Supply List

Supplies List – Mixed Media Photo Encaustic – Peru

Our art explorations will include an exciting array of photo-alteration and mixed media techniques.  Basic encaustic techniques and plein air watercolour and sketching will be available for students who wish to bring these supplies.

Basic supply list:

Watercolour pan (student quality or better)

¾ flat watercolourbrush

watercolour brushes 2, 4, 6 round

2b/4b pencils or mechanical pencils #9 lead 2b or 4b

20 sheet  9 x 12 140lb cold press paper

Peel-off vinyl eraser ( Sanford)

Permanent drawing pens .25mm, .35mm, .45mm, .05mm micron, copic or faber castell

Small Scissors

Craft knife

Small Palette knife (tear drop or angled)

Acrylic matte medium (4 oz ) (Students wishing to do encaustic should bring 8 oz)


5 sheets sandpaper (approx. 80 grit)

2-3 balls of steel wool

White gesso (4oz)  should have some viscosity –ie hold some body when dry

Tin pie plate (inexpensive is fine)

Dental tool or sharp clay tool for scratching lines

Supply carry case

Camera, extra batteries, sim cards, instructions if you need them, Charger

Collapsible water container

*Note: processing fees for the printing of photographs in Peru will be student’s responsibility. 


Encaustic supplies (optional):

For simplicity and cost-effectiveness, the majority of encaustic supplies and equipment will be shared collectively at an additional cost of $25 per student.  This fee covers the cost of high-quality materials, transportation, etc.

Encaustic students will also need to bring:

6-10 5 x7  gessoed hardboards or Ampersand Encaustic boards

1 lb encaustic wax medium (solid or pellet form.  Note: please ensure this is not just beeswax but encaustic medium  – a combination of beeswax and resin)

1” natural bristle brush (hake or regular flat brush – not synthetic)

5 pair (or more) disposable gloves

Apron (optional)


*Feel free to bring any additional supplies, tools etc that you love! If you wish to keep your own travel journal, consider bringing: Journal, Small Glue stick, Permanent Drawing pen, a few Water-soluble oil pastels/pencil crayons (Caran D’Ache

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