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FIRST YEAR SUPPLIES

These drawing materials require a substantial investment. (approx. $400 - $500). If you take care of these materials, you will use them for many years. In addition to the following materials, you will need to purchase paper, cardboard and model supplies as needed. Some of the larger pieces can be purchased used from other students.

Required:

  • 30/60/90 Triangle (12" minimum); 45/45/90 Triangle (10 " minimum); Adjustable Triangle

  • Architectural Scale; & 24" - 36" Metal Ruler with Cork Back

  • 18" or 24” Roll of Trash (tracing) Paper or 18” x 24” Pad (white)

  • 2 Pads of Tracing Paper: 9” x 12” and 11” x 17”

  • Pad of 9” x 12” or 8 ½” x 11” Vellum Paper

  • Strathmore sketch Pad 300 series 11” x 14”

  • Drafting Tape (dots or roll); Blue Painters Tape

  • 3 Lead Holders with Drafting Leads (4H, 2H, H, F, HB 2B)

  • Lead Pointer; Lead Holder Sharpener

  • Erasers : vinyl (white), pink pearl (pink), kneaded eraser (gray)

  • Electric or Battery Powered Eraser

  • Erasing Shield

  • Dusting Brush

  • Adhesive (Elmers white glue, rubber cement, glue stick, double –sided scotch tape)

  • Ames Lettering Guide

  • Templates (¼” scale furniture, ¼” scale plumbing, circle, ellipse, French Curve)

  • Retractable Utility Knife (with blades); X-acto Knife with #11 Blades (with cap for safety); Mat Knife

  • Scissors

  • Compass (one that accommodates technical pens and lead)

  • Carrying Case for Equipment - (tackle box works quite well)

  • Drawing Tube
  • Paper Portfolio (to hold 18” x 24”)

  • Design Magazines (to clip from)

  • 8 ½” X 11” white copy/all-purpose paper (1 ream)

  • 2 Faber Castell, PITT Artist ink pens, Super Fine Nib (s) Black Model # 199

  • 2 Faber Castell, Uni-ball Micro Point, Black, Model # 60151

  • 1 Pentel, Sign Pen, Black, Model # S520 – A

  • Prismacolor Art Makers, Dual Tip: Cold Grey 20%, 40%, 70%

  • Set of Rapidograph Technical Ink Pens (at least 5 different line weights: .1, .2, .3, .5, .8)

  • 3-ring Binder, 1” White with clear view plastic & 3-ring Binder and Plastic Sheet Covers

  • Clip Board

  • Tape Measure (16’ Min); Metal Builder’s Square

  • Straight Pins

  • Sandpaper or file

  • Cutting Surface (18” x 24”)

  • Vellum, Matt Board, Chip Board, Corrugated Board, 1/8” Foam Core, Basswood & Clear Plastic Sheets as needed

Recommended:

  • Combination Lock or Padlock for Locker

  • 3-Ring Hole Punch

  • Pencil Sharpener (small battery operated electric is best)

  • Box of Band-Aids

Note:   This is a generic example of supply list needed for the first semester design studios. Your instructor may have additional items for your specific class. You may purchase these items in advance or on the first day of class.
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