Required Equipment



All students require the following equipment and stationary for the Foundations and Advanced courses. The below equipment is all non-course, and must be arranged by students.


The following books are required for the course, and can be purchased through the school or individually:

How to Draw – Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from your Imagination, by Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling

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Color and Light – A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney

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A laptop computer (PC or Mac) with:

  • A minimum of a 13″ display.
  • A minimum of 4GB Ram. 8GB ram is recommended.
  • A processor no lower than an Intel Core i5 (or equivalent) processor.
  • A Wacom Intuos or Wacom Intuos Pro tablet of size “Medium” or greater. Large is our recommended size.
  • Wacom Cintiq / Companion and Sony VAIO Active Pen products may be used at students discretion.


One or more of the below software packages:

  • Adobe Photoshop (Version CS2 or higher)
  • Corel Painter (Version 8 or higher)
  • AutoDesk Sketchbook Pro 2011 or higher
  • Clip Studio Paint Pro 1.2.7 or Manga Studio 5 Pro


  • A4/A5 Sketchbooks, quantity as needed by the student
  • Clutch/Mechanical pencils with HB and 2B lead, 0.5mm
  • Kneadable Erasers
  • Rubber Erasers

All equipment is absolutely necessary, and students cannot partake in courses without required equipment.