawing Tools Set Small for $4.99


Any Pencil Case – Sold by Hobby Lobby, the Master’s Touch Clip On Utility Case Is A Good Pencil Case, and it only costs $2.99

Drawing Board with Clip - 17 x 13

Drawing Board with Clip – 17″ x 13″

A Drawing Board. The best size is about 13″ x 17″

Master's Touch Big Spiral Sketch Paper Pad - - 11 x 14

Any Sketch Book – At Least 11″ x 14″

During Lesson 2, the Students will begin to interpret colors as lights and darks, and they will work with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Cotton at Harvest – Jacki Kellum Colored Pencil

Materials Needed for Lesson 2 of Jacki Kellum Adult Art Classes

Note Jacki Kellum will provide colored pencils for the second lesson, but if students want their own set of colored pencils, they should buy the following set of 48 Premier Prismacolor Colored Pencils.


Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils – A Set of At Least 48

Do not buy any other brand of colored pencils. I hand out numerous color charts and I use Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils in those charts.
Do not buy Prismacolor Verithin Pencils or a Student Set. ONLY BUY PREMIER Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Amazon is currently selling this set for $27.99

Students Will Begin to Paint in Watercolor the Third Lesson.

Sunflower Too – Jacki Kellum Watercolor Painting Demonstration
Painted During Lesson 3 of One of Her Classes

A Pad of Watercolor Paper – at Least 140# Weight – at least 11″ x 14″ in size
I do not recommend Master’s Touch Watercolor Paper. Strathmore and Canson pads are good.


Master's Touch Sealable Paint Palette Master's Touch Sealable Paint Palette

Master’s Touch Sealable Paint Palette

]SKU: 237388 – $19,99 but Hobby Lobby Sells This at Half Price every 3 weeks
  • Brand: Master’s Touch

Brush Washer

Brush Washer

A Brush Basin or Brush Waster – Any Plastic Tub Will Work — Even a Cottage Cheese Container.

Hobby Lobby Sells a Good Brush Washer Made by Master’s Touch. It sells for $7.99,

Watercolor Paints – Buy the Best that You Can Afford – Don’t Try to Cut Corners
Hobby Lobby Sells Professional Winsor Newton Watercolors –They Are-+ Great!
Don’t Buy Winsor Newton Cotman Paint
Don’t Buy Master’ Touch Watercolor Paint or any Other Cheapie
Avoid Any Paint with the Word Hue in it
I Order DaVinci Watercolor Paint from Online Stores

Colors for First Month or Two
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
French Ultramarine
Hooker’s Green
Prussian Blue

Brushes – Watercolor Brushes Are Soft and Not Stiff Bristle Brushes
For Years, I painted with Angular Taklon Brushes. They Are Fine
I Use a Mini Brush for My Calligraphic Line Work –for the Last Touch

I recommend an angluar brush that is about 3.4″ or 5/8″
An angular brush that is about 1/4″
and a detail brush that is about a 3/000

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