Good for beginners. Slightly rounded point, fine to wide swells.
Pointed, capable of extra fine lines. Wide swells when pushed.
Pointed, extra fine to very wide. Soft nib.
Pointed, extra fine to very wide. Very soft nib.
Pointed but not snaggy. Extra fine to wide swells. A friendly stiffness.
Fine to wide swells. Has a good stiffness for beginners.
Leonardt #40 (Blue Pumpkin)
Speedball Straight Plastic Pen Holder
The classic, simple and inexpensive pen holder that all of our instructors use!
Adjusted Oblique Plastic Pen Holder
Adjusted for specific nibs.
Opaque black with a slightly glossy finish.
Higgins Eternal Ink
Thinner black ink, useful for scanning work.
Laura Hooper's Beginner Basics Kit
Available in lined, grid, dot, and blank formats.
Strathmore Marker Pad
Canson Watercolor Pad
In HM, F, or H-H9 (the higher the number, the harder the lead).
Princeton Art & Brush Co. Round Brush 4350R Size 2/0
Felt Tip Brush Pens
Options include Tombow brush pens; Kuretake Fudebiyori pens in colored and metallics; Zebra brush pens in medium, fine, extra fine; Zig Cocoiro pens; Pentel Touch; Crayola Supertips markers; Crayola metallics; Crayola Color Switchers; Sakura Koi coloring brush pens; Winsor and Newton watercolor markers; Letraset Aqua markers.
Brush Pen with Bristles
Options include Pentel Colorbrush, Zig Cocoiro brush pen, Zig brush writer, Zig brush pen No. 22.
A dark brown ink for that "antique" look.
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
Natural white, 9in x 12in.
Bienfang Gridded Paper
Available in lined or blank.
Borden & Riley Translucent Layout Bond
Great for tracing and laying out projects.
Made in Japan.
In sepia, size 01 or 05.
Loew Cornell Soft Comfort Brushes
Set of sizes Round 2, 4, 6, & 8.
Winsor & Newton Cotman Round Brush
Series 111, Size 0
Plastic Watercolor Palette
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Tubes
Annie's condensed list: alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine, lamp black, chinese white. After that, try: burnt umber, burnt sienna, cobalt blue, indian red, sap green, yellow ochre.
Holbein Gold Gouache
Gouache paint for brush lettering.
Holbein Gouache Set
Mix any color you want with this set of primary colors plus black and white.
Designed by Anne Robin for addressing envelopes.
Anne Robin uses these to address envelopes.
Projects a laser so you can write on dark envelopes without drawing & erasing pencil lines!
Useful for addressing envelopes, laying out invitations and other projects.
Very useful for cleaning up your lettering after scanning into your computer.
If you can't get a Wacom tablet, make sure to at least have a mouse instead of using a laptop trackpad.
Printer and Scanner
Most retail printer-scanner combinations will work well, as long as they have a flatbed scanner and top-loading paper tray.
Adobe Creative Cloud (Free Trial)
Free 30 day trial of Photoshop and Illustrator.