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Light on the Subject by David Hays

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Lighting and the Design Idea by Linda Essig (This is expensive, so try to find it used.)


You can buy all of the art supplies at any art store such as Dick Blick or Utrecht, or possibly even Michael's or A.C. Moore.

1     Notebook

1     Tape measure: 16' or longer. Should be marked with feet and inches

     (We have some here, but it's easier if you have your own. Go to a hardware store and buy a decent one.)

1           8” Adjustable “Crescent” wrench. (Again, we have some, but having your own is way more convenient. Go to a hardware store and buy a good one.)

1     Scale ruler: Alvin 12” triangular Architect's scale. Also available at Staples.

               NOTE: Architect's Scale! It should have 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, etc. on it. (If it says 10,

     20, 30, 40, etc. it's the wrong one . . .) If you've had intro to Design or Stagecraft, you're all set!

1           9”x12” Sketchbook: Strathmore 300 series is fine. (Yes, you can use bond paper, but it's not really great to do shaded drawing on.)

1           White  Pastel Pencil(s): Conte or other. You might want a sharpener for it, too. (I just use a pocket knife . . .)

1           Drawing Pencil: Staedtler Lumograph, 6B (You'll probably want a 4B, 2B, and a B,


1         Soft Vinyl Eraser: Sanford/Prismacolor Mag

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