WWE Diva Kaitlyn and Montana Gold Acrylic Professional Spray Paint

Fall ’17 Materials


  • There is no paper textbook to buy.
  • Your smartphone is your textbook.


These materials should be available at any art store. You could get a Shovel & Oil Pastels at Daiso to save money, and the rest at the CSULB Art Store. The CSULB Art Store is in FA3.

photo of 3x5 index cards


  • 4×6 index cards – not 3×5 and not paper, please use 4×6 index cards


Plaster Casting

  1. 4# Box of Plaster of Paris – Any Hardware store
  2. Metal Hand Shovel – plastic shovels suck, metal shovels are expensive, but Daiso has metal shovels for $1.50! 😀
  3. Bucket – steal from mom ‘n dad or split one at Hardware store with classmate
  4. Stir Stick – free at Hardware store, just ask at paint counter (a free 5-gallon stir stick is even better than a 1-gallon)
  5. Cheap 1″ paint brush (optional) don’t need this, but most students like to brush sand off their finished casting

Chart showing different widths of Montana Gold spray paint system

Graffiti Writing

Landscapes with a Corpse or Environmental Portraits

  • If you can find someone with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, that’d be awesome!
  • Or… your Phone Camera will be fine!
  • Any optional props you’d like to use for your photos.

a couple finger painting

Finger Painting

  • 22×30″ sheet of Rives BFK White
  • Any 3 non-toxic, washable, acrylic paints, only need very small quantities

Lisa Bernhauser creating an automatic drawing with a friend

Automatic Drawing

  • 22×30″ sheet of Rives BFK White
  • Some kind of Board or plywood or cardbaord to tape it to
  • 3 Pastels from an art store, or:
  • Oil Crayons – get a whole set at Daiso for $1.50!

Zines or Flip Books or A New Flag for Los Angeles

  • Paper or Card Stock
  • Needle & Bookbinding Thread to sew books
  • Pens, Pencils, Paints, etc
  • Computer Drawing Software
  • etc, as needed for your project

120108-N-GC412-001 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 8, 2012) Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Dustin Lenhardt and Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Cody Eitniear weld in the sheet metal shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Tyndall/Released)

Other Materials

Whatever materials you might need to realize your vision on various Activities. Mostly no-cost or low-cost stuff you can find around the house.


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